It is a very small beach that is in a Cove surrounded by a few hills. In the hills there are a few bungalows and a couple of restaurants, one on each side of the beach. From the top the view is very nice, but the most beautiful is the sea. As soon as you get to the water – which is absolutely crystal clear – you have lots of fish swimming around. They are thousands and many types. To go deeper they appear more and more but still there, a few meters from the shore.
Can hours, days in the water be amaze you with life that there is in that tiny piece of beach. I felt like the snow white from the sea while swimming these days in Ao Leuk. Instead of birds and butterflies had a multitude of colorful fish coming and going to my around. A fantasy
Another wonder of beach is Bottle Beach. It lies on Ko Phangan, an island to the South of Ko Tao and North of Ko Samui. This beach is beautiful and the best thing is – at least in that date there was almost nothing of people! We were so few that we met half of the tourists and locals who had. The beach was quite broad and most of the time I got to the water there was nobody more bathing.
The bungalows in which we were there same on the sand so you can imagine the view with which I woke up every morning!
In this beach the snorkeling was not so attractive as in Ao Leuk but as I met many interesting creatures. The best was a dwarf pulpit I found living in a snorkel tube and that escaped leaving a stain of ink. Key concept: privacy.
Beaches of film
The next beach destination was Krabi, which is on the West Coast. From there we take some tours. The first led us to the “James Bond island” (Khao Tapoo) where they filmed the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. It is a very nice place, but clearly good tourist. There were a Muslim fair of souvenirs and sellers were a little more insistent. Everything is worth ten times less of what you say. The walk and the feet in the water were the best that stop. Key concept: charming but very tourist.
Another tour took us to the beach from the movie “The beach” (Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi Leh), which is pretty good, especially the environment, but I am sure that is much more beautiful without the amount of tourists who had that day.
That day we also went through Loh Samah, who is a beautiful Bay of turquoise waters where we went down to do snorkelling. Key concept: surreal moment.