After a 20 something hour trip and a last minute trip fiasco (more on that later) I arrived in Thailand a few days ago. My first stop is in Krabi beach at the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. I haven’t spent much time at the hotel as I’ve been out and about seeing the beautiful islands not too far away. The water is crystal blue and the sand so white and fine. The views are breathtaking and the snorkeling is pretty good!
My favorite islands so far are Phi Phi island and Railey Beach. If I were to do it all over again, I’d probaby make sure to stay a few days on one of those islands, if not both. While the Sheraton is nice, you do not get that “wow” factor and it is about 15-20 minutes away from the town, which can get annoying. The hotel offers a shuttle for about $7/person roundtrip, but does not leave too often. A taxi from right outside the hotel is about $18 each way! While the town is nothing special, it is a great place to go at night for restaurants. It is also the landing place to go to other islands, specifically Railey Beach.
I have two more days in the southern beaches of Thailand. Today we are sharing a private longtail boat with another couple that we met to go to Hong Island. I have heard wonderful things about this place, so I can only imagine the beauty. It is also supposed to be a great place for snorkeling. Tomorrow we actually might head back to Railey Beach as we loved it so much. I’d like to go back to Phi Phi Island, but it is 2 hours by ferry. The only other option is to charter a private speed boat, which can run about $400 for the the day. If you have a large group or can find others to share with, this is a great choice.
My next stop is Chiang Mai and I will be sure to write again! I’ll also be fully detailing out each day of my trip, so not to worry!