May 15 Ao Nang to Tonsai Beach (Day 231)

We woke pretty early and opened the curtains to this sunrise view!

It looks like we have a water view, but if you look closer the whiteness just below the sunrise is actually the corrugated metal roof of a neighboring quonset type building!

We showered and headed down to the buffet breakfast, ate our fill and returned to the room to shower again! It’s the humidity! I’ve been in August Minnesota ‘Mississippi-drippy’ humidity but this is a new scale of moisture! Our first order of business was to get some local currency, then use it to buy some lighter weight clothes! The main street of Ao Nang is lined with open air restaurants, tourist vacation clothing stores, currency exchanges, tourist operators offering packages to islands, beaches, tours to various sites, open air massage businesses, etc. We wandered around, biding our time until we could take a longtail boat around a rocky headland to the resort we will be staying at for the next 5 nights.

Walking down the waterfront we passed several resorts with restaurants.

While I got an iconic Thai massage Robert settled next door at a restaurant for a beer. Then we joined the other visitors and caught a longtail boat.

The resort on Tonsai beach can only be reached by boat!

Tinidee Hideaway Resort! A very peaceful, beautiful beachfront resort. No cars, but you can occasionally hear the motors of the longtail boats. No plastic water bottles, but a great purified water system with a pitcher. Individual bungalows set in a coconut grove and a restaurant/bar serving all day 7am to 10pm!

A collage of our first impressions of our idyllic resort and bungalow!

We unpacked, showered again and headed to the restaurant for our first meal during which the threatening rain finally broke and poured for the duration of our meal! It cleared and we explored a little bit of the surrounding limestone cliffs and coconut grove.Good night!


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