This is right on the beach, there are tree huts to lounge in and if you cant make it home. Hammocks or a large mushroom to curl up on.
I just finished with my dives in Ko Tao, the conditions were amazing with an average 20 meter visibility and very warm water. I look forward to diving around Krabi in the next week or so. It was very easy to get a little too comfortable here, since its my first real stop I think eight days is plenty of time and will be visiting Khao Sok national park next. Every night ended at around 3 in the morning and the Large Chang is the backpackers staple, right up there with rice and pad thai. On the scuba boat I learned an important lesson, there is a difference between tourist Thai and ethnic Thai food. I was eating some noodle soup in between dives and decided to sneak a few scoops of the crew's food and almost couldn't make my next dive it was so spicy. It was minced pork that carried an 11 on the stupid spicy meter. I met some great people; Craig a 6'6 Brit that I may see in Aus, Rebecca and Kerstin two German girls I'm going to Khao Sok with and Andy a Colorado kid that lives 6 houses down from my Aunt and Uncle