Thailand Getaway

Railay, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Railay Sunset : Prints Available

An amazing sunset over the limestone karsts of Railay beach.

Claudia and I are mountain lovers through and through; but after two treks in the Himalaya, the thought of relaxing on some Thai beaches sounded pretty appealing. With two travel weeks to spare in December, and just a 3-hour flight from Kathmandu, we quickly planned a getaway to Thailand!

Needless to say, once we were laying in the sand under the warm sun, we felt like that was a pretty damn good decision. We started in Railay and Ao Nang, near the city of Krabi; then worked our way south towards the Trang province, including stays on the islands of Ko Lanta, Ko Kradan, and Ko Muk.

See lots more photos from our time in Thailand below!

Railay, Thailand, lightning, Andaman Sea, beach
Railay Thunder : Prints Available

Lightning over the Andaman Sea as a tropical thunderstorm passes over Railay Beach.

Railay, Thailand, Andaman Sea, boat, beach
Long-tail boats at west Railay Beach.
Railay, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea
Kayaking amongst limestone karst formations near Phra Nang beach.
Railay, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea
Kayaking through a sea tunnel near Railay.
Railay, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Railay Shade : Prints Available

Railay Beach.

Ko Phi-Phi, Thailand, Andaman Sea, boat, beach
Phi Phi Boat : Prints Available

Ko Phi-Phi is a popular island featuring a thin [and shockingly overdeveloped] isthmus of land with attractive turquoise bays on both sides.

Ko Phi-Phi Leh, Thailand, Andaman Sea, boat, beach
Maya Bay Long-tail Boat : Prints Available
Ko Phi-Phi Leh, Maya Bay, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach, panorama
Maya Bay Moonlight Panorama : Prints Available

A panorama of the incredible cliff-ringed cove of Maya Bay, where, incidentally, “The Beach” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed.

Ko Phi-Phi,Thailand,monkey
A monkey at Monkey Beach near Phi Phi.
Ko Phi-Phi, Thailand, monkey, Andaman Sea, beach
A monkey hoping for bananas from tourists at Monkey Beach near Phi Phi.
Thailand, Tup Island, Andaman Sea, beach, Ao Nang, panorama
Andaman Sunset Panorama : Prints Available

Sunset at Tup Island’s unique sandbar beach which connects three little islands in the Andaman Sea near Ao Nang and Railay.  This is a full 360º panorama looking up one direction of the sandbar and down the opposite way. Click the photo to see a larger version.

Thailand, Tup Island, Andaman Sea, beach, Ao Nang
Andaman Sunset : Prints Available

Sunset at Tup Island.

Ko Hong, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach, panorama
Ko Hong Panorama : Prints Available

Panoramic view of the beach at Ko Hong island.

Ko Hong, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea
Relaxing on the kayak in the amazing enclosed lagoon in Ko Hong island.
Ko Lanta, Thailand, Andaman Sea
Ko Lanta Rain : Prints Available

Sunset through the rain at Ko Lanta.

Ko Lanta, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Lanta Evening : Prints Available

Evening at Ko Lanta.

Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach, hiking
Hiking along the beach to our bungalow on Ko Kradan island.
Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, boat, beach
Ko Kradan Longtail Boat : Prints Available

A long-tail taxi boat at Ko Kradan.

Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Kradan Waters : Prints Available

Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach

Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Kradan Rainbow : Prints Available
Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, cloud
Ko Kradan Cottonball : Prints Available
Ko Kradan, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Kradan Sunrise : Prints Available
Ko Muk, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea, Tham Morakat, Emerald Cave
Kayaking through the pitch black 80-meter-long tunnel cave of Tham Morakat (Emerald Cave) to the hidden beach and enclosed lagoon beyond. Ko Muk island.
Ko Muk, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea, beach, Tham Morakat, Emerald Cave
The hidden beach and enclosed lagoon surrounded by vertical cliffs. Tham Morakat (Emerald Cave), Ko Muk.
Ko Muk, Thailand, kayak, Andaman Sea, beach, Tham Morakat, Emerald Cave
The hidden beach and enclosed lagoon surrounded by vertical cliffs, accessed by swimming or kayaking through an 80 meter long cave tunnel from the Andaman Sea.
Ko Muk, Thailand, Andaman Sea, beach
Ko Muk Sunset : Prints Available
Ao Nang,Thailand, beach

This guy walks up and down the beach at Ao Nang serving fresh corn cobs roasted over his portable coconut-charcoal grill.  He is deaf and can’t speak well, but still manages to make a point of how much better his corn is than all the other restaurants near the beach.  He’s right.  It’s delicious!

5 thoughts on “Thailand Getaway

  1. Fantastic images of your Thailand Getaway! My son was recently in Koh Samui and although there’s no public transport on the island, he hired a scooter for a month & rode to the Tesco superstore every evening as they marked down the price of the food! I didn’t expect to see a photo of that from him on the little island…haha! He’s now on his way to Bali via Cambodia…living the good life!

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