My Roaming Spirit
Kushal Jhunjhunwala (@KushalJ2w)
Traveler | Photographer | Co-founder of myroamingspirit
On a lazy afternoon, you just lie by the side of a secluded little beach island listening to the sounds of the sea along with a few other enthusiastic souls around you. Sounds soothing? Well, that’s Krabi for You!
In the daily grind of life, we all seek to steal away a few moments of silent happiness and store its memories under our pillows. The rewind which plays in our dreams does not always reduce the pain of the daily grind, but it surely makes it all very easy to tackle as you wait for your next beautiful encounter with mother nature. If you are the midst of such a situation, it’s time that you take a break from your daily grind. And what better place to unwind than the beautiful sand beaches of Krabi...! Here’s 6 reasons why Krabi should be your next best escape along with all other details that you need to know before you plan:
1. Beautiful white sand beaches on hidden islands: Krabi is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The soft white sand adored by the tall palm trees and fascinating limestone walls that surround most beaches take your mind and heart to a world of fantasy. You can see the varied marine life and their beautiful colours without even dipping your head into the water; it is that clear! You need to be there to feel the magic that these beaches create… It’s a beach lover’s paradise and the heavenly warmth it offers can be so addictive that you start disliking any beach which doesn’t live up to the ‘Krabi standard’. Though there are numerous beaches scattered along the coast line and most offer the same fabulous feeling, here are some of my personal favorites.
a. Wang Long bay: If you are looking for a semi-private beach to spend some romantic lazy time with bae, nothing comes close to this beach located in the south of Koh Phi Phi Don. This hidden gem is not known to most tourists as it is situated as a thin channel between enormous limestone cliffs making it virtually invisible. Due to the thin entrance, not more than 3-4 boats can stop at this bay at once and hence most operators avoid it. Some operators (mentioned later in my article) do stop at this serene beach depending on weather conditions.
b. Koh Tup Island (also known as Tub, Thap and Tap): Unlike Wang Long, this beach is quite popular as it is one of the islands covered in the famous 4 island day tour. An ideal site for snorkelling, this picturesque beach is also unique for another reason. ‘Talay Waek’ which means ‘divided sea’ is a common occurrence here during low tide. A sandbar is accessible during low tide which connects Koh Tup and Koh Mor (another adjacent islet) to the Koh Kai (Chicken island) situated about 500 metres away. Despite this being a common phenomenon, it is quite an unbelievable sight for someone visiting the first time. However, do carry good water shoes as the sharp corals/shells beneath the water may hurt you.
c. Nui beach: Just like Wang Long, Nui beach is desolated by most tourists in the fervour for more popular beaches. But it’s best to keep this secret to yourself, else this beautiful abode of heavens will soon become another haven, flocked by tourists. The black rocky walls of the beach are an ideal contrast to the white sands and the big rocks in front stand out magnificently on the clear turquoise water. Its a sight you will cherish for a long time.