Railey Beach, Krabi
Ao Nang in Krabi
The island of Koh Phi Phi Phi, which is not far from Krabi, enjoys a reputation that has largely crossed borders for a long time... well, it is true that it is beautiful, but mass tourism is not my cup of tea, I prefer by far the quieter places.
If in Krabi city (as in many Thai cities) there is not really much to do, in Ao Nang you will certainly find the right shoe for you. Nothing to do with Patong, however, but then nothing at all!
Not far from Ao Nang, there is a small beach with some bungalows but also with quite expensive hotels, in a small paradise which can only be reached by boat: Railey Beach.
Just take a longtail boat from Ao Nang to Railey, about 15 minutes away, and it is a magnificent environment that you can admire with large cliffs surrounding the site offering a spectacular view.
Krabi has one of the most beautiful climbing spots in the world. You can also scuba dive, kayak, sail, snorkel, observe local wildlife, trek or visit caves.