Discover Krabi, Thailand - 3 day Itinerary

Discover Krabi, Thailand – 3 day Itinerary

 

This one has taken a bit longer than expected to pen down. Our visit to Krabi was nothing short than a learning curve. Whenever we travel to a new place we try and fit in as many things as possible in our itinerary and more often than not the number of days always fall short. Do you ever experience that?!

 

Aonang, Thailand

Aonang, Thailand

 

This time also we had a heavy duty itinerary prepared, but ended up doing only half of what we had researched and penned down. Why? Well some of it can be blamed on to the weather but mostly it’s to do with us finding happiness in taking it slow and enjoying the views, the beaches, the waves and the food at a very leisurely pace, and trust me it’s so worth it!!

 

So here’s what we did on our short 3 days trip to Krabi!

 

Day 1

 

We had a connecting flight from Bangkok to Krabi and reached Krabi at around 12 PM, where we were staying at a lovely boutique hotel called Aonang Phu Petra. We had arranged for airport transfers from the hotel only, however if you’re not into that kind of thing, you can easily book a cab or a minivan at the airport itself or you can even pre-book online through companies like krabishuttle.com, krabiprivatetaxi.com etc.

 

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand

 

The airport transfer rates are more or less reasonable, the most expensive being the one arranged by the hotel (obviously we got to know about it later!) and the least expensive being sharing the mini van. It took us roughly 40 minutes to reach our hotel and they were kind enough to check us in a bit early.

 

It was drizzling when we reached and thus we decided to stay indoors for the afternoon and just chilled by the hotel pool side.

 

Garden Villa, Aonang Phu Petra

Garden Villa, Aonang Phu Petra

 

Aonang Phu Petra

Aonang Phu Petra

 

We spent the evening at the beach which was pretty quiet and calming but the nearby pubs were buzzing with life and it sounded like the perfect start for our holiday 🙂 We didn’t party for too long though as we had an early morning call time for our 4 island Tour.

 

Aonang Beach, Thailand

Aonang Beach, Thailand

 

Day 2

 

One thing you wouldn’t want to miss out on when in Krabi is the island hopping tour. There are a variety of tours offered by several operators, some offer a 4 island tour, a few of them also have a 6 island tour, some take you on speed boats and some take you on the long tail boats.

 

Speed Boat, Thailand

Speed Boat, Thailand

 

You get to do snorkelling, kayaking, etc depending on the weather and most of them have lunch included in the package, the idea is to just go out there and enjoy the views of turquoise blue and green water and beautiful lime stone cliffs which will be embedded in your memory forever.

 

Luckily for us weather was on our side and we were able to really make the most of it.

 

Tip – carry lots of sun screen and water. It is going to be really hot and sunny out there.

 

 

Chicken Island

Chicken Island

 

Next up, Street Shopping & Street food

 

Street Shopping

Street Shopping

 

If you are in Thailand make sure you have some stash kept aside for street shopping and street food – it’s a fantastic experience…. really cheap and really good (even if you are not visiting Bangkok)!

 

You can get some crazy T-shirts, cool sandos and quirky eye masks to Buddha art effects, from oil canvas paintings to hand carved wine bottle holders…they have it all and the prices are unbelievable so just go and have a look around.

 

Same with street food, just experiment with whatever is there, our highest recommendations however are the Papaya Salad, the Coconut ice cream and of course the Legendary Singha Beer!

 

Singha Beer

Singha Beer

 

Day 3

 

It was an overcast day and a visit to the Tiger Cave Temple came highly recommended from a friend for its views but along came the warning about its never ending steep steps to reach to the viewpoint- 1276 steps to be precise and we thought we will give it a miss.

 

Aonang Phu Petra

Aonang Phu Petra

 

The second most popular activity was to go to the tree top adventure and that was around and hour and half ride away from the hotel, we wanted to go there but our hotel’s pool was so inviting that we decided to just hang by the pool, have some really awesome beer and go for a relaxing Thai massage in the noon…which was followed by an afternoon siesta while it poured like cats and dogs outside and later in the evening when the weather had cleared we stepped out took a short boat ride to the Railay beach which is known for its awesome sundowners but since it was an overcast day we weren’t able to view the most perfect sunset. Nevertheless the view was still mind blowing.

 

Sun Downer

Sun Downer, Krabi

 

Well Krabi has a plethora of things to explore like pristine beaches, beautiful Islands (straight from Hollywood flicks), great view points, awesome beer, adventure getaways, beautiful temples, fantastic shopping, romantic sunsets, blissful massages, and the yummiest of street food. As you just read some of the above mentioned things we were able to experience and for the rest of it there’s always a next time. Yup that’s it – I just said it, we would Love to come back to Krabi again 🙂

 

Aonang Phu Petra, Krabi

Aonang Phu Petra, Krabi

 

 

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