I actually haven’t booked anything this time but flights to Koh Samui on the 28th December and well, that’s it haha. No accom, no flight home, no tours, no ferry to the full moon. Essentially I have been lazy and no one else wants to make any decisions so it has been left to me.
The reason that we decided to head to Koh Samui was so that we could go to the Full Moon party at Koh Phagnan. We decided not to stay on the island itself as they were all 5 night minimum stays and there isn’t a lot to do on the island. So we would catch a ferry over before the party and then one back in the morning, after a nice nap on the beach. However NOW, I don’t know if that was the right decision.. I’ve read a bit about the beach being really crappy and not suitable to go bare foot on let alone nap.. so being rather intoxicated, exhausted and likely in need of a bed somewhere around 5am and with ferry’s not starting until 8am… we face my dilemma.
Do I just book accom on the island for the three nights and spend the time there and a few nights in Koh Samui? Or do we stick with the original plan and stay at Koh Samui and brave the elements to wait for the ferry? Or, do we try and book a cheap place to stay for the night on NY in Koh Phagnan, along with Koh Samui and just foot the bill so we have somewhere to stay that night? So many decisions!
I also have two girlfriends meeting us in Koh Samui and my cousin maybe meeting us in Koh Samui too. Oh and Gemma's friend maybe too. I'd love for us to all be together but trying to coordinate that many people coming and leaving at the different times can be challenging.
So the plan so far is fly to Samui from NZ, meet Gemma and stay there for 5nights. Depending if Gemma stays in Thailand past the 2nd Jan we may head to Koh Tao. Either way I think I will head to the island of Koh Tao from the 2nd as I have other friends that are also staying there from the 2nd – 5th. Perfect.
I just got so excited - I saw that you can go swimming with Whale Sharks there!!! Except I think we are there in the wrong season :( I have wanted to do that for so long. It is supposed to be a really good dive spot but due to blood pressure medication I'm not allowed to dive any more. Unfair. Hopefully the snorkelling is just as good! I will find my Nemo :)
My good friends Kim & Sonja are in Thailand at the moment, I love following their blog, they’re giving me heaps of ideas of where to go. Not to mention making me crave Pad Thai and want to wear fluoro while drinking out of buckets!
As long as I don't get sick, I will be happy. Thai belly is not my favourite. I managed to avoid it last time then got hit ten times worse when I visited Vietnam. Fingers crossed my tummy comes through strong for me again lol.
Either way, no matter what I book, watch out Thailand, we’re coming!!!