Locating a cool geocache in Thailand isn’t too hard because they are everywhere; and you are on vacation in Thailand, so that’s already pretty awesome! The toughest part was deciding where we wanted to find our first in Thailand. When we arrived in the Krabi region of Thailand, and specifically to Railay Beach for a couple of days, we were so struck by the beauty that we knew this would be the perfect place to go Geocaching in Thailand for the first time. The mountains that rose straight up out of the sea were just so majestic. Honestly, Railay Beach was our favorite beach in Thailand.This was paradise and the perfect place for us.
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Geocaching in Paradise
Geocaching is extremely adventurous in this part of the country. There are some wonderful caches located on islands all around the Krabi Region of Thailand. There were several caches near us that we could kayak to. Once you kayak you can hunt around the very much secluded island. We didn’t have enough time to venture out to these island, but we look forward to coming back and trying our luck.
Since Railay is a small and remote area, there weren’t as many geocaches here as there were in other locations; but we found a good one to shoot for. It was located between Tonsai Beach and the main part of Railay West Beach. This geocache was all about timing, because we had to wait for low tide to reach it. This made it more challenging, but we were determined not to be defeated by the sea.
Since we had to wait for the tide to go down, we decided to go settle into our resort first and cool off for a bit (because it is crazy hot here!). Then as the afternoon approached and the tide went down, we headed out in search of our first Thailand geocache.
Tonsai & Railay Beach
Tonsai and Railay Beach are separated by tall limestone cliffs, only connected on land by a 30 minute hike back behind and around the towering cliffs, through a series of resorts on Railay East. However, if you wait for low tide, then you can take a shortcut straight from beach to beach, but you will need to walk over dangerously sharp coral (good shoes are a must!). This is a perfect place for a geocache.
As we follow a small crowd across the coral, everyone is searching for foot holes so they don’t fall on the coral; but we are secretly looking for the geocache as well! Trying to be inconspicuous to the “muggles” (non-caching folk) was more difficult because we were trying not to fall and slice up our legs! After carefully climbing over giant rocks and ducking under others, we finally spot the cache. We snag it and cross over into Tonsai. After signing the log we are able to enjoy the view from this remote beach out at the Andaman Sea.
This was a great geocache because without knowing that this cache was here, we wouldn’t have known that we could cross over to explore Tonsai beach. We look forward to going back to south Thailand in search of new geocaches.
Maybe with more time, we can head over to geocache on Chicken Island or to James Bond Island, where they filmed one of the movies. Overall, you can’t go wrong with Geocaching in Thailand. It’s a great place for fun in the sun and geocaching adventures!
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