Ao Nang Mo Pier, Krabi

The entry to Krabi's beautiful Riley beach might not be the best. The common mode of transport for the budget traveler is

  • Take a overnight train/bus from Bangkok or any other airport to Surat Thani
  • Private bus/cab ride by the travel company to Krabi town
  • Cab/ shuttle to Krabi Ao Nang Mo Pier
  • Ferry from Ao Nang to Riley
Thats how long the journey might be for a over night starter. It could take a good half day to reach Riley beach. But once you reach Riley, you are not going to be disappointed. The beach is just as blue as I could imagine. Though lots of hotels and resorts have popped up all around the beach killing its serenity and natural feel, a walk into the interior rain forests proves this wrong and you can still get a feel of the uninhabited Thai.