So today I finally found what I’ve been looking for all these years – a beach that actually compares to the mighty West Bay on Roatan in Honduras. It was a happy accident. We thought we were getting the boat to the famous Railay around the corner from Ao Nang in Krabi province, but by luck our boat driver decided to drive us past Railay and dropped us off at the jaw dropping Phra Nang. It was busy, of course it was, but no matter. This is the most picturesque beach I’ve found by far in Thailand: crystal clear and aqua water, white sand, insane karst formations, green fringes and to top it off, long tails selling lunch and fruit shakes – what more could you ask for?