Despite the rain, my new friends and I decided we would venture over to the other side of the island in search of Long Beach. Hands down the greatest decision ever! After a 45 minute trek through the jungle, we were rewarded with a 7 kilometer stretch of the finest sand, the most transparent blue water, and best of all, barely any tourists! The next person over is at least 100 meters away. One of the most pristine beaches I’ve ever been to! I’d like to call it a hidden gem, although everyone on the island knows about it. I guess all the other backpackers are too hungover or just can’t be bothered to make the trek. By all means, let’s preserve what little bit of paradise is left of this island.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living” -Miriam Beard