Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments from Krabi, Thailand

Julie Thailand 6 Comments

Krabi, Thailand…paradise.  We spent nine amazing, action-packed days here, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling, playing on the beach, and island hopping.  Without a doubt this is our family’s new favorite spot in the world.  This is such a beautiful place with so much to do…we could stay here a lot longer and never get bored.  I took well over a thousand photos and here are some of the best…enjoy!

Favorite Photos from Krabi, Thailand

Long tail boats are used as taxis to go from one beach or one island to another.

Longtail Boats Ao Nang

Long tail boats on Railay Beach

Long Tail Boats Phra Nang Beach

More long tail boats

We spent a drizzly afternoon kayaking around the islands just off of Phra Nang Beach.  There were plenty of caves and nooks and crannies to explore.

Kayaking Thailand


Kayaking through Cave

Kayaking through a cave

Tyler Kayaking Krabi

Tyler, my kayaking buddy

Kayaking Krabi Cliffs

Tim and Kara

Tyler Kayaking

More exploring by kayak

Kara Kayaking Krabi

Kara Kayaking

We spent a day touring the islands off the coast of Thailand with Thalassa Tours.  It was an amazing day…the islands here are gorgeous.  You can read more about our day here.

Tyler and Kara Pileh Bay

Boats in Pileh Bay, Phi Phi Island

Pileh Bay

Pileh Bay

Tyler and Kara Paradise

Two very happy kiddos

Maya Bay

Maya Bay

A View of Maya Bay

Another view of Maya Bay

Cliffs of Ko Phi Phi

The cliffs of Phi Phi Island

Tyler Kara with Thalassa Tour

Tyler and Kara with Jorge and Beltran from Thalassa Tours

Monkey Beach

At Monkey Beach

Boats Monkey Beach

Boats on Monkey Beach

This Year's Xmas Card

This year’s Christmas card photo (as seen on Facebook!).

Deep Water Solo Spot

This is a spot for deep water solo rock climbing.

Dinner on a Beach

Our private beach for a sunset dinner.

Thailand Sunset

Thailand Sunset

We splurged on our hotel, not something we typically do.  But it was Christmas and we stayed at more than our fair share of undesirable places in India to save up the money to do this.  Our home for nine nights was the brand new Ibis Styles in Ao Nang, Thailand.  We were a fifteen minute walk from the beach but we had a swimming pool which Tyler and Kara took full advantage of.

Pool Time

So happy to finally have a hotel with a pool.

The four of us took lessons rock climbing with Real Rocks and have fallen in love with this sport.  We signed up for beginner lessons and liked it so much that we went back for more on Christmas Eve.  To read more about our rock climbing experiences, click here.

View from Rock Climbing

View from the top of our rock climbing wall

Chalked and Ready To Go

Chalked up and ready to go

On Christmas Eve we climbed at Phra Nang Beach, one of the coolest spots in the world.

Phranang Beach climbing

Climbing at Phra Nang Beach

Tim Tyler Kara Phra Nang Cave

Tim, Tyler, and Kara in front of Phra Nang Cave

We arrived at the beach early the day we went climbing.  The day before, at midday, this place looked much different.

Phra Nang Cave Beach

Phra Nang Cave Beach

Phranang Beach

Another view of the cave

Tim on the Beach

Tim on Phra Nang Beach

Back to rock climbing…we all had tons of fun, but little Kara was amazing.  She was up for everything, never tiring, never complaining.  I think we’ll be signing up this girl for climbing lessons once we return to the US!

Our Spider Monkey

Our little spider monkey

Kara Climbing

Kara climbing

Happy Kara

And this is the joy on Kara’s face once back on solid ground.

Kara Waiting

Kara waiting for her turn

Tim Rock Climbing

Tim, almost at the top

Tyler Rock Climbing

There goes Tyler

Julie Rock Climbing

And finally…here’s Mom.

Waiting their Turn

Another hangout spot for Tyler and Kara as they await their turn.

View from Phra Nang Cave

This is the view out of Phra Nang Cave onto the beach.

We also climbed up through another cave with Wan, our climbing guide, for these awesome views back down onto the beach.

View from Cave

View of Phra Nang Beach from the cave

We love Krabi, Thailand…what a great spot for families who want to have an active vacation.  We will be back someday!

Comments 6

  1. Hello, brave and remarkable Rivenbarks. I read your story from VOA, what a wonderful journey you are engaging!
    I am from China, I learned that your in-coming destinations shall include my homeland. if you are still planning where to head in China, may I strongly recommend that Jiuzhaigou National Park (九寨沟国家公园) in Sichuan Province. It’s such a natural wonder that it is the if-only-choice-in-life to visit selection for most Chinese. Sincerely wish a visit to JNP will enrich your adventure.
    and wish you happy new year!

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      Thank you for the recommendation! I will look it up. China looks like beautiful country with so much to do. Tyler and I are excited about trying our best to speak Mandarin and we are learning how to read Chinese symbols as well. China is going to be one of the highlights of our year…we will be there in just two months! Happy New Year to you, also!

  2. Julie and Tim, we are truly enjoying your adventures…. Thailand is one of iur favorite places as well…. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all if you…. looking forward to more places!!! have fun! Rona and George Martiyan

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  3. Hi,Julie and Tim Rivenbark,I know you from a media report.You trip is so wonderful and wish you have more and more great wonderful next.Welcom to China.

  4. I learned what you did from VOA, and I admire your courage and daring. As Ms. Rivenbark said:The longer that your travel, the more impact it has on how you seen the world. When I have a certain economic base, I also travel around the world. GOOD LUCK FOR YOU!!!

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