Thursday was our last full day on Chang so we hired a speedboat and headed out for some snorkelling. Dave and I snorkelled on our island hopping trip in March, my parents hadn’t ever snorkelled properly but we were all excited! We had a 13 seater boat all to ourselves which was fab.
Our first stop was a deep snorkel a short distance from an island. I have never snorkelled directly off a boat before so was slightly apprehensive but with my new snorkel to test my Dad and I plunged in. Our guide joined us and we were quickly surrounded by hundreds of fish! The next stop was a beach and my mum, who HATES putting her head under water, was keen to have a go. I gave her my new mask which is totally clear so the visibility is incredible and off she went…we actually couldn’t stop her!
The day had started slightly overcast and as we snorkelled we could see the storm rolling in. On route to our third stop we encountered driving rain and felt the unusual sensation of being cold! We diverted and headed for another beach where the rain was spotting slightly and we piled in for a swim, the visibility wasn’t great but off my mum went with her snorkel again!
The last stop was another off boat snorkel. The water was dark, dark blue and I probably would have passed had my dad not said he was going in. I am so glad we did, the reef was incredible, the most beautiful I have seen, so alive and covered in life. Our guide came with us and pointed out different things which was great. The snorkelling trip was amazing, if you’re in Thailand whether you’ve snorkelled before or are a complete newbie I highly recommend taking a trip. We all had a great time, especially my mum who is already looking forward to next time!
Later that afternoon we had a few hours by the pool…someone had clearly got the snorkelling bug! We also went exploring in our resort and found a beautiful lookout where you could watch the sun go down as well as some craggy rocks at the top of the peninsular.
For our last night we ate at the resort in one of the little cabanas over the sea. I had the most delicious yellow curry and we drank some more banana shakes!
We were collected the next morning for our transfer to the airport via the ferry. We had a great few days on Koh Chang and we will definitely return to explore a little further next time and snorkel some more! It was just the break we need for some respite from the humid Bangkok weather before we commenced the ‘cultural’ chapter of my parents visit…and experienced the hottest day in 55 years!