If you are looking for a fun cardio activity and want to exercise in a way that’s exciting, hiking is a great choice.
On an early Monday morning, we got up, had a delicious bacon and egg breakfast, and packed our stuff for our hiking adventure.
After we packed our things, we drove our motorbike from Thong Sala to Chaloklum. The journey took around 15 minutes to get to the national park entrance.
This is the starting point, you will see this sign with a written telephone number for emergency. A good idea would be to simply take a quick photo with your phone or write it down, because you never know what can happen.
During the hike you will see blue and yellow paint marks which mark the trail. Be sure to follow these painted stones and trees if you don’t want to get lost.
If you’re planning to come wearing flip flops, forget about it. You need comfortable sport shoes (You’ve been warned.)
During the trip you will see stunning views of the island and its lushful jungle landscape. We stopped multiple times for water breaks and to enjoy the scenic views.
After hiking for over 1:40 minutes, we finally arrived at Bottle Beach. This is the first sight we witnessed.
Bottle beach is an extremely beautiful beach with white sand and crystal clear water. It make you want to stay there forever.
Earlier that day we had a plan of catching the evening boat back to Chaloklum. But we couldn’t resist, so we decided to spend at least one night at Smile Bungalows.
There are a few bungalows and restaurants on bottle beach. So you have a variety of choices if you decide to stay the night. Our bungalow was just 450baht with a fan.
There are two ways to get here if you don’t want to hike:
- Catch a longtail boat from Chaloklum for 150baht.
- Get a taxi for 200baht.
- Drive your motorbike here. (Be very careful the roads are steep and dangerously sandy. If you don’t have the experience, it’s not worth the risk.)
This beach is perfect for couples and families. In the evenings, the feeling here is euphoric. The pink skies calmly fade away into darkness while you sip on a cold beer. The place is very romantic in the evening.
If you miss this beach, you’re missing one of the best beach in Thailand. Yes, entire Thailand.
Absolutely worth seeing.
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