‘The Beach’ Beach

After going through the hustle and bustle of Bangkok we could not have been more excited for our week of relaxation in the south of Thailand. Our only plan was to go to the islands and swim in the Andaman Sea – mission accomplished, and then some.

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We stepped outside our norm and didn’t book our hotel until we got there, good thing tripadvisor exists or else we would have been lost. We chose Krabi Resort, in Ao Nang beach, and we chose right.

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This place had a great pool (with poolside drink service),  breakfast included, it was beachfront and they basically planned all of our island tours for us. They also pushed our beds together…

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I mean what other resort would accidentally book you a room with two twin beds then when all other queen bed rooms were booked, push your beds together for you? That’s service my friends.

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Seeing that our main goals were to swim and visit islands, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Of our five days spent in Krabi, three of those days were spent exploring the islands and snorkeling with Nemo or glow in the dark plankton.

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We took boat tours of the islands –

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James Bond island (where Man with the Golden Gun was filmed)

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Chicken Island (people think that tall rock looks like a chicken head)

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Koh Phi Phi – aka. the beach from the movie ‘The Beach’ – we swam where Leo swam.

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We took a kayaking tour – but we didn’t get to kayak. We got kayaked around. There are boats out in the water where you are being kayaked, with people serving drinks – pretty genius. Of course we got one, and of course it was in a coconut.

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When you are done drinking your drink, you get kayaked back to the refreshment boat and they cut open your coconut so you can eat the inside (more genius)

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We visited the monkey temple, so named because of the monkeys that live outside.

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And we watched many a beautiful sunset on the beach.

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Thailand is magical. The north is quiet and friendly, where the south is slow paced and relaxed. I wouldn’t have changed anything that we did. We took in the sights, de-stressed, got nice golden tans, experienced the Thai style of life – and I would go back in a heartbeat.

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