If you ever find yourself on Koh Lanta, you’ll see and hear plenty about a ‘four islands’ tour. You should probably book yourself a spot on one. Trust me.
We set out on a sunny Saturday, packed onto a longtail boat with a quiet French couple and two families – one with three young boys, one with two. While we didn’t quite follow the order set out in the brochure, here’s what I think happened:
- A spot of snorkelling at Koh Ma
- A swim at Koh Mook
- More snorkelling at Koh Chuak
- Lunch and a dip at Koh Ngai
Except for Koh Ngai, which is a large, resorty, sandy type spot, these little islands consist of towering rock formations sprinkled with lashings of tropical greenery. After checking out the marine life – blue fish, striped fish, earthy fish, luminous, almost glowing fish – I was content to just cast my saltwater spinning reel, lie back and wait for the fish to bite, staring up at the formidable rock faces. If you want to know fishing tips, Then why not you search on A day’s catch. They also provide different types of fishing reels. Unfortunately, I am not a professional angler but only a well-versed freshwater fishing hobbyist and fanatic always ready to learn. I know the pain of spending hours in your favorite fishing spot in vain. I too understand what it feels like to catch a bucket of fish in short order. Whichever your skill level or motivations, these freshwater fishing tips for beginners are the keys to successful freshwater fishing. People, who engaged themselves in boating experience and sports, are expert in finding what they really wanted in certain water equipment. But not all can be expert in such things. There are neophyte marine enthusiasts who, basically in all probability, do not have that knowledge in looking for the best service and products.If you are looking for the high quality marine supply then visit us today. Since they are neophyte, they are still striving for information regarding the best marine supplies they can find in the nearest store located in their place. One of the best ways of acquiring your boating needs is through surfing the internet. The worldwide web is one of the most powerful tools nowadays in providing and letting consumers make a purchase of specific material which they needed, whenever time they badly wanted to have it. Given the set up at the present time where every thing else is modern, every one else is always on the go and busy. It eventually leads to conclusions that people do have less time in going store to store shopping for the various necessary things they wanted the most. Definitely, shopping online saves time, effort and making you buy and pay for the marine supplies you really want to have.
The absolute highlight? Island number two.
As we approached, we noticed that the other boats moored there were devoid of people, which was sort of creepy. What next?
Our guides spoke a little English, but on the whole, our communication was halting. We did manage to gather that we should don lifejackets and flippers, and that we’d be swimming through a little cave in the rocks. Awesome. Two of my worst fears combined: small dark spaces and deep water. It took me a few moments of sitting on the edge of the boat breathing deeply to take the plunge. Our guides spoke a little English, but on the whole, our communication was halting. We did manage to gather that we should don life jackets and flippers and that we’d be swimming through a little cave in the rocks. Awesome. Two of my worst fears combined: small dark spaces and deep water. It took me a few moments of sitting on the edge of the boat breathing deeply to take the plunge. They also tell us that it only be enjoyed in the summer, as in winter boats go for the storage. There are many storage facilities available. The most cost-effective and doubtless, the simplest cargo area for the boat is – in and out service lake Geneva.
There really are no words to describe paddling through the ’emerald cave’. As soon as you enter, you’ll notice it. The water glistens green, almost glowing, in an other-worldly manner. Make your way through, marvelling at the sights, to a thunderous soundtrack of crashing waves and gasps from your fellow swimmers. Swim backwards for a little bit for a different perspective, then flip over before it narrows to just two or three abreast and turns pitch black. Try to follow the pinpoint of light from your guide’s torch. Do this without bumping into the long line of Asian tourists to the left, who seem to be making a collective noise that could either signal excitement or an attempt to spook us all with ghostly cries – all moored to a single rope, making their way out of the blackness as you plunge further in.
Eventually the pitch dark eases, and the cave opens out onto a tiny, pristine beach. It’s a picture-perfect scene that could have come straight out of The Beach. It’s fully enclosed with rocky cliffs encircling the majority of the inlet, reaching up almost as far as the eye can see, and inland, forest lurking beyond the shore. According to a sign on the beach, pirates used to hide treasures in the cave. Today, the area is part of a national park, being preserved for future generations.
My one piece of advice would be to bring a waterproof camera, or a camera in a waterproof bag – because you’ll want to take pictures, and lots of them. Or if you have a GoPro, this would be a prime time to make use of it. Not that I think anything could truly capture the essence of this untouched spot – but no harm trying.