So that you do not accuse of being lazy bums who just sit around by the pool all day, we are proud to say that we took a day trip while staying in Krabi. Being the rich kids we are, we chartered a private yacht…and by that, we mean a longtail boat that pulled up on shore outside the resort. We decided to hire a private boat for just the two of us vs. a huge tourist boat full of annoying people. The only annoying people we tolerate are ourselves.
Hanna was slightly nervous about getting seasick during the forty-minute ride to Hong Island, but a couple pills and years spent in a fishing boat on the lake do wonders. The ride was bumpy, but we made it. No vomit here.
We pulled into shore and were greeted by boatloads of tourists, namely Russians. We knew that this wouldn’t be our own private island, but we figured we should get away from the resort and do something. We escaped sitting by the pool all day and instead sat on the beach for a few hours. Our favorite thing about the beach were the views:
We did not realize how many models were on this one island. Apparently we missed the memo: arrive to tourist island wearing ill-fitting swimsuit, spend fifteen minutes rolling in the sand posing for pictures, and then switch positions with your partner so that they can model it up as well. No one cared about just swimming or reading a book; awkwardly posing for stupid pictures was the only thing on these tourists’ minds.
Mike got in on the action:
Oh yeah, there was some beautiful natural scenery too:
Our boat captain then drove us around the island to a more private lagoon. We know that most tourist boats end up here, but there were only about four others while we were there.
For a five-hour private boat rental, as well as national park admission to the island, we only paid about US $65. Money well spent to have the freedom to be on our own time schedule.