Published: May 26th 2008May 5th 2008
5D/4N - 5th May 2008 to 9th May 2008
5th May 2008 - 1st Day
As usual the Malaysia’s Best Budget Airline - Airasia (booked at zero airfare… haha) brought us landed into the Krabi International Airport, a week after my hubby on vacation from Doha, Qatar.
For the 1st part of our plan, we stayed at Ao Nang Beach area for 2 nights at Vogue Resort Resort and SPA. Airport transfer had been arranged by the Resort as well as a simple city tour when on the way to the resort.
The 1st stop at Tiger Cave, is an area with few Buddhist Temples. One of temple is located on the hill which needed to climb for a thousand plus of stair step. However, we did not go up there (lazy mah… need to climb so high… later may become very tire). In fact, we just have a sincere pray at a “Guan Yin” temple at ground.
2nd stop was stopped at a river bank to let us took some photos on a classic scenery of Krabi which are two lime stone hill on the river. In fact few hotels were built to
face on these lime stone hill.
3rd stop for the city tour was brought us to a sea shell fossil area. It is about ¼ of the football field area. To us, this area is not so attractive, one thing I do not understand that it is open to let public to step on it.
The last location for this city tour was to visit a fish farm. We took a very quiet look and then headed to the resort for check in.
After registered at the reception, we were leaded by a resort staff to the room. Our room located at the top floor - level 4 and with a beautiful scenery view at balcony… ”Wah! So nice…mountain and sea”… BUT do not happy so fast… the thing is the building is without elevator! My god! Which mean that every time go back to our room have to climb the stair. Luckily no need to carry my 15kg luggage (15kg) up to my room by myself.
From the resort to the beach need to take about 5 to 10 minute by walking, along the street and coast line is full of various kind of shops,
massage center and restaurants.
After having a dinner at our resort, it the time for shopping and massage!!
As compared to Bangkok, the price of the goods is more expensive. Therefore at the end, we were not buying many things only some souvenirs for friends. The final activity before go back to resort was having a foot massage at 200THB per person for a duration of 60 minutes.
The surprise for the night was a firework on the beach, although the presentation was not long (about 10 minutes) but it was sufficient… ”一刹那的灿烂，足够给你一生的回忆”...haha... it was so romantic.
6th May 2008 - 2nd Day
The second day, we joint a tour known as “4 islands tour” : Island hopping by speed boat took around from Ao Nang’s jetty - Phra Nang Cave - Chicken Island - Poda Island - Tup Island - Ao Nang’s jetty. It may cost about 1100 THB per person however this tour is included in our resort’s package.
The tour agent picked us up at resort at 8.30am and reached to jetty in 20 minutes time. 1st destination is Phra Nang Cave, there is a resort on the island
at Ao Nang Beach
outsider like us is prohibited enter inside. A 10 minutes walking distance is required before reached to the cave. This cave is the location of “Princess Spirit House” which worshiped by the local people. About 30 minutes was allowed to spent there as accordance to the schedule.
Chicken Island is the second destination, a group of funny rocks formed look like a “Chicken” if you saw it from a certain angle. The activity carried out here was snookering. Nevertheless, my comment is as compared to Pulau Redang or Pulau Perhentian the fishes and coral over there are more attractive.
The highlight of the tour is Poda Island which is the 3rd destination of the tour. A unique lime stone hill stand in the sea (similar to famous James Bond Island) formed the classic view of this island which is about 500m from beach.
Last destination was Tup Island. The selling point is 3 small islands are interconnected by sand beach (like a walkway on the sea). However this can only happened on the low tide which is around December to February as according to the tour guide. Therefore, we just dropped by to take some photo.
Arrived at the jetty was about 2.30pm. The whole tour took about 6 hours.
7th to 9th May 2008 - 3rd to 5th day
Today, we moved to Koh Lanta an offshore island from Krabi inland. The whole journey took approximately 3 hours by car to arrive at Twin Lotus Resort. To cross over the sea it may need to take ferry twice and time may wasted to line up into the ferry (about 15min for the 1st stop + 45min waiting time for the 2nd stop).
Twin Lotus Resort is rated as a 5 stars resort and designed like a “Kampung” style, hence you can see a lot green area as well as insects! (keep your room’s door always close). A very long beach just beside the resort. It is good for a person prefer a relax, away from city, lazy, tropical and enjoyable environment. The resort offered a wide range of accommodation such as hotel room type, sea view villa or as our booking garden villa. Few choices also available for garden villa by its interior design. For ours, it built with the timber strips as floor finishes as well as the wall,
the most attracting part is a wooden made bathtub located open air, but of course it is fenced up for privacy.
The restaurant offered a quality / fine food also especially in the local dishes.
Here to share a wonderful dinning experience. The peak period usually is from November to February, right now is month of May then the occupancy rate is low. Apart from that, I think it may be the timing is right also, as for our dinner in the restaurant we were the only customer (the other resort guest may be dinning outside of resort). Yes! The group of waitress only served us…and…the amazing thing was the live band (singer and guitarist from Philippine) also belong to us only, we can choose whatever song we wanted the whole night. This may only happen if we booked the whole restaurant and hired the band for performance (like the rich person) …haha… now we only paid for the dinner then enjoy the same environment… very nice.
As for the 3 days spent here, we enjoy a fantastic moment… sea… sunshine… summer time!
There are more photos below