I'm not gonna lie...I was skeptical. I was skeptical for a number of reasons...first of all - the water has been suuuuper rough ever since we arrived on Samui. Then is got worse on our boat ride to our resort on Koh Phangan. Second of all - I'm a big trip advisor snob and really like it when the places I choose have a good handful reviews. (Like 30 or more). Red Star had rave reviews - but only 11 of them so I was a little leery. But, our trip to Anthong Marine Park with another company was cancelled 2 days ago due to the weather and I am SO SO glad it was. Had it not, we never would've found Red Star in the first place.
After chatting with Matthew, the owner, who was extremely quick to respond to my emails and very helpful...my husband and I decided to book a full day trip around Koh Phangan. Matthew assured us that it was safe to sail and that we would have a great time.
WOWWW!!!! The boat is amazing. It is in perfect shape and immaculately clean. Matthew and his crew were super friendly, the food was great, and despite the high winds and rough waters at times- this trip was hands down the best we've had. It was us and 2 other couples, the 6 of us had the entire boat to ourselves. Way better than the over crowded touristy boat rides and tours on the islands. We got to see different beaches, snorkel, and attempt to paddle-board...although I was much better at using the paddle-board as a sun bathing raft.
This truly was a highlight of our 3 week honeymoon to Thailand. Thank you to Matthew and his team for a truly memorable experience.
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