On our second day in Thailand it was time to say Goodbye to Bangkok. Our next destination was Krabi. After 1 hour we landed at Krabi Airport and were picked up by Rayavadee Shuttle Bua. The pier was 20 Minutes away and it took another 20 Minutes to our resort: Rayavadee, a 5* Resort on an island by Krabi.The amazing transfer on a speed boat to the isolated island was stunning. Limestones left and right and the island resort infront of us. Picture Perfect Paradise.
| √ location: on Pharanang Peninsula, on the the edge of Krabi Marine National Park
√ distance to airport: 25 minutes to pier and 20 minutes by speed boat = 45 Minutes from Krabi Airport
√ rooms: 102, 98 two stories pavilions and 4 villas (I had a terrace pavilions which featured a huge lounge terrace)
√ beach: 3 beaches (note: there are many day visitors as the beaches in Thailand are all public!)
√ infinity pool, children’s pool and jacuzzi
√ spa, fitness centre, tennis court
√ 3 restaurants: Raya Dining, Krua Phranang, Rairalay Terrace
√ Beach Bar, The Grotto Bar
My first impression of Rayavadee which belongs to LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD was very good. We had this breathtaking view of Phang Nga while riding a speed boat and were greeted by an attentive staff. Drinks, Cold Tissues and Cards were exchanged before we hopped on our buggies to be transferred to our pavilions.The area is HUGE and nestled in a jungle: Trees, animals and pure nature. Apropos animals. The island is home to many animals like monkey and endangered birds. We also saw some leguans at the beach:)
The Pavillons are about 90m2 huge and feature a living room, two bathrooms and a large bedroom. Some have a hydro pool or jacuzzi, but my terrace pavilion was incredible nice.
The food served at the restaurant is Thai Style and awesome. The Jasmine Rice Ice Cream is my absolute Highlight. I couldn’t stop eating (but I seldom reject food so …)
However there some downsides of the resort as it is located off the city of Krabi. Be aware that there is NOTHING on the islands. There are no bar chains, shopping centers … You are also attached to the restaurants though there are one or two local restaurants on the beach.