Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bottle Beach view point

You are at Bottle Beach and getting bored of spending the whole day in your hammock? Go put on some shoes and make a trek to the view point. It starts just behind the bungalows and it will take roughly an hour to get to the top. Do bring lot’s of water and wear some decent shoes. The view of the bay and Koh Tao in the far distance is perfect.




The head of the trail starts behind Bottle Beach 2. You will see flat land behind Bottle Beach 2. Head back from the beach into this area and you will see a trail leading east up into the hills.

The trail is easy to see. It slowly goes up through fairly thick jungle before eventually exiting into open skies and the final stretch of cliff leading out to the viewpoint. As I mentioned before this final part is not scary.

As you look out from the viewpoint you get the best view showing the entirety of Bottle Beach. This is to the left of the rock if you are facing out to sea. On the right is the rocky coastline that forms the north-east corner of Koh Phangan.

Plenty of people have done this trek over the years but you are unlikely to meet anyone on the trail. The place never seems crowded.

The trail takes about 60 minutes to complete. Obviously due to the nature of the terrain it is unwise to set off much later than 4pm as it gets dark by 6pm.

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