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Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Both expats and Thai locals alike, often make a trip to Bangkok if they require extensive medical treatment or a major operation. Although many Thai provinces boast world-class hospitals, the medical centres in Bangkok enjoy a particularly good reputation, at home and even abroad. The standard of medical care is so high in fact, that many so-called ëmedical touristsí flock to Bangkokís hospitals from around the world, and especially countries such as the United States where the cost of similar treatment at home can be prohibitively high.

Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards. Continue reading Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Life as an Expat in Krabi

Life as an Expat in Krabi

Krabi society is a fascinating melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Moken (or Sea Gypsies), Muslims and a colourful band of expats representing almost every corner of the globe. The Krabi locals, famous for their hospitality and tolerance have been quick to welcome these newcomers that now total somewhere in the region of 2000. They come from countries far and wide including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, US, Australia and New Zealand. The majority tend to live where there is a good concentration of amenities such as bustling tourist resort Ao Nang, but there are some smaller pockets in Krabi Town, Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi. Continue reading Life as an Expat in Krabi

Spa / Wellness

Krabi’s Healing Properties!

Had a particularly stressful year or simply feel the need to catch your breath and recharge your batteries? Why not enjoy a rejuvenating holiday with a difference? Top quality spa and yoga sanctuaries, where you can immerse yourself both physically and mentally in a selection of therapies designed to boost mind, body and spirit, are thankfully no longer the preserve of the elite. In Krabi, wellness travellers and burnt out executives alike, can all enjoy a healthy and revitalising holiday in some of the best spa resorts in Thailand. Guests can rest assured that they are in safe hands too, as Krabi has more than its fair share of professional therapists with a long tradition in herbal medicine and the ancient art of Thai massage. Continue reading Spa / Wellness