Ao Nang Krabi
Ao Nang is a resort town part of the Krabi Province. It’s perhaps a considered a little trashy with its bars, strip clubs and lady boys, but if you forget all of that there is an abundance of beautiful coastline and access to amazing diving.
Ao Nang also acts as a port to many of the other smaller islands surrounding it too, making it a popular base place for lots of travellers.
Krabi has an airport and it’s a short journey to Ao Nang from the airport.
However we were travelling from Phi Phi so we took a ferry and a bus for 350 baht which took around 2.5 hours and included drop off to our hotel in Ao Nang.
Ao Nang Miti Resort
We decided to push the boat out a little seen as we would be spending Christmas in Ao Nang.
Though as you can imagine the prices over Christmas in such a popular place were high.
We settled on Ao Nang Miti resort because it had a pool, large double rooms and good rating for £20 each a night.
It was a nice hotel and it was a luxury to have a pool and a private room for 4 nights.
Exploring Ao Nang
We hadn’t had the luxury of having a pool for a while so we lapped up the excuse to spend the afternoon chilling by the pool.
Plus we were waiting for my friend Sophie to arrive who was joining us for Christmas so we played cards and had drinks whilst we waited.
Us girls decided as it was Christmas that we would get a pamper session. Sophie and I having a massage and Charlie Ann getting her nails done.
Unfortunately it was one of the worst massages I have experienced in Asia. A rather large Thai women basically beat me up whilst saying ‘me powerful mumma’. During this time Charlie Ann received the worst looking acrylic nails I ever witnessed, paid the same price as in England and wasted 2.5 hours of her life. Yes, 2.5 hours to do acrylic nails…
Lesson learnt, do your research!
If we were at home our fridge would be packed and our cupboards full of Christmas treats, so we decided we would do a little Christmas shop of our own.
Our shop included:
is it even Christmas if you don’t drink baileys? Or in our case shot it during drinking games.
when baileys gets to sickly its time to move onto the hard stuff. Disclaimer: I do not promote regular consumption of alcohol.
Cheese and biscuits –
what Christmas is complete with out gorging on cheese and biscuits? Though I must say cheese available in Thailand hasn’t got a pack on England.
late night munchies and all that.
Yes, we actually bought grapes and apples!
Until this point Christmas really hasn’t even crossed our minds so we did this as an attempted to make it feel a little Christmassy!
We woke up at 9, got our swim stuff on and headed for breakfast. Full English of course. We even had Christmas hats (Thank Stephen)!
After breakfast we set up on the beach for a few hours, bought some beers to enjoy whilst lounging in the sand and were that annoying group playing music in portable speakers…
All beached out we made our way back to the hotel to get clean and a little dressed up, it’s Christmas after all!
On Christmas eve we had sought out a restaurant doing Christmas dinner, Pooky O Learys. Only problem was they didn’t have enough turkey for us, they offered us chicken instead, and we all gladly accepted preferring chicken anyway.
The roast dinner was actually pretty dam good considering we were in Thailand, not enough roasties but we survived! On a side not, I can not wait to go home and have one of my Mums roast dinners, Mother Glew take note!
Tummy’s full we made our way back to the hotel for drinking games and ‘Abbie’s Christmas Quiz’. Yes, I am that sad. I had time on my hands by the pool ok.
The quiz consisted of 15 Christmas related questions and the group split into teams.
Simon and Sophie – Princess and the Pritstick (Sophie’s always a Princess and Simons last name is Glew said like Glue)
Stephen and Charlie Ann – Belly titmas (instead of merry Christmas) because Stephens grown a belly and Charlie Ann has big tits!
Princess and the Pritstick smashed the quiz, winning by a fair few points. Though they were not gracious in victory!
All suitably merry we made our way to the bars! Just when I thought the night was over we ended up in a strip club…
Railey beach is known as a beautiful beach accessible from Ao Nang beach. We paid for a taxi boat costing 250 baht and made our way there for Boxing Day.
It was pretty, turquoise blue water and views over the ocean. Though very busy, and the view was slightly ruined by the hundreds of long tail boats.
Going out in Ao Nang
There a lots of bars near the beach front but the most popular area seemed to be in the square.
A group of bars all very close to each other, some with pumping music and go-go girls, whilst others a more laid back vibe with pool tables.
Ao Nang is a lively beach town, it’s well geared to tourists with easy access and plenty of restaurants and bars.