Get Set for the Monkey Trail Hike in Ao Nang! – Hiking Enthusiasts, This One’s For You

Embark on a thrilling hike through lush jungles and towering cliffs along the Monkey Trail to Pai Plong Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. Discover a hidden paradise of pristine shores and breathtaking views, making every step of the journey an unforgettable adventure in nature.

Богдан Сбитный, Ao Phai Plong Krabi Thailand, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tips for Hiking

Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes with a good grip as the trail can be slippery. They are also encouraged to apply sunscreen and insect repellent in addition to bringing water. Bringing food is discouraged as it can attract monkeys.

The Monkey Trail Experience

Hikers are immediately greeted by lush vegetation and greenery upon commencement of the hike, which starts from the southern end of Ao Nang Beach. True to its name, hikers are also greeted by mischievous monkeys of the trail, swinging from one tree to another. Hikers are encouraged to respect the boundaries of these playful creatures and avoid feeding them. This hike remains one of the most popular Ao Nang things to do.

Pai Plong Beach: A Delightful Gem

After descending from the viewpoint of the hike, a breathtaking sight awaits and is none other than Pai Plong Beach. The atmosphere is secluded and peaceful, inviting hikers to kick off their shoes, dip their feet into golden sand, and take a refreshing dip in its azure, cool waters.

Retreat to Quiet Comfort and Luxury

After a day of hiking and adventure, hikers can retreat to the serene comfort and luxury of a stunning property such as Avani Ao Nang.

A Beach Worth a Visit – The Ton Sai Beach of Ao Nang

Thailand is nature’s utopia for adventurers and globetrotters. This South Asian country has been blessed with magnificent beaches, tropical foliage and ancient ruins from the days of yore. Among its many popular beaches lies Ton Sai Beach in the resort town of Ao Nang.

The Path to the Beach

The Ton Sai beach is reachable from most Ao Nang beach hotels. Whether it is by land or sea, make sure to pay a visit to this refreshing shoreline during your vacation at Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. From the Krabi bus station, the beach is reachable by taxi or tuk-tuk. However, if your journey takes place from the airport or the Ao Nang Pier, a shuttle or a longtail boat must be taken, respectively.

Rocking Adventures

The Ao Nang beach is not only dedicated to pleasing one’s eyes with its breathtaking views of an endless ocean and the far horizon. During a visit, guests can explore some thrilling adventures like rock climbing to add some flavour to their Thai vacation. Amateur climbers and experts can engage in a session of excitement through various schools and companies dedicated to this activity.

Maria Ly, Climbing at Ton Sai Roof, Thailand, CC BY 2.0

Diving in the Deep Blue Ocean

Explore life under the sea as you visit the beautiful Ton Sai Beach. If your heart lies in aquatic adventures, head over to Railey Beach, located a mere 10 minutes away from Ton Sai Beach to sign up for a diving session that lets you witness the deep blue ocean, filled with vibrant marine life and beautiful corals; an underwater experience like no other.

Island Hopping

Island hopping is a must in Thailand. As you visit the pristine beach of Ton Sai, do not forget to hire a longtail boat that takes you island hopping. Some of the best islands to visit in the surrounding area of the beach are Chicken Island, Tub Island, Phanang Cave and Podah Island which sends you on a family-friendly cruise to cherish for a lifetime.