What to do in Krabi?
Krabi, 150 km east of Phuket by road or 50 km by boat, is another beautiful beach destination with tall cliffs, clear blue waters, and sandy beaches. It’s like a jungle adventure with tasty food in the town’s busy markets. It offers easy access to nearby islands, like Koh Yao Noi, Koh Hong, Koh Poda, and even Phi Phi Islands with colourful underwater worlds for snorkelling and diving fun.
You can try rock climbing on the cliffs of Railay Beach or visit the cool Tiger Cave Temple with more than 1,200 steps to reach the top and enjoy stunning views. Krabi is all about amazing nature and places to explore, but also nightlife, markets and a wide range of hotels and resorts.
Krabi’s beaches are a tropical paradise, known for their stunning beauty. Ao Nang Beach, the most popular, offers a vibrant atmosphere with lively shops and restaurants. Railay Beach, accessible only by boat, captivates with towering limestone cliffs and pristine sands. Phra Nang Cave Beach, adorned with caves and emerald waters, provides a serene escape. Noppharat Thara Beach, just next to Ao Nang is more laid back with a good choice of hotels and restaurants. Further west, Tubkaek Beach is a quiet hideaway with luxury resort and superb views of the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga.
Where to Stay in Krabi
Krabi has a wide range of hotels and resorts that meet all likes and budgets. There’s something for everyone, from luxurious beachside resorts with stunning views and top-notch services to low-cost lodging options in town. Many places offer traditional Thai hospitality, excellent lodgings, and access to beautiful natural surroundings. Ao Nang is a popular destination with several hotel alternatives, although Railay Beach provides unique, secluded options. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly stay, or a backpacker-friendly hostel, Krabi’s lodging scene guarantees a wonderful experience amidst the region’s breathtaking surroundings and kind friendliness. Booking in advance is recommended during peak tourist seasons.
Krabi is surrounded by lovely islands, each with its special character. The Phi Phi Islands are famous for their turquoise waters, colourful marine life, and breathtaking cliffs that have been featured in films. The Hong Islands include emerald lagoons nestled among limestone cliffs, ideal for snorkelling. James Bond Island, or Koh Tapu, is famous for its prominent limestone tower featured in a Bond film. Bamboo Island is a tranquil getaway with lovely beaches perfect for relaxation. Krabi’s neighbouring islands provide unforgettable sceneries and activities, including snorkelling, kayaking and memorable island-hopping experiences.
Map of Krabi and Surroundings