Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beaches at Krabi Thailand Pt 1



So ok, this is part 1 of the beaches of Krabi, Thailand. These are my favourite beaches. They were awesome and beautiful and just amazing. I so want to go back right now!

So these first shots are from Maya Bay. This is a beach that is closed in by the land mass of the island it is on. It is very famous as they filmed the movie ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio there. Consequently it was stupendously busy! I mean REALLY busy. There were hundreds of people there as we turned up. I was disappointed as it was the place I was looking forward to most out of the whole holiday but I didn’t get to enjoy it or even get in the sea for a swim. I did however snorkel round the back of the bay and saw a little clown fish (like Nemo). That was the first day I snorkelled. And, it was the time when I was just using a mask and no snorkel, but it was still amazing!

Long Boats at Maya Bay, Thailand.

This is Brian looking beautiful in the beautiful surroundings. He said it’s his Daniel Craig picture! (James Bond!)

Brian being Beautiful at Maya Bay, Thailand

Maya Bay, Thailand. Busy!

Long Boats at Maya Bay, Thailand.

This is me snorkelling at Maya Bay, round the other side. That foam noodle was amazing. Takes the panic of not being able to swim away!

Me snorkelling, Thailand

These next few are from a place just up the coast from where we were staying called Phra Nang Cave. There is a shrine in the cave there. The beach was gorgeous and that boat was pretty cool too. (I like wearing silly hats by the way)

Phra Nang Cave, Krabi, Thailand

Phra Nang Cave, Krabi, Thailand

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The next few are of several other islands near Krabi. There is Phi Phi Don, but we just stopped there for lunch. And a shot of my most favourite place, Bamboo Island. Unfortunately I got into snorkelling there and did it for 2 hours solid so didn’t get any pictures til we were sailing away! I do regret that because it was the most beautiful island ever.

Phi Phi Don.

Phi Phi Don Thailand

Phi Phi Don Thailand

Bamboo Island.

Bamboo Island, Near Krabi Thailand

Leaving Bamboo Island, near Krabi Thailand

This was an island we stopped at one day for lunch. I don’t know the name but it was pretty!

small island near Krabi

small island near Krabi

So that leaves Poda Island. This was probably the best place we visited. It had great coral and fish just off the beach for snorkelling. It had monkeys up in the trees. It had a great looking rock just opposite the beach. It had white sand and palm trees. It had everything! We went here a couple of times.

Here’s me snorkelling, minus snorkel again.

Me, snorkelling at Poda Island, Thailand

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The beach wasn’t really mucky, that is just sticks and stuff that got washed in. The pictures don’t do it justice really!

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Anyway, that’s all for now. Don’t forget my Flickr Page!

Beaches at Krabi Thailand Pt 2



Hi everyone. Today I’m doing a post about the different beaches we visited whilst in Thailand. We went on quite a few different boat trips during our holiday and it doesn’t make sense to do a post for each day- plus I can’t remember anything other than the names of the beaches/ islands.

So, these next photographs are really the main thing I enjoyed whilst in Thailand- the beaches. They were just stunning. I so seriously want to go back there right now. I write this as it is dark grey outside and raining heavily.

This first picture is of Ao Nang beach. The photo is taken from a restaurant right on the beach. This was the main beach on the mainland. Our hotel was about 5 minutes walk up the road from here. When I first saw this beach, I was disappointed as I was expecting white sand and all that. However, I soon came to realise how beautiful it was and got plenty of white sand on the islands.

View from Restaurant on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Thailand

The next couple are of Nopparat Thara beach. This was the next one along from Ao Nang. We had a beautiful morning walking all along these 2 beaches. Right at the end of this beach was a small harbour filled with wooden long tailed boats. It was really pretty there.

Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi Thailand

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Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi Thailand

Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi Thailand

This next beach is on an island called Chicken Island. It is called that because of the shape of rock that sticks out. I couldn’t see it myself… However, this island was absolutely gorgeous. And the trees up in the hills were full of monstrously huge fruit bats. Unfortunately, didn’t have my big camera lens with me so never got pictures of them.

Chicken Island, Krabi Thailand

Tup Island, nr Chicken Island, Krabi Thailand

That’s Chicken Island behind me and Brian. And yes, sorry about the smudge. It was on my lens for the first few days. What a wally!

Me and Brian at Chicken Island

Chicken Island

Brian in the Beautiful Sea, Chicken Island


These next couple are of Hong Island. We went there for a kayaking trip but I bottled out after seeing how far I had to go in the rather choppy sea. The lagoon bit looked ok but I wasn’t brave enough to get round to it so we both stayed at the beach instead for a couple of hours. It was beautiful.

This is the lagoon where we were supposed to do the kayaking.

Lagoon at Hong Island

This was the sea going into the lagoon- such a beautiful colour. (This wasn’t the choppy bit!)

Beautiful sea

This was the beach. As you can see, gorgeous is an understatement!

Hong Island, nr Krabi, Thailand

Hong Island, nr Krabi, Thailand

Hong Island, nr Krabi, Thailand

The next few are from Railay Beach. Apparently supposed to be one of the most beautiful strips of sand in the world. It was very beautiful and we went here a couple of times as it was just a 10 minute boat trip around a couple of bays up the coast from us.

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Long Boats at Railay Beach

So that is all for this post but I have a part 2 which is below. Check it out! Don’t forget my Flickr page has all these and many more too.

Also, I’m sending out my best wishes to Ratty again- so if you happen to read this Ratty, I hope you are starting to feel a little bit better.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Monkeys at Tiger Temple. Krabi, Thailand



Monkeys at Tiger Temple. Krabi, Thailand

I hope you have enjoyed my posts of Tiger Temple. If you are getting bored- fear not! I have a post with just monkey pictures here to finish off that part of the holiday. I found these monkeys to be very well behaved despite the warnings we had received stating the contrary.

The only time they got narky was when Brian gave his bottle of water to one of them. He tried to drink it but dropped the bottle. When Brian picked it up and gave it back to him he thought Brian was stealing it and shouted a bit! He then made off with it in his mouth. It was quite funny. So anyway, enough talk. Here are the monkey shots!

Monkey at Tiger Temple, Krabi Thailand

Monkey at Tiger Temple, Krabi Thailand

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I hope you enjoyed my monkey photos. I’m off for a couple of weeks now so when I get back I’ll post some more Thailand photos including a few of some elephants. Something to look forward to hey?

On another note, if you are reading this- get well soon Ratty! Everyone else, why not go and visit Ratty and send him your best wishes?!