The run down of all the local islands
Surin & the Similans – From Krabi town we can get to
these islands located far to the north in the deep waters of the Andaman Sea by
speed boat. Features premiere snorkeling and unbelievable dive sites – perhaps
the best for viewing aquatic life in all of the Indian Ocean.
Koh Phi Phi Don – Just a short ferry ride away. Phi Phi
Don [pee-pee] is a paradise discovered – accommodations are slightly high
in price, but once you visit the National Park on the near by smaller island
you’ll know that paradise comes at a price but it’s worth every last baht and
then some. Those who want to save some money can stay in Krabi town and take a
day tour boat from Krabi to the smaller isle of Phi Phi Lei. Patty also has
excellent connections on Phi Phi Don [as she is a specialized certified tour guide for Phi
Phi] – she knows the island and she knows the locals there thus guaranteeing you the best bungalows at the best price.
Koh Lanta – A favorite destination for all travel
budgets. The island itself is enormous – all possible adventures possible.
Electricity arrived there in 1998 and the road linking the 20km island is only 2
years old. The best beaches are on the north end – Klong Dao and Long Beach –
these accommodations are between 2-3 km away from the ferry pier and the touters
are a bit of a pain. Hence, avoid the headache make arrangements with us and
have a RIDE waiting just for you and a room available just for YOU ! [best of all
you’ll know the cost ELSE you end up at some shady resort 14 km out of the way].
Koh Jum – This is the
island in our book. See wild monkeys, spectacular beaches, and sunset
that inspire poetry. It has not been over run by tourist – yet! We
would like to preserve the real Thai island flavour that still remains
– so if you want to party all night and walk around half naked PLEASE
stick with Railey Beach, Lanta, or Phi Phi. The island has 3 villages
and no electrical lines – the people are friendly but devotedly Muslim.
Beer and bare breast are frowned upon. Depending on you desire we can place you with the appropriate resort [see we are not saying sunbathing topless or smoking and drinking is impossible;] The island is split into 2 distinct halves – the north end is Koh Pu and the south end is
Koh Jum – this is an important note because travel from one end to the
other is difficult. In general the South is where the local population
center is and has the larger 3-4 km sandy beach. Up north is the
awesome mount Pu, incredible jungle and aquatic life, and more
solitude. Koh Pu is a good alternative to Koh Phi Phi – especially when
you can charter a fantail [around 1200 baht a day/upto 6 people ] from
your bungalow to 10s of near by islands – including Phi Phi Lei!