Honeymoon in Krabi!

Posted: November 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 91241.7 (Nov 24th, 2017)

Since our marriage, we are so looking forward for our romantic honeymoon. Weeks of waiting, the day finally came and I am very happy to share with you all.

Our honeymoon adventure begins from 4 Nov till 8 Nov, a 5 days 4 nights getaway to one of the most beautiful resort in Krabi, Thailand. Named Railay Bay Resort & Spa, its one of the most recommended choices for honeymoon couples since it comes in the most picturesque province. There are other similar resorts there too, but we choose this one as first starters. 

Initially planned to travel to Maldives, another beautiful and highly recommended resort for lovers as many would know. Until a colleague suggested to me this place and to try it out first. So after researching about it and seeing how beautiful the land is with mountains and valleys at all side, and that soft white sand surrounded by the crystal clear waters, why not? =)

DAY 1

We arrived at our resort nearly 1800hrs, Thailand time. We have arrange for one of the resort staff to meet us at Krabi airport who will send to us to the jetty at Ao Nang. The journey from the airport to the jetty was about 45 mins.

From there we will have to take a 15-min boat ride to our resort. Its a good thing that they recommended this to me after I make a booking at the resort, so as to avoid in paying for any taxi fare. I suggest you do the same if you have yet to go there. So there will be no hassle.

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The resort had 5 accommodations you can choose. So I decided to choose the Deluxe Cottage, cause of its 
tropical style bungalow look. Inside was quite spacious, enough for two and feels really comforting.

Guess what we found once we arrived at our resort. That’s where I remember that I had indicated in the email to the resort that me and my wife will there for our honeymoon. Never expected this. Really really appreciate of their warm-welcome of us. Its beautiful….
=) 

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So after settling down and change to light clothing, we decided to explore the place. Also my wife is feeling hungry, and while doing so we 
search for a good restaurant within the vicinity.

After quite some time, we came across this Diamond Cave Restaurant, which is part of Diamond Cave Resort. Couldn’t contain our hunger no more (Yes I was feeling hungry also), we decided to whack the food.

We order like a full set which comes with rice and the mouth-watering Tom Yam Soup. My wife loves it! You can tell by that look on her face as she pour the soup into her bowl =D

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As the sky turns dark, the place becomes more cooling and more relax. Also the fact that it was located just next to the beach. 
Really love places like this where you can just feel like wanna stay there the whole night while enjoying your dinner. Its just too relaxing and makes you stress free. 

Once we had fill our empty stomach, we did a little shopping. Buying some few clothes for ourselves.

We were greeted by the owners of the shops as we walked back to our resort. Really feel that sense of welcoming, being seen as tourist. Even after we had landed at the airport. Really blend in with harmony. Me and my wife can already feel the excitement and really looking forward for the next day onwards.

DAY 2

After having our wonderful breakfast, we took a stroll along the beach which is just next the restaurant that we had breakfast. Finally, I get to see how beautiful the beach was, and the mountains and valleys as how I had seen them in the photos. 

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Feeling that soft white sand surrounded by the crystal clear waters as you walked along. The wonderful atmosphere, the boats been docked near to the beach, people and kids running around….the feeling is just sooo relaxing. Our moments had just begun.. =)

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So throughout the day, we start off by going canoeing. Its been like donkey years like I last canoeing. So does my wife. Lucky we still know how! =D We paddle the sea for one hour, just enough for us.

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Then in the evening, we head down to Krabi town where there is a night market. We came across this when we want to enquiry at our resort tourist information counter on some of the activities that was offered. So after paying for the trip, the friendly staff arranged a transport to send us there and back 
to our resort.

The market operates from Fridays to Sundays and offers a fascinating insight and delights into the local Thai culture. Ranging from toys to cheap shoes, T-shirts, belts, bags, souvenirs, jewellery to electronic goods. There was also a variety of handicrafts made by the locals.

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Indeed a treasure trove for enthusiastic shoppers. 
Like my wife, who was so excited when she came to know. Some had interesting stuff that you would never find in the night markets or pasar malam in Singapore. 

Best of all, most of the locals in Krabi are muslims. So for Muslims people like myself, you don’t have to worry as they have halal food around.

And guess what we found! Everybody’s favourite burger is even found here. I’m surprised! A MUST BUY! =D

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And speaking of food, the night market was indeed a food paradise selling everything from barbecued meat, desserts, exotic freshly cut fruits, coconut drinks, fruit shakes and Thai ice teas in many flavours  Too many of it and you may find yourself easily lost in the ocean of food here.

An artist turned me and my wife into cartoons! Hahahahah! 

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The night market also had an open-air seating area for visitors to relax and enjoy the food.

Its worth a visit, especially if you want to savour the genuine flavors of Thailand =)

Our shopping is finally done with our hands so full as we waited for our transport to send us back to the jetty.

Check out the loots! Some for us, some for our love ones, friends and colleagues. Worth the visit, worth the shop! =D

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DAY 3

The day we been looking forward the most. We had apply for one of the programs yesterday as it looks really exciting. And its something that we wish to experience before. Keep reading and you will find out why =)

Our first visit was the Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua. Located close to Krabi town, it is said to be one of Thailand’s finest natural wonders and definitely worth a visit. The temple has a network of natural caves formed within a lush jungle and home to the monks who worship and live in this beautiful environment.

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This is also home to the dozens of monkeys inhabited the place. You may want to purchase some bananas that was sold there to feed them. But remember don’t get too close as they can bite and scratch you. Depends on their mood, perhaps….

Monkey see, monkey do…

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Our next visit was journey into some jungle where we can go for some elephant trekking. I had wanted to try riding on one since young. This is the chance!

An elephant sanctuary is located here, and there’s about 4 – 5 elephants been taken care off. Ours came along and we sat onto the chair that was attached to the elephant’s back, with its owner or mahout on its head.

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So the elephant will take you on a gentle trek through a rubble plantations, a forest and finally along a stream. Estimated about 15 – 20mins. Along the way the huge animal may go for its toilet break. Like how mine did…

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Its a worth a ride. But I be honest cause we are nervous at the same time. Especially when the elephant is going down a slope. That was scary. Hahaha!

In case you didn’t know, it was said that the elephant is seen as a symbol of the nation and a talisman for the Thai people. With their wrinkly grey skin and swaying trunk, they are a fascinating combination of brute force, gentleness and remarkable intelligence and agility that inspires both respect and affection. That’s why most of the items you brought like fridge magnets, keychains or shirts comes with the picture of the elephant. Almost everywhere in Thai.

Really fascinating. I may want to try riding on a horse next.

Our next stop, and the most adventurous was take a ride on the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle). Also known as quad bike. Some called it a buggy. Same like the elephant trekking, I always wanted to try riding one of these hot wheels!

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Though I was a little nervous. But there I was, challenging myself to erase that doubts. So next time I am brave enough to ride on it again.

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But unfortunately my wife wasn’t that brave. So she will be my passenger seated behind me while I do all the work.

I was instructed to follow one of the instructors along a guided trek. Took me like several minutes to finally mastered it. At one point I had collided against a tree. And at one sharp turn, I nearly gotten both of us toppled into the mud.

We raced through jungles, rough slopes, even through plantations. From there I’ve learn to test out the vehicle’s capabilities. You just need to know how to control the vehicle, and when to slow down. I actually enjoyed it after that! =D

The ride takes about nearly 20 mins. Its worth the experience. Seriously, I feel like to go for another round! =D

Though my wife is not brave to enough to handle behind the wheel, she too enjoyed the ride. Even despite keep telling me to slow down since this is the first time I ride the ATV. To her she don’t seem to mind me if I were to ride again. But not for her as one ride is enough for her =D

After a good break, our transport came to pick us up and send us back to the jetty.

We soon reached back to our resort where we spend the rest of the evening chilling and relaxing.

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Its been a tiring but trilling and adventurous day. We are glad to try those experience. Worth every minute! =)

DAY 4

This day, we decided not to do much but to just explore the place. There are some areas we haven’t explore yet. So after breakfast, its just walking around. And not forgetting the sun, the sand and the sea.

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We came across rows of cafes, bars, and shops that stretches from the beach of West Railay. Known as Railay Walking Street, the soft sand leads you to this tiny community of friendly locals who run those small stores.

From here, we brought more souvenirs and some food for dinner.

Nothing beats a good coconut + banana milkshake under this scorching heat!

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I sure buy one or two of these if they were on sale =D

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The Walking Street leads to a pathway that links Railay West with Railway East where our resort were. There’s dozens of small bungalows dotted around the area. Even bars, restaurants, more shops. And from those few shops, we buy more souvenirs. Its really cheap. So why not? =D 

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The rest of the day we just relax, exploring the place and enjoyed by the beach.

When night falls, we decided to take a romantic stroll on the beach.

I remembered how calm and peaceful the beach was, and how the cool the night sky was. Makes me feel just wanna spend the whole night there lying my back against the soft sand and stared at the night sky.

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Nearby, the restaurant was lit with activity. I regret not having a candlelight dinner with my wife. I did not thought about it until I saw the candles on the tables of the restaurant. It will be a romantic dinner, 
especially when you know you are checking out from the resort the following day. Sad…. 

We explored the Walking Street again. Spend there several minutes before heading back to our resort. What a lovely night that was… =)

DAY 5

The day we booked out. One last look while on the boat back to the jetty. Missed the place, missed the food, missed the beach, missed the fun…

Nevertheless, we hope to return here again in the future. A different resort next time round.

Me and my wife would like to thank the staff and management of Railay Bay Resort & Spa for their wonderful hospitality and friendly service. And the people who we came to know there, they are very friendly and very welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay there and hope can meet again the future. Cause we definitely be back! =D

Its been a romantic and rocking honeymoon! Truly unforgettable! =D

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it! =)

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