Back from Bandung!
Man.. it was so tiring. I’m never doing a 3D2N shopping trip again. At least a 4D3N trip if i need to eat & shop. Or at least when i travel to Indonesia. The traffic is horrendous!! Macet here and there. We spent half a day in the car. Exciting habis.
Le husband. Who turned 31st today!
This is Part 3 of his birthday gift. An all-expenses-paid trip to Bandung. Hahahaha.
One of my travelling habits, if i’m staying in a country for more than 3 days, i like to switch hotels. Just because i get bored with a place (which is not home very easily). In fact, i get bored of everything quite easily actually. Including people. Excluding my loved ones. hahaha. ok i’m so mean.
Anywaaay, we moved on to the quieter part of Krabi. The Klong Muang area. Practical if i say, where all the atas2 resorts like Sheratons are because the place spells serenity! It is very very ulu, about 40mins away from Ao Nang and Krabi Town.
But that is just perfect!
I got to know about this resort through Elzii when she posted it on her Instagram during her recent Krabi trip and i Instantly fell in love with the place.
Day 2 of Krabi was spent Island Hopping!
Read about Day 1 here.
Before i go on, just a tip if you are visiting Krabi.
Go get a Prepaid SIM card from the 7-11. It is so so worth it. I can’t remember how much i got it for but it was less than S$10.00 and it lasted me for 5 days and 3G is charged daily at a small fee and is unlimited.
I find having 3G is really useful cos the other time, i wanted to find out the Spa contact no, it was just easier to google for it and call them straight from your Thai no. This is what i usually do when i travel.
So anyway, on Day 1, we actually managed to book a Private longtail Boat for island hopping. Based on our past experience island hopping during our trip in Phuket, we hated the Speedboats that the Tour Agencies offer because they are always cramped with so many people and when they stop at a certain place, it will be at a crowded place and they will give you a strict timing to follow. eg only 1 hour at this island and honestly, 1hour is not enough and i hate going to places yang banyak sangat tourist. So i told my husband we will splurge a bit and just take a private long-tail boat for the 2 of us.
That was the best decision we made in Krabi.
We paid only 2,000 baht (S$80.00) for that private Longtail Boat and i felt it was so worth it! Cos in Krabi, i bump into my ex-schoolmate and she mentioned she’s joining a tour agency on a speedboat and they paid 1500 baht (S$60.00) per person. That was what i paid in Phuket as well.
yes, a speedboat is faster than the longtail boat but.. we are on a holiday and we can take our sweet time if we want! So a private long tail boat it is!
We waited at the hotel lobby for someone to pick us up to the Ao Nang Pier to our Longtail Boat.
After our Bali trip in October last year, i knew i wanted another Beach Destination and Tiger Airways came up with a Promotion somewhere before Christmas so we grabbed the promo and paid less than $300.00 for 2 pax to Krabi.
Bearing in mind that April is not a low season, it was definitely a great deal.
We arrived Krabi at about 12.20pm and checked in to Mercure Krabi Deevana.
We love that it is at Ao Nang but not very near to the busy streets and tuk tuks are always available to bring us to the walking street which is about 5mins away and cost 40 baht (S$1.60) only.
the front desk had these really nice birdcage deco on the wall.