Here is a pretty picture of Bamboo island to lighten up the mood, and give you a taster of what you will see if you decide to take an island hopping tour to the Phi Phi islands 🙂
The best place to eat raw food in Ao Nang
You will laugh at me when I say this and I honestly can’t believe I’m writing this, but the best place that we found to eat raw food was Subway. Until this holiday I considered it a junk food kind of place and never even knew they had salads, but it turns out it was the only salad in town that didn’t give me diarrhoea and I could actually choose what I wanted in it.
Do watch out for the sauces though, the vegetables may be fresh, but the dressings, pickles and jalapeños are full of preservatives. Read the list of ingredients here.
Can you eat raw on island hopping day tours?
Krabi offers many day tours to other islands as well as elephant rides, kayaking and quad biking. The longer trips usually include lunch and I was happy to see that you can tell the tour agent if you have dietary preferences. When we arrived at Phi Phi Don for a typical Asian, funny-smelling buffet, there were 2 plates on the side for us with tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and onions on it. Sure it wasn’t the most amazing salad in the world, but it got us through the day, so if you are set on raw food, you can pre-order it.
Krabi Town restaurants
We’d didn’t actually make it to Krabi Town as it’s 40 mins away, but I did hear of a vegetarian restaurant there called Healthy 4 You, which seems like a decent place to go to if you’re there.
Something to consider
I’m not the first or last person to get sick from raw vegetables in Thailand, so if you feel like your stomach is acting funny, perhaps it would be wise to be a little flexible with your diet. I survived until the very last day of the trip and opted for bread and rice on the last day as I did not want to have problems on my 3 flights home.
Also, if you’re only here for a day or two – PACK SOME FOOD WITH YOU!! I’m serious, Ive been all over the world but I’ve never struggled staying raw anywhere else as much as I did in Krabi (ok Peru was pretty bad too…). If you can, take some dehydrated crackers and other foods that won’t go off fast with you. If I ever come back here, I’m packing half a suitcase of nuts and carrots with me 🙂