DEET Will Be Your Friend
Due to the chance of sudden showers at the most inconvienient times, it is useful to have a rain-proof cover for your backpack or other bag. Easy to slip over they'll prevent you looking for dry clothes in a place where they no longer exist. I like boots myself, but many just go with sneakers. Your Doctor can give you a 5 day prescription of Cipro before you leave, which is always handy to have just in case you end up with more than just a basic case of bad stomach.
Also, make sure that at the very least you bring 30% DEET. For those more prone to mosquito 'dive bombing' (such as myself) 100% DEET will become a welcome friend. Depending on what kind of places you plan on staying in a mosquito net is advised. Preferably one that is rectangular in shape as opposed to a cone.
Also, bring a small roll of twine, which will help you hang the net and if you really want to become McGuyver, bring a half dozen screw-in hooks. Makes it so much easier to find tying points for your net if you have some of them.
Flights by Nok Air - Real Thai low cost airline
I didn't book any flights in advance, I just went to Suvannabhumi Airport. I looked for ticket counter of low cost airline. I walked to Nok Air counter to see if they had tickets availiable go to Krabi that morning. I brought round trip ticket for around 3,500 Baht. There is some low cost airline offer flights to Krabi, as I know is; Nok Air, One Two Go, Air Asia. Price is about the same. My trip with Nok(bird) Air was a good trip. I'd not hesitate to fly again with this airline...
Note: from 25 of March, 2007 All flight will operate from Don Muang Airport (The old Bangkok airport) .
Dining by the beach
The Dream Bar has an attached restaurant area which serves a variety of Thai and Western foods. The food is good and reasonably priced, though the service is very slow. On of the waiters works days at the restaurant and nights at the bar, and seems to have happy hour numerous time throughout the day. If you have patience and a little time to spare, it's not a bad place to check out. Chicken with Cashews - one of my friends had this and said it was really good. The servings are big so you won't go hungry!
Lucky Lantern - New Year Eve at Krabi
One of the highlights of our trip is the Lucky Lanterns.
Everyone gathers at the Aonang Beach to release the Lucky Lanterns, which u can buy at 100Baht, is a lantern that rise up to the sky.
It was very beautiful as there were hundreds of lantern rising up to the air...
Koh Tapoo AKA 'James Bond Island'
For those of you who've seen 'The Man with the Golden Gun' starring Roger Moore and Christopher Lee as Scaramanga, the eponymous villian, this hunk of rock should be instantly recognisible to you!
In the movie, it represents Scaramanga's base however when you see it close up, you realise that it isn't actually a very large rock in itself and it is just the shape that is unusual.
Really once you get here there is actually nothing much to see, just the rock...
The main island, of which the James Bond Island is in a bay of, is quite interesting in that you can take a rocky trail from the mooring point where the souvenir stalls are to a long pier on the other side.
What is the point I hear you ask?
Well the real fun is the adventure in getting here as it is only accessible via longtail boat and the views of Ao Phang-Nga bay are simply stunning! Chances are, assuming you've been smart and are taking the James Bond Discovery Tour that this excursion is only the beginning of a wonderful day full of adventure and excitement...!