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Krabi - Easter in Paradise

Krabi, Railay beach
Many of you may not know that Enrique spent nearly 3 weeks in Thailand with two very good friends back in 2016. Due to his job as consultant, he ends up traveling too much, working too much and accumulating too many extra vacation days off. Same for his friends.Therefore, the three of them embarked in an amazing journey across the beautiful south seas.

While Thailand does not celebrate Easter,  having him over was enough reason to take an extra day off and plan for a weekend away. Here I have 20 days off per year, so I need to plan carefully.

We picked Krabi because it was the beach place he liked the most out of their tour 2 years ago. While Enrique commented to have found it quite changed - still unclear whether it is the fast development, the fact that he came in rainy season or a combination of both - we enjoyed a lot.

I can never get over on my astonishment over  how budget-friendly Thailand is:

  • Return flight Bangkok-Krabi with Air Asia (60EUR)
  • Roughly 50EUR per night in Wake-up Ao Nang
  • One-day boat tour visiting Phi Phi islands, with lunch, snorkeling and national park fee, 1600 THB (42EUR)
  • Return-boat Railay-Krabi, 150THB (4.5EUR)
  • SUP rental (1h) 300THB (7.5EUR) in Railay
  • 3h climbing, 1000THB (25EUR) in Railay
  • Huge dinner for 2 with drinks in Jeseao, less than 1200THB (30EUR)
  • Brunch at The Coffee Club, about 10000THB (25EUR)
  • Ice cream rolls, 100THB (2.5EUR)

I put together this small map to make it clear. While Krabi is located in the West coast of the peninsula, it is a perfect base to visit amazing surrounding spots like Railay or Phi Phi islands. Staying in Ao Nang Beach opens up for a quieter trip - Phi Phi is more of a party island, secures faster transfer to the airport & provides a base to visit both Koh Phi Phi and the amazing Railay Beach, my absolute favourite of the trip. You may wonder, why do we need a boat to get to Railay? It is surrounded by rocks and only accessible by sea.

I really thing you should consider to put this stop in your trip to Thailand before you hop over to some other island. Also remember that, if you are not super motivated to see the beach from Leo's movie aka Maya Bay, maybe it could be better to spent both days in Railay - I really loved the vibes of that place...

Krabi and Phi Phi map


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