Arriving on Krabi island, we have been prepared for lots of enjoyable, sand, and swimming in Thailand! Although Ao Nang beach wasn’t a fantastic initially impression, just about the corner lies a secluded beach that quite a few vacationers do not even know about – Pai Plong Beach! You can also get there and back with the lesser recognized Ao Nang Monkey Trail.
How To Get To Pai Plong Beach
Pai Plong beach is a bit hidden, situated about the corner to the left of Ao Nang beach on Krabi. The beach basically fronts the well-known Centara resort! You can either stroll by way of the monkey trail, or you can catch a lengthy tail boat to get to Pai Plong. You may well get a tad wet if you are brief like me and use the boat lol!
Lengthy Tail Boat from Ao Nang to Centara/Pai Plong Beach
Employing a scheduled service, it charges 150 baht each and every particular person for a one particular-way ticket to Centara Resort. We rented out an whole boat for 800 baht one particular way, as we have been brief on time and wanted to do a mini photoshoot on the boat lol!
The ride is only about 10 minutes lengthy, which is incredibly brief for 800 baht. The boats on Krabi only leave even though when the boat is complete – so you will have to cover the added seats if you do not want to wait.
There are other selections of private, four-hour day trips to quite a few lagoons/islands for 2500-3000 baht (whole boat), which is fantastic is you have close friends to split the boat with, or have some added time on the island 🙂
We loved Pai Plong Beach! It is uncrowded, and it offers a amazing view of the surrounding limestone cliffs. The water was so warm, it was just about hot! It felt like bath water, but it looked a lot cleaner than neighboring Ao Nang beach. The sand was also totally free from the quite a few shells and debris on Ao Nang.
Monkey Trail Ao Nang – From Pai Plong Beach
Following enjoying Pai Plong Beach, we opted for the monkey trail back more than the mountain to Ao Nang beach – it is totally free! There is a safety guard from Centara Resort stationed at the base of the monkey trail stairs, but you only have to sign in if you are coming more than from Ao Nang Beach.
It is about a 15 minute climb more than, and while the stairs are really steep, it is rapid and a good small jaunt by way of the trees. We regrettably didn’t see any monkeys – we heard they only come out in the course of particular occasions of the day.
Would you opt for the lengthy-tail boat, or the Ao Nang Monkey Trail? We absolutely advocate a go to to Pai Plong Beach either way!
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