A plunge in the pool upon our return to the hotel, was a welcome purge from the dust accumulated on the trails. That evening we explored the town and were greeted on the streets by several lavishly dressed "women" soliciting attendance at "Simon Cabaret", where (according to their website), "You will arrive relaxed but will leave confuses as our performers is more of a man than you will ever be and even more of a woman too!" There is a large community of such performers in Thailand. After dinner, we stopped at the beach to witness another beautiful sunset.
Bob and I loved the time we spent in Krabi, and concluded that our recommendation to those planning to vacation in Thailand is to opt for staying in Ao Nang rather than on a beach in Phuket. But, read on to learn more about our experiences in Phuket, and the highlight of our Thailand trip - a visit to the Similan Islands north of Phuket in the west Andaman sea!