The greatest activities in Krabi make the most of the region’s endless stretches of breathtaking coastline, verdant hinterland, and wealth of recreational opportunities. With a variety of extreme sports accessible, Krabi is something like a huge adventure playground because of its rocky landscape. Here are some things you want to add to your itinerary.
Railay beaches and caves
One of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations is Railay. Only reachable by boat and situated just south of Ao Nang, Railay offers a glimpse into a bygone, tranquil era. Four stunning white-sand beaches, towering limestone cliffs, vistas, caverns, and a lagoon tucked away inside the cliffs may all be found on a single little peninsula. It’s not surprising that Railay is one of Krabi’s most popular destinations.
Located just 6km from most Ao Nang beach hotels, Koh Poda is definitely one of the more popular destinations in Krabi. You can get here on a long tail boat in just under 25mins. You can see stunning vistas everywhere encircled by a soft sandy beach, lined with palms and pines. If you’re into snorkelling, there’s a diverse coral reef just 20m away from the beach.
In the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, there is a naturally colourful pond known as the Emerald Pool. The park is a lowland forest with a nature walk and a wealth of wildlife. The Blue Pool, which is equally lauded for its vibrant and unusual colour, is located next to the breathtakingly lovely Emerald Pool. These mesmerizing sites are a one-hour drive away from resorts in Krabi such as the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort.
You can unwind on Koh Hong, an island off the coast of Krabi. On these islands, you are free to do nothing except relax on pristine sands all day. The gorgeous scenery, gentle white sand beaches, coral reefs, and stunning lagoon are all features of this amazing collection of little islands.
A jeep safari ride in Dubai is an adventure that you do not want to miss when visiting this vibrant city. Whether you are a thrill-seeking tourist or a local looking for an exciting day out, a jeep safari tour is a perfect way to experience the beauty and culture of the Dubai desert.
Step out from your accommodation in Oaks Liwa Heights to start your Jeep Safari adventure. You will meet your tour guide and the rest of your group at a designated pickup location, ideally a few miles away from most hotel suites in Dubai. From there, you’ll be transported to the starting point of the tour, where you will be provided with a safety briefing and have the chance to meet your fellow adventurers.
Hit the Road
Once you are all set, it is time to hit the road and start exploring the vast and rugged landscape of the Dubai desert. Your tour guide will take you on a thrilling journey through the dunes, allowing you to experience the true beauty of the desert and its rich cultural history.
Stops Along the Way
Along the way, you will have the chance to stop at various points of interest, such as traditional Bedouin camps, camel farms, and scenic overlooks. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities like sandboarding, camel riding, and henna painting, giving you a chance to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.
As you make your way through the desert, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and the chance to spot wildlife such as gazelles and Arabian oryx. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch at a traditional Bedouin camp, where you can relax and surrender to the peaceful atmosphere of the desert. As the sun begins to set, guests can make their way back to the starting point, feeling exhilarated and rejuvenated after a day of adventure in the Dubai desert. A jeep safari ride in Dubai is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the region.
The vast Luangwa Valley, the majestic Victoria Falls, and the untamed Zambezi River are all found in the landlocked nation of Zambia, along with more than a dozen National Parks and other important wildlife conservation programs. It should come as no surprise that adventurous travellers who seek unspoiled African nature flock to Zambia. A safari in Zambia is the best opportunity to get up close to the continent’s wildlife. Here are only seven amazing species you can see in their natural settings.
African elephants, the largest species of elephant, can be found in Zambia’s river-rich national parks such as South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, and Kafue. Elephants live in close matriarchal families, much like humans, making them one of the cutest large mammals. The family members are so close to one another that you seldom ever see them more than a few steps apart.
In Zambia’s grasslands, the king of the jungle spends his time hunting or relaxing. You have a decent chance of seeing one of these gorgeous cats in the southern parts of South Luangwa and Kafue National Park, which both contain sizable pride within a constrained territory. In Kafue, where they are known to be especially playful, you might even catch a pride of lions climbing trees if you’re lucky. You can arrange for a safari with your Livingstone hotel in Victoria Falls.
Due to poaching, white rhinos, the largest species of rhinoceros, were once uncommon in southern Africa. The Zambia Wildlife Authority did, however, transport four white rhinos from South Africa to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in 2010. Currently, a herd of over ten animals is closely guarded and lives close to Victoria Falls to stop poaching.
Giraffes, the world’s tallest mammals, graze on trees in the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. The Thornycroft’s giraffe subspecies is only found in Zambia and has distinctive markings. About 20 giraffes make up a herd. You might even be lucky to spot a few at your resort such as Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara.
Skydiving in Palm Jumeirah is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience that offers breathtaking views of Dubai’s iconic Palm Island and the surrounding city skyline. Here are three things to know before you take the leap.
The weather can affect skydiving operations. Palm Jumeirah is located in a desert climate, which means that the weather can be unpredictable. Skydiving companies may have to cancel or reschedule jumps due to strong winds or other adverse weather conditions. It’s important to be flexible and understanding if this happens, as the safety of the jumpers is always the top priority. You can easily take a ride to the sites from your accommodation at Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites or any other hotel near Palm Jumeirah.
Safety is the top priority. Skydiving in Palm Jumeirah is a highly regulated activity, and the companies that operate there adhere to strict safety standards. All instructors are certified by the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority, and the equipment used is regularly inspected and maintained.
You’ll need to be in good physical condition. While skydiving is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, it does require a certain level of physical ability. You’ll need to be able to walk up to the plane, climb into the aircraft, and exit it unassisted.
Desaru Coast is where the sun always shines, and the waves are magnificent. From October to March, Desaru becomes crowded with surfers from across the world. To put it in other words, it’s a surfers’ paradise. Get to know a little bit more about this gorgeous landscape.
Desaru Coast has the most spectacular sunsets, while Tanjung Balua Beach close to the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is known to be a more bustling beach with fun-loving people. There are many Desaru attractions around, such as the adventure waterpark and the fruit farm which are also worth visiting.
Learning How to Surf
You can find certified surf instructors who will provide you with private surf lessons in Wild Boar Bay. The smooth, 3-foot waves are easy to tread for beginners, and the experience is exhilarating. You will stumble upon many enthusiastic surfers from the local surf community. The Adventure Waterpark in Desaru Coast features a surf wall too, and it is a famous giant wave pool.
Wild Boar Bay which is only a 10-minute walk from your Anantara Villa has the most mesmerising views and natural spoils. You can surf, paddle, or indulge in a wholesome picnic with gourmet cheese and rich desserts after spending some time on the water. Take a walk down the beach on a peaceful evening to cherish the blissful moments.
If you’ve watched “The Beach”, you already know how beautiful Maya Bay is! No trip to Krabi is complete without checking out one of the world’s most famous coves. So read on to find out more before you go!
Krabi is teeming with plenty of great choices whether you’re travelling solo, with your better half or with your entire family in tow. Secluded and peaceful Ao Nang beach hotelssuch as the likes of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort are a great choice for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
About Maya Bay
Maya Bay is located in the Thai province of Krabi, and its shores are graced by the waters of the Andaman Sea. This cove is one of two of the main islands in Phi Phi and is a part of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
Best Time to Go
Keep in mind the monsoon showers which are to be expected in the tropics! So, the sunniest and driest spell runs from November to April. Given that this time is considered the peak season, one can expect to share the shores and waters with plenty of other tourists!
Things to Do
Maya Bay is first and foremost highly picturesque, which means you can find yourself in awe just taking in the beautiful sights. Apart from relaxing on the sandy beach, the calm waters are a great place to wade in, snorkel and dive if you’re up for some adventure!
Amongst the most stunning attractions in Cambodia, Angkor is well worth exploring and here are some insights for solo female travellers planning to visit this site.
What to Expect
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses a massive area and features what remains of the ancient Khmer Empire’s capital. A key attraction here is the 12th century Angkor Wat temple, while there are many other places of interest to visit including the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm.
When looking for a nearby place to stay, be it a budget or boutique hotel, Siem Reap is the town you should be based in. Consider properties like Anantara Angkor Resort which is not only 15 minutes away from Angkor Wat but is also safe for travellers. You can easily reach and explore Angkor by tuk-tuk or Vespa, while some properties offer helicopter tours too.
Because the complex is so vast, it’s best to get off to an early start and have a map too. You can easily explore various sites on foot, though another eco-friendly way to do so is to rent a bicycle and use some pedal power! Some companies offer bicycle tours, while personalised excursions are also available to visit lesser-known ruins as well.
Keep in Mind
Angkor Wat opens at 5:00am and by visiting at dawn, you can catch a spellbinding sunrise that will be well worth photographing too. You get several ticket types depending on the number of days you plan to visit though you will need more than a day to properly explore the complex. Additionally, since these are religious sites, wear attire that covers bare shoulders, legs and midriffs.
Ever wondered what it’s like to shop on water? Pattaya Floating market is the perfect place to experience some riverside shopping unlike ever before. Read on to find out more about this fascinating Thai market!
What is Pattaya?
Pattaya is a vibrant coastal town which has been a popular tourist destination for many decades. Holidaymakers can take their pick from numerous Pattaya resorts such as the Avani Pattaya Resort for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday in the sun!
The Floating Market
For an epic time, make your way to the Pattaya Floating Market. This beautiful market is the perfect place to pick up some mementoes and souvenirs from your holiday in Thailand. You can also hop on a colourful canoe and take a ride down the stream!
Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to this floating market! From meat skewers to full-fledged buffets, you can delight in the most sumptuous and delicious local food and feast like a king or a queen!
Things To Do
Apart from shopping and eating, there are plenty of things to see and do in this market! If you want to unwind, opt for a relaxing massage or else you can get your heart racing by checking out the zip-lining experience!
The ultimate experience for thrill-seekers in Queensland, Australia, is on offer at Gold Coast Skydive. On this exhilarating skydive, you will take to the air and take the jump in tandem with an experienced instructor.
Get started and attend to safety
After completing the preliminaries, you will become acquainted with your instructor and go through the safety briefing. You will be given the necessary knowledge and instructions, as well as the procedures to be followed. A Coolangatta resort to consider from which you could easily undertake the Gold Coast Skydive would be Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites.
Take to the air
At the Gold Coast Airport, you will board the aircraft and take to the skies. The climb to a 12,000 ft. altitude should take about 15 minutes. During the ascent, you will have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking sight of the Gold Coast’s beautiful coastline and verdant hinterland which will be a striking experience too.
Taking the jump
As you glance over the airplane’s edge, you will see the ground far below and hear the revving sound of the plane’s engine; your heart will beat fast as you take the jump! Initially, you will fall at a speed of as much as 220 km/h which will undoubtedly be an amazing adrenaline-inducing sensation.
The parachute descent
At around 5,000 ft., the parachute will be opened by your instructor. When this happens, your descent will slow dramatically so that you will soar gracefully in the air. On your way down to the inviting Kirra Beach, you will once again be able to experience stunning vistas of the Gold Coast, this time from a different perspective.
The appealing Mary Valley in the Sunshine Coast hinterland will be a delightful locality for visitors who appreciate nature and the countryside. There can hardly be a better place for a relaxed leisure trip with family or friends.
Traverse Along Mary Valley Scenic Drive
You will find that the Mary Valley Scenic Drive would be an excellent way to commence your exploration of this picturesque area. As you make your way along this drive, you will notice many appealing sights such as cattle grazing, pineapple plantations, rainforests, macadamia farms, undulating hills and so on; don’t forget to take your camera!
Enjoy Fig Tree Walk
Another pleasant experience in the locality would be strolling down the Fig Tree Walk. As you make your way down this walk, you will notice sights such as a splendid Moreton Bay fig tree and creatures like skinks and Wompoo pigeons as well as other birds. One of the Caloundra resorts to consider from which you could plan an excursion to Fig Tree walk would be Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort.
Visit the Dagun Growers Market
Visitors will find that the Dagun Growers Market which is held on Saturday afternoons would be a wonderful place for the food lover. Here, you will encounter an array of stalls offering locally grown organic foodstuffs, handmade items and freshly prepared treats. You can buy fruits and vegetables and enjoy pizza and wine as well.
Explore the Amamoor State Forest
Nature and wildlife lovers will be enthralled at the Amamoor State Forest which is considered a paradise for bird lovers. A highlight here would be the Platypus Walk where you may have the opportunity to spot these shy creatures. You may also choose to experience the pleasant Rainforest Walk that’s equally captivating.