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7 Things to Do in Krabi

The town of Krabi is equally loved by the active adventurer and the beach lounger. Limestone cliffs with perfect pockets and overhangs are a favorite of many climbers, while the beautiful beaches offer relaxation and a view for those who choose not to deep sea dive among the region's coral reefs.

Railay Beach
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Railay Beach

The beaches of Krabi have a lot to offer. Check out the unique peninsula of Railay - climb one of the limestone cliffs that line the beach, swim in the turquoise water, or even book yourself a bungalow! Scenic Railay Beach is best accessed by boat.

Tiger Cave Temple
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Tiger Cave Temple

See Krabi from a bird's eye view by climbing the steps of the Tiger Cave Temple to the top where a giant statue of Buddha in gold awaits you. Revel in the joy that you've just climbed over a thousand steps to reach this picturesque view of beautiful Krabi.

Ko Poda
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Ko Poda

Ko Poda is one of four islands in an archipelago and when the tide is low enough you can walk among all four islands. The crystal clear waters and secluded beachfronts of Ko Poda might entice you into relaxing and enjoying this special island.

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

The national park of Khao Phanom Bencha is known for its waterfalls, virgin rainforest, and rare wildlife. Sample nature at one of the highest points in the area: the park's peak is at an impressive elevation of nearly 1,500 meters.

Ko Lanta Yai
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Ko Lanta Yai

This island is part of the Ko Lanta archipelago and well suited for those who want the simple pleasures. The most common accommodation in Ko Lanta Yai offered is in the form of a bamboo hut. The island is serviced by ferries and offers a refuge from overcrowded tourist resorts.

Emerald Pool

Emerald Pool

Located in Khao Pra-Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary, Emerald Pool is surrounded by forest that is filled with rare birds. Follow the nature trails through the forest and arrive at the Emerald Pool, where you can relax and swim in this natural mineral water pond.

Pranang Cave
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Pranang Cave

Local fishermen's legends say the home of the mythic sea princess is in Pranang Cave. As you stroll away from mainland Railay Beach towards the cave, take a moment to enjoy the surroundings mythical royalty favor.

Planning Your Krabi Visit

When to go?

The weather in Krabi is best from late January to May: you'll find warm days and clear skies. If you between May and November, chances are high that your plans may get monsoon'd out. The weather tends to be hottest in April and rainy for the rest of the summer. January in Krabi is probably the best month to visit - the days are warm, the nights are cool and there is barely any rain.

Where to stay?

Ko Poda is a great island for fulfilling anyone's desires at once. Whether you want to stay in a five star bungalow or you're more into the backpacking style of travel, there's a place for you on the island of Ko Poda.

How to get around?

Ferries, boats, taxis, and even motorcycle taxis and river taxis are great means of getting around Krabi. Fares are quite reasonable and transportation is available year round.

Good to know

  • Language
    Thai
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +66
  • Best time to visit
    Late January to May the weather is perfect and you'll avoid the monsoon season and peak season supplements some hotels charge around Christmas and New Years Eve.

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What people are saying about Krabi

Very nice trip, really good staff , special sights without the croud!

Good lunch Nice trip with good staff. Really nice to see the islands without the crouds. Especially the first islands you go to!

Really good trip - would recommend to families

We are a family of four with two kids, youngest is 11. We all enjoyed the trip despite a very early morning. The benefit of staying away from the crowds is worth every penny. Imagine a very crowded beach to the point of unpleasant...... and now double it - that will give you the right idea of how bad it gets. Minibus transfers were a bit messy and confused but got there at the end. The good thing is that the marina is very close to the central Phuket, so takes about 30-40 min. Speedboat driver was excellent - the boat ride was fast but not too bumpy, he definitely was experienced and knew what he was doing. As a result, the boat ride was a major part of the enjoyment. Both guides were very good, personable and considerate. They made the trip very memorable. The cave was absolutely brilliant. Lunch was simple but tasty - can confidently say it will suit every taste. Even my picky boys ate lots. Overall very pleased that ended up picking this tour over others, thank you team!

Staff were lovely and the kyaking was amazing.

Kyaked through a gorge and mangroves. Saw sea eagles, monkeys searching for crabs, and a fantastic sunset.

Awesome day if you like beaches and snorkling

Awesome guide Fay!! Like a mom for us. Took pics of us during the day and sent us after. Very friendly

Amazing experience in this beautiful nature!

A bit pricey but absolutely worth it! Swimming in the most beautiful lagoon you can imagine or snorkeling with colorful fishes is such a great experience. And the overall organization of the tour was great. Also as much water as you can drink as well as lunch buffet is included. And the tour guide was really nice and funny. In summary an amazing experience and a must do if you're in Krabi. Also recommend the 4 island and Hong Island!