From Taichung, it is quite easy to get to Kenting but it can take you about half a day of traveling if you choose to take trains/busses (by car it takes about 3-4 hours). We took a 2 hour train ride from Taichung to Kaohsiung (which I really didn't mind since it gave me some time to catch up on my sleep). From the train station we arrived at in Kaohsiung (not sure what the exact name of it is) we took a metro to the Zuoying Station where we would catch an express bus to Kenting. The bus was very cheap and had wifi (!!). After about 2 and a half hours of snoozing off in the bus, we finally arrived in Kenting!
First thing we did in Kenting was check into our hotel. We were with 7 people, so you would think finding a room where everyone is able to sleep would be close to impossible. Wrong. Our hotel room had 5 queen size beds lined up next to each other in a big row. We basically had one huge, 25 foot (almost 8 meters) sized bed. It was perfect for our big group, seeing that we all basically had our own bed.
We spent our last day fairly relaxed. We had breakfast at 7-eleven (of course), went to look at this really big rock in the middle of the ocean, and then headed back to Nanwan Beach for a couple more hours of surfing. At around 4pm, we took the bus back to Kaohsiung in order to get the train back in time so we wouldn't get home so late.
Getting back, we took a high speed train from Zuoying station straight to Taichung. This cost a little bit more but it only took us 40 minutes…. 40 minutes instead of 2 hours (can you imagine how fast it went?!?!) to get home.
The south part of Taiwan is definitely worth visiting, especially when it is still very good weather in Taiwan. Even though the water is not ideal to swim in (crazy waves), the beaches were very nice. Regardless of me being mostly a city girl, there is something about the beach, friends and sand EVERYWHERE that makes me very happy. (cheeessyyyy, I know)🧀