The small beach of Pai Plong is separated from Ao Nang Beach. the collapsed slope of the mountain, which is strongly extended into the sea and is densely overgrown with jungle. Through this hill a path is laid, which called Monkey Trail – because of the large number of people living there long-tailed macaques.
The beach turned out to be the only entrance and exit, in a closed all sides of the lagoon, surrounded by impassable mountains. Nice such a small and private beach, behind which is located the only hotel is the expensive chain Centara Grand beach resort . From the beach overlooking the picturesque cliff in the sea, to the south of which, behind the cape on the left is hiding the popular tourists peninsula Railay (Railay).
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Pai Plong is also called by the name of the adjacent Centara Hotel Resort – Centara Beach. The beach of Tsentar has a length of about 200 meters and, in my opinion, this is one of the best beaches in Krabi. Minus only one is difficult to get here.
The beach is located in such a way that not everyone wants to walk along the Monkey Trail, well, not every day – for sure. Therefore, there is absolutely no crowded, clean, smoothed sand, while it is surrounded with three sides of the cliffs and it turns out so cozy, a small bay.
Despite the fact that the beach looks private, if desired, any a tourist can get here, sunbathe and swim as much as he want to. The sand on the beach varies slightly depending on proximity to the sea. By the water it is yellow, large, interspersed with shells. and larger stones.
And closer to the grass cover – small, light, pleasant to touch and clean. The reasons are clear – this is the beach of an expensive hotel, followed by watch and clean well, so there is no garbage.
Entry, depth and waves
Sunset on the beach is smooth, without sudden drops and rapids. The slope of the bottom increases gradually and very long. Neck depth comes about 20 meters from the shore, and at low tide it will have walk up to 40-50 meters, if not more. What is great about Pai Plong – clean bottom, without stones and corals.
At different times of the year, the water may be slightly turbid, but at calm sea amazingly beautiful sea. Happen on the Center and waves, but mostly – not in season, in summer. On this beach, too, as well as on the neighboring ones, the ebb is very pronounced. When the water leaves, the width of the beach grows from 10 to 30 meters.
Sun beds and shade
Sun beds for public use on the beach there, they have only for hotel guests and stand on its territory. So if you not a lodger Tsentary, will have to take along a rug, or be savage in the sand. Shadow is only on the edges of the beach (from rocks) and there it is, depending on the time of day.
I also saw a few trees that leaned over the shore, but under them are the loungers of the hotel. So during the day, when the shadows become especially short, there is no place to hide from the sun – the beach looks at west, and the farther away from noon, the shade becomes less. Along the fence, the Centers constantly ply two or three guards, who politely but inexorably sack the curious.
View to the left, towards the pontoon bridge. Strictly behind the mountain behind Pontoon – Ton Sai Beach
The beach is well maintained and clean.
At low tide people bathe, this is the question of the depth
Pay Plong, right view. Over Cape – Ao Nang Beach
If you move closer to the water – there will be no shadow
The sand is looser for a walk, you constantly skid
The area behind the beach of Centar Beach
On the descent, near the stairs there is a guard with a notebook, the entrance is on records
Shadow can be staked if you come early
Hotel beds can not be counted
Centara Beach is the last pedestrian-accessible beach on this beach. the edge of the resort. Behind the cliffs on the left, Riley and his four beaches begin: Riley East and West, Ton Sai and Phra Nang.
There are no shops on the beach, traders familiar to us here are not walk around If you want to buy water or something to eat, you can do in the hotel’s cafeteria, but the prices there will be inflated as at least twice the prices of the same in Ao’s cafes Nanga So if you’re going to the beach, it’s best to take everything with you, especially water.
Of the sights and entertainment can be called snorkeling at the rocks near the beach. There is also a surfboard rental and kayaks, but everything costs more than Ao Nang. For lovers of diving and swim at depth, as well as for receiving boats, on the Center There is a pontoon pier of plastic sections.
Houses and hotels on the beach
As already mentioned, the beach is a large luxury hotel Centara Grand Beach Resort , больше там ничего из жилья нет. Pye Plong could would be the hotel’s private beach, but since by law Thailand’s everything public beaches, visitors are allowed on it freely.
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How to find the beach
From the southern edge of Ao Nang, where, next to a rock, it flows into the sea small river, begins the so-called Monkey trail – the path from the boardwalk, walking on the mountain. We must face the sea, and then go to the leftmost part of Ao Nang. Go through the rows massage parlors, then cross the skunk over the bridge (behind massage, there is a marker on the map) and along it reach the stop.
To wooden footbridge. You can walk along the beach itself, but there through the riverbed lies a very flimsy bridge, along which is dumb go especially at high tide. Near the entrance to the Monkey Trail there is large parking for cars and bikes, skip it will not work. A total of 15 minutes, admiring the excellent views and accompanied monkeys, you get to Pai Plong Beach.
Below, at the end of the trail, a guard can sit in a booth and write in the notebook the names of the guests of the beach. Why is this done – it is not clear, because during the reverse movement it is not necessary to write out and Record as a whole goes without checking with documents. Path on the rocks knocked out of sturdy boards, rises up, rolls over a cliff and descends to the beach of Tsentar.
The second option – the sea, on longtails. Usually past this beach boats are sailing from Ao Nang to Railay. It is just between these two beaches. The guests of the hotel Tsentar to the beach are brought to boating to your pier. On the transfer to the beach, you can agree for example, with boatmen standing in Ao Nang.
When you walk along the trail, be careful with the monkeys. Better than them Do not feed or show them food. Monkeys can be aggressive and there are a lot of them on the path!
Parking before the start of the Monkey Trail
Parking is available across the river from Ao Nang Beach.
The river is quite deep and wide even in the dry season and in the water there’s a bunch of nasty things from around Ao Nang
Monkey Trail begins quite a civilized
Then the boards become shorter and less crowded.
Well, on the rise there are already bamboo railing and steps from different material
On the trail at the top of the pass, you can take a break for about three minutes. on foot
Due to overgrowth on the slope, the view from the trail is not as steep as it could would be.
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