Hello Thailand…!!! Swasdi Prathesthiy…!!!
Lets stay SALTY and explore the beauty of Thailand’s famous beach in southeast Asia. Phuket, often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman. With an impressive coastline featuring long stretches of sandy beach strung together by dramatic rock formations, it’s been attracting people to its shores for decades. While this means that some parts of this large island can be busy, there is still a traditional and authentic side of Phuket to discover–plus it means there is always something to see and do.
Long-tail boat, known as Ruea Hang Yao in Thailand Languange
This trip I travel with a group, 6 of us. We travel from Singapore to Phuket for 1 hour and 45 minutes – direct flight. Then from Phuket, Thailand we explore the island by boat to Krabi Island. And if you are traveling from Manila to Phuket is 3 hours and 50 minutes – direct flight. Phuket has the huge advantage of having its own international airport, so there is no need for visitors to fly via Bangkok. Direct flights are possible from many major airline hubs.
Phuket is certainly one of the all-year round holiday destinations, although January and February are best avoided for those who are not fond of crowds. These are the peak travel months for Phuket and much of the rest of Thailand, but if you don’t mind sharing your beach with a throng of other people, it’s at least a great time to meet like-minded travelers.
We decided to have a longer stay in Krabi to avoid the crowd, but our 1 day and 1 night stay in Phuket was great! Here are some of my night shots in Phuket Fantasea – A famous Thai cultural theme park that is only open at night, starting from 6pm. To enter this park, one has to purchase tickets for either its buffet dinner or its Fantasy of a Kingdom show or both.
Entrance to Palace of the Elephants
Entrance to Palace of the Elephants
Suriyamas restaurant on the lake
Golden Kinnaree Restaurant
On the next day we continue the journey to Phi-Phi Island, Patong Beach, Maya Beach and Krabi Island by boat.
On our way to Phi-Phi Island
The most famous of all the islands around Phuket, Phi Phi Don is the main island where most visitors head to (mainly backpackers) for all night parties and days spent recovering on the pristine beach. Phi Phi Leh is the quieter southern island. This has no overnight accommodation and features a number of coves and caves, as well as Maya Beach–the famous setting for the film, The Beach.
Krabi is located on the west of Southern Thailand, and is a good alternative for a beach getaway besides the overcrowded Phuket. From Phuket to Krabi by boat will take 3 hours (direct trip by boat) but our trip took us 1 day before we reach Krabi.
Stay Salty in Krabi
Restaurant and Bar near our hotel
In Krabi, we stay at Peace Laguna Resort and Spa, 75SGD per night –with free breakfast, (2500 in peso) – located along Krabi’s Ao Nang Area. The hotel offers free parking, 3 swimming pools and a restaurant. All rooms come with private balconies or terraces. Each air-conditioned room comes with a satellite TV, personal safe and a minibar. Private bathrooms come with bathtub and shower facilities. Room service is available. The hotel features a fitness centre, business centre and a library. Guests can enjoy massage services at the spa. Thai and International cuisines are available at the hotel’s restaurant. Peace Laguna Resort and Spa is approximately 40 minutes by car to Krabi Airport.
Peace Laguna Resort
Relax in true Nature. Forget that you’re living in a box. Soothe your soul within the flowing curves of their cottages, nestled snugly on a tranquil lake. The Resort was so relaxing and peaceful, with lovely and friendly Thai staffs and crews.
Thank You Phuket and Krabi, t’was great and fantastic,!! Glad I see you for real..!!! Next trip would be Koh Samui, one of best and expensive Beaches in Thailand and try their flyboard soon..!!