Koh Nangyuan is an island that has pristine beaches that make for a perfect postcard picture. It is situated close to Koh Tao and my family and I travelled to it from Koh Samui, a 2 hour speed boat ride away. It’s expensive to get to but so worth it (2,000THB each roughly £40 for a return day trip on the speedboat, lunch, insurance and snorkelling equipment included.)
Nangyuan is actually 3 private islands joined together with a strip of white sand. To the East of the island is “Japanese Gardens” a coral about 5 metres away from the shore teaming with underwater wildlife. I saw all types of colourful fish, big and small – there were lots of variety. Another part to visit is to climb up one of the islands to the rocks on top to get an ariel view of the beaches. It takes about 40 minutes to go up and down. There are a lot of stairs and at the top you have to climb up and over rough rocks but the view is amazing. Pretty sure its the view on those postcards you want to send home!
My Dad and I, being silly with snorkels and at the top of Ko Nangyuan (Sweaty!)