Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Busy Ao Nang Beach in Krabi

The little Village of Ao Nang in Thailand is sometimes seen as a gateway to other destination like Railay or the Islands of Phi Phi. For those staying around for a few days there is a beach to be enjoyed.
 Ao Nang Beach Longail Boats

Ao Nang Beach is just a few steps across the road that separates the golden sand from the village with it`s shops and hotels. This is one of the more busier beaches we have been too in Thailand. There is a constant bustle of long tail boats ferrying tourist to resorts along the coast or  passengers on day-trips to the nearby islands.

Ao Nang Deserted Beach Sunset

The south end of the beach is much quieter with the road having turned inland. Here the edge of the beach is lined with the occasional place to eat or have that relaxing massage. Noppharat Thara beach is to the north and much longer if you prefer a bit of a walk.

We thought the Ao Nang Beach and town a little bit to busy for our liking. We just never got that feeling of being alone and remote. But if want a little bit of excitement or shopping close by then it would be ideal.

Ao Nang Beach Sunset in the Monsoon Season

What the beach did offer was fantastic sunsets and views. Just sitting at the edge of the beach and inhaling the changing colors of the skies is something not to be missed. As long as you do not mind a 100 other people quietly sharing your experience and some with much much larger cameras.

Ao Nang Beach view Thailand

The views out the sea are quite amazing, with the limestone outcrops rising out of the clear blue water Ao Nang does have something relaxing about it even with the bustle going on around you. 

We enjoyed Ao Nang and the beach with the little time we spent there. The style of life here was completely pleasurable and fitted right in with us. Thailand offers us a lot and unfortunately for Ao Nang we enjoyed other places much more. Saying that I would still recommend it to anybody.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Spectacular Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach is situated in its own little quiet bay on the west coast of Phuket Island, Thailand. It is far enough away from the main tourist traps of the more popular beaches but still close enough for night of excitement in Phuket town.

Long Boat On Kamal Beach

This was the last beach before our flight out of Phuket, so we wanted something close to the airport but still quiet enough for our relaxing holiday pace. There was a hint of tourist development here with a few noticeable massage tents dotted on the south end of the beach. On the whole it was quite and clear of anything that would remind us of a package holiday.

 Kamala Beach Sun Loungers

While the beach is quite short there was plenty space for us to get our feet on the sand. It was actually a bit too hot on our toes and we walked along the path at the side of the beach for a short time.

Kamala Beach Waves

The waves crashing on the beach were amazing and even better once in that cool clear tropical water. This was in the low season which is generally monsoon time. Unfortunately for it the skies did open for a while and the rains poured quite heavily. As we sat sheltering in a cafe on the beach side we spotted a few people still enjoying the waters.

Kamala Beach

High season may see Kamala Beach with more tourists and activities but if you are like us and want for a bit more of that deserted island feel then low season will be up your street.

Thailand has many beaches to offer, the only problem is there are all great. It is hard to choose but Kamala Beach is going to have a return visit from us. If only life was so much longer we could spend more time enjoying the pleasures of the country.