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.
We took Bangkok Airways Flight from Mumbai and Landed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. From there we took a van to travel further.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After hours of diving and snorkelling we were welcomed by a warm buffet lunch.
Post lunch we went for another dive where we understood how the resort is taking efforts to save and restore corals.
The island also has a turtle nursery to conserve and breed sea-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.
This was followed by a sumptuous dinner with seafood and some delightful drinks.
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.