Koh Talu-an unexpected and a very private affair

On my recent trip to Thailand, I had the opportunity of visiting a very unique island.

It was about 6 hour drive and a boat ride away from Bangkok. This is the private Koh Talu Island that I am speaking about.

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Koh Talu Island

The journey:

We took Bangkok Airways Flight from Mumbai and Landed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. From there we took a van to travel further.

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At Suvarnabhumi Airport

After a few stops we went to the famous Hua Hin railway station which is in fact one of the oldest railway stations in Thailand.

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Royal Waiting room at Hua Hin Station

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Waiting for the train at Hua Hin station

After stopping for lunch, we moved to take a short ferry ride

Koh Talu Island Resort is a 20-minute speed boat ride from the coast of Bang Saphan.

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20 min boat ride to Koh Talu Island resort

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Boat ride to the Koh Talu Island 

A very friendly staff greeted us on board. As the ferry moved forward, the island started disclosing itself. And what we saw was delightful indeed.

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Finally, after a long journey we landed on the Koh Talu Island

Located on a private beach, Koh Talu Island Resort offers rooms with private balconies. It features a massage centre, a private beach and beautiful sea facing restaurant where we enjoyed our evening meal.

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Excitement to capture the sunset after landing on this private beach

The rooms were air-conditioned and spacious.

Next day, we woke up to a beautiful sunrise followed by a run that I enjoyed on the beach. Post breakfast, we headed for water activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling.

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Day started with delicious breakfast 

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Morning run on the island

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Off to dive

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Enjoyed a great dive 

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Post the dive, enjoyed some snorkelling 

After hours of diving and snorkelling we were welcomed by a warm buffet lunch.

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This dive was really amazing, saw many many beautiful creatures 

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On the journey back to the hotel for lunch

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Who likes some fresh crabs? 

Post lunch we went for another dive where we understood how the resort is taking efforts to save and restore corals.

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The Island’s Coral Restoration project

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These corals will be carried to the sea bed and restored again

The island also has a turtle nursery to conserve and breed sea-turtles.

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Met some beautiful baby turtles

The highlight of the day was a boat ride by the beautiful sunset. It was almost one hour long and we enjoyed every minute of it.

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Boat ride at sunset 

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A beautiful end to a beautiful day

This was followed by a sumptuous dinner with seafood and some delightful drinks.

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This was some meal and that too by the sea!!!

Koh Talu truly is a hidden gem. And if you want your time away from the hustle and bustle of this tourist magnet Thailand then this is an island to visit.

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