Krabi, a paradise on Earth: where to stay and what yo do
After 3 hectic days spent in Bangkok we took a flight to Krabi and reached Railay Beach by a van, a tuk tuk and finally a small boat straight from the airport. As soon as our feet touched the sand, trying to keep our suitcases high to save them from water, we thought 'ok, paradise exists': a long white beach in front of us, high rocks overlooking the bay, the crystal clear Andaman sea and the jungle in the background. Truly a dream place.
Where to stay | Sand Sea Resort ☆☆☆☆ (score on booking: 8.4)
192 Moo 5, Saitai, Muang Krabi, 81000 Railay Beach
Do not imagine a 5 star resort, it's more a beautiful and quite comfortable place completely surrounded by nature, with a pool overlooking the sea and a restaurant almost on the beach. Choose the Deluxe accommodations instead of the less comfortable wooden bungalow and arrange the airport transfer with the local agencies to save some money.
What to do
Sunbathing and chilling on Railay Beach | No beach umbrella, sunbed or coconut seller: the beach is completely free and you can only use your beach towel on it. Image yourself on that heavenly beach, the sea in front of you, the jungle behind you and a mango milkshake in your hand. Not a bad plan, huh?
Visit the Tiger Temple | Ready to climb 1.237 steps to reach the top? You'll love the view.
Have dinner at the Walking Street | Literally a street in the jungle, with curious monkeys and colorful birds around and small restaurants with metal sheets and panels as roofs where you'll enjoy thai people kindness and their delicious dishes.
Reach Phi Phi Island by traditional long tail boat | Have you even seen ‘The Beach’ movie with Di Caprio? That beach is close to Railay and you can reach it by boat with a day trip; warning: not exactly as in the movie, a bit more crowded.
Go kayaking | Rent a kayak and explore the area, sailing around the peninsula and paddling through the mangrove forest.
Free-climbing at Pra Nang Beach | For free-climbing lovers Pra Nang Beach rocks are heaven: we supported some cool guys there, but from our towel, seated on the beach.
See an evening Thai box match | On the other side of the island, you'll find several restaurants offering unusual dinners: you can have a pad thai while seeing a thai box match or you can listen to a thai-version Wanderwall played by an almond-shaped eyes Noel Gallagher.