TRANG/KO KRADAN-THAILAND by Mysticpaki
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As I promised an update on Trang and Ko Kradan here goes.
Trang is a sleepy quiet town in June July. A 3 hour drive from Krabi.
Food especially seafood, is cheap and fresh with thai prices.
Their iced coffee called Ko Pee is absolutely fantastic.
Thumrin Hotel is a 1 minute walk from the Trang railway station, charging year around 650
bath for a superior room with fridge, carpet, tv aircondition, bath tub and some english
channels on its cable. Very nice rooms for this price excluding the fading carpets in the
corridor. Standard Room without carpet and fridge is 550 baht. They also allow you to
use the pool facility at the new posh hotel Thumrin Thana, free of cost.
In Trang city,Ko Cheng s a popular seafood restaurant on the right side after the clock tower.
Its famous and anyone can guide you to it.
My favourite place and definitely a dont miss place to eat is Baan Tanai Coffee,it is right next to
the Clock Tower on the main road with some white ferry lights.
This place s really awesome and serves mouth watering Dimsum at 10-20 baht till late at night.
It also serves the Best Iced Ko Pee have ever had anywhere for only 20 baht. The lady who runs it is called Ying.
Do tell her Eddie from Pkistan said hi.The place is open till late and has a nice open air atmosphere.
Its only a 5 minute tuk tuk drive from the railway station or bus station.
The main Trang waterfalls are lovely and the Dragon cave (Le Khaokob cave) is well worth a thrilling experience.
Dont miss it.Rambutan farms are on both sides while driving to the waterfalls. Lush greenery is everywhere.
The Paak Meng beach was a big disappointment with shallow water and a very dirty littered beach. The accommodation was rustic. I checked many places charging 400 to 700 and found them all pretty pathetic, even Paak Meng resort. PaakMeng was also full of mosquitoes.
Not being able to take a swim was the biggest disappointment.
The Amari Trang hotel now Amantara was the exception, gorgeous and right on the beach
with all the 5 star amenities. Price 3700 bht in offseason. My bargaining skills left me
helpless so decided to go next when I hit the jackpot lol.
Best to stay in town at Thumrin hotel, and hire a scooter to go all around or rent a car from Krabi.
Trang also has Pizza Company and Swensens. A few minutes away you also have a Big C.
Right next to the railway station is an old but big shopping center for clothes though I didnt really find it too interesting. Loads of clothes for women.
This has 3 drop dead gorgeous beaches, If like me you have a weakness for white sand crystal clear turquoise coloured warm water, deserted beaches, romantic sunsets then sigh you hit the jackpot.
A row of new bunglows under construction in 3 lines on the main beach were by Ko Kradan Island resort where the longtail boat drops you.
Its still run by a gem of a guy called Wally. His resort is a 5 minute walk from the beach
in the midst of the jungle. He now has 9 bungalows which are very nice. Offseason price
for the big one was 750 baht. They are big with tiled toilets, comfy bed, super pillows,
fan and running cold water.
He runs the generator 24-7 so the beer is nice and cold.
He has 12 lovely dogs to escort you all around the Island.J
Food is very good though expensive like on all islands when compared to the mainland.
Mosquitoes are always around, so buy OFF before heading to any island.
I inherited 41 bites on my back. Must have been my sweet terrorist blood lol.
Wally e mail is presently being intercepted therefore best to call him directly for reservation/information 09-5872409.
Wally had arranged a long tail boat for me and family from the peir popularly known as
Koh Mook Pier (Kuantang Pier). The rate was 1000 baht. No bargaining required, this is
the standard rate.
The Emerald Cave at Koh Mook is well worth a visit when going or returning to any of the Islands.
Please do tell Wally and his girlfriend that Eddie and kids from Pakistan said hi.
Feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or skype me on mysticpaki61 for any questions
or if youre looking for a travel partner with a sense of humour.
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