Not All Who Wander Are Lost... travel blog

Necklace salesman on Chaweng Beach

Dinner on the beach

Chaweng Beach

Sunset on Chaweng Beach

Celebrating Laura's Birthday

Celebrating Laura's Birthday

Grandfather Rock

Grandmother Rock

Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall

Na Muang Waterfall

Baby Elephant!

Big Budda

Crusin' in Samui

Sunset at the BBC

James & Laura - out of gas...

Bungalow at Chaweng Resort

Bungalow at Chaweng Resort

Chaweng Resort

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach

Ko Samui.

Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand

Attempt at self photo -Sail Rock, Thailand

attempt at self photo - Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand

Inside the chimney - Sail Rock, Thailand

Inside the chimney - Sail Rock, Thailand

Inside the chimney - Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand

Inside the chimney - Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand

Sail Rock, Thailand


We arrived to Koh Samui on an early flight from Bangkok and settled into our first bungalow on Chaweng Beach. At night the beach chairs are reclined, decorated with mats and turned into romantic, oceanside restaurants where there is a pick-your-dinner from the fresh seafood choices. We attempted an early night in bed. After a midnight battle between Mike and the flying cockroaches and the bumpin' discos next door, we decided we are getting old and headed down the beach in search of quieter accommodations. We ended up at Chaweng Resort and were able to enjoy a cleaner, quiet bungalow with a nice beach.

While here we met up with James & Laura from England that we met with the Intrepid tour group. We had a great time together with dinner, drinks & sightseeing on motorbikes. Some of the sights on Koh Samui are the Grandfather & Grandmother rocks, Na Muang Waterfall, another Big Budda, & sunset. The Grandfather/Grandmother rocks are a natural sight on Koh Samui and are considered to be fertility rocks. These rocks would be considered X-rated in the U.S. but were created by the mother nature herself! Everyone seems to get a kick out of them. The waterfall was a blast to swim in, the water temperature was warm and the power of the fall was not too strong. Afterwards, we were able to visit with a baby elephant and watch it eat some fruit and attempt to search our bags. Later we headed up to the BBC Bar for sunset drinks. We have been able to get a few days of beach time in here that has been a much welcome activity after all the travel. On our last day, we went diving at Sail Rock between Koh Samui & Koh Tao. This is an iceberg shaped rock formation with a chimney in it that we were able to swim through. The weather had changed and left less than favorable conditions for diving. Some of the visibility seemed to only be a meter or two. On the second dive, the area cleared a little so we could see some of the marine life and swim up the chimney. Its entrance is at 18 meters then we swam out an exit at 12 meters. We saw a school of barracuda, grouper, triggerfish, angelfish, anemone & anemone fish.



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