During my most recent trip to Krabi, Thailand, I was able to visit a few of the stunning islands this country is known for and I'm going to recommend my favorites based on my experience as well as the drone footage I shot. Now, I'm not much of a beach gal, but after this experience, I can definitely say I cannot wait for my next island discovery!
1. Railey Beach- Well, first off, its technically not an island, its a peninsula. However, you still get the island vibe because of your ability to walk from one side to the other all while being surrounded by water and discovering the food, people and live music. Additionally, there are so many other hidden resorts and scenic paths that lead to Instagram-worthy photos, so don't be afraid to go off the beaten path to see this. I stayed at a resort on the south side which took about 30 minutes to travel to from the Krabi airport using a shuttle and long tail boat. This was initially recommended by my house mates who visited last year. My main take aways were the ambiance on the island, the nightlife, the various walking/hiking trails nearby as well as the many hidden resorts on the island where you can basically hop into all of the fancy pools.
2. Bamboo Island-This island has the bluest, clearest water I have ever seen. As you will see in my video this was the smallest Island I traveled to. I only know this, because I was able to fly my drone around the entire island. One thing to note is I was asked to stop flying (thankfully, I got all of my shots in time). Another takeaway from this island is that you can stay here or go on a 1-2 hour day trip for some swimming, snorkeling and relaxing.
3. Phi Phi Island-One thing to note is that the Phi Phi Islands are made of a few including Bamboo Island, Maya Bay and a few others, but there is also the main Phi Phi Island, which is where I stopped for lunch, oh, and of course to fly my drone. It was beautiful here, however, it was not my favorite, simply because I was not there long enough and it seemed less authentic when it comes to private island hopping. This was only because it was not as secluded as Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. However, the best part was that I was able to go snorkeling just outside this island by boat, which I highly recommend snorkeling to anyone who plans to explore these islands.
Hopefully, this helps you figure out your next tropical island trip in Krabi, Thailand. The main reason for this post was to show you the video, but I figured I'd write a little bit about what you're viewing. If you like the video and/or liked what you read, don't forget to share this article or leave me and questions and/or comments. Thanks for stopping by!
I'm fairly new to the droning world. I was initially exposed to drones from a previous relationship I was in. During that time, I was quite frightened to fly his drone. I actually wanted nothing to do with it. I knew if I needed an aerial shot, I could just ask him. It wasn't until recently that I was inspired to buy and learn to fly a drone for my trip to Asia, but more specifically my hike on the Great Wall of China. That's right- my need to document my trip in a different way was so important to me that I bought a drone.
What I did not know was that I would fall in love if not become obsessed with flying my Mavic Pro. I've been flying for a little over three weeks now and I am hooked. After flying over the Great Wall of China, I realized that having the ability to capture such stunning footage and images from above, for me, has pushed the limits of video creativity to a whole new level. I now view and think about video differently and how I want to tell a story.
In addition to my new found hobby, I have realized that not many women are flying drones and not to my surprise, it is a male dominated activity. I recently joined womenanddrones.com, a community of female drone pilots, which I think is pretty amazing. Although they are fairly new and just getting started, it's extremely empowering to know that there is an up and coming community of female drone pilots for women like me.
I have included my most recent video of my hike on the Great Wall of China that includes the footage I captured with my drone. Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to subscribe!