Kick Into Gear. Before your day of ecotourism, take a Muay Thai class at the Reserve — good for your body and mind. Learn basic sequences of punching, kicking and elbows during this energizing session. All levels are available at Phulay Bay and are taught by expert instructors.
Rainforest Revelations. Khao Nor Juji is one of the last virgin rainforests in Thailand. While best known for its variety and abundance of bird life, it’s also home to the famous Emerald Pool, a stunningly green freshwater pond colored by limestone deposits. After a soak, explore the forest on foot and look for kingfishers and a number of rare birds.
Sustainable Seafood. Enjoy lunch at one of the floating seafood restaurants in Koh Klang. Visitors can select their meals from a variety of floating tanks where fishermen keep their locally caught, fresh fare.
Go for a Climb. Just beyond Princess Cave on Phra Nang Beach lie some of the region’s most spectacular rock walls. Harness up to explore the 33 documented routes, including “Money Maker,” rated 5.10b, and “Tales of Power,” a daunting 5.12. No matter which route you choose, you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the coast.
Another Day, Another Cave. While you’re on the Pranang Peninsula, detour to Tham Pranang Nok, one of the most famous caves in Thailand. According to legend, a royal ship carrying a princess, Srikulatavee, sank during the era of Alexander the Great. The princess’ spirit is said to dwell within the cave and, inside, you’ll find a shrine where fishermen place offerings in hopes of a plentiful catch.
Fine Dining. After your day of exploration, visit Jenna’s Bistro & Wine in Ao Nang. There, an extensive menu features small bites, fresh seafood, pasta and burgers, as well as authentic Thai food. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are plentiful, and the cocktail menu includes nine signature mojitos, along with Belgian beers.