The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

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Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

One of my favourite places in Thailand.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand


Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand is far more relaxed & lay back than many other Thai resorts. It seems to me the biggest % of tourists come from Scandinavia, consequently there are quite a few Swedish & Norwegian restaurants, which suits me fine as I love Skagen.

Lots of good restaurants in Krabi.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand is growing fast, in the last few years Tesco, HomePro, Big C have all opened and a new International hospital is in the final stages of construction. Krabi has a reputation of being a true Thai countryside location and with the now enlarged Krabi International airport is seen as the ideal balance between convenience and lifestyle. People are being drawn to Krabi in search of the idyllic beach life that Phuket and Koh Samui offered a decade ago but are in danger of losing as they get bigger. International residents are catered for, although on a smaller scale than Phuket, with regard to immigration services and English speaking staff in local government offices. Entertainment options are on the increase as are true International standard Hotels and attractions. To cater for the inward surge of potential residents, many real estate companies have emerged building high quality villas and homes specifically for foreigners.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand massage huts.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Here in Krabi they really focus on Thai massages which are one of the world’s great pleasures for around $12 for two hours.      

 Massage under the trees

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

A fabulous way to relax in Krabi.

Silicon on the sand.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

I’m not sure if this person is mail or female. 🙂

Bus in Krabi.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

The easy way to get around the village.

Long-tail boats take you to the islands.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Krabi is a beach resort Thailand in the southern province on the Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country’s oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province’s many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to Homo Sapiens since the period 25,000 – 35,000 B.C. In recorded times it was called the ‘Ban Thai Samor’, and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula’s east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.  (Thanks to Wikipedia)

A little piece of Paradise

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Quite a crowd walking on the beach today.

Dropping anchor in Krabi

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Struggling against the wind.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand Ao Nang Beach

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

A nice beach with clean water & sand.

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Limestone outcrops.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

The Ko Lanta National Park, also in Krabi province, includes several coral-fringed islands with well-known diving sites. The largest island, Ko Lanta Yai, is the site of park headquarters, and is also home to Chao Le, or sea gypsies who sustain themselves largely through fishing. The islands are best visited during the non-monsoon months of October through April.

The rock faces at Railay Beach near Ao Nang have attracted climbers from all over the world and each year are the venue for the Rock and Fire Festival. There are several Rock Climbing schools at Railay beach.

 Ao Nang beach is where I prefer to stay.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Krabi is a relaxing beach resort thailand

November 2008, 12 hour taxi ride.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Above is actually Lars Shitterer & his wife Smokey.

Here is our happy taxi driver

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

It was a long 12 hour trip from Pattaya to Krabi.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

Krabi is well worth a visit, put it on your bucket list.

 Warren & David Herd at Ao Nang beach in Krabi.

Krabi beach resort Southern Thailand

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Krabi Resort

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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