We are a family of three (including a eight-year-old hyperactive kid who loves water -- both poll and sea) visiting Thailand for about 9 days. We land in Krabi before noon on June 1 and fly out of Phuket in the evening of June 7.
We'd love to be by the sea that's 'swimmable' without doing boat trips every day, which I guess crosses Phi Phi out.
We want to avoid full-on party spots and overcrowded beaches, but would love a few good drinks by the beach at night. We do not want to eat at the hotels we stay in and would like to explore the towns too.
What would you kind folks suggest. We could drop Ao Nang too as we have do not have a fixed plan for the six nights yet.
Thanks a lot for your advice.