November 18th, 2007 – by: batforlashes
We only meant to stay in Koh Lanta
for two nights but because of the sun,the perfect beaches and the amazingly friendly family who ran our guesthouse we ended up saying for ELEVEN NIGHTS !! We also seemed to do very little whilst we were actually there, we got a tuktuk up to the viewpoint at one point and also saw Lanta old town which has old clapboard houses out onto the sea. And for my birthday we booked another snorkelling trip which was all well good again, we're like snorkelling pros now able to identify each type of coral (big, small... spikey) and we were taken into emerald cave which was well scary !! We had to swim into the darkness and inside the waves pounding the cave walls made it sound like some kind of sea monster in there and also everyone was really jumpy convinced things were brushing by them in the dark dark water, we came out the other side onto a well good beach surrounded on all sides by cliff faces. Most of our time in Ko lanta was spent in Bomp Bar which was ran by the family who ran our guesthouse and we wasted days playing pool BADLY. The two boys who worked there, Mat and Louis were well good and bought us fire lanterns to set off on the beach and for my birthday organised a BompBar Beach Party which i designed the flyers for and they brought in a soundsystem for it and also gave out free tequila between 10pm and 10:10pm!! Rach and Mat had also got me a cake and the whole bar sang happy birthday. SO GOOD!!