Trip Report: South Korea and Thailand – Day 6: Krabi

After a wonderful two days in Chiang Mai it was time to head to the south of Thailand to spend our final coupld of days relaxing by the beach. Our first stop was Krabi. We flew Air Asia non-stop from Chiang Mai to Krabi but unfortunately it was an early (emphasis on early) morning flight. I think the blurriness of the picture below completely captures the moment perfectly.


Early morning departure from Chiang Mai

We had pre-booked transportation from the hotel and the driver was waiting for us outside of baggage claim with a sign for the hotel. Loaded into a van with ice-cold air conditioning and cold, bottled water for the ~30 minute drive to the Sheraton Krabi. On the return to the airport a couple of days later we used a taxi which ended up saving about $5 per couple.


Arriving into the Sheraton Krabi

The entrance to the hotel may look familiar; that is because it was the lobby featured on Hangover Part II.


Sheraton Krabi: Open air lobby


Sheraton Krabi: Beach


Sheraton Krabi: Beach


Sheraton Krabi: Infinity Pool


Sheraton Krabi: Grounds


Sheraton Krabi: Beach at low tide


Sheraton Krabi: Grounds


Sheraton Krabi: View from lobby


Sheraton Krabi: Grounds


Sheraton Krabi: Pool


Sheraton Krabi: Beach at high tide


Sheraton Krabi: Reminder of the danger present


Sheraton Krabi: Pool


Sheraton Krabi: Grounds


Sheraton Krabi: Morning yoga


Pulling away from the Sheraton Krabi towards Railay Beach (approximately a 45 minute boat ride)

On our second day in Krabi we decided to rent a boat to travel to Railay Beach; about 45 minutes away by long-tail boat. I can’t recall exactly the price we paid but I think it was in the neighborhood of $30 USD per couple.


Railay Beach, Krabi

The beach and surroundings were pretty cool and I would recommend spending a half-day there. Biggest issue was the crowds; it was difficult to find a place to spread out on the beach.


Railay Beach – Long-tail boats


Spicy Papaya salad on Railay


Beer on Railay


Lunch on Railay

One thing I do want to point about the Sheraton is that it is a long ways from Krabi Town and we never actually ventured into the city. However, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and a 7-11 right outside the hotel gates. One place that I cannot recommend enough is the Indian restaurant below (Gajanana). It was some of the best Indian food I have ever had.


Sheraton Krabi: Nearby

After an extremely relaxing, pleasant 2-night stay at the Sheraton Krabi it was time to head on to our final destination in Thailand, Koh Samui. We had booked Bangkok Airways non-stop flight from Krabi to Koh Samui leaving during the middle of the day.


Krabi Airport


Boarding Bangkok Airways at Krabi to Koh Samui

Up next: 2 days in Koh Samui with one night at the Le Meridien and one night at the Conrad.


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