By the time we arrived at Chalok Baan Kao Bay, the quiet southern beach on Koh Tao, the sun was peeking up over the island. Dead tired, we checked around the local dive shops for accommodation. The only available option was Tropicana, which was an original recommendation from Robin, one of the German guys we met en route. He had stayed there once before, and was returning with his friend to obtain open water certification.
After waiting for a few hours, we all got rooms at Tropicana which featured beautiful gardens, and a comfortable restaurant. I opted for the one available bungalow as my island life in Thailand was about to wind down.
It was a quiet day for everyone. Sleep, internet, trips to 7-11. Josi, Catharine and I all booked a full day snorkel/island tour for the next day. We opted for the longboat, not because it was cheaper, but because we expected it to be a better experience with fewer people than the big boats.