Our little slice of Paradise!! Railay Beach Krabi!
Mueang Krabi, Thailand
Blog day 92 Sat 6th August 2011
So today we had off to Railay Beach. We pack our things and jump in a motor bike taxi to the pier. The taxi is relatively cheap and is quite a novel design. Think of a motor bike and side car, with the side car having somewhat of a loft conversion on it. We get the taxi to drop us at the 7eleven on the way to the pier, to stock up on food just in case the food is crap or way over priced in Railay. We pass a few market stalls and Dan picks up a cheap snorkel set for 200baht (£4). Before we know it we are wading out to sea with our bags above our head, or should that be Dan is wading out to sea with our bags above his head, to our waiting long tail boat. The journey to Railay takes around 15 minutes as our boat driver isn't afraid to floor it through the choppy waters. Railay Beach turns out to be quite stunning. Imagine a small bay of golden sand and turquoise waters, framed by gigantic limestone cliff-faced peninsulas. That's it!
The beach is quite busy as most people hop over to this bay just for the day. We find our hotel and check into our room. Sand Sea Resort isn't the cheapest place we have stayed in at all but still its right on the beach and has everything you would expect of a Thai resort. After a bite to eat (the foods not to bad) and a quick check of emails etc, we hit the pool, this time loading up on factor 30 sun cream. After half hour on or so on the sun lounger Dan decides its time to cool off in the pool taking the opportunity to test out his new snorkel! That's right a 25 year old sunburnt Brit snorkeling in the hotels 5 foot deep swimming pool. The only other person to match him is a 5 year old German kid with speedos and arm bands on also doing a spot of snorkeling. Trish keeps her head buried in her book.
After soaking up some rays at the pool we head to Railay's Walking Street. It's a really toned down version of every other tourist street in Thailand with all the vendors' not really caring weather you come into their shop or not. Just the way we like it. We spend the next couple of hours watching a wedding reception that's taking place on the beach next to our hotel. We can't quite work out why the happy couple decided to have it on this particular beach though. It's really nice and all, but nobody really wants random foreigners in speedos posing for photos in front of your flowered archway while you're trying to cut the cake, do they? It is however quite funny watching the wedding photographers at work, getting the bride and groom to run along the beach hand in hand, and doing all the romantic poses that will make up their wedding album. The groom looked like a German footballer wannabe which only added insult to injury.
Once the sun had set we headed back to the room to catch up on this blog (funny enough) both happy that we had decided to come here away from all the hustle and bustle of the typical touristy areas.
Blog day 93-95 Sun 7th-Tues 9th August 2011
Finally a place when we arnt getting hasseled every 5 minutes! This place is bliss! So much so that we decide to book some extra days here, and we pretty much followed this itinerary;
Good breakfast (included)
Dip in the pool
Watch a movie
Stroll along the beach
Have a beer
Watch the sunset
Watch rubbish on t.v
There really isnt much else to say, just days of complete & utter chilling out at last & we enjoyed every minute of it!