Ao Nang and Railay
Ao Nang is situated in the Krabi province of Southern Thailand. Around 10 minutes from Krabi town, it’s a starting point to various island tours and boat excursions to destinations such as Phi Phi, Phuket and beyond.
The beach front has many restaurants and bars to cater for a variety of tastes, and if massages are your thing, you can have a relaxing full body massage lasting an hour for around 150-200 Baht (£3-4)
We stayed at a great hotel called the Goodwill, based just on the hill down to the beach front which was a 5 minute stroll. There were plenty of shops around to buy souvenir’s, tailors and of course massages which were in abundance. For the foodies there and various restaurants catering from Pad Thai to Pizza. A Tuk Tuk back up the hill cost about 20 Baht if the heats too much to bare. The night life is in abundance and plenty a watering hole to quench you thirst, be it reggae themed bars with live music to cocktail bars along the beach-front, there’s something for every taste.
Just around the next Bay is Railay beach, with it’s limestone cliffs jutting out from the sea that many a rock climber attempt to scale, and some great beach front accommodations to offer. From here a return journey costs approximately 100 baht (£2).
The scenery here is breath-taking, and well worth a visit. The beach has a few restaurants lined amongst palm fringed open waters, where kayaks can be hired, along with other boat trips.