Krabi – Sun, Sand & Sea

Krabi a beach paradise ~ emerald-green waters, limestone cliffs, soft smooth sand and cooling sea breeze. Although September in Krabi is known to be the rainy season, we were fortunate to have clear blue skies and sunshine throughout our stay with only the occasional passing showers in the evening. Going during the low season was great as prices for airfare and accommodation was cheaper plus its less crowded too.

Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach

We flew directly into Krabi via Tiger Airways which takes about 1h40mins. For a peace of mind I had pre-arranged return airport transfers with KrabiShuttle.com, costing B1,198 (SGD46.97). When we arrived at Krabi Airport, the driver was at the arrival hall holding a place-card with our name on it. On our way back he was at our resort waiting for us earlier then the expected time. Good service, reliable, car was clean and they also provide WIFI in the car.

Airport Transfers - krabishuttle.com
Airport Transfers – krabishuttle.com

We stayed at Peace Laguna Resort, located in the heart of Ao Nang tucked away down a side street away from the crowded main street, noise and traffic. Out front at the resort mainstreet are lots of street kitchens, restaurants, cafes and convenient stores. A 5 minutes walk to the beach via the rear exit of the resort.

Peace Laguna Resort, Ao Nang Beach
Peace Laguna Resort, Ao Nang Beach

Shenwendys Peace Laguna Resort

We booked a Superior Cottage, 4D3N inclusive of breakfast for 3 (SGD376.98 – quite a steal I would say). From the moment we arrived, the relaxation began. The cottages and pools (they have 3 pools) are set around a lagoon, surrounded by lush greenery and a view of the majestic limestone cliff.  There is WIFI connectivity through out the resort and good reception in the room too! The cottage we stayed in was huge, they had 2 double beds plus a day bed, a huge bathtub and a private outdoor shower. Breakfast was alright, with quite a selection and a variety of fruit juices – just stay away from the coffee. In the afternoon from 4-4:45pm they serve afternoon tea and snacks at the lobby. Although the place is a little worn but the surrounding and the rooms are clean and bed linen are changed daily. My only gripe was the mattress is too hard!

Cottages set around the lagoon, amongst the lush greenery and a majestic view of the limestone cliff
Cottages set around the lagoon, amongst the lush greenery and a majestic view of the limestone cliff
Peace Laguna Resort - Lobby Area
Peace Laguna Resort – Lobby Area
Breakfast View
Breakfast with a breath-taking view
Afternoon Tea & Snacks
Afternoon Tea & Snacks
Chill out at one of the sun beds lining the pool
Chill out at one of the sun beds lining the pool
Pool Time
Pool Time

The beach is beautiful and picturesque. You can see some of the islands from Ao Nang Beach, sea shells lace the shorelines and long tail boats at the shore waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands. A perfect place to relax and enjoy with a couple of beers.

Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach – sea shells line the shoreline
Longtail Boats at the shoreline waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands
Longtail Boats at the shoreline waiting to ferry tourists to the neighboring islands
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze
Sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze

Do you know that only in Thailand can you find pork bacon and patty in the Mushroom Swiss at Burger King? Well now you know.

Shenwendys Burger King
Beer is available at B69 (SGD2.70)
Savouring a Mushroom Swiss with pork patty and pork bacon
Savouring a Mushroom Swiss with pork patty and pork bacon

Natasha’s favorite street food is the ‘banana pancake’ aka banana prata.

Time for an afternoon snack
Time for an afternoon snack
Shenwends Banana Pancake
Crispy Banana Pancake with Condense Milk and Sugar

Located right outside our resort is a street kitchen, Esan Food & Cooking Inter, that serves authentic home cooked Thai food. They are open daily from 5pm onwards. Seafood were fresh, food were delicious, friendly staff and price was cheap. Excellent value for money.

Esan Food & Cooking Inter
Esan Food & Cooking Inter
The lady chef and her kitchen
The lady chef and her kitchen
BBQ Seafood
BBQ Seafood
Our dinner - Spicy Mango Salad, BBQ Flower Crab, Stir Fry Beef, BBQ Prawns & Grilled Pork (B1,000)
Our dinner – Spicy Mango Salad, BBQ Flower Crab, Stir Fry Beef, BBQ Prawns & Stir Fry Pork (B1,000 ~ SGD39.20)

A good place for massage is Anda Massage Beauty Salon, besides massages they also offer manicure & pedicure and facial. Place is clean, air-conditioned, friendly and lovely staff who speaks quite good English. Natasha was hungry in between treatments and they offered her a plate of fruits to eat.

Anda Massage Beauty Salon - located along the beach front road behind the Tom Yum Restaurant
Anda Massage Beauty Salon – located along the beach front road behind the Tom Yum Restaurant

We had lots of fun in Krabi truly relaxing, rejuvenating and recharged.

Shenwendys Peace Laguna Resort

Monkeying around at the bus stop
Monkeying around at the bus stop
You can grab a cocktail on the go
You can grab a cocktail on the go

An ideal beach holiday spot which is less touristy, quiet and relaxing.

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Punggol Point

Punggol Point has a small stretch of beach, across from it lies Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The close proximity to Malaysia is unbelievable.  

 

At the jetty we saw lots of people fishing, families having picnics on the grass patch and kids building sandcastles along the beach.

  

 

   
 

A family adventure at Punggol Point
 

The water is so clear you could see many crabs scurrying on the sand bed. Natasha got really excited when she saw the crabs and wanted to catch them unfortunately they were too fast to be caught.

 

Baby Crabs scurrying on the sand bed

 
Picturesque Sunset
 

  
A nice weekend hangout away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place to be close to mother nature.

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Tea Indulgence

Last Friday was the start of the June school holidays. We decided to take the afternoon off work to spend with our sweetie. 

  
Both my daughter and I have a sweet tooth ~ we love desserts. And to us a meal is never complete without desserts!

We whiled away the afternoon at The Rose Veranda lounge, indulging in an array of sweets and savoury snacks.

  
  
  

   

My daughter’s favourite ~ macaroons

  
The Dessert Spread

  

I love desserts

From Left:: Durian Cake, Creme Brulee, Blueberry Tiramisu
 
 
How cute a rose shaped chocolate

 
 


The Rose Veranda High-Tea is priced at SGD48++ for adults and SGD25++ for children (age 6-11yrs). Thank you for reading.