All You Need is Krabi!

Hong Island in the distance, Krabi Thailand

Hong Island in the distance, Krabi Thailand

Our trip to Krabi was just what I needed at the time. We visited Krabi in May this year so I’m long overdue in posting about it here.

Well anyway, it was short and sweet and the right balance between relaxing and some activity.

We stayed at Amari Vogue Krabi at Tubkaak beach. While it’s no 5-star it still gives you the luxury of a secluded beach, away from the city center.

Tubkaak also boasts spectacular sunsets and we chose this place for that reason. Except for a brief sunset on one evening, we didn’t get to see the “stunning’ ones due to the weather. I’m always unlucky when it comes to sunsets … arghh :-/

Eat, Relax and a bit ofย Action sums up Krabi for us ๐Ÿ˜€ People planning a trip, take note ๐Ÿ˜€

Day 1ย started with a relaxed lunch by the beach, followed by a city visit in the resort’s shuttle. We strolled there picking up some souvenirs in the shops – I like their colorful cloth bags (jholas), then went for a foot massage in of the many street side massage centers. I can vouch for these! They are value for money, really! Pitstop at Ao Nang also included in the city visit. Not much to do in the city although decentย food options to choose from.

The unsual sunset Tubkaak

The unsual sunset at Tubkaak

Day 2, we wanted to go for a tour in the local wooden boats but the weather advisory recommended against it, so we settled for the pool and an hour of kayaking. Kayaks were available on rent from the resort itself. Still pretty good as it worked up a great appetite. Then off to the resort’s thai restaurant for some delicious pad thai and red thai curry with rice! The evening was once more at the beach with drinks during happy hours! And we did manage to see the sunset. Not the best but still something.

Nom, Nom

Nom, Nom Thai Food

Day 3 was the best as we did two things I was wanting to do since we got to Krabi. Number 1 – Island Hopping in the traditional long tailed boat. The morning turned out to be bright and sunny and we hailed a boat right from the resort beach. The whole tour lasted about 3 hours. The boatman took us to nearby Hong Island where we could swim and snorkel. The views are amazing especially with the limestone rock formations jutting out here, there, everywhere. And the waters so green and sparkly!

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Long tailed boat, Krabi

Isn't this a kickass capture

Isn’t this a kickass capture

Snorkeling at Hong Island

Snorkeling at Hong Island

Number 2 – Full body massage! We purchased a couples package at Amari itself and let theย masseuse do their job. It was just wow! I could hear the knots in my body popping open. So gooood! Sigh!

And we had to go for more thai food at their restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyone visiting Krabi has to do the above. End of story ๐Ÿ˜€

So that’s it! I would love to go back to Krabi – stay at a beach resort, enjoy the views, the food and throw in a few massages. Thank goodness for places like these. Without them, the Earth wouldn’t be this interesting.

I hope the beach bums found a tip or two in-here. Until next time, soak up the sun peeps!

Oh the beauty <3

Oh the beauty โค

 

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