Our next destination was Krabi. We took a ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui (with the world’s worst hangover! No joke. I couldn’t even keep water down!) and then a flight from Koh Samui to Krabi. From Krabi airport, we picked up a minibus to take us to our hotel in Ao Nang. We stayed in Red Ginger Chic Resort which was a lovely little hotel with a swim up pool bar.
Just down the road from the hotel was Ao Nang beach. We spent the evening walking along it whilst the tide was out watching all the little tiny crabs scurrying along the sand. I was waiting for the perfect sunset but the clouds had to come along and ruin it. Standard. We had dinner at Wang Sai Seafood which sold possibly the best prawns I have ever eaten, I would definately recommend it. Although it was probably one of our most expensive meals in Thailand, at approximately £10 each including soft drinks, I can’t complain. It was worth every penny!
We only had one full day in Krabi so we spent it at Railay Beach and yes, it is really as picturesque as the photos! We booked a long tail boat through Wang Sai Travel, which is next to Wang Sai Seafood resturant to take us to Railay beach.
Railay Beach is only accessible by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. We spent the majority of the day at Phrangan Cave Beach swimming in the sea but if you’re a real adrenaline junkie, you can do rock climbing. There’s even a bit to climb to the viewpoint and a lagoon but the mud was too slippery for us to even attempt it due to the prior rainfall.
Despite the bright blue skies, the rain did of course follow us to Railay Beach but luckily for us, we opted for a Thai massage which took place during the short thunderstorm!
We then took the longtail boat back to Ao Nang where we spent the evening looking around the night markets before heading to bed ready for our bus journey to Phuket.
Next stop: Phuket