There’s no certainty when it comes to vacations. Even if you’ve meticulously planned everything and accounted for every single minute, you never know when something unexpected happens that can ruin some of your plans. It could be a delayed flight, a missing suitcase, and volatile weather.
Just imagine flying somewhere halfway across the globe and feeling pumped to spend a few days in a beautiful place like Krabi. You’re looking forward to traipsing under the Thai sunshine and absorbing the beauty of the beaches. But when you get there, you’re welcomed by gloomy weather and a crying sky. What do you do, then?
You only have two choices, really. It’s either you coop yourself up inside your hotel room until the weather clears (if it clears at all), or you can look at the silver lining and enjoy rainy day-friendly activities the islands have to offer.
If you choose the latter, you’ll be delighted to know that there are a lot of things you can do even in the middle of a monsoon. To make the most out of the rainy days, here are some activities you can try:
Enroll in a Thai cooking class.
Ever wondered what makes the famous Pad Thai so good? You can finally find out by taking a cooking class where you can learn how to make Thai dishes and delicacies. There are a lot of places in Krabi that offer cooking classes, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to know more about the country’s culture and its people. Most of them take up 5 to 6 hours, but you’ll probably won’t even notice since you’ll be preoccupied with shopping for ingredients, learning recipes, chopping, peeling, frying, and finally, tasting. Taking a class is also an excellent way to socialize with the locals and other tourists like you. After the lessons, not only will you come out with a more profound knowledge of Thai cuisine, but you’ll also forge new friendships.
Explore Krabi caves.
Krabi is a region beset with many caves that you can explore. The best part is you can visit them even when it’s drizzly outside. You can walk through the Diamond Cave and Tham Sadet where you can discover an interesting array of stalagmites and stalactites. You can also go to Tham Phra Nang Nok where you can spend ooh-ing and aah-ing at interesting phallic symbols.
Go on a hike.
Hiking in the rain might seem dangerous, but if the weather isn’t too bad, you can totally go out and challenge yourself to complete a thrilling trek. The Tiger Temple is a popular destination, requiring all visitors to climb a total of 1,237 steps. And sure, that sounds exhausting, but the payoff is worth it as you can feast your eyes on jawdropping views. It’s also the place where you can find the majestic golden Buddha statue.
When you visit Krabi and find that it’s raining, don’t get dispirited. There are tons of activities the island has to offer if you’re only willing to look. If you need to find a place to stay where you can relax, get in touch.