After a beautiful stay in Phuket, I took a charter to Krabi. Here began the spontaneous part of the trip…
In Hong Kong I had met an Australian man, who was a current resident of the Asian country. We sat across from each in a local café, each sipping a cup of Joe, talking easily. Our conversation carried into the night, as we tried to arrange evening plans to meet up again. Although unfortunately we couldn’t meet before I left the city, I nonchalantly mentioned I was heading to Thailand and we could always meet there. Little did I know, he booked a flight to The Land of Smiles (Krabi, Thailand). Crazy, I know, but his energy felt right and I was confident he wouldn’t throw me off a boat and drown me. To be sure, I took extra precautions in case, little tidbits I’m happy to share for the spontaneous travelers. I wouldn’t suggest this to everyone, this level of spontaneity. But sometimes these wild decisions result in the best experiences and stories.
I stayed at Rayavadee Luxury Beach and Spa Resort, one of the most romantic and desired resorts on the island, and one that provides a new level of tranquility. Located on Railay Beach, it actually offers access to three beaches in all: Railay West, Phra Nang, and Railay East. One of the “Leading Hotels of the World”, it can only be accessed by water.
The Raitalay Villa was set on a sheltered corner of gorgeous Railay Beach, overlooking the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. The villa’s spacious accommodation featured a living room, a dining room, a kitchenette, an outdoor deck with a hydro pool, and two non-adjoining bedrooms, each with a king size bed and ensuite bath, and one boasting a large bathtub.
The resort’s grounds were stunning and expansive.
In the afternoon we cooled off in the beach-front pool and laid out in the sun to work on our golden tans.