In December, a bit before Christmas, we flew up to Thailand’s Krabi province for a little beach R&R. (It was a pre-Christmas holiday to avoid the crowds and inflated prices over the actual holiday week.) Our destination was the island of Koh Lanta, about a two hour drive, and a car ferry ride, away from the airport. It was a lovely time. Let’s take a look!
Here are some random shots from the car ferry. It was only about a 20 minute sail.
Our resort was built on a bluff overlooking the Andaman Sea, with its own little rocky beach down a flight of stairs from the hilltop. We had a room facing the swimming pool, and it was all quite nice.
There was a big pond by the lobby filled with fish, which you could feed. Which we did.
The resort also featured a “reggae bar” (a bit odd in Southeast Asia, but hey) tucked into a cliff, where you could get decent food and drinks and watch the sun go down. The seats were basically cushions on the floor of a private room; they also had a few seating areas up a steep staircase in a treehouse.
Koh Lanta has lots and lots of gorgeous beaches, which we spent a lot of time on.
Who loves long walks on the beach? Nyan does.
Nyan also spent a lot of time at the resort’s rocky beach, which featured lots of amazing rock formations. He also met a little boy from Malaysia who was staying at the resort, and they became fast friends.
They built contraptions out of rocks and driftwood:
And dug in the sand, as kids will do.
Nyan also spent some time swimming in the calm, shallow waters of the little cove.
One day, Daddy took a kayak out for a blissful spin in the sea.
Mommy found a great open-air yoga studio on the island and visited several times. When we learned they also offered a kid’s yoga class, we signed Nyan up. His little beach friend joined as well. Nyan had a blast and did great!
He also practiced some yoga moves at lunch one day.
While Mommy and Daddy were doing yoga, Daddy went scuba diving. And what diving! Cuttlefish, turtles, pufferfish, and more. The dive boat had a professional photographer taking shots, so here are a whole bunch.
Another day, we hired a driver to take us around the island, including a visit to the little fishing village on the far side of the island. It was mostly tourist-free and had a few little shops on the nicely-maintained main drag.
It was, in general, a lovely little island (even if, like so many places in Southeast Asia and the world, it had a pretty bad litter problem in parts).
We leave you with a few random shots of our goofy little family, enjoying their holiday.