not crabby in krabi

My friend, Suzanne, and I made the lightning quick flight to the southern Thailand town of Krabi from Bangkok earlier this year. Even though our visit was during rainy season, we never felt crabby in this brilliant beach town facing the Andaman Sea.
Low tide

One of two daily low tides

We stayed at the beauteous Nakamanda Resort and Spa which was located on a private cove in the quiet and secluded Klong Muang area of Krabi.

Nice pool we didn't get to use too much of at the Nakamanda.

Dazzling pool at the Nakamanda

We made time to visit the night market and even made the scene one evening at a 70′s club on touristy Ao Nang beach. Otherwise, we were quite content relaxing in our villa, spa-ing, and indulging in some delectable dishes! Our best dining happened in the form of a corn waffle from the market and the freshest seafood joint down the beach from our resort.
Thai shrimp on the beach

Thai shrimp with tamarind sauce on the beach

And we were very lucky that the rain let up just enough to let us trek on elephants in the lush jungle at Nosey Parker’s Elephant Camp:
Best part of trip was getting to know Suzanne better. This was our first jaunt together. We have since made another one to Hong Kong and are heading back to Bangkok next month! I know a good travel buddy (have you heard me mention Laura?) when I see one. Saigon LOVE to Suzanne and all, Lisa
Our frequent Krabi window view : (

Our frequent Krabi window view…sigh

a little piece of heaven…

…marred only by a nasty stomach bug I got on the first night. On Friday, we drove four and a half hours from Saigon to pretty Mui Ne beach and checked into the idyllic CoCo Beach Resort for a getaway weekend.

Paul checking us in our beach bungalow in Mui Ne

Our bungalow was right on the beach with the lulling sound of the surf our entire stay. And yes, Tony, fresh squeezed juice was delivered upon arrival! Although rustic in appearance, the bungalow was equipped with all modern conveniences (including a mosquito net bed canopy!).

Room with a view

Mui Ne is said to be the best place for fresh seafood.  Unfortunately, my tummy prevented us from venturing too far from CoCo Beach to find out.  Also, didn’t get to find out if Mui Ne had cyclo drivers :( . The restaurant had a nice snack bar near our lounge chairs and another restaurant we enjoyed on the beach.

Here are some more Mui Ne snaps:

The silver lining in my heavenly cloud?  My hubby passed the “in sickness and in health” promise with flying colors!  I am married to a very caring and compassionate man. Thanks, sweetie.

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