From my experience, I think you will want to spend as much time on Koh Tao as possible (at Monkey Flower, or elsewhere)… I hear, time and time again, from our guests that they wished they had more time here. Koh Tao is a small island, but it is full of wonderful experiences! There are so many things to do like snorkeling, & SCUBA diving, hiking, or renting a motorbike, or quad (four wheel all terrain vehicle) to explore the many dirt roads and paths around Koh Tao, there is a vibrant night life, and unlike most of Thailand, it is mostly kid safe, and family friendly, with fire dancing & music, and BBQ’s on the beach… If you can slip away for a late night, there is dancing till dawn, and really good all night parties. There is a flying trapeze adventure that is really fun (I have done it… It’s not just for the kids!), there is mini golf, and you can watch a movie on a big screen, while eating your dinner at many of the local restaurants… There are many great choices for cuisine as well, so you can sample wonderful meals, and deserts from around the world. You can rent kayaks, and even practice archery and target practice with a variety of weapons at the shooting range. The true charm of Koh Tao comes from it’s people, and though there are some local Thai’s that do not share the happy good feelings, most are really nice, and you can meet interesting local expats, and people from around the world. You can take a long tail boat on a day trip around the island, stopping at different snorkeling spots and bays, or visit Koh NangYuan island, which is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, with a very rare three islands which are connected by two thin stretches of white sand beach, where you can ride a world class zip-line between two islands. There are charter sail boats, and other water sports, as well as fishing adventures, you can jump off the big boulders into the deep warm water, or go abssailing on a rock climbing adventure… Really, it is a special island, and the longer you stay, the more you will love it!