Koh Tao - Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Tao – meaning ‘Turtle Island’ – lives up to its name, being the scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand. The perfect white-sand beaches which ring the hilly 21 km² island are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The vibrant coral reefs there are home to a wide range of exciting and colourful sea creatures, including turtles, naturally. A group of three tiny islets off Koh Tao’s northwest coast - which you can get to for about 200 baht return - the beach which links them is iconic and probably the most photographed part of the area. Naturally, the small beach is usually quite busy, but is still worth a visit. From Chumphon to Koh Tao by ferry Remember that in Koh Tao there’s no airport, so the best way to reach the island is by ferry. All these islands and mainlands like Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Surat Thani are covered frequently by ferries making these enchanting places accessible to everyone who wants to visit them. Actually, traveling by ferry to these places is really enjoyable, whether if you travel sitting in the comfortable seats inside, or out on the deck watching the astonishing tropical surroundings through the Gulf of Thailand.