The HONG in Hong Island just stunning

The HONG in Hong Island just stunning  |  Koh Hong, Krabi, Thailand  |  So as I wrote yesterday, I spent my full morning Snorkeling in Koh Hong Island, only 30 minutes away from Phulay Bay in Krabi. Literally a paradise on earth, and supposed to be one of the top ten beaches in the world. Now what is the meaning of Koh Hong, you might want to know, same as I did… well our Long Tale Fisherman sailor had a big surprise for us, to show us the meaning of words live. Continue reading The HONG in Hong Island just stunning

GPS Carlos Melia off to Koh Samui

GPS Carlos Melia off to Koh Samui  |  Koh Samui, Thailand  |  Bye Krabi and Andaman Sea, you made me so so so happy, I cannot wait to come back. Today I am, in a few hours, taking off on Bangkok Airways, to my next destination in Amazing Thailand. Next is Koh Samui. Only 40 minutes away from Krabi by air. Koh Samui, or better know as Samui, is the second largest island in Thailand, located in the province of Surat Thani right at the Kra Isthmus where the Malay Peninsula meet mainland Asia. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia off to Koh Samui

Snorkeling in Koh Hong Island Thailand

Snorkeling in Koh Hong Island  |  Krabi, Thailand  |  This morning I spend almost three hours snorkeling at Koh Hong Island, which is supposed to be one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. As soon as we got there, the visibility was not very good, but as the day went by it got better and better. Just getting to the island is a whole experience, on local fisherman long tail boat, we left from the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Phulay Bay and 30 minutes after and many stunning views, got there to be mesmerized by the beauty of this island in waters of the Andaman Sea. Continue reading Snorkeling in Koh Hong Island Thailand

Hotel Check IN at Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay Reserve

Hotel Check IN at Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay Krabi  | KrabiThailand |  Yesterday I transferred from Phranang Beach to Phulay Bay by both boat and land (50 minutes approx.) to arrive at the stunning Ritz-Carlton Reserve Phulay Bay. This is my first time at a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a new concept by Ritz-Carlton and the only one, at the moment, in the world. Also this is the only Ritz-Carlton property in Thailand, but not for much longer, since they will be opening soon in Bangkok. The minute you arrive to the hotel, you are stunned by purple colors that rule the design of the reserve. Purple for Thais means Royalty. But the best is to come upon your arrival to the main lobby. Continue reading Hotel Check IN at Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay Reserve

Cave and Sea Kayaking in Phranang Bay

Cave and Sea Kayaking in Phranang Bay  | KrabiThailand  |  One of the many activities you can enjoy while being at Phranang Beach, other than laying down on the beach and drinking and eating till you die, ha ha ha, is Kayaking the turquoise and clear waters of the Andaman Sea and the caves of the limestone formations all around the Phranang Bay. I spent over 2 hours paddling around, jumping into the water, and snorkeling. Continue reading Cave and Sea Kayaking in Phranang Bay

THAI Mojitos and favorite Bars in Phranang Bay

THAI Mojitos and favorite Bars in Phranang Bay  | Krabi, Thailand  |  Walking around and away from my home in Krabi, the Rayavadee Resort, I got to Railay Beach where most of the tourist hang around when the sun sets and the candle lights go on. Thanks to a local friend advise, I found this lovely hidden petite bar, which opens daily only from 05.30PM to 8PM. Out of a scene of a movie, in an ambience that boasts camaraderie, informality, friendship and great laughs rule. Railei Beach Club is a community of privately owned homes which may be rented when the owners are not in residence, and they feature the Railei Bar just steps away from the shore of Railay Beach. They would like to remain small and exclusive to those who go with the attitude of the place. There I tried great local THAI Mojitos, met very interesting people from around the world, and had a great laugh. Continue reading THAI Mojitos and favorite Bars in Phranang Bay

Hotel Check IN at Rayavadee Resort Krabi

Hotel Check IN at Rayavadee Resort Krabi  |  Krabi, Thailand  |  Yesterday I checked in at the unique and exclusive Rayavadee Resort, member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is located at an istmo and is surrounded by three main beach areas, Phranang Beach, Nammao Beach and Railay Beach. Of course they gave me an amazing and huge villa (see video below), but the Pavillion Rooms are also fantastic. First impressions: the hotel is all you would expect of this area, built in the middle of a jungle, with monkeys all around and access to fantastic beaches. The access is only by boat, what makes it very exclusive. BUT you will not feel isolated at all, since on the side of Railay Beach there other other few hotels, bars and restaurants. Continue reading Hotel Check IN at Rayavadee Resort Krabi

SAWADEE from Phranang Beach Krabi Thailand

SAWADEE from Phranang Beach Krabi Thailand  | KrabiThailand  |  Morning swim right at the doorstep of my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. What a better way to wake up in the morning, before breakfast. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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GPS Carlos Melia at Phranang Beach Krabi

GPS Carlos Melia at Phranang Beach Krabi Krabi, Thailand |  This morning I arrived from Phuket to Krabi, another stunning paradisiac destination in the southern region of Thailand. As I have said over and over since I got to this fabulous country, after this trip my Bucket List will be fully fulfilled. I always wanted to come to this place and see the limestone formations coming out of the green waters of the Andaman Sea. They are just AMANZING, you cannot take your eyes away from them. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia at Phranang Beach Krabi

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways  |  Thailand  |  This morning from my hotel in Phuket, while packing, I tweeted …”04AM in the morning AWAKE packing. On my way to the airport to take my @bangkok_airways flight from #Phuket to #Krabi. GMorning #Thailand…”, as I normally do, to keep everyone up-to-date of my whereabouts and then headed off to Phuket International Airport. Innocently and unaware of the power of Social Media and the excellent CRM – Customer Relationship Management, that both airlines and hotels master in Asia. I was fully stunned by what happened next. Continue reading Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways