Wow, what a brilliant crazy ride our family had at the Frog and Catfish over the recent Songkran Festival. Our family including two boys aged 8 and 12, will be forever indebted to the affable Gary and his gorgeous wife Bua, the wonderful Att, and the whole team who embraced our family as part of their own and treated us to one of the most memorable experiences of our entire three weeks in Thailand.
This gorgeous property is set amongst sprawling tropical gardens and fishponds and while famous for its restaurant (#1 in Krabi), we came to get away from the touristy vibe of Krabi, Phuket and Ao Nang. What we got was a luxuriously appointed suite beautifully decorated in traditional Thai style that was perfect for our family of four with an incredibly comfortable king bed and two couches converted to single beds.
The property is set among the rubber plantations in outskirts of Krabi. It is only a short 15 minute drive into town however we only ventured in once as Gary arranged several trips, including kayaking among the mangroves and a fantastic day sailing among the spectacular hongs and visiting secluded beaches.
Yet for our two boys, these wonderful sights of Krabi were overshadowed by the excitement of Songkran and an invitation from Gary and Bua to join their family festivities – a testament to their warm genuine hospitality. Our boys will never forget driving down the streets with Bua getting absolutely drenched, throwing buckets of water off the back of a pick-up truck, getting into serious water pistol fights with the other trucks and having their faces smeared with coloured talc paint. Due to their protests not to leave, we ended up extending our stay and enjoying another special day with the Frog and Catfish team even though their hotel and restaurant were officially closed.
Gary, Bua, Att, and team, THANK YOU for taking us in like family and letting us join you in your holiday festivities. Also for the great conversations, awesome food, endless supply of beer, etc - we will be back!
“The Catfish Family”
(aka Paul, Kim, Max & Harry)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Frog and catfish country inn is a small boutique resort set in tropical tranquil gardens containining many fish ponds nestling at the foot of a national park with mountain views. Our rooms have both garden & mountain view.We are 3 KM from the nearest secluded beach and jetty where our guests embark for VIP long tail boat trips to the islands such as Koh Hong Poda island. We are 15 minutes away from Thalene bay which has some of the most beautiful Kayak tours in the world. The tourist centre of Ao nang is 15 minutes as is elephant trekking and the world class beach near the Sheraton hotel.In house massage is available,free WiFi,car & motor cycle hire ... more less
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- Frog And Catfish Restaurant And Country Inn Krabi, Thailand