What’s a Tubkaak?
a. a rare bird
b. a naughty word
c. an eco-friendly resort
d. a Taiwanese game
Have your guess? Well, here’s your answer:
It’s a secluded gem of a resort on the Krabi coast of Thailand, not far from the more well-known islands of Phuket (party central) and Phi Phi (of 2004 tsunami fame).
To put it simply: the Tubkaak is my favorite place in all the world … or at least of the places I’ve experienced thus far, which is more than few.
Why? Beauty, seclusion, relaxation, the people, oodles of gorgeous day trips just a car or boat ride away, and did I mention the beauty?
If you’re in the market for big trip (you really should stay a full week, and it’s long flight from the U.S.), or you simply want to daydream, here are some photos to prove my point.
Oh, and Tubkaak apparently means “home for visitors,” so it’s not naughty at all. Actually, it’s rather appropriate, given how you’re made to feel when you’re there. It’s been years since we discovered it, but each Christmas since, they’ve sent us a card with a photo of all their staff, many of whom are still there.
We’ve directed friends to go stay there, too, and they came back equally gushing.
We will return one day. Mark my words. Maybe we’ll see you there?
Happy daydreaming … and for more wanderlust:
If you’re interested in traveling to the Krabi area, leave any questions you may have in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer them. There are some day trips that I’d particularly recommend.