Bottle Beach Bliss

Bottle Beach is on the non-Full Moon Party side of Koh Phangan and is approached only by boat. There is no good coffee in any of the  four restaurants. Our restaurant only had 2 CDs on constant rotation. The electricity went out every day just as the sun went down…

But none of that mattered.

We had a week of swimming and friends and food and sleep.  There was a lookout to be climbed, and for the first time ever, Sparky  did not miss out on rock scrambling. The water was turquoise. The air was quiet. And it was beautiful.









And two large Thai lanterns flew over the gulf of Thailand with ‘Happy Birthday Snowy’ written on them. And a very happy five year old boy smiled with shining eyes, and waved until they had dissappeared from sight .

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12 Responses to Bottle Beach Bliss

  1. Laura May 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    So so beautiful. This post filled and warmed my heart so very much. Just love the joy in Sparky’s face as she joins in the rock scrambling. Precious. Wonderful photos. And your description of the Snowy and his lanterns, oh! Beautiful. Happy 5th Birthday Snowy!

    • Jill May 5, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      Hi Laura, she just loved it! And its pretty comfy too.
      Thanks so much for reading!

  2. Amy @worldschooladventures May 5, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Ahhhh Bottle Beach….what a beautiful place for some R&R! I could really use a Thai beach right about now!
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    • Jill May 5, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      Hi Amy, yes it was lovely!
      How long til you guys hit the road?

  3. Bron May 5, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Looks amazing. i was there in my 20’s so a looong time ago! I just love you guys so much, you have really inspired us and many of my friends as I share your stories far and wide xxx happy birthday Snowy- i can hardly believe he is 5! Best wishes to you all xxx
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    • Jill May 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      thanks Bron!
      And thanks for writing up about the NDIS rally, I’ve been folowing all the news, I kind of wish I was there to contribute.

  4. Jennifer Pearce May 23, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    What beautiful photos! I especially love seeing Sparky’s beautiful big smile as well. :) What a great way to travel!

  5. Lorien August 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    What kind of carrier is Sparky using? It looks Ergo-like, but I’m guessing custom made for a larger kid? BTW, that’s an inspired idea! We’re still back carrying my sizey three year old, so why not?

    • Jill August 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      Hi Lorien, yes its a standard Ergo. It’s just big enough/ In 6 months we may sew another piece of fabric in to make it longer. Ergos are amazing, I wouldn’t bother with anything else.

  6. Lisa Alm December 7, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    I found your blog searching for Bottle Beach. Beautiful pictures and seems like the thing we are looking for, just to get away and do nothing. May I ask which resort you were staying in? We are planning to go there in January and it’s hard to decide :)
    Answer if you have the time but I fully understand if you don’t
    Thanks!!! Lisa

    • Jill December 8, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Hi Lisa
      yes, its a lovely place. I can’t remember which one it was ( probably went for the cheapest!!) Have you checked the weather?

      Have fun!


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