I left Tonsai yesterday and headed to Koh Tao for a dive course. This was the second to last sunset I saw on Tonsai.
Tonsai was pretty sweet, but I don’t want to be dishonest with my photos and oversell it. The climbing was good, but very polished, and I overheated within the first 20 feet of every route I got on. I’ve never been so sweaty, and I found it was pointless to even consider trying anything hard. Other people seemed to fair a bit better in the heat than I.
Tonsai is beautiful, but it has serious problems with sanitation, garbage, and mosquitoes. Raw sewage goes straight out into the water, so swimming on the beach is highly not recommended.
Tonsai is well worth a visit, but just don’t expect it to be perfect. You have to take a fair helping of bad with all the good.