We last visited central and southern Thailand in the early to
mid 1990s. Therefore, some of the following information might
be out of date.
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The Dawn of Happiness boats
Not the place for me. If you like Hawaii and western style
living you'll love Phuket (Also, western pricing)
It still has some of the most beautiful beaches I've seen
anywhere BUT it's over populated and very touristy
The beaches aren't as beautiful as Kho Phi Phi but it's much
less developed, quite beautiful and cheap.
The town isn't particularly interesting but the beach about
10 miles out of town are fun.
From Phuket Airport to Krabi - The last bus leaves the airport
at 3:00 You can generally talk the bus driver into dropping you
at a specific hotel in the Krabi area for an extra 50B - even
100B is well worth the travel time saved and hassle of catching
a songthawe from Krabi town. (If you miss the bus or you just
want to reduce your travel time take a taxi straight to your hotel.
Walk out of the airport. Go past all of the taxis and across the
parking lot. Out on the street you will find more taxis at much
cheaper rates. The rate is for the vehicle. So if you can find
others to share the ride its cheaper per person. Expect to pay
The Dawn of Happiness is located about 10 miles out of Krabi town.
The unique style of this beach resort has made it very special.
It's located away from all other resorts about half a mile from
the "Shell Fossil Cemetery." and promotes interaction between
the locates and the tourist. They have daily tours that are really
Help Uncle Chi take the water buffalo out to pasture
Help harvest rice
Help tap rubber trees
Picnic lunch to a small island
This is the sister site of the Dawn of Happiness. This triangular
shaped resort is bordered a river, a creek, and Khao Sok National
Park. The mornings are filled with the sounds of Gibbon monkeys.
If you are planning on staying at the Dawn of Happiness they can
arrange for transportation for a few days stay at Khao Sok Resort.
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