So here we are, on the west coast of southern Thailand. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets, the unspoilt beaches and the sea breeze… all with a deelish cocktail in hand!
Our stay in Krabi would not have been the same without a pleasant stay at The Nakamanda Resort and Spa conveniently located on Ao Nang. Truly spoilt with a welcome basket of exotic fruits and champagne on ice in the most incredible villa suite, we couldn’t have been more happier to have arrived here 😮
By the time we touched down, I was already craving the sun in my face and the sand between my toes. There is really no better feeling than being by the sea!
Our time in Krabi was split between massages, tan time on the beach, cocktails and of course…some island hopping!!
The brilliant concierge presented us with a booklet full to the brim with different tours, trips and excursions. Long tail boat, luxury boats, tours.. Name it, they’ve got it! Having been told by many that the Phi Phi Islands would be super crowded, Sagar and I decided to look for an alternative and this is when we came across the tour that would take us to the Hong Islands; a set of four small tropical islands; Hong Island Lagoon, Lading Island, Pakbia Island and Daeng Island. A 20 minute speed boat ride from Ao Nang and I was stunned by the lagoons as we approached. Incredibly crystal clear waters, the limestone rocks and the fresh air! This was really something straight out of a movie set!
We made a pit stop at each one and dipped our toes in the water, discovered caves, took a billion selfies and enjoyed some down time (golden skin is not even the word!) We then ended the day at Hong Island Bay which blew my mind. The most perfect place to sit back, relax and to unwind and reflect over the past month as I scrolled through my phone and enjoyed the gazillion wedding photos and videos that had already been sent to us by friends. All whilst staring in awe at our backdrop 😮 Just take a look for yourself….
After a long but dreamy day on the islands, we retired back to our favourite restaurant conveniently located just outside our hotel; Ban Thai. And of course I ordered the same dishes I did every other day we had been there as well as my regular (and most favourite!) cocktail; the pina colada!
Our visit to Krabi although only four days, gave us a real sense of peace and relaxation. The Nakamanda Resort and Spa was really in the middle of nowhere and this was absolutely fine by me – a tranquil haven in the country I had longed to visit for so so long!
And to end our visit, my sweet sweet husband surprised me with the ultimate romantic date night – dinner on a private secluded beach at sunset with our own waiter, a three course dinner tailored to our tastes and even our own music selection! Get in!! (Mega brownie points! :p ) This was truly a night I will never forget. The colours of the sky as they blended and the flicker of the candlelight as we toasted to our future made me beam with happiness!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
So there you have it, for those of you who want a relaxed stay in Thailand and away from the herds of tourists, pick Krabi! It is also an excellent choice for those who like rock climbing, snorkelling and water sports in general. I may have got stung by a jelly fish but I’ll 100% be returning to Krabi one day…
Join me tomorrow for the final stop on this travel diary. I will be taking you to a location which oozes nothing but absolute luxury! You won’t want to miss this…