Hello all - My friends and I are looking into a trip to Thailand. We know that we want to hit up Krabi and Ao Nang while we are there, and are looking at being there for 2 weeks. Anyways, I was wondering if people had tips they could share about the travel, where to go, what to do on off days, etc. Especially helpful would be if people had suggestions about transportation between places. Anyways, thanks for all the help! (and sorry if this violates any forum rules, im a little new at this). Thanks!
Your question is kind of vague. Have you ever heard of Lonely Planet? I just spent three weeks in Tonsai, so if you have any specific questions I'd be glad to answer them. In general, Thailand is one of the easiest countries in the world to travel in.
I spent the last November in Thailand and travelled around, its really easy to travel in Thailand, and cheap. I have been in the North-East and direction to Cambodia, also in the south, Hua-Hin and spend some tim at the beach, so if you have some detailed questions...
I have lived in Thailand for four years, as I am now working here, and have been to the locations you've mentioned.
By far, one of the BEST online resources for travel is the Thailand Travel Forum at http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/ Thousands of posts there, representing the latest news on travel to most points in the country. The forum has about 40,000 registered members, so there's a great wealth of pooled wisdom and experience there.
I'm going to Thailand as well. Lonely Planet is very helpful but their website (sorry SP gods) has a great forum for Thailand where you will get some very knowledgable responses to questions (and some not so knowledgable). Check it out.
Ao Nang rings a bell in my head. Think I went there in 2001. It's where you go to sort something to Ao Pang Nga which is where all the rocks sticking out the sea are. You can visit Ao Pang Nga from Phuket but it's a crap experience in comparison. As for Krabi, it was a middle-aged German holiday resort if I remember rightly. Good rock climbing though. Bit more expensive than the east coast destinations.