Saturday, January 23, 2016

Island Hopping in Koh Samui

Samui Escapade

Fishermen boats near the Nathon Pier

We woke up early and had our quick breakfast. Luckily, they provided continental breakfast at the place that we stayed. We waited for the van to pick us up at the hotel and made a little chit chat with the other Malaysians who were having the same package with us too.

Tempat yang kami naik tu, macam kampung nelayan. A fisherman village. Be prepared for the fishy smell at the dock. We had another round of breakfast in the boat. A hot tea with buttered croissant. Enough energy for a day, I guess.

The journey for this trip is quite long. For us to get to the first island, it took us almost 2 hours. We made friend to some people on the boat and became closed to the Malaysian ladies, Iqa, Peanut and Biha. Haris came later as he joined us at the sun deck.

At the sun deck. Had some peace of my mind looking at the view.

At our first pit-stop, we went for an adventure. Or as I can say, a hike-kinda adventure. We hiked for half an hour to get to see this view...

Wua Ta Lab Island
Hiked for about half an hour just to see this view from 650m above sea level

After we hiked, we had our lunch at the boat. We didn't bring any food. We were in the middle of nowhere. We're hungry. Tutup mata, makan je lah.

Then we went to another island for snorkeling. I was quite disappointed with the snorkeling area because I thought we were doing an open water snorkeling, just like in Krabi. But noooo... They left us at the island and do whatever we wanted. We can hiked (again) or just swam at the seashore. We were curious because we were not being given any snorkeling gear. So, we swam at the designated area.
But when we were just about to go for kayaking, we saw a few people get their snorkeling gear at the side of the big rock. It was too late for us. I was pissed off because we were not getting any notice about where to get the gear. Ahh well, I was hopeful that kayak should be better than swimming by the seashore.

After 40 minutes of splashing some waters at the seashore, we get into our kayak and started kayaking. Finally, I had some fun at the sea. We kayak for about almost half an hour and I, appreciate the view that I saw. Even though I was frustrated with the acah-acah snorkeling part, I was happy that the kayak was not so frustrated. I got to see the beautiful view of the surrounding islands.

After kayaking, we all went to the boat and went back to Koh Samui. It was almost sunset. We walked around to find any available Halal restaurant nearby our hotel. Luckily we found one. Then we asked what time the restaurant will closed and went back to the hotel to freshen up.


After Maghrib, we went to the restaurant along with the other ladies that we met earlier in the boat. We met at the lobby of the hotel and walked together towards the restaurant. Makan besar sia! We ate a lot for dinner that night. The total cost for our dinner was THB 1030. So, that's mean around THB 171.6 each. The dinner was over our budget. But to come to think of that we had a cheap dinner for Day 1, so, it was okay to have a good food for our last night in Koh Samui.

Layan je la tokey kedai tu cite pasal gym diaaaa

After we ate, we went to the night market and had a look what they sold there. It's a small night market with nothing much to see. I bought a fridge magnet to give it to my parents and that's it. Takdak yang menarik minat.

I asked the other ladies whether they wanted to do a massage. And they liked my idea. The next thing I knew, we went for a spa hunting. It turns out, the spa in front of our hotel offered the best price and it open til midnight. Woohooo...

I chose oil massage with a lavender scented oil. Damn, I smelt like lavender that night. Then, I saw that I have an hour left before the shop closed. I chose my second treatment, which was the facial, It's so refreshing to have the facial after you get your skin burnt from the Sun. At least, I didn't go back with a sunburn skin. Anyhoo, I still got the tanned, k?

Around midnight, my sister and I wandered around the town. Ngelayor bak padah urang tua tek.

Damaged for Day 2:
Remainder for the island hopping package - THB 1300
Drinks - THB 5.67 (THB 17)
Dinner - THB 171.6 (THB 1030)
Souvenirs - THB 100
Massage & Facial - THB 600
Total - THB 2177.27 (~MYR 265.19)

Z: Rugi lah pi Thailand tak pi massage.

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