Hiking on Koh Tao with a Toddler

Hiking on Koh Tao with a Toddler
Chalok Bay

‘So what do we do now?’ I say, gazing down at a jumble of rocks and the sea…

Hiking on Koh Tao with a Toddler
The end of the path…

Hiking on Koh Tao with a toddler had taken an unexpected turn for the more difficult… The route from Sairee Beach to Chalok Bay takes you along the coastline from the west to the south of Koh Tao. We had read that it was a fairly easy hike that passes by to seven beaches. We had also read that the trail is well constructed with a concrete path, a few steps and some stretches of dirt path. Hmm…
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Hiking on Koh Phangan with a Toddler: Thong Nai Pan Yai to Bottle Beach

Hiking on Koh Phangan with a Toddler

Bottle Beach, or Haad Khuad, is the next beach north-west of Thong Nai Pan Yai. It is a crescent of white sand backed by palm trees and a handful of small bungalow resorts. It is quite undeveloped and was laid back and quiet when we visited. I think this may be helped by the many websites that claim the only way to get to the beach is by longtail boat. That was the case for many years, but the road is now passable by motorbike or 4×4 if you are a confident driver (it is pretty rough and steep in parts). Or you can of course hike. Which is what we did. There is only so much sitting on a beach we can handle. So it was on with the trusty Tula carrier and off hiking on Koh Phangan with a toddler…

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