Planning a trip to Thailand soon? Make sure the island of Krabi is on your list!Beach lovers usually plan a trip to Thailand and debate between Ko Samui and Phuket. Why? Because it’s the most sought after destinations and easy to get to from India. This year, take the unusual route and travel to Krabi – an island down south. Facing the Andaman Sea, the most preferred mode of transport is the long-tail boat.Where to go?
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Railay Beach Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
Railay is a tiny peninsula located south of the Ao Nang Beach. Railay can be accessed only via boats and on foot. It has no roads, buses or cars – just mysterious foot paths snaking their way around the island. The island is dominated by serene white beaches, limestone hills, caves and a lagoon that is continuously fed by the shifting tidal waves. The little island exudes a feeling of being stuck back in time. Completely void of technology, the island is the ideal escape for those who wish to escape their ever ringing cell phones!8. Ayutthaya
Koh Phi Phi (Tonsai Pier) Ao Nang Krabi Thailand
Thailand is the land of free people, the land that offers plenty tourism opportunities and the land that offers tranquil sceneries that will prevent anyone from looking blue around the gills. It is a beautiful country that greets the tourists with ‘Sawadika’ and folded palms. There are around 300 islands near and around Thailand and each one has a background story that gives that island a special name. Phi Phi Island is one such island that is characterized by tall and shady pine trees, yummy seafood and alluring viewpoints. Koh (means Island in Thai) Phi Phi can be explored in two sections- Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le.Phi Phi Don Island is well-maintained and to keep the lush green flora and crystal blue waters clear, the management charges 20 THB/ person from every tourist before letting them enter.On the morning of our 6th day of the trip (for the detailed itinerary, click here), we had booked a ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don and luckily that ferry turned out to be a mini Cruise. We left at 9:00 AM and reached Phi Phi Islands by 11: 00 AM. The two-hour journey in the ferry was splendid. There was nothing much to enjoy inside the seating chamber but the view from the deck was amazing. These pictures will speak louder than what we will describe in writing.
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.
Krabi International Airport Nuea Khlong Krabi Thailand
How to reach: You need to first fly into Bangkok. After getting your Visa on arrival at Bangkok, you need to take another domestic flight to Krabi International Airport.
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…