Renting a Scooter in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

Renting a Scooter in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

If You are a slow traveler like we are and stay in an area for an extensive period of time, you know how important it is to get around and have a mean of transport for everyday business (to go to the store, market, pharmacy, get your nails done, or even go to the beach or go on a tour- you know what I am talking about). Thailand is a place where the main mean of transport is a scooter. We have rented a scooter in Ao Nang for a month and this article is about our experience.

First and foremost, when we were in Ao Nang, we were 3 adults and 3 kids. So scooter was definitely for everyday errands like going quickly to 7 Eleven, market, store or my husband would make 3 trips to take us to the beach. Only once me and my husband went to Krabi town and that was the longest trip we did with a scooter.

To rent a scooter in Thailand you have to have international driver’s license- which they did not check when we rented our scooter, but I am sure it is very important for the police in case you get stopped.

A lot of places ask for a deposit (typically 3000 THB) and a copy of your passport or keep your passport if you do not want to leave a deposit (leaving a deposit is way better than leaving a passport in my opinion). And let me introduce where we rented our scooter – Mr Sak (google location here- Mr Sak Motorbike Rental ).

We loved the experience, and here is why:

  • it was the cheapest price we actually found and we checked in 5 different rental companies. Monthly rental would start at 5500 THB and go to 8000 THB. We found this little gem a little bit away from the main crowd and the rentals for a month start at just 3500 THB (you have to leave 3000 THB deposit and a copy of your passport – the deposit was given to us back at the time of the scooter return).
  • when I found it on the map, I sent a message via Whatsapp and got all the information within 5 minutes;
  • he rental place brought the scooter to the beach (talk about excellent customer service), we signed the paperwork right there at the parking place, they gave us 2 helmets and that was it- simple, easy, quick and efficient. Did I mention – easy? Fantastic! Just what we were looking for!

Look no further and rent at this place – the scooter that we rented was brand new. The service – superb! Price – fantastic! Could not recommend them more! Cheers!

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