A long due family trip took shape in the form of a getaway in krabi. If you love beaches and want a place far away from the maddening city rush, it has to be this place. You can sit at the ao nang beach and stare into the vast waterbody in front of you and wonder what if this was your abode for the rest of your life. Friendly people, cordial staffs at hotels and resorts and amazing tourists from different parts of the world. Definitely deserves a second visit. Soon enough.
It is a great place for adventure. It is pretty commercial, but worth every penny especially if you love to explore small beaches. We did running, climbing, scuba and some good music and chilled beer to beat the heat.
We also met some good people and came home fresh. This wouldn't have happened without my friends. They made it a memorable trip for me.
It is no secret that the entire southern coastline of Thailand reads like a list of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, so you can't really go wrong with any place you pick. Krabi, therefore, was a fairly random dart-on-the-map choice, but blessed be that dart -- for it turned out to be one of the most unforgettable vignettes from the trip.
As soon as you land in the cozy airport, there is a charm about the place that is immediately apparent. The drive towards the coast is characterized by limestone karsts appearing one after another on the horizon, each larger and more awe-inspiring than the previous. The main beach here -- Ao Nang -- rolls into view as if from a glossy magazine centerspread: endless stretches of emerald blue water turning into froth at the touch of the white sand, with longtail boats gently rocking to the rhythm, sticking their elegant necks out in perfect symmetry. As you go through your days here, though, you realise nearly everything is a picture postcard. Not just the many ridiculously perfect-looking beaches, but also the pristine coast-hugging roads, the quirky roadside shacks, heck -- even the shop-lined streets. Book a longtail boat to take you to Railay Beach for a sunset, or a speedboat to take you on a tour of farther island, or simply ride around a motoscooter and find your own little piece of this paradise.
Beware of catching a serious case of the lazies though. Nothing spells vacation like this place.
PS: If you have the patience for a much more wordy account of our time in Krabi, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1cmvJPQ