We headed out after the roads had dried from a quick rainfall, today we were heading on a 3hr scooter trip to the south of the island. We headed off slowly zipping along the coastal roads, the south of the island isn't touristy at all and very little there. We first stopped at Than Mayom Falls, these were very pretty waterfalls but sadly we weren't allowed to swim, you had to cross bare foot over the water holding a rope which was pretty exciting. These are protected falls and they even had a guard there stopping you do anything.
We carried on scootering through jungles and the smells were overwhelming whilst being splatted in the face with bugs-blugh! We eventually got to the furthest south on the island, greeted with lovely beach with coral glistening from the shore. The water was so calm and inviting, we did some snorkling looking at all the fish, crabs and saw many sea cucumbers. We attempted to record on go pro underwater for the first time and got some pretty cool videos!
We left the beach after an hour or so of swimming and chilling. Next stop was the next jungle waterfalls. We eventually arrived at the next waterful and had to trek through the jungle for 10 mins, we headed off after being warned to watch for snakes. You could tell why, the path was basically non existent with thick jungle infront, we managed to find a little path which lead to the bottom of the falls. It was really pretty with a little pool to go into. The only downside is we were destroyed by mosquitoes, I have counted almost 30 bites on one leg, we used loads bug spray before entering aswell.
We left the waterfalls running from the bugs to go to our final stop which was the jungle mangroves.
I had seen these online and was very intrigued to check them out as the lead all the way to the sea. We arrived and had to walk along this broken bridge path, it felt a little risky in sections as you were unsure if the wood would hold. Walking through the mangroves was super cool with trees and roots winding and twisting and then suddenly was the sea a deep blue colour leaving the thick mangroves. Was a perfect spot to see the salt water crocodiles but we didn't see any unfortunately.
We headed back to the moped as had a long trip home and stopped for the sunset which was lovely.
We have also decided the we are staying in Koh Chang a couple more days. To get to Koh Kood would be atleast a 10hr traveling day and will cost us about £60, as it's a smaller island we are worried how many restaurants etc will be open as many are shut here. So we are going to enjoy Koh Chang a little longer, let's hope the weather holds.Read more