Private Boat Tour – Hong Islands, Thailand

Wow, what a day! Our second day in Ao Nang and finally the peak of our trip has arrived. We have booked a private boat for a day to take us around Hong Islands, just about 45 minutes away from Ao Nang.

A massive long tail boat, piked us up with a tour guide to take us around the islands. We have stopped at Hong Island, Lading Island, Pakbia Island and Daeng Island.

In a clever way we started our list of islands from the bottom up to avoid all the boat tour agencies and the big crowds. So we went straight away to Hong Island, which had a really impressive white sand beach and a beautiful turquoise water.

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We had a long tail boat just for ourselves and on top of that, an entire beach as well! How awesome is that?

IMG_1703Had a good swim, got a nice tan…, actually not that nice, cause it was painful.

After we got tired of swimming, we took the kayaks down from the boat and we went around Hong Island to go in its lagoon. I mean this was mind blowing, beautiful water, seen some jellyfish on the way, loads of flying fish racing with us around the island.

We got into the lagoon, seen some giant bets hanging on a tree which was a bit spooky and right after that the rain came. By that time our boat arrived to the lagoon as well, so we got on it and had lunch.

We have been really lucky you know. When we arrived to Bangkok, we had a really sunny day, but the time we left, we heard from our friends that there was a huge flood and heavy rain in Bangkok. In the same way, when we arrived to Ao Nang, it was raining, kind of all day long…so you can see that the second day when we had the day trip the sun was up and shining. It was exactly the same in our trip to Phuket, a one day rainy relaxing day and the 2nd day when we had our activity planned the sun was up and shining again. We were blessed.

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I think we had about 2-3 hours on the sea when actually set down to  have something to eat. Mmmm sooo good, I was so hungry, maan, I could have eaten anything, but the food was really lovely. Button squash soup with chicken, rice, omelet and deep fried chicken. Yam yam, spicy, but maaan it was good.

After we had some good food, while the rain was still falling, we jumped off the boat into the blue, turquoise water…I am not that of a skillful jumper as you can see from the video, but surely had loads of fun.

We had our time at Hong Island and than we went to a different one, I cant really remember the order, but it is the island were we met the mafia of the island. A monkey, brave enough to steal anything and all of you stuff.

We didn’t spent too much time on this island as it was still raining, but we spent enough to enjoy the water and have fun with our tour guide Tony.

Our last stop was at a really small island, where we got the chance to see some yellow fish under the water, explore a bit of a jungle and yeeei, fly my drone which was fun.

I will continue this article with our second part of the day, till then have a look into the vlog I made about our 3rd day in Thailand, 2nd day in Ao Nang.

Let me know what you think. Which one is your favorite part of Thailand?

Ao Nang, Krabi – Thailand’s one of best holiday destination – Day 2

Looking out on the plane window it was disappointing to see all the thunderstorm clouds covering Krabi. Once landed we took a shuttle from the Airport to Ao Nang, a very popular beach destination in the Andaman Sea. Our accommodation was around 50 min away from the airport and cost us 150 THB / head.

As the thunderstorm clouds slowly faded away, the rain stopped and you could witness this amazing scenery of the clouds lifting up from Krabi’s, hundreds of cliffs and beautiful green mountains.

We arrived to Cliff View Resort, it felt like you are in the middle of the jungle. The sounds of the jungle made its presence, you could hear the crickets, insects, frogs and green vegetation was simply mesmerising.

We stayed at one of these summer wooden villas, it wasn’t the tidiest little things but for the price it was worth it. Payed just under £13/night, including breakfast.

Suddenly the jungle went silent and within 15 – 20 minutes the rain started pouring down. Until the rain will stop again, we decided to go to one of the restaurants and try out some thai food.

We had some really good food, made peace with our enemies as Ciprian say’s quite often.

After all that good food, you had to have a thai massage as well, so that was our next destination. 1 hour thai massage, costs around £6 and can be really relaxing, or not, depending how hard the masseuse breaks you bones.

By the time we finished with the massage, the rain stopped and explored further on the island and its food.

2nd Day in Ao Nang, really excited, a 1 day private boat trip around the islands and beaches, just like the once on your favourite wallpapers.

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The Best of Thailand

It’s funny how at the beginning of this year I said to myself I will travel less this year and still ended up having an 8 day trip in Thailand. I haven’t even properly recovered from the jet lag and I am already dreaming about my next trip to visit another corner of this world.

Can someone pay me to travel? Wouldn’t that be the perfect job?

I just returned from an 8 day trip in Thailand. Went with my buddy Ciprian and had a wonderful time. Stayed 4 days in Bangkok, visited the temples, Chinatown, old town, new town and the crazy night life.

I also managed to catch up with some great friends whom I haven’t seen in a long long time, so it was good to catch up with everything that happened lately in our life.

Beside the temples and the cities great vibe, I experienced the most amazing foods I ever tasted, green curry, pad thai, amazing snacks like deep fried shrimps and crabs and some crazy ones like scorpions, grass hoppers and crickets.

I’m glad I was able to visit the south as well and had a great weather considering the horrible forecast. Spent 2 days in Ao Nang, living in the jungle and visiting Hong Island and the nearby places.

After Ao Nang we took a fairy boat and crossed the Andaman Sea to Phuket and stayed at Patong beach. Really enjoyed going with the motorbike up to the mountain and into the jungle spending one day with the elephants at Phuket’s Elephant Sanctuary.

On the way back to England we had a 12 hours layover in Amsterdam, so we decided to go out into the city and explore the great architecture, food, canals and by default Red light district 🙂

Here is just a short video about the best of Thailand, but stay tuned as I will post one or more vlogs about each day I spent there.

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