The only luxury here is exclusion. There are no cars. No motorbikes. No air-conditioning. I probably couldn’t survive here more than a few hours, but it makes for a beautiful day trip from Koh Samui. The snorkeling is great.
In March I was in the midst of planning a return trip to Thailand, including a few days back in Koh Samui, plus Bangkok and farther north across the Laos border. But then the pandemic hit, and I had to put all that planning on hold. I don’t know when we’ll ever be able to travel safely again, but that day will come. It has to. And when it does, a return to Thailand will be my top priority.