It was a fun filled trip. 7 days of rock climbing, swimming, massage and Thai food!
Rai Leh is a peninsula surrounded by mountains and oceans, final access can only be by boat. It consists of 4 main beaches, Rai Leh East, Rai Leh West, Pranang Beach and Tonsai Beach. It’s a hot spot for rock climbers.
Rock Climbing @ Tonsai
We stayed in Tonsai, one of the beaches in Rai Leh. Tonsai is filled with climbers and Caucasian. The beach is beautiful but the water’s so-so. Girls with hot body and guys with 6 packs everywhere.
We stayed at Green Valley Resort Hotel. It was horrible. We had no luxuries at all, no hot water, no internet, no flush, no electricity after 830AM and no toilet paper! The only luxury we have is a noisy fan. But after a while we got used to the cold shower and bugs in the toilet. That’s what you get for RM50 per night.
Road leading to our chalet
yea..the toilet, a bowl, a running pipe and a shower.
But the restaurant at Green Valley was excellent. Salad buffet was at 30 Baht and seafood was on an average of 40 baht per 100 grams. Imagine a huge piece of King Fisher for RM10 and 100 grams of mussels for RM3 😀
The great staff of Green Valley!
Ping, Potato Ben and I had to share a bed. The first night was good except that the Ping snored loudly beside me. All I had to do is turn around, elbow him to wake him up. But it got worst when Potato Ben slept in the middle for the remaining nights. He took up most of the bed space, kicked Ping in his sleep and rolled on the bed unnecessarily. Sleeping with 2 guys is no fun at all.
Electricity in Tonsai turns off at 830AM. However, Internet is readily available throughout the day (until 11PM). It costs 3 Bath per minute.
Massage was cheap. It was about RM20 – RM30 for an hour massage. We tried their neck, shoulder and back massage, Thai massage and Oil massage. Loads of joints cracking and twisting. Their service was excellent as well. After massage, we were given fruits and drinks!
However, 7 days of Thai food didn’t treat my stomach well. I had diarrhea on two occasions. Thank god the charcoal pills helped a lot.
Alright, back to the toilet bowl! I’ll post more soon!