About Hayley G
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2007
25-34 year old female
20-something adventure seeker travelling full time and making it my living. 50+ countries travelled, bags of good (and bad) times under my belt. Happy to help you have an amazing travel experience. Author of the Lovepuffin Travel Blog: http://lovepuffin.me
Arenas & Stadiums
Caverns & Caves
Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Private Tours, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours, Other Outdoor Activities, Eco Tours
Take a stroll along Ao Nang Beach and watch the famed longtail boats zigzag throughout the bay to a background of karst pinnacles.
One of the quieter beaches in the region, and a favourite for those who want a little peace and quiet. There's a nice selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch, and at low tide you can walk out to a cool snorkelling spot.
A friendly, bamboo hut style restaurant with a reputation for truly excellent Thai food. Lots of restaurants offer 'same same' food in Ao Nang, but this one is as authentic as it comes.
No visit to Thailand would be complete without witnessing its national sport. Yes it's brutal, but it's ingrained into Thai culture and it's an incredible sight to witness this sport where 'anything goes'.
Today, rent a longtail boat or join an organised tour to explore some of the best beaches in the area. Start with Phra Nang Beach, as early as you dare to avoid the crowds.
Located on Phra Nang Beach, you can't miss these spiritual caves, decorated with ornaments brought by local people which they believe will help conceive children.
This idyllic pair of islands linked by a sand bar makes for amazing pictures. Sand is soft and powdery and there's shade at either end of the beach. Such paradise hasn't gone unnoticed though, and plenty of boats make this a stop on their day tours.
A popular lunch stop on tours, Poda Island is a dreamy sandy beach with plenty of places to rest up from the midday sun. There's also an incredible view of the islands out to sea.
Finish off your beach day with a wonderful sunset cruise around the beaches and bays of Ao Nang.
Day 3 is all about trying something new. You won't have time to do all of the activities listed for this day, so pick one or two which interest you. The Dive is one of the friendliest dive schools in the area with a great reputation, so if you fancy a bit of scuba diving, they're a great choice!
For a bit more adrenaline, rock climbing is one of the most popular sports in the area. Choose from a basic intro course or try 'deep water solo' climbing, where you jump from the rock directly into the sea.
If you prefer to keep things a little lower key, then a cooking class is the perfect way to take a little Thai culture home with you. Thai Charm is a brilliant few hours and the guides are knowledgeable and make things really fun.