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 Thunder : Prints Available
Lightning over the Andaman Sea as a tropical thunderstorm passes over Railay Beach.
Long-tail boats at west Railay Beach.
Kayaking amongst limestone karst formations near Phra Nang beach.
Kayaking through a sea tunnel near Railay.
Railay Shade : Prints Available
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.
Maya Bay Long-tail Boat : Prints Available
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.
A monkey at Monkey Beach near Phi Phi.
A monkey hoping for bananas from tourists at Monkey Beach near Phi Phi.
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.
Andaman Sunset : Prints Available
Sunset at Tup Island.
Ko Hong Panorama : Prints Available
Panoramic view of the beach at Ko Hong island.
Relaxing on the kayak in the amazing enclosed lagoon in Ko Hong island.
Ko Lanta Rain : Prints Available
Sunset through the rain at Ko Lanta.
Ko Lanta Evening : Prints Available
Evening at Ko Lanta.
Hiking along the beach to our bungalow on Ko Kradan island.
Ko Kradan Longtail Boat : Prints Available
A long-tail taxi boat at Ko Kradan.
Ko Kradan Waters : Prints Available
Ko Kradan Rainbow : Prints Available
Ko Kradan Cottonball : Prints Available
Ko Kradan Sunrise : Prints Available
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.
The hidden beach and enclosed lagoon surrounded by vertical cliffs. Tham Morakat (Emerald Cave), Ko Muk.
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 Sunset : Prints Available
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!