|Ko Tao is another one of Thailand's 'paradise' islands. It is really beautiful. It is smaller than Ko Pha-Ngan and also less built up. That said, it is still very touristy with copious amounts of bars and restaurants. I spent a lot of time on the beach here. I also spent a fair bit of time in the many bars that line the main stretch of beach, called Sairee Beach. There was always a beach party happening with DJ's, fire jugglers and buckets of horrible vodka. I have started to wind down my trip now. On one of my days here I went on a boat trip around the island and did some snorkeling at various points like Shark Island and Mango Bay. The water was really clear and there was a lot of coral. I also visited a small island just a stones throw from Ko Toa. This one was called Ko Nangyuan. It was really beautiful with a thin strip of beach that had water to each side. I planned to visit Ko Phi Phi before heading back to Bangkok but the weather was said to be poor there and this island was really nice so I decided to stay here.