What to do in Krabi in one and a half days.
Headphones por favor: I shall make you listen to this song until I finish my Thailand’s playas chapter, so just brace yourself!
Vamos a la playa, oh, oh, oh ,oh oh, but how? If you are in BKK the best way to move around is by plain. Cheap companies, fast and no problem at all. We took our no problem flight to Krabi and there we met our amigos ecuatorianos from school, to start our yearly roadtrip where we drink and eat (and also shop) everything that our eyes can see. We get along just perfect because of these reasons:
If you have amigos that can fulfill these memes, you are good to go!
So, Krabi. Because it was our first time in Thailand we always arranged a taxi from the hotel to pick us up at the airports. People in Thailand don’t speak that much English (which I completely understand and support!) so if you are planning to explain taxi drivers where your hotel is the day can go by really des-pa-ci-to. On the way to the hotel we could already see the amazing “Krabiresque” landscape and I swear even the mountains were mumbling that song you should be listening to right now 😀
We had no idea how many beaches there were in Krabi and how different they all are. We stayed at Ao Nang beach because it’s in the center of all other beaches. The location was ok, but our hotel was way too far from the beach and next to a mosque, so it got pretty loud, pretty early. I would recommend to find a hotel near the beach with an ocean view because the sunsets here will make you wanna cry.
We rented a longtail boat (the speed-boat is ridiculously expensive) for our first island-hopping experience. Try to leave early, as your main goal when traveling in Thailand is to be one step ahead of the 100000² Chinese tourists. Also try to support the local people, don’t book at agencies that only promote mass tourism. Here are my favorite moments from the island hopping aventura.
Phra Nang Cave
Si, si, this is exactly what you think it is. Some wooden private parts just chilling there. Since my abuela doesn’t read my blog, it’s ok to upload this pic.
Don’t ever forget to drink some coconut water while you are island hopping. EVER!
In Railay beach you’ll find a bunch of restaurants to choose from. If the waiter doesn’t speak English, then that’s the place to eat at.
After lunch go explore the island. We found a reaaaaally cool cave, where I started to understand why Batman is so obsessed with caves. Look at this:
I wanted to stay here for the sunset but the boat guys were like “no no no the tide gets crazy wild no can do lady”. My staring-in-Spanish move didn’t affect them whatsoever so we packed our things before the sunset…buuut thank the Lord of Light for Thai punctuality! The boat was late so we got to experience this:
While my esposo was starting to build a house with palm leaves (because he was like “Dios mío this is it, this is where they left us forever) I decided to take some fotos románticas, because it can’t be normal how few romantic pictures we have. Our amiga took this pic:
And just when I thought we could actually be one of those romantic telenovela couples, I stepped on a shell which I can only describe as a dragon tooth. The boat arrived at that moment, of course, but between the seawater and the pain my esposo had to carry me up the boat. Us, my bloody foot, the horrified boat sir and the beautiful sunset sailed back to Ao Nang to get a well-deserved Thai massage followed by some yummy-yummy food.
Next stop: Koh Lanta! Stay tuned!