Koh Wai: the beautiful and relaxing paradise. But hot as hell!
Taking a speedboat directly from the pier at Dusita in Koh Kood strait to the pier by Good Feeling in Koh Wai, was nice and smooth.
The bungalows are about 5 min walk from the reception at the pier, at the end of a narrow rocky path. The small huts are located at a beautiful and calm beach, away from the hordes of day-trippers that come for snorkeling. In that sense, the location is just perfect. The only downside is that they are very basic with no fans, so the room gets crazy hot during the night. They do have private bathroom and shower, though the water pressure was basically non-existing. However, you will survive for a few days cleaning off in the crystal clear sea right at your doorstep. It’s not like you have to get all dressed up and nice here anyway!
Cooling down with a night swim before getting to bed was a great idea, and lying down I actually thought it would not be too bad after all. Listening to the waves hitting the beach in a calming constant rhythm made me doze off. Sadly, I woke up again after a short while, nice and sweaty.
Yes, it really is a good feeling sitting in the shade at the porch of your bungalow. Watching the different shades of colors in the calm sea. Listening to the water against the white, sandy beach. And every now and then, getting up, walking the few steps over the heated sand until your toes are surrounded by water. Wading in the shallow sea for a while before it is deep enough to lie down, letting the cooling (ok, maybe not really very cooling….) water embrace your body. The almost shivering feeling when a cold stream finds its way passed you, but only for a blink of an eye, as it disappears just as fast. Forgetting everything else than what is here and now.
Experienced in April 2015.