Well we have arrived in Ao Nang Beach, Krabi- and I am VERY impressed.
We got a shared cab with another couple for 400 Baht from the ferry..which took us the half hour to Ao Nang beach. We asked the cab driver to take us to a cheap hostel..he dropped us off here, at "Seaworld Hostel" and omg I am sooo happy ! We have a king size bed, mini fridge, 2 comfy sitting chairs, our own bathroom and shower, and the best part: a balcony with the most stunning view of limestone cliffs to the right, and lush jungle and palm trees to the left. It is absolutely beautiful, for 100 baht more then we paid in Phi Phi for a musty shared bathroom and decrepit room with holes in the ceiling. Oh and this room has air conditioning and WIFI in the room-so we're pretty much in heaven.
The little hill the hostel is on also has a cool pub advertising live bands, and a couple other guesthouses..2 minutes out the door to the main street you've got everything you could need- restaurants, bars, laundry, massage, 7-11, street vendors, clothing shops..and turn right and walk 5 minutes and there's the beach!!!!! AMAZING. I def. think we're going to be staying here awhile! I'm looking forward to really relaxing, I feel such a genuinely good vibe!
We have now been in Thailand for 12 days..and have stayed in 4 places! So crazy!
We went for a walk to check out the price differences between here and phi phi..here's what we discovered so far:
Beer: 44 Baht for a big Chang (60 baht in PP)
Water: 10 Baht (same for local brand)
Smokes:66 Baht (75 baht in PP)
Street Smoothie: 40 Baht (80 baht in PP)
Pad Thai: 40 Baht (10 Baht less the PP for egg and veggie no meat)
I'll make a bigger post tomorrow listing more items! We're heading out for dinner now :)