After a long journey from Bankok involving a night bus, mini bus and 2 boats we arrived at our accomodation on a beach called Ton Sai. This is attached to the mainland near Krabi but is only accessible by boat as its cut off due to steep cliffs and rainforest. So its a very small beach with lots of accomodation (in the style of little bungalows) and a few bars and restaurants. The bigger beach resort of Railey (attached to the mainland but only accesible by boat!) is next down the coast and has a nicer beach but doesn't quite have the same feeling of being ihn the middle of nowhere which can be very relaxing for a few days.
Anyway our first day was spent lazying on the beach and we also booked a day tour to Ko Phi Phi and surrounding islands for the nextday. However our alarm didn't work so we got up too late to go so spent the day at the resort of Ao Nang (this is on the mainland). When the heavens opened up about lunchtime we went into the first restaurant we saw, which turned out to be a posh hotel and then went for a traditional thai massage-not really relaxing as such as you are stretched into some funny positions but we could definately feel the benefits afterwards!
On Friday we went on a very bumpy speed boat for our Phi Phi tour. We saw Phi Phi Ley (hope thats spelt right) where the beach was filmed and did lots of snorkelling. We went for lunch on Phi Phi Don and the restaurant we were in had a line on the wall showing where the water had come up to when the Tsunami hit, which was quite chilling to see. Everywhere seemed to be rebuilt though and we didn't see any other signs of damage which was good.
So we left our final island paradise (for now anyway) on Saturday and began another full days travel to Kota Bahru...