Right after our little adventure in Bangkok my boyfriend and I headed to Koh Samui and then took a ferry to Koh Phangan. We had booked a bungalow with beach view at the Cookie Salad resort, right by the Haad Salad beach. After getting up at three in the morning and traveling for hours we arrived at the resort at about noon.
I can highly recommend the Cookie Salad resort, as well as Haad salad beach. It’s a rather calm and relaxed atmosphere and you can’t really party here, but there are lots of restaurants, some bars and some cool daytime activities like scuba diving, kayaking and boat tours around the island.
On our second day we went scuba diving and even though the water at Haad salad beach is very shallow at some points you can still see lots of fish. It’s definitely worth it. My boyfriend and I also rented a kayak and paddled from the start of the beach to the end. It was very relaxing, but if you’re deciding to go on a boat or kayak trip in the noon, don’t forget to protect your head from the sun and use sunscreen. Lastly we rented a surfboard and did some stand up paddling in the evening. Well, my boyfriend stood up and I sat at the front of the surfbroad and did nothing. I’m not really good at balancing, so I think it was best that he did all the work. We watched the sun set and I can highly recommend renting a surfboard and just chilling on the sea, when the sun goes down – it’s simply breathtaking.
So if you’re planning your next trip to an island, definitely consider Koh Phangan and the Cookie Salad resort.
– Kate x