Will we ever make it to our hotel?!
Trip Start Apr 30, 2011
66Trip End Dec 08, 2011
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We sat in a hotel front restaurant and ate some lunch to pass the time. We were also trying to get away from all the boat taxis who were offering to take us to our hotel a 2 minute ride away.... for 150 baht!! Seeing as we had paid less than that to come here from Ao Nang, we refused to pay it out of principal. So we had to just suck up the long wait. Finally our longtail boat arrived and we jumped on and headed to the hotel.
We checked in and headed to our room. It was so worth the wait, as it was beautiful. A classic big Thai style bungalow on stilts, with a big balcony and huge bathroom. We were very chuffed! We put on our swim stuff and jumped straight into the pool to cool off after what ended up being a long day getting here! The pool was fab, with a view overlooking the ocean. We had decided that before coming here that Railay would be our chill out time, looks like that will be highly achievable
So chill out is what we did. We walked to and from the main part of Railay and its beaches every day (turns out it was walkable, but not with backpacks!) We went back to the beach we originally visited from Ao Nang, and it was just as beautiful as we remembered. We ate in the hotel restaurant on the nights we couldn't be bothered to walk to Railay, but also headed into Railay one night for a bite to eat. We ended up eating in a place where the waiter told us they had a huge crocodile on offer that had been caught in Bangkok from the flooding?! We didn't order the croc, and we think he was joking, but you never know over here!
Sadly, come the end of our stay in the hotel, we couldn't wait to leave! Turns out there wasn't really much point our bungalow having a roof! We noticed after a couple of nights there were gaping holes between the roof and the walls, which meant come night time, every insect in Railay was making our bungalow and bed its home. We even had rat droppings fall through the roof onto our bed! This isn't supposed to happen in paradise!!