|Ao Labu to Ao Nang|
The next day, it literally rained all day. We headed into the beach and whilst Sean played with the kids, Kate and Lynda enjoyed coffee, a spot of shopping and Happy Hour - at the local massage joint. Elaina had her hair braided, Keara had a snooze in the restaurant and we headed back to the boat in the dark. A great way to spend a rainy day!
|Rainy day activities - movie night!|
|Exploration by dingy (fully equipped for fun!)|
|The Crew at Phra Nang Beach|
success in their fishing and protect them from danger. The bizarre bit is that it's filled with carved wooden phallic symbols!
On this beach, the beautiful Rayavadee Resort is located. Accessible only by water, this five-star sanctuary offers pavilion-style accommodation starting at $700 per night up to a princely $6 000 for the really fancy-pants digs. What the website fails to mention is the beach is jammed-packed with smoking, sunburnt Russian tourists to the soundtrack of the greasy, petrol drone of the long-tails running in and out. (imagine, ALL your neighbours mowing their lawns at the same time.) A few of these longtails are restaurants to feed the hoards. So much for the serenity of a remote, private beach. We would have been very disappointed if we were staying there.
|Longtails on Phra Nang Beach|
|The Restaurant Longtail...|
|Such suffering - lazing under the clothes line...|
|What is making Keara giggle?|
|The Sergeant Majors nibbling at her legs!|
|Beware of the monkeys|
|Front porch dance party|
|Ko Dam Khwan sunset|