Legend has it that a ship carrying two princesses sank during a great storm, on a full moon, off the Phra Nang headland. The princess’ spirits came to reside in these caves and, on each full moon, locals offer gifts to the spirits which are said to keep them safe from harm.
Feeling very important we arrived at the sublime Rayavadee resort in a private speed boat – this we later discovered is the standard that all guests are to expect. Greeted with bowed welcomes and ice-cold cocktails in their lavish arrival pagoda, we were surrounded by sheer beauty. With 360 degrees of lush tropical forest, scaling limestone cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea our heads began to spin.