Krabi is the main town found in the province of Krabi – on Thailand’s west coast and at the mouth of River Krabi at the point where it empties to Phang Nga Bay. It is found 783 Km south of Bangkok when traveling by road. Nine years ago, this town has a population estimate of 52, 867. Krabi town is Krabi Province and District’s capital. The town is the hub for tourism, and each year, tourists from across the globe flock to this town to spend their unwindable vacations.
Is Krabi Worth visiting?
As explained above, this is one of the notable tourist hubs in the world. A straight forward answer to this, therefore, would be a yes.
Things to do in Krabi
1. Beaches and caves in Railay
Railay beach, though a small peninsula, boasts having four beaches, which makes it one of the most sought after places in Thailand. Railay is found south of Ao Nang Beach, and can only be accessed by boat. This place presents an extraordinary world to tourists.
Aside from the white sandy beaches, the peninsula has tall limestone cliffs, caves, viewpoints, and a lagoon inside the cliffs. All of these physical features are found within walking distance. Amazingly, there are no roads here but footpaths. There are neither cars nor buses, and the staple means of transportation is long-tail boats. While on your vacation here, this place will offer you lazy days, chilled out evenings, and adventure forays.
2. Klong Thom Hot Springs
The Krabi Hot Springs, which are literary ‘hot tubs,’ is the ideal location to spend your summer vacation. The Hot Spring is crafted into the smooth rock that channels water from the deep-rooted hot springs found in the volcanic chambers. The water here is approximately 35 to 40 degrees Celsius, and it brims with natural mineral salts that are thought to cure several health complications, including sciatica and rheumatism.
The sensation is overly relaxing, while the environment is unique. If you are looking for a perfect honeymoon destination in Thailand, this is one of the best. The jungle bathtubs are found approximately 70Km from Krabi town and are located in the heart of a tiny jungle preserve near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. It shares the same reserve with Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and the Emerald Pool.
3. Ao Luk Mangroves
Looking for an excellent place for soft adventures and exploration experience in Krabi province? Ao Luk mangrove and caves are worth both your time and money. Ao Luk District is found about 40 km north of Krabi town on the road heading to Phang Nga town. There are two parks in this area which include Than Bok Khorani National Park and Khao Phanom Bencha. Krabi Phang Nga highway cuts Ao Luk town into two. If you are driving from Krabi Town to Phang Nga or the other way, and you probably need a place to have a short rest, this is the ideal place.
Islands to Visit in Krabi
There are various islands to visit while in Krabi including Koh Poda, Koh Lanta, Koh Rok, Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, to mention a few. Some of the best island destinations near this place are
1. Bamboo Island
Also known as Koh Phai in Thailand, the Bamboo Island forms part of the six islands that belong to Phi Phi small archipelago Krabi province. It found approximately 5 km northeast of the Koh Phi Phi Don. The island’s largest width and height is 600m and 700m and is surrounded by white sand. The central island part is covered with bamboo trees and other lush vegetations. This island is an excellent spot for day trips. It has a small bar which serves snacks as well as drinks, and one can tour the island anytime as there are sleeping tents from Koh Phi Phi Don.
2. Chicken Island
Koh Kai means Chicken Island in Thai. The island is also called Koh Poda Nok or Koh Hua Khawan. It belongs to the Poda group of islands which are found approximately 8Km from Ao Nang, Krabi. It gets its name from the chicken-shaped rock which forms its tip in the south. Most tourists touring from Phuket and Krabi make a stop-over at the charming limestone chicken as it offers unlimited photoshoot opportunities. A sandbar links Chicken Island to Koh Tap Island and Koh Mor. You can only spot this sandbar at low tide. Tourists can walk on this sandbar and cross from one island to the other.
Activities to do around Krabi
You will be spoilt for choice on the activities to partake in while in this picturesque province. Most tourist who come here like to soak in hot springs, hike, from Railay up to Tonsai, Spend their vacation on Koh Lanta, and much more. If you are a fan of white water rafting, then make the most of this opportunity. There is an elephant sanctuary to visit, or you could opt for a Thai cooking class, go diving or visit the tiger cage temple.
Accommodation in Krabi
It doesn’t matter whether you are a first time visitor to this province, or are a frequent one, whether you are operating on a budget or luxury. Here, you will always get an accommodation that suits your needs. From the lively Ao Nang accommodation to remote Railay or the Phi Phi Islands, you will always find a place to rest your head. All you have to do is conduct thorough research to find one that suits your budget and needs, from $12 a night to upwards of $1000, they are all available.
As you have seen, Krabi is a heaven on earth. This is the ultimate destination for your unwindable vacation. From the beautiful scenery, magnificent beaches, spectacular islands, and readily available accommodation, the best honeymoon destinations, this is where you should plan your next vacation.
Other Great Destinations in Southeast Asia:
Cambodia | Malaysia | Philippines (Bohol / Fortune Island)
Singapore | Thailand (Bangkok / Krabi) | Vietnam
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20 thoughts on “Krabi Vacation: Best Things To Do in Krabi”
We loved Krabi too. Reading this post makes me want to go back.
This is the third time I am listening/reading about Krabi. I am actually trying to plan a vacation there ASAP. The pictures and the place is really amazing.
This looks like a great destination!
Wow, what a beautiful place. I love to go there. Thanks for providing a detailed guide on Karbi activities.
Karabi is beautiful. And there is so much to do here. I would love seeing it’s islands. Thank you adding to my travel list.
So beautiful, I would love to travel there someday.
This looks like a fantastic trip to Thailand. I always enjoy Island destinations. That picture with the fish though! ? Did they all just gather around like that without prompting? Super cool ?
This is a beautiful place, a much loved destination by honeymooners for it’s waters and beaches. Love to be there once in this lifetime. You have covered it so well.
I haven’t been to Krabi and your post makes me think that we must visit this place asap. Besides, it’s only a 3-hour flight from Manila.
I love mangroves and would travel anywhere to visit them. Beautiful photos!
I have heard Thailand is a beautiful country and Krabi is so beautiful based on what you have described. I would love to visit for the sea!
krabi is like a little part of heaven – loved this post!
This is a very informative post for me. I did not know about Krabi and your pictures look amazing.
I’ve never heard of Krabi nor I know anyone who’s been there. Looks beautiful though!
Wow. Krabi looks beautiful. Definitely going on my list of places to visit.
Stunning! The view, hills, and greenery is amazing. In love with this place.
I love the place it’s so beautiful and breathtaking. Might visit this wonderful place soon.
They are all beautiful. I’m saving this up for future travels.
I like that Krabi is not all about the beaches, and that there are other beautiful places to see, such as the hot springs or the mangroves. When I travel I like both beaches and inland activities.
This looks like such a beautiful place to visit!!