Top attractions in Krabi
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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 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
- Thai baht (฿)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+07:00)
- Country Code
- 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
Tour guide was brilliant. Boat crew were nice. Timely transfer and departures in a comfortable truck. The only problem I have is the huge national park fee 40baht for Thai's and 400b for foreigners. This is criminal and should be illegal in Thailand. Its not the tour operators fault its the government. Any way I opted to stay on the boat and gave my national park fee as a tip to the Thai staff that helped me. Thailand really needs to address this dual pricing issue especially if a non-Thai person lives here like I do. Thank you so much for a memorable day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The luck box was also very satisfying and fruit aswell as cake too.
The day trip was exceptional. Amazing value for the price. Tour guide was friendly and willing to explain things and take photos. I only wish we had more time to spend at each of the locations (esp. the emerald pool and hot springs) so we could have done some additional exploring. I didn't realize how far apart all the locations are from each other, so plan on being in transit for a good chunk of time. They do provide van snacks and bottled water. Overall, best day we spent in Thailand.
It was pretty easy to get places or though doesn’t say that you have to pay an entry fee upon arrival which would have been more ideal. Also, make sure you have cash with you as it charges an extra person with card; though this was kind of expected with the card fees here. Otherwise was super fun and accessing pictures is really easy so you don’t have to worry too much about taking some yourself. :).
i booked this through agoda and the booking experience is very easy. The driver who picked me up is very nice. I arrived at the hotel earlier than the normal check in time and the property does not have 24/7 reception. even though it is beyond his duty, he waited for me to check in at the hotel successfully and made sure i have a place to stay. thank you!
Fair bit of walking if you want to. Swimming is a must in the Emerald Pool and the Hot Springs. Doing the steps at the Tiger Temple is a serious challenge but what a view.We also had a lovely lunch and plenty of water. Bee the tour guide was fantastic