We arrived in Krabi on Sunday afternoon and shared a taxi to Ao Lang Beach with a couple of German travelers who were staying on the nearby Rai Lay Bay.
On Monday there was the aforementioned slow-to-start tour of the Ko Phi Phi islands – famous for providing the setting for The Beach. On a packed speedboat, we vaulted over intensely choppy waves in water that changed, without warning, from clear bottle green to a deep, lustrous turquoise. The tour was to be comprised of swimming, snorkeling as well as a brief jaunt at the infamous Maya Beach.
The famous Maya Beach in question
Just … wow. Right?