Krabi, the Emerald of Andaman
If Phuket is the Pearl of Andaman, Krabi is absolutely the Emerald of the West Coast where the crystal clear sea naturally contrasts with the white sandy beaches surrounded by exquisite local lifestyle.
Phuket and Krabi media was warmly welcomed to the land of nature for a three-day memorable trip. On November 27, the media arrived in Krabi at about midday and were greeted by a delicious local food at Ma-Ying Restaurant located on Baan Koh Klang, a floating restaurant surrounded by the green mangrove.
After the lunch break, the group was taken for a sight-seeing at Baan Koh Klang Community to experience the peaceful lifestyle of the locals living on a small island of Krabi and visit the local products such as Sung Yod Rice farm, Batik fabrication and traditional long tail boat (Ruer Hua Tong) building which are core to Krabi’s identity.
Also, the media were stunned by the beautiful Khanab Nam Cave which is covered by gorgeous stalagmites. After a fun day trip, the media arrived at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort for a rest and relax before an exclusive welcome dinner at Koh Poda Pool Bar and Restaurant where extravaganza fresh seafood and tasty international style food were served.
The second day, on November 28, was an ocean day; the group took a luxury speedboat tour to many local islands including the charming Tup & Mor Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Railay Beach and Hong Island. Get tanned under the sun, have some fun while swimming in the pure and clear water.
After the power was drained by the marine activities, the group was served with a lovely lunch at the famous Hong Island. Once they returned to their accommodations, the media were offered a great relaxation experience with a spa treatment at So SPA with L’Occitane which helped relieve the straining body.
To start fresh in the morning of November 29, the group was introduced to a Yoga class at the sea-view garden for the exercise and stretching. After breakfast, the media were welcomed to the umbrella and bag painting session where they all created their own souvenir specifically in their names and styles to give to their loved ones back home.