Finally posting up the first part of our Honeymoon at Rayavadee, Krabi! Yes, I know, this was a while ago in early September and it’s now coming to November and summer has officially came and gone. It’s always summer in this part of the world anyways. Some of you have been asking when am I gonna show you the friggin photos. My apologise. I’ve been swamped with assignments since our Honeymoon ended. But I promise, you’re in for a treat and we’ve got tons (and I mean tons) of photos.
Here is us at Terminal 2 of Singapore Changi Airport ready to check-in and we’ve brought a new toy – the GoPro Hero 5 – with us to document our first vacation as husband and wife!
So you must be curious to know why we decided to spend our Honeymoon in Rayavadee, Krabi. You have no idea the amount of times I’ve been bombarded with this question while we were planning our wedding. “Why go to Krabi?“, “Why don’t go Europe?“, “Why so expensive?!“, “Why don’t stay at XXX Resort in Krabi, so much cheaper?!“. Let me enlighten you. I first came across Rayavadee through reading the first edition of 1000 Places to See Before You Die a very long time ago, way before I even met Shine. I read of an exotic paradise where we could dine in an ancient cave and stay in grand looking huts. And it’s in Thailand! It felt so near yet, so far then. I thought to myself, “Someday, when I meet the right man, I hope he brings me for a romantic getaway here”. And tada, we’re here! Yes, its expensive and yes, it’s not Europe but we have a whole lifetime together to do that! And how many couples can actually say they spent their honeymoon at one of the 48 Epic Dream Hotels to Visit Before You Die listed by Matador Network?
Rayavadee has three beaches – Nammao Beach, Railay Beach and Phranang Beach.
Naomma Beach: The Arrival Beach where guests will be greeted.
Railay Beach: Walk a short distance to the island’s Beach Bars and shops.
Phranang Beach: Where you can find the Princess Cave.
Looking at the map, you might think that everything is out of reach and that you’ll need the buggy to chauffer you around (which they have too with just a phone call). But throughout our stay here, we only took the buggy once and walked everywhere which took about 10 minutes from one end to the other. We were ushered all the way from the airport into a private car into a luxurious speed boat.
It was time to see our Two-Storey Deluxe Pavillion which we would be calling ‘our home’ for the next 3 Days.
- Complimentary champagne (through the Honeymoon Package).
- Complimentary unlimited wired and wireless broadband Internet access.
- Flat screen satellite TV with local and international channels, DVD/CD player.
- Information on hotel facilities and dining outlets.
- Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower stall with overhead shower.
- Fully stocked Mini-bar.
- Coffee and tea making facilities.
- In-room safe with power point for re-charging of devices.
- Signature bath amenities.
- Hair dryer.
- Slippers and Bathrobes.
- Laundry and dry cleaning services.
It’s a tropical vacation dream to see these circular shaped huts amidst giant rock formations and palm trees. We swam in the pool which was located in between these ancient limestones and the Andaman Sea. It’s designed as an infinity pool that stretches out to sea so it feels like you’re swimming in a postcard. I brought a flamingo friend with us.
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I swam with my Baroque Shades on. After swimming, we walked around Rayavadee to orientate ourselves and found out there was Tea Time. Although we were saving our stomachs for dinner, we couldn’t help ourselves. A little cream cup and miniature burgers won’t hurt right?
After Tea Time, we went back to our room to rest and recuperate, as if there was anything to recuperate from. This is what I love most about resort vacations, its all about eating, swimming, sleeping and more eating.
Krua Phranang is located at Phranang Beach at the northern side of the resort. We got to have our quiet dinner by the beach overlooking the waves and watching crabs crawl on the sand while we sipped on our drinks. The service was absolutely amazing too.
We had a beautiful first day spent in Rayavadee. Tune in for Part 2 of our Honeymoon in Rayavadee.
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