Although the weather forecasts predicted some rain, I travelled south on the Andaman coast from Khao Lak to Ao Nang near Krabi. Ao Nang beaches are framed by the limestone headlands and the town is a gateway to Railay bay (two bays further by longtail boat) and some beautiful islands. Next to the main beach is a small boulevard and across the road one can find many shops, massages and restaurants (and touts trying to get you into their shops).
I booked a guesthouse just 2 minutes from the beach and was thinking about visiting some more beaches (like Railay) from Ao Nang by longtail boat. Unfortunately the weather forecasts were right and the expected rain was not just a tropical rain shower in the end of the day. It rained pretty much all the time. Because of this the sea didn’t turn turquoise and greyness was coloring the sky…
In the dry hours I walked a bit along the beach to enjoy the beautiful scenery with the karsts rising up from the sea. The fact that I was suffering from some stomach problems didn’t help to undertake more adventurous things in the area either.
The upcoming weeks are supposed to have the same weather in the area (obviously the rainy season ends a few months later this year). Reason for me to book a ticket to Bangkok and travel to the Eastern Gulf Coast to be able to enjoy some sunshine and tan my skin. So the Southern Andaman coast islands remain on my travel bucketlist. A reason to return to Thailand once!