Monday, 18 September 2017

Travelogue: Krabi. Nature Retreat.

 
Bamboo Island, Krabi, Thailand
12-15 September 2017

Assalamualaikum 
dan salam sejahtera...

Yey. We made it to Krabi, Thailand! It was on my bucket list, since forever. All my family members had been to Krabi previously, and I was damn jealous. I was working at that time. Unable to follow them. So, here we are. Sitting at the beach. Enjoying the nature. The salty smell of ocean and the windy breeze that blow on your face when you're walking along the beach. I missed it. The last time I went to a beautiful beach was langkawi. One year ago. 

As usual, my trip was adhoc. Everything was planned last minute. I booked my ticket one week earlier when my captain approved my leave. Luckily the price for the ticket was cheap. I travelled during weekdays. We booked our ticket through AirasiaGo together with 4 days 3 nights hotel. It was cheaper that way. The price of the ticket only RM180+ all in two-way without meal and luggage. 
 Ao Nang Beach, Krabi...
It was a post night call. I thought I could just sleep the whole night since I was in ortho department. However, I'm person in charge for Emergency Operation (EMOT). And I was stucked in Operation from 5.30pm till 2.00am. Oh my gosh. There's go my sleep. The next morning, I needed to study the case which I'm supposed to post to anaest in the morning. 7 cases to be posted. Grrrrr. Luckily, my night teammates were helpful. They help me a lot. I went back home at 11am and packed my stuff. And I managed to catch my flight at 5pm that day! 

Day 1 
Felt sleepy throughout the journey though. Once we reached Krabi Airport, we bought shared taxi / van to Ao Nang beach. It cost us around 150baht each. The internet was cheap! 88baht for 5 days unlimited. We reached Ao Nang beach, where's our hotel were located around 6.30pm local time. Sunset in Ao Nang beach! 

During the night, we were looking for the best and cheapest tour around krabi. We intended to buy the tour to Phi phi Island and Emerald pool. There's a lot of tour package provided. The price for Phi Phi Island ranging from 1050 to 1400 baht during off peak season including the natural/sea park entrance. The price differs according to the speedboat provided, the meals whether it's buffet or serve to you, the number of people in a boat, etc. The trip to Hot stream, Emerald Pool, and elephant trail around 750 to 900 baht. We chose Rungtawan tour which cost us 1800 baht for both tours. 

Day 2
Hot Stream - Emerald pool - Tiger cave temple - Elephant trail
The hot stream located quite far about 1 hour from Ao Nang Beach. The van pick us up from our hotel at 8.15am after we had our breakfast. We spent about 45 minutes to 1 hour at the hot stream. Nice place to just relax. It's located far in the thailand jungle. 40'celcius water. Nice place to release your stress. 
The hot stream, krabi, Thailand. 

The next stop. Emerald pool and Blue pool. We had our lunch - Nasi Goreng prior to walk about 800m into the jungle to look for the emerald pool. It was magnificently beautiful! The water was crystal clear. The emerald colour of the pool make us wanna jump into the pool straight away. We enjoyed our time at the emerald pool. However, due to the limited time given to us about 1 and half hours, we decided just to spent our time in the emerald pool. The blue pool located 800m more into the jungle. We didn't have time to walk though it. 

Then, the Tiger cave temple. We didn't really know that our tour included this temple. We thought only 3 places. Once we reached there, we googled about it. There's 1237 steps going up to the highest peak of the temple where you can see Krabi from high above the ground. And we decided to just hang out below there. Feel so heavy to go up 1237 steps above. 

Last trip of the day, the Elephant trail. There's choices, between elephant trail or ATV ride. Well, you can always ride ATV anywhere in Malaysia. So, better of to go for elephant trail. There's about six elephant carry all of us through the journey inside the jungle. At first, it was scary and high, but in times, you'll enjoy the ride. 
Emerald pool. So nice!
 Blup. Blup. Blup. 
 The tiger cave temple
 The elephant trail. Look at Faiz at the back, like a boss! 

Day 3
Bamboo Island - Maya bay - White cave - Monkey Bay- Phileh Lagoon - Phi phi Island
More or less, like an island hoping trip with snorkeling. The 1st stop was Bamboo Island. It was a rainy-sunny day. The ride with speedboat about 30-45 minutes. Initially it was raining, and we just sit there enjoying the rain and the sun without thinking of anything else. 

The snorkeling trip was not as I expected. There's not much fish! And the corals, compared to the one in Pulan perhentian, was far less. The timing given to us was only 45 minutes to 1 hour. Its not enough to enjoy the nature. I wanted more and more. So, I think, snorkeling trip in Pulau Perhentian was much more better. 

Phi Leh Lagoon was nice! They gave us chance to jump from the boat. Of course, i'm not a swimmer, thus, I jumped with my life vest. Haha. I wish I kne how to swim, how to dive, without my my life vest. Then, we had our lunch at Phi phi Island. It was a big island. There's hotels over there. Place to enjoy the nature.  
 Snorkeling trip!
 Phi Leh Lagoon. Krabi
Phi Phi Island. 

The trip I went with my brother, Faiz and best friend, Farahin. Enjoying the nature and trip with them! We ended our trip with Thai full body massage cost only 200 baht! So cheap. And the massage was damn great. Of course, your body will be in pain after the massage. But it was the experience your must try!

That's all for now. 
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5 comments:

  1. Ni cuti end of posting ea Hajar :D It sounds so great to finally have a break during HOship. Tumpang happy tgk you enjoy your trip :D

    A massage, huhu ya Allah. How I wish for this since monthssss ago. T_T

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    1. Very nice to have some break during housemanship! Go go go for a massage sometimes :)

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  2. Bestnya p sana..hope dpt p jugak 1day

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  3. Hi Hajar. It's been awhile eh. It's good to see that you managed to squeeze a short vacay in your tight schedules :)

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  4. Best! nak kena tunggu anak besaq dulu la.kalau tak ada yang gheyau naik gajah. kekeke

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