In all of our time in Thailand, we haven’t managed to snorkel but Koh Lanta was our chance! This island is surrounded by 52 little islands and they all make up the Mu Koh Lanta National Park.
We booked a snorkel trip to Koh Rok on 4/30. This island is commonly known as one of the most beautiful islands in the Thailand Andaman Sea because of its coral reef and beautiful sand beaches.
Thailand is known for being able to do everything on short notice so we were able to book this trip at 8PM for the next day with pickup at 8AM!
After another free breakfast from the hostel (🙌🏼) we were picked up and dropped off to a beach to wait for the speedboat to take us to the island. There were probably 20 other people on board and we were on our way. Koh Rok was a 50 minute ride away and we were on our way.
We made it to the island before 10AM and dove in! The water around Koh Rok was amazing and crystal clear.
The island is made up of two small ones and a coral reef runs around and between both of them.
Thanks to Mer and Brandon – here are some sweet shots with the GoPro!
Of course we saw a sea snake at our first location. I absolutely hate snakes in the water but this one was pretty cool! I saw it from far away but Charlie swam up right to it. It was only after that we told our guide about it and his response was “Very poisonous. Bite you, you dead”. Glad we didn’t know that beforehand!
We snorkeled at two different spots before we were brought to a beach for lunch. The lunch was coke, massaman curry, chicken wings and rice. So good. We’ve also been having way too many cokes here but they just taste so good when it’s unbearably hot!
We had two hours for lunch on the most beautiful beach. Despite all the people, we were able to find a spot all to ourselves with crystal clear water. Hands down our favorite beach so far!
From under water – so clear!
We then hung out for awhile, got to know more people from the hostel, rented another bike and headed to dinner in old town with two new friends from Taiwan and Florida. It was about a 30 min drive to old town and when we got there at 8, most everything was closed except for a restaurant that saw is and immediately jumped up saying “yes, yes, come in!” Slow season is really slow in Thailand!
We managed to pack another day full and it was a success! Loving Koh Lanta.