Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Krabi Part I -Accommodation

Krabi

I am a noob when it comes to travelling around Southeast Asia. That's why until today, I've only been to a Bangkok, Singapore, Bali and now Krabi. Even the infamous Phuket I have not set foot on. I am really left behind. The reason why I chose Krabi because it's less-travelled by compared to Phuket and I thought all the islands/beaches would looked almost the same to me so it doesn't really matter.

"Krabi is southern Thailand's most beautiful province with a well preserved natural environment of white sandy beaches, numerous offshore islands for exploration and swimming, national parks, mangrove forests, limestone karsts that are popular with climbers, excellent dive sites, and an easy-going lifestyle".


Air Asia and Car ride to Hotel


I flew on Air Asia and then from the airport, I took a MPV to the hotel. The ride was fun because the interior of the car is so nifty and it's only around 90 baht per person for a 40mins journey. I think it was an Alphard...

Managed to get an Air Asia package with accommodation at around RM1300 for 3 nights I think. It was in May, so I couldn't really remember. I think it would be cheaper if you shared the rooms. My friends and I chose to stay at Pakasai Resort in Ao Nang. It's a 4 star resort hotel situated at the famous Ao Nang beach which is around 40 mins drive from airport and around 15-20mins from Krabi town.


The resort lobby


The resort swimming pool


The Superior Room


This resort hotel is situated a little further away from the shops mainly because of its natural setting and away from the hustle and bustle of town. Even the lobby has a very nice minimalist design and no air con or fan is in sight and thus it can be a little hot in the afternoon while waiting there. The swimming pool is situated on top of the restaurant and it's very interesting since you can look down from the pool to the street below.

The chalets are spaced throughout the tropical gardens, rising up the hillside so that guests can enjoy relaxing views of the greenery and, on the higher levels, the sea. Executive accommodation is located in two low-rise wings close to the conference room and lobby. The superior room that I had is the cheapest at the resort. The prices start from RM600/night from the net but you can get quite a good deal when you book it together with the Air Asia travel package. They have executive rooms and suites with balcony and bath tubs which offer the total relaxation package.

Besides the nice rooms that they offer, there are other facilities like gym and spa. The Adora Spa is really a relaxing place to be when on holiday which I shall cover in the coming posts. There's also two computers with internet for your usage at the coffee house.



Room walkway...


At the lobby...


Croissant anyone?


There will be a few more coming on Food@krabi, Spa@Krabi and Shop@Krabi.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your 2nd last pic, omg so elegant.Love your dress. Cant take my eyes off eventhough I'm also a woman. Men how ah, i wonder.

Anonymous said...

You are really blessed with great complexion!

Anonymous said...

When you travel with your bf, you don’t show his photo.

foongpc said...

Is this the krabi trip you mentioned before? Or was this a recent trip?

The resort hotel looks nice! And like Anonymous said, you look elegant! : )

J said...

Hello Lim Eiling!!!

Im still waitin for your article on "tips for self travelling"

Much thanks
J****i

Admirer said...

A devastating good look! Chic, Graceful and pleasing to my eyes! Gosh!! My heart is throbbing for you!

I can’t sleep and can’t help thinking of you! :-QQ ;-))

cibol said...

I haven't travel much either. Budget constraint and busy schedule always seems to be the problem. :p

Hopefully in the nearest time I will have the opportunity to do so ..

with airasia, everybody can fly (book early lah - if not, also kenot fly)

wmw said...

Thanks for dropping by :o). I see that you love travel too!

eiling lim said...

Anon: Thanks. I like that pic too, very relaxed pose. It's not really a dress, it's like a long top.

Anon: Thanks... but my complexion has gone a little worse with all the dust and stress compared to last time when I stayed in Ipoh.

Anon: Since you are so curious, why don't you be nice to me and I show some pictures of my bf next time? Thanks for the compliments!

J : My dear couz, the No.1 tip, do your research before you travel. That way, you'll be ok on your own.

Admirer: Are you having your fun teasing me again? But thanks for making my day! Lol...

Cibol: Yeah, you just have to constantly search for the best deals. Try to save some amount of money a month, and after 6 months, you can go somewhere!

wmw: You're welcome. I love to travel! Better if it's not from my own pocket! haha

Foongpc: Yes, it's in May. I know, it's really backdated.

KY said...

I went to Krabi twice already! :D

eiling lim said...

KY: I know! Ish...

Philip said...

Must be a relaxing and fun trip.Both Stp and I agree that you look even more elegant and beautiful in person!

eiling lim said...

Philip: It's relaxing but not exactly very fun. Thanks for the compliments!

Huai Bin said...

90 Baht for a 40 minute ride is like RM 9! That's really cheap.

eiling lim said...

Huai Bin: Yep. Somemore in nice air-conditioned MPV.

Ms. Macaroon said...

wow, this place looks so nice to honeymoon at

eiling lim said...

Ms Macaroon: Yeah it's a nice quiet place unlike some commercialized beaches. honestly, the view is not that great. the place can be quite boring.

Phuket Hotels said...

Nice hotel.Krabi have a many activities for you to do.

Plastic Surgery Phuket Thailand said...

Wow Nice trip!!

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