Maya Bay Krabi Thailand
This is the famous spot where Leonardo DiCaprio filmed 'The Beach' and it is shamelessly sold to tourists throughout the day tour. The waters are fairly clear, however, there's simply too many tourists about that it makes even walking difficult because it's so crowded. I was glad that we were only given 30 minutes here because I felt suffocated by the crowd- can't even take a decent shot without having a tourist in it.
Ton Sai Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
Rocking out: Ton Sai & Railay (5 days of a community you’ll never want to leave) Once you’re done with the beauty of Ko Lanta (if that’s such a thing) then head back up to the mainland. Boats frequently go from these southern islands to Krabi and once you’re here, you can either wander around the little town or hop straight onto a longtail boat to the bays around the corner from Krabi’s main beach, Ao Nang. Yes, this is a hectically busy guide. I didn’t say it was going to be a breezy walk in the park though! Alright, around the corner lies the awesome Ton Sai. I fondly refer to this as my slice of paradise as it’s a place that has drawn me back many times and I don’t care if I have to go alone. Surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs, Ton Sai is a teeny community of rock climbers and chilled locals. Electricity runs between 5pm – 5am and every guest house will look after you like you’re their first-born child. After two days, you’ll know everyone’s name; after four days you’ll cry at the thoughts of leaving your new family. Try some rock climbing on many of the cliffs or if you have no upper-body strength, lie flat on Railey Beach. Stay in Ton Sai for the vibes and cheap accommodation, climb over the secret cliff to Railay for the huge white beach. I feel a bit sad to tell everyone about Ton Sai, but that’s because I’m a bit selfish and want to keep it to myself…
Noppharat Thara Beach Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
While in Krabi, we stayed at a wonderful set of beach-side bungalows (slightly out of the backpacker budget, but really not as expensive as they sound) on the Noppharat Thara beach. Called Blue Bayou, it was definitely one of the better decisions of the trip. The staff is extremely helpful, free maps are available, the bungalows themselves are clean and quite cozy, and the location is brilliant. The staff will also rent you motoscooters (in mint condition) and book tours on request. We booked the seven island tour (which you can read about in the link that I shared in the previous spot description), and it was a wonderful experience, no hitches.
Ko Phi Phi Leh Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
On my first day in Thailand, I decided to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. I did a little shopping at the market and finally bought a few gifts. After spending sometime in Krabi, I headed to the Phi Phi Islands. We headed out for the hour-long ride to the Phi Phi Islands and it was a stunningly beautiful ride. Small islands of limestone cliffs dot the Andaman Sea everywhere you look. Ko Phi Phi is made up of two islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Entering the Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh was like entering another world. The soaring limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and stunning little coves of sandy beach are enough to make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. It is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have EVER seen. I spent about an hour and a half snorkeling and marveling at the views before heading back to Phi Phi Don for lunch and an afternoon of enjoying the beaches there.
Ao Phra Nang Beach Ao Nang Thailand
One of the many activities you can enjoy while being at Phranang Beach, other than laying down on the beach and drinking and eating is Kayaking the turquoise and clear waters of the Andaman Sea and the caves of the limestone formations all around the Phranang Bay. I spent over 2 hours paddling around, jumping into the water, and snorkeling. Most hotels on the shore offer Kayak rentals, and in my case the Rayavadee Resort, provide them complimentary as part of your Krabi experience. Hop on and off, explore the caves, jump into the waters of the Phranang Bay, do some snorkeling or just retrieve to small beaches of your choice to have your own private beach experience.
Railay Village Resort & Spa Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
Raylay Village was absolutely perfect. Little cottages that surrounded a pool, a superb massage parlour, a location on the beach where the longtail boat landed made it the best option around. The food besides breakfast was not upto the mark, but all of 5 minutes away we had fantastic authentic Thai restaurants, so this didn’t bother us much.
The Palace Ao Nang Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
Contrary to its name, it's not exactly what I would call 'The Palace' but for just USD 160 with breakfast (buffet style continental breakfast) provided every morning, I'd say it's worth it! The hotel staff was extremely friendly & polite, greeting guests with smiles & willing to help if you have any enquiries. There is no lift though; so if your luggage is heavy, then good luck to you- gotta lug it all the way up! It's also conveniently located as it's smack right in the middle of a busy street, Aonang Beach just less than 5 minutes away, cafes, eat-out shacks everywhere and the street is well dotted with many convenient stores so do compare the prices of groceries before purchasing if you've got the time!
Phi Phi Islands Thailand
The Phi Phi Islands were by far the most fascinating natural site I`ve been to. Beautiful beautiful landscapes, white-sand beaches, bluest water, really great.I`ve stayed in a hostel at Phi Phi Don, and it was a party hostel. The whole island turns into a giant club at night, and it gets wild. If you looking for some more peaceful trip, the island have resorts, where you can relax and just enjoy the view and the vibe of the island - at a price $$.
Ko Phi Phi Le Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
We went to PhiPhi islands. The guide on our boat was amazing; she was from Greece & loved Krabi so much that she decided to live here. The view throughout was incredible & the waters pristine, sparkling clear. Unfortunately, almost 70% of the Phi Phi islands were destroyed by the tsunami in 2004. If 30% of Phi Phi islands look so spectacular already, imagine the entirety of how majestic it would look back before the quake. My only regret was not visiting sooner, before most of the islands were wiped out.