Ao-Nang – The Beach, The Massage and The Monkey Trail
The beach in Ao-Nang is a central point at Krabi province .The place is absolutely beautiful, but the main beach is not that good for swimming , the water color is brown, spatially in the rainy season .For swimming and sunbathing I’d recommend taking a long tail boat and go to Railay Beach .
During the day it is too hot and, the beach is almost empty.The main business during the day is people traveling to other places from Long Tail boat station. At the sunset time place is getting full, people are walking along the beach enjoying the sunset, taking pictures. Restaurants and shops get busy and people and the small beach of ao-nang became alive.
At each one of them friendly stuff will offer you to step in and have a massage , to release, your shoulders, legs or spine .At certain point it became ironic, and after you see this t-shirt you are ready to buy it for any price. Eventually we didn’t.Hurting local guys fillings wasn’t in our plans, so we just took a picture of it.
If you eventually decide to do a massage and you are worried what is your child going to , don’t be. Local Thai’s love children, especially blond ones. You can get a full hour massage and during that time other masseurs will play with our kid
Tip: I’ve heard that at some hours during the day , you can have a 50% discount and have 2 hours massage for only 250THB
The Monkey Trail:
After you pass the massage area, you will get to the end of the beach and see the Monkey trail.It connects the Ao-Nang beach with the Centara Hotel, but you don’t need to pass the whole trail. The monkeys are on the beginning on the Beach side and they don’t afraid to approach, they are curious or hungry , they can jump on you if you are holding anything tasty. So be aware! Pack your food inside the bags and make sure nothing is easy accessible from your pockets.
I found the monkey trail as one of the most interesting attraction to your kid in the area. Especially if they saw monkeys previously only on a picture or movie.
I have more pictures from the trail on my Asia Photo Blog