Everything is pretty cheap on the island...and renting out a pushbike (mountain bike) was no exception. Maybe for $7/a day...we rented out a bike...and road around the whole island. It was such a neat trip because the island is different all the way around. we stopped at the fishermans' market on the opposite side of the island which was hurt by the tsunami...but there were a ton of locals hanging out.
There were rice patties, livestock, beaches, water, rainforest...all the way around the island...
Highly recommend seeing the island either this way...or via moped. It's only 11-12 miles all the way around...so it's pretty easy. From the resort...there is one way which is easier than the other. (we went the wrong way) because there's a steep hill going one way...yikes! Otherwise...the rest of the biking is very flat and easy.
We went hiking with a tour guide...and it was absolutely amazing...and scary at the same time. We got lost...and when you're under big trees..and cannot see the light..it is hard to navigate.
It was a trek close to the Paradise Island Resort...and if you go...be prepared...or hire a guide to show you around....it's amazing....
Definitely hire a boat to take a snorkel tour...
We had our own private tour guide for a cheap rate...and he took us around the different surrounding islands of krabi and all..and it was gorgeous. All of the different beaches, etc were amazing...
Just came back from this beautiful island and feel to share a discovery: A small Restaurant called Rice Paddy situated at one nearby Pasai beach where we stayed.
Discovered by our daughter, because on first sight they seem to sell only icecream (yummy italian gelato).
But the menu made us curious and because of the low prices we came back to give a try. And we had the best meal since arrival on the island (and we tried a lot!). Sadly we could only come back two times but everything we tried was just delicious! There is Thai as well as some international food, the hummus and falafel was the best I ever had. More seafood than at some places who advertise a lot. Atmosphere was ok, toilets bad as at many places in Thailand. Beside this I whish our little Luna would discovered this place earlier.
Favorite Dish: Could not test many, but gaeng madsaman was my favorite Thai and hummus absolutely great international. Ice cream ist à MUST!
Just 5 minutes south of the resort is a place called Coconut island...we stopped here for lunch...and really enjoyed our food and the whole environment.
The people in Thailand are beautiful...and the service is outstanding. They served local, fresh food...and it was right on the corner of the island, overlooking the beach and water.
It's informal and laid back...so you could go in your swimming gear.
This also looked like a good place to stay for accomodation...seemed like there were plenty of people staying here ...young, old...and different countries.