Escape Plan to Krabi in December 2013

A brief summary on the itinerary

Escape Plan to Krabi in December 2013:

Total duration 6D5N
Singapore is 1 hr ahead of Krabi, Thailand.
Flight time is 1.5hr direct flight on Tiger airways from Singapore to Krabi.
Friday afternoon flight on 27th Dec and arrival in Krabi at 3pm.

Day 1 Arrival in Ao Nang
Day 2 Phi Phi Island tour and Krabi Town night market
Day 3 Tiger Cave and Railey beach
Day 4 Hong Island tour and Railey beach kayaking
Day 5 Phra Nang Cave, Viewpoint, Tonsai Beach and New Year countdown
Day 6 Home Sweet Home

This escape plan was to celebrate New Year over at Krabi. We have never been to Krabi before and this presented a good opportunity to verify the testimonies of beautiful beaches and also visit Phi Phi island.

Budget nature: Expensive during the peak periods. 

I arrived with the impression that the trip was going to cost. It did, on the accommodation especially. However, along the way, we managed to avoid overspending by taking public transportation. Tuk tuk and taxis were a luxury to get around and we did not take a single one during this trip that kept it within budget.

Complexity: DIY

We managed to get to places that we wanted using public transport and it was easy. A lot had to do with asking the hotel reception for help. Getting to the islands could be arranged by oneself but with the compromise of not seeing more for less in a fixed time. Getting onto tours were also pretty hassle free, having the tour arranged pick up and drop off at hotel, recommended for those without too much time.