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Please forgive me, because I’m going to whine for a paragraph. And most people do not accept whining from people who live in the Gulf of Thailand.

You might be hard pressed to believe it, but I can’t remember the last time Mark and I spent time on a beach together. We both work a plethora of jobs on this island (him: scuba instructor, bartender, guitar player; me: videographer, bartender, flyer-er, babysitter, online editor, blogger, bike crasher), and lately our schedules have reached a fever pitch and it’s a rare afternoon that one of us isn’t out chasing baht (or dollars, when I’m working online). In spite of the warm weather, yummy food and even more delicious views, I’ve found myself getting a bit cranky.

I’m sure at this point you are all worried sick about us, stuck living on this tropical island! But breathe easy, there is light at the end of this dark tunnel. I’m posting this as an digital slap in the face to myself next time I start throwing myself a pity party.

With no further ado, I present A Day Off in Koh Tao: A Photo Essay.

Koh Tao Thailand

We started off with a stroll down the beach. Sairee isn’t the prettiest beach in Koh Tao, but the far South and North are quite picturesque. Still, we had bigger plans for the day.

Koh Tao Thailand

Such as sneaking into the Ko Tao Resort. Management, if you’re reading this, please don’t punish us. We were well behaved.

Koh Tao Thailand

But can you blame us? Look at that view.

Koh Tao Thailand

Chalok Baan Kao is the beach stretching out below us. It’s the quietest of the major areas of the island, and has a nice hippy-feel to it (It is home to Rasta Bar, after all).

Koh Tao Thailand

You may recognize the above shot as my new About Me photo in the sidebar. I really need to get a good headshot sans sunglasses.

Koh Tao Thailand

After a morning of infinity pooling it up, we eventually couldn’t resist the call of Chalok and we headed down for an afternoon at the best bar on the beach, Babaloo.

babaloo bar koh tao

It’s all kinds of alluring at night, but even during the day I appreciated the home made aquarium…

babaloo bar koh tao

babaloo bar koh tao

the multi-purpose kitchen appliance…

babaloo bar koh tao

the free entertainment…

babaloo bar koh tao

…and the hammocks hanging just over the water front.

babaloo bar koh tao

We might not have many days off lately, but when we do, they sure are to die for.

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6 Comments...
  • Dad
    October 16 2011

    When we visit I can hang out at all these places….yaay!!!

    • Alex
      October 16 2011

      I don’t know Dad. Its kind of hard to sneak more than 5 people into an upscale resort 🙂

  • Jen
    October 24 2011

    The fish in the microwave cracked me up! I couldn’t help by laugh out loud.
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    • Alex
      October 24 2011

      It’s amazing! My parents have a 20 year old Mac computer that I’ve kept in hopes of someday doing the same…

  • Catherine Mc Gloin
    July 7 2016

    Chalok Bay is where I learnt to dive, and it really is one of the most relaxing places to hang out! I miss Babaloo’s!x
    Catherine Mc Gloin recently posted..Diving in Gozo: Bubbles and blue holes

    • Alex
      July 7 2016

      Me too, though sadly these days Babaloos is no more! It’s been replaced with a cute little place called Pirate Bar, though 🙂

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