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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

Well worth the early morning start and extra money!!

This tour was absolutely incredible. There were only six people on our tour, so it is definitely worth it to pick an early boat tour (my friend booked a similar tour that started at 11 and had 30 people crammed onto her boat). Every island we went to felt like we had a private viewing, even James Bond which other reviews I’ve read say it can get very crowded the later in the day that you go. Our main tour guide Alex was fantastic. He was very helpful, informative and gave us a personalized experience. The photographer on the tour was also great, he took the time to take high quality photos for each person, getting all angles and cool filters not only on his camera but also on each of our phones. I was extremely impressed. The islands and limestone stacks/cliffs themselves are stunning. This tour might be pricier than booking at one of the local booths in Phuket, but it is 100% worth the price. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this tour!!!

Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour Reviewed by Alexandra, 06/08/2019

An otherwise great trip ruined by a monkey

This should have been an excellent rating, but it’s not as I’m staggered that the tour operator still thinks it’s OK to put tourists at risk by taking them to Monkey Beach. We were warned only as the boat docked that the monkeys can be aggressive if you take any food or drink off the boat - we didn’t, but our little girl was still attacked by one, despite keeping what should have been a safe distance and remaining still and quiet. We’ve since found out that this is a frequent occurrence and they often attack tourists, especially children. No holiday snaps are worth that. Please stop taking people there.

Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/17/2019

Wish I'd known about the 20 baht landing fee at Phi Phi

Efficient service from Phuket to Phi Phi. I had changed my pick up location & had received a confirmation that the pick up location was changed but they went to the original hotel. I phoned the number on the voucher 1 minute after the latest pick up time & they sent a minibus straight away; however the bus was very full, the air conditioning wasn't great & the bus journey took what felt like ages because of the heat & the traffic. Also, I had used up all my small denomination baht in Phuket & was unaware of the 20 baht landing fee in Phi Phi, so it would have been useful to know about this in advance.

Ferry Transfer Between Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Reviewed by Lorraine, 04/28/2019

Brilliant hospitality, lunch and refreshments.

Booked online and didn't realise we were given VIP seating with air conditioning which was great as it meant we didn't have to smell the fumes from the boat, snorkeling equipment was provided and the guide was friendly and well understood, make sure you bring your own towels. The lunch provided could've been a bit more generous as this was shared between quite a few. Overall, a lovely experience.

Not wow & excellent but overall was good

Trip stated viewpoint of phi phi but due to possibility of rain the guide chose not to go up to viewpoint. Should have stated the possibility of changes due to weather. If that's the case we would have booked with any other tours. Was the viewpoint that makes us want to book this tour. Anyway the crew made the trip more enjoyable.