Journey to the Thai islands
Trip Start Jan 01, 2011
41Trip End Mar 21, 2011
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Around 3:30pm we headed to the airport to catch our Air Asia flight to Krabi town. The flight went well and we arrived in Krabi on time. We got off the plane on the tarmac and were at once wet. It is so humid.
Once we collected our baggage, we had to take a taxi to our hotel. It seemed a bit odd that there were lots of taxi signs in the airport saying that you had to buy the taxi inside, so Jeff went outside to investigate. This appeared to be the case – there were no taxis in sight
We took the shuttle bus into town and had confirmed that we would be taken directly to our hotel. On the way, we passed our hotel and were a bit confused. Turns out that they take you to a travel agency to try to sell you accommodation and island transfers. We had everything booked, so we weren't of interest to them and shortly we were taken in a different van to our hotel.
In the morning, we took our transfer van to Trang which was over 2 hours from Krabi. When we got to the Kradan Beach Resort office, we found out that the next transfer to the island was in 2 hours at noon. We should have slept in!
To get to the resort, we had to take a 45 minute van ride (through a rain storm) to the pier (which was thankfully sunny) and then a 45 minute longtail boat ride to the resort. We finally arrived at the resort around 2:30 and were starving. We checked in and dropped our bags and then had lunch, which was really good. By accident they even brought us a chili fish which is some of the best fish I have had.
After lunch, we changed and headed to the beach for some snorkeling. The water was so warm. The first area off the beach had several fish, but not a huge variety. We eventually found the large coral head that I had read about online and saw so many different fish. Many fish, we had never seen before. We even saw a cream and black spotted moray eel. At one point, a large school of good-sized silver fish came rushing past us. The coral here was in pretty good shape.