Scooting, scandal and sacrifice in Koh Samui

To finish our time in Thailand, we had eight nights on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Being the budget travel lovers that we are, we bought our bus tickets at the movie theatre in Bangkok (a little random, but it worked) and then headed on a 13 hour bus/ferry/bus/songtaew combo that brought us to Bill Resort at Lamai beach.  Despite it not being quite as sunny as we would have liked, we had an amazing time.

Bill resort
Bill resort

 

Chilling by the pool
Chilling by the pool

 

 

We hired a scooter and took it to explore the beautiful Chaweng beach (pictured above), where we sipped cocktails from 7/11 on the sand and I had a massage right on the beach.  (Got to love a country where an hour of massage costs $8 NZD!)

 

Reubs on our scooter
Reubs on our scooter

 

Chaweng Beach
Chaweng Beach

 

On another day we went to the equally stunning Mae Nam beach, where we picnicked and made friends with a dog which followed us all over the beach – it even tried to follow us into the water!

 

Us at Mae Nam
Us at Mae Nam

 

Why won't it go away!?
Why won’t it go away!?

 

On Mae Nam beach
On Mae Nam beach

 

We explored the Sunday walking market, where you can buy $2 NZD cocktails to sip as you shop.  We went to see the Hobbit at Koh Samui’s only movie theatre.  We went clambering on the rocks at the end of our own beach (Lamai) and swam in the warm water there.

 

Two cocktails for me!
Two cocktails for me!

 

Just tricking, I shared
Just tricking, I shared

 

Reubs on Lamai Beach
Reubs on Lamai Beach

 

Looking down Lamai beach
Looking down Lamai beach

 

On the rocks
On the rocks

 

Reuben jumps at Lamai beach
Reuben jumps at Lamai beach

 

For the scandal side, we visited the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks (known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai) – the pictures really do speak for themselves.

 

 

Grandmother rock
Grandmother rock

 

 

Grandfather rock
Grandfather rock

 

How scandalous!!
How scandalous!!

 

We spent lots of time lazing by the pool, and ate lots of delicious food for dinner (lunch tended to get skipped after gorging ourselves on the breakfast buffet!) On our last day we gathered all of the things we no longer needed and took them down to the beach for a farewell sacrifice…the pictures tell the story!

 

Saying goodbye to stuff we don't need
Saying goodbye to stuff we don’t need

 

Laying it out nicely
Laying it out nicely

 

The sacrifice begins
The sacrifice begins

 

The sacrifice is complete
The sacrifice is complete

 

 

Farewell Koh Samui – we had a great time!

 

Hard to leave this!
Hard to leave this!

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Aunty Moira says:

    Pretty sporty looking scooter !

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  2. Kate says:

    Lol, always with the scandal! 😀

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  3. Lynette Olson says:

    And so the journey comes to an end.I really will miss reading about your escapades. Looking forward to the next adventure.

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  4. Mum Bunn says:

    What a wonderful way to end your long journey around the world. So many adventures, so many new foods, and so many great times with friends old and new. You two are amazing!

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