Across the Bay from Phuket
An easy day trip by car
Explore Krabi if
you get a chance the drive is easy to do and beautiful landscape is
along the way.
Here though, we'll be talking more
about Ao Nang - the beach area just away a bit from Krabi, as Krabi
sits on the mouth of a river - slightly upstream from the sea.
A great place to eat in Ao Nang - just off the beach - a view if you
twist your neck a bit - is the Navarang Mahal restaurant - Great
Indian food - at a very reasonable price.
They have a well-reputed shop in
Patong too - but the head chef moved down to Krabi to get this shop
open - so all the original flavor is here as well. Find it on the north
end of the beach road in the restaurant mall there. You'll find the
owner a friendly and talkative guy.
reasonable place to stay - off the beach a bit - but not the best of
bargains price wise is the
Krabi Seaview Resort.
Nice bungalows on a
hillside, no view, but very clean rooms and only a three minute walk
from the beach.
They also have an excellent, though simple,
breakfast buffet included in the price. The staff are friendly
and speak English well.
Local color: fishermen preparing
their boats for a wedding festival
Krabi is only a 2.5 hour drive from
Phuket - if you drive sanely. While it seems like quite a drive -
the countryside is beautiful all the way. It makes a great day trip
from Phuket - or you can spend the night and come back the next day.
Keep an eye out for this guy
playing the accordion seaside some Sunday mornings.