Living in a Postcard on Koh Tao

I thought I was still dreaming when I woke up on the island of Koh Tao. Birds sang outside my beachside bungalow. Warm sunlight streaked through the window ushering in a beautiful day. Lapping waves echoed in the near distance while the smell of salt water filled my nostrils. I was in paradise.

I jumped out of bed, pulled on a bikini and headed straight for the beach. Ahh the island life! I think I could do this forever. No obligations, no responsibilities. How am I ever going to adjust back to reality? 





After a frolic in the warm waters and some swinging around, my appetite got the best of me. Having ate Thai food straight for the past week, the boyfriend and I were in the mood for something else: Mexican! 

We stumbled upon the Taco Shack, a quaint restaurant nearby with a reputation for delicious tacos and burritos. 






The place had a cool expat vibe to it. Plush cushions and straw mats covered the floor. The walls were covered in amateur graffiti from backpackers all around the world. The menu was also short and sweet. I opted for the honey pork burrito while Marc ordered the fish and mustard beef tacos. 




Don't come between Marc and his tacos! Haha, I couldn't stop laughing at his intense concentration.   



Just look at that salsa pouring precision! The homemade green sauce was a unique green curry salsa. Marc said he hasn't tasted anything like it before! It also complimented the tacos perfectly.


My burrito came out shortly. Holy, it was the size of my head! I even struggled to bite into it. Stuffed to the max with seasoned rice, savoury black beans, tasty beets, sticky honey pork, tangy cheese and more, it was heaven for my tastebuds. The flavours blended very well together. I couldn't stop chowing down! 

After, my stomach was bulging. I needed to swim this food baby off! We hopped on a motorbike and zipped through the hilly roads in search of a new beach to explore. 




I couldn't get over how crystal clear the turquoise water was. 



Marc strapped on a snorkel and dove under the sea. Unfortunately for me, I fractured my hand a few weeks ago and couldn't join him. :( Thankfully, he took some sweet underwater pictures and I didn't feel as left out. 









So many vibrant fishies! They aren't scared of you either. I'm surprised they came up so close to the camera! 

Once we dried off, we went back to the scooter and made the journey to Mango Bay view point, one of the highest places on the island.





The scenery from the top was absolutely breathtaking! Thick jungle coated the hills while the water glowed a fluorescent blue. 

I also spotted another swing and couldn't resist a second ride. 




Wish you all were here with me! Come to Thailand and join me? :) 

Melissa Li

I’m a Canadian girl on a quest to step foot in every continent before I’m 30. You’ll most likely find me chowing down on Japanese ramen, partying at a music festival, hiking to the top of a scenic lookout, cuddling with cats, or chilling out at the beach. I’ve visited over 60 countries so far and hope to inspire you to do the same.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sweetie, May I know how you went to Mango View Point? Let say from Sairee Beach? And where is the beach/bay that have the swing in koh tao?

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    1. We had to rent a motor bike to get to Mango View Point..don't remember the exact route we took but it wasn't hard to get to. If you ask a local, they'll be able to point you in the right direction. It took about 20 minutes to get to the top from Sairee Beach. The swing is located by the ferry port at Koh Tao Royal Resort. Hope that helps!

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