Since I started backpacking Southeast Asia, I always skip beaches or where the main attraction is water. My reason was always the fact that I’ve seen enough beautiful beaches where I came from; The Philippines.
My Thai friend, Nitty wanted me to see Ko Samet in Rayong so I came here after I visited Khao Yai. I took a bus from Pak Chong to Bangkok for 3 hours then another 3 hours van to Rayong. The pier is 20km from Rayong Bus Terminal so I took a songthaew. The boat ride to the island was 45 minutes. There were a lot of hotels right after I got out of the pier but they are not near the beach. I was surprised how expensive hotels/guesthouses are. I kept walking until I saw Tok’s Little Hut, a nice beach front bungalow costs 1500 baht and that doesn’t include breakfast. I just had to stay here!
I woke up at 5:40AM to see the sunrise but it was still dark. I was alone in the shore. I got to watch the moon and the stars while listening to the ocean waves.
The sun did not show up until after 7AM. Sunrise is beautiful as usual.
I walked around and sat on the huge stones. A Chinese girl asked me to take a picture of her then she took mine. 🙂
I got a henna tattoo. 🙂
I spent the rest of my morning at Tok’s Bar and Restaurant in front of the beach enjoying the feel of the breeze all over my body.
I haven’t been in the beach in a while and this is certainly a very nice little vacation from my backpacking life.