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A day in Paradise at Krabi

Idyllic inspiration begins with an exquisite jewelof the Andaman Sea called Krabi.
Krabi is a premier tourist destination located in southern Thailand.With its gorgeous coastline and over 130 small islands, including KohLanta, Koh Phi Phi, and James Bond Island, you can findwhite sand beaches, crystal clear water, coral reefs, caves, waterfalls, hot springs, and mangrove forests. In addition to its fabulous scenery, Krabi offers a wide variety of activities to discover, such as sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, water sports, rock climbing, and many more. Youcan easily spend a week or more exploringthis beautiful place and never run out of things to do.


One popular activity is the Krabi 4 islands day tour. A tour boat takes you to the 4 paradise islands of Koh Kai (Chicken Island), Koh Tub, KohPoda, and Phranang Cave. Tour package costs range from 500 baht if you travel by long tailed boat to 1,900 baht byspeed boat,inclusive ofhotel pick up, national park entrance fee, snorkeling equipment, and lunch. The price will also vary depending on the tour company and the services they offer.


Tour companies offering the 4 islands package will pick you up at your hotel around 8.00 – 8.30 am, and the boat will depart from the pier around 9 – 9.30 am. The boat will pass the beautiful scenery of the islands and arrive at Koh Tub, which is one of “Unseen in Thailand” sites listed by the Thailand Ministry of Tourism. The highlight is to visit the island at low tide, when the sea gradually separates and reveals an amazing sand dune connecting Koh Kai and Koh Moore. The trip to Koh Tub is generally timed so you arrive during the isthmus.


Immediately after Koh Tub, Koh Kai comes into view. The narrow rock formation that protrudes from the island makes it look exactly like a chicken’s head, hence the island’s name, “Chicken Island.”The boat then continues to the next stop, the snorkeling areas near Koh Kai and Koh Si. They are the perfect placesto explore the mysterious underwater life and colorful fish that live around the magnificent coral reefs.


After enjoying the underwater views, it is time for lunch on dry land, surrounded by the stunning white sandy beach of Koh Poda. With a big rock standing as an island landmark, it is an excellent place to snorkel, sunbathe, and relax on the beach.


The final destination of the trip is Phranang cave beach, which is a favorite among rock climbers. The cave is famous for its amazing stalactites and stalagmites.There is a legend about a mythical sea princess whose spirit residesinside the cave andprotects and brings good luck to fishermen. It also has a white sand beach and crystal clear water, making for a relaxing end to the tour.


At the end of the day, the boat returns to the pier at Ao Nang, a seaside strip of hotels, restaurants, and bars. It is also one of the most beautiful and photographed sunsets in Thailand. As you chill at a beach bar over dinner, you will love the charming ambiance. It is the perfect way to complete a day in the paradise named Krabi.


/// Written by Thanatchporn Piasai, Thailand