So after much anticipation we finally arrived in Krabi a week ago today. We stayed there for 4 nights, using it as a base to go and see the islands and do some kayaking through Ao Thalane. Not forgetting a cheeky massage, a couple of Chang leks & cocktails mixed with some downtime after our 24/5 hour journey from London (door to door).
Nopparat Thara beach
We stayed in a lovely little place called Naga Peak Resort which has a handful of air conditioned bungalows and a 10 minute drive from Ao Nang meaning we could sit peacefully away from the hustle and bustle of town. Although were abruptly woken on our first day by the loudspeaker sounds of prayer and the cockerels who felt it was their duty to out-do the chanting, this routine got less harassing in the days following and it just became a part of normal life – obviously made easier without jet lag! If you come here for a base to explore, I would definitely recommend this place. They rent out mopeds but also offer really cheap taxi rides to different areas and they are so friendly and helpful. Also for £14/700baht a night on booking.com (cheaper locally) with air con and hot water – what else can you ask for! Not sure what world I was living in but I forgot to take photos of the accommodation – just take my word for it and check out all the fabulous reviews.
If you’d rather stay closer to town or fancy the night life, there are a huge range of hotels, guest houses and hostels for all budgets. You’re bound to find something perfect for you.
We didn’t have time to explore much of Krabi which is a shame as there are some stunning things to see and a lot of activity for the more adventurous traveller. A night or two was definitely enough for us, Ao Nang was doable but not really our sort of place to stay longer. We mainly hung around Nopparat Thara beach with more chilled out bars and atmosphere; the further left you go into Ao Nang itself the more ‘looky looky’ and harassing it gets. Still worth a wander though especially for shopping. We met a few really great people, a couple we made plans with to meet in Chiang Mai next week. It is also home to the more typical western tourist so I won’t lie when I saw met a few cringe-worthy folk! But that’s all part of the fun. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to explore the supposedly amazing Railay. We were going to cut a day off Koh Lanta and stay another night but after much deliberation and advice from fellow friends and bloggers, we decided to go onto Lanta on Friday as planned.
Nopparat Thara beach
Next up – our amazing Hong & 4 Islands Sunset Tour & Cruise……