We checked out and caught the boat from Ao Nammao pier. We arrived in Railay East and checked into the Avatar Railay Resort, a boutique hotel that is currently in the middle of a soft test opening while they finish up construction before opening. Actually, the construction seems to be done but they are still working on wiring, hot water, etc. Our room seems pretty done but the other side of the building is still being assembled. It's an absolutely lovely hotel and I'm so happy SMS saw the sign advertising the test opening. The price will likely more than double once it opens but it's amazing to stay in right now. It seems to be several backpackers/flashpackers currently. I imagine their clientele will change once it opens.
We went to Hot Rocks to rent gear for the morning, aside from shoes. There was no posted list price and they started rattling off numbers which sounded completely insane to me so instead of the 900 baht, we got the equipment for 500. Later, I saw a listed price of 1100 at another shop so we scored!
|More climbing, our long tail back to where we came from (oops) and the view as we motored away|
|The kids look so happy!|
|Cliff-jumping. See how high the guy is in the middle? So brave!|
|Crowded snorkel spot with some boat jumping!|
|Tup Island, where we snorkeled and had dinner. SMS is king of the sandbar!|
|Sunset and fire show|