Dive shops provide
mask, snorkel and fins for hire at around 150 Baht a set
per day. You will probably have to pay a deposit of around
They'll also offer you dive trips to, and education
about, some of the most spectacular destinations in Southern
bikes cost around 80
Baht per day to hire and can be found around Ao Nang. The
terrain is spectacular and this is a great, and healthy,
way to take in the most spectacular scenery.
Line fishing with bait and
soft drinks supplied costs 1,000 Baht for each boat. The
trips are around 2 1/2 hours long and depart at 6am and
There is a Maximum of two people per boat.
They claim they will refund your money if you don't catch
anything! Well, you can try. You can book this trip
at any number of tour counters.
The highlight of any seacanoe
trip is a visit to the hongs. A Hong (in Thai the word means
room) is a lagoon enclosed within an island, accessible
only by canoe through hidden tidal caves and passageways.
It gives you a real feeling of getting back to
nature: hard to describe until experienced!
Some of the cave entrances
are so tight that you literally have to lay back in your
canoe as your experienced canoe guide takes you through
these caves into a magical wonderland beyond the tidal sea
Phra Nang and Railay Beaches
are located on a peninsular which juts out from the mainland.
They are accessible by longtail boat from Ao Nang Beach
located about 20 kms west of the provincial capital of Krabi.
The entire area is covered with
towering cliffs of limestone and dense unspoiled jungle
which conceals fantastic caves full of stalactites and stalagmites.
The white beaches melt
into an aquamarine sea as the sun beats down. Palm fronds
billow and jungle foliage provides shade as you gaze out
over an azure blue sea.
You can sunbath, snorkel or beachcomb/explore this
fantastic geographical area.
In and around Krabi, there
are many climbing schools offering instruction for beginners
and sports equipment for the more experienced climbers amongst
you. Krabi, Southern Thailand is the new Mecca for climbers
across the South East Asian Region.
boat rides to Railay
and Phra Nang headlands cost 40 Baht per person each way.
Travel shops in Ao Nang sell island tour tickets
which pool strangers into the one boat. This has brought
two daytrips within reach of most pockets. The 4 island
tour, including Phra Nang & Poda Island, is 200 Baht
per person, and the 5 island Kho Hong group is 250 Baht
price usually includes
snorkel, mask, lunch of fried rice, water and fruit. Each
boat leaves around 9am and returns about 4pm. Booking is
available at most bungalows and at travel counters. The
Kho Poda group of islands is recommended with a stay at
Kho Kai, to relax, snorkel and sunbathe. At low tide on
Kho Kai a powdery white land bridge forms linking three
Phi Island Daytrip
Ao Nang Princess leaves
Ao Nang at 9am daily and returns at 5pm. A roundtrip ticket
costs 670 Baht including a simple lunch, touring the Viking
Cave and snorkeling in Maya Bay.
counters will also offer trips:
...on the Krabi River for 190 Baht.
...to the Khlong Thom hot spa & forest hiking for around
...to the Phang Nga cave temple.
...to Ao Luk to see the waterfall & caves for around
These are guideline prices, which may vary slightly
between travel agents.
Ton Son Beach
Cross the river at Had Nopparat Thara
by boat, it costs 10 Baht, to reach four simple bungalow
resorts along peaceful Ton Son (Pine Tree) beach. The long
sandy strip is virtually deserted, its gradient shallow
and there are few, if any, longtail boats to disturb the