Eye of the storm!

Ko Samui Travel Blog

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We arrived on the Island of Samui amidst a thunder storm (which we thought typical as our island visits were supposed to be all about sunning ourselves on the beach) and made our first port of call, the pier town of Nathon (we were worn out and demoralised from the days journey and just needed somewhere to rest and eat!).  This unscheduled stop turned out in our favour as the restaurant under the hotel provided us with a nice hearty meal (massaman curry and ice cream!) and a few cocktails. 

The following day we headed to Chaweng Beach, our planned destination and this didn't disappoint (well, after we actually found a hotel!) as we ended up in a lovely bungalow, pretty much on the beach and the weather seemed to be picking up.  Once settled in and feeling optimistic we put on the suncream ready to head to the beach and surprise surprise, the heaven opened (as we were dressed appropriately we decided to frolic in the rain for a bit!)!! We decided this was as good a time as any to dive into the sea, so went for it (and found we were not alone!)! It was a fun and interesting experience, if not a bit scary (with the thunder, lightening and sea, we wondered of it was a good mix?!), but all was fine and actually quite relaxing (the water temperature was like a bath). 

Later on the evening we walked along the beach and stopped for a full body massage (han had an oil one and I had a Thai one which practically involved being beaten up for an hour!).  Once limbered up we headed off for some food and afterwards a drink at a Volkswagon bar (a VW camper van converted into a bar, parked on the side of the street!)!

Over the remainder of our time on Samui we wined and dined ourselves (including a lovely meal on the beach of BBQ'd White Snapper) and the weather drastically improved, so spent most of the days sunning ourselves on the beach and crashing about in the awesome waves!

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photo by: Lenusha