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Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan

On the central gulf coast of Southern Thailand, there is a cluster of isles that have become a popular getaway destination for international tourists. In this island area, Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao are two small islands that have gained worldwide attention for their rugged natural beauty, pristine white beaches and all the charm […]

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On the central gulf coast of Southern Thailand, there is a cluster of isles that have become a popular getaway destination for international tourists. In this island area, Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao are two small islands that have gained worldwide attention for their rugged natural beauty, pristine white beaches and all the charm of tropical gulf islands.

Thailand is of course well known for providing some of the most endearing holiday destinations for those seeking tropical island getaways. The gulf area offers island holiday choices from the sheer splendor and luxury of 5-Star resorts to the balm of isolated islands on tranquil seas. On my last trip to Thailand’s gulf I chose to visit Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan islands.

Koh Tao is a favorite destination for scuba divers. However, nowadays this tiny island has become more and more popular amongst discerning travelers for the range of luxurious hotel options. Holidaymakers also travel to Koh Tao for the superb beaches that ring the island.

One of the best accomodations in Koh Tao is Casas Del Sol. This is an affordable luxury boutique villa complex offering 5 beach villas with the standard of facilities and built in comfort to greatly enhance holidaying on this lovely island.
One of the biggest attractions for me on this visit were Koh Tao’s scuba diving sites. The island is blessed with easily accessible diving sites that are especially safe for beginners. I didn’t have to wait long under water before I was able to come across sharks and rays swimming above and around a playground of tangled neon coral. The area is also very suitable for snorkelers because of the shallow waters. After an exciting afternoon I allowed myself a pleasant sundowner session overlooking the beach while a setting sun put on a glorious display of red and orange fire.

A day trip to Koh Nang Yuan is a must when staying in Koh Tao. Koh Nang Yuan Island is recognized as one of the most beautiful and magnificent islands in the world. Situated just 400 meters off the north end of Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan is actually made up of three tiny islands that are each connected by sandbar causeways to their adjoining partners. The best way to get to this island is by Thailand’s traditional long tail boats that are easily chartered from eager skippers.
The unique topography as well as picture postcard scenes in this area along with white sandy beaches and a crystal clear ocean is the reason that so many travellers come to enjoy the islands.

Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yang have become focal points in among the myriad of island clusters in the Gulf of Thailand. These two islands feature all the attributes that one dreams of when considering a tropical island holiday.

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olaf purvis

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