Things to do in Nong Thale

Our most recommended things to do in Nong Thale

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

1. From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150-meter-long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide, you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

2. Krabi: Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour

Interact with majestic elephants on this day tour from Krabi to the Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned vehicle and enjoy a snack, seasonal fruit, and a drink. Learn about these incredible creatures and join them in the water.  Be picked up from your accommodation and drive to Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. There, you will be met by your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of elephants in Thailand, their behavior, what they eat, and their individual stories. Receive bananas to feed to feed free-roaming elephants and learn about their individual stories. Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while your guide tells you about their lifestyle, and behaviors.  Listen as your guide tells you about how these elephants are rescued from lives of logging or carrying people. After you have met all the elephants, join them in applying mud on the skin as a healthy sunscreen and mud treatment.  Walk with the elephants, bathe them, and join them in the water for a refreshing cool-off. Brush the elephants while they frolic and play in the water and watch them enjoy being pampered. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy some seasonal fresh fruits and coconut water before your transfer back to the hotel.

Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

3. Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, or Ao Nang Beach. Depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional longtail boat. Start exploring Hong Island with its beautiful secluded emerald lagoons and white sand beaches. See the many inlets and limestone caves on this unique and interesting island. Enjoy some time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Make your way to Lading Island for some fantastic snorkeling opportunities or simply relax on the beach. See a wide array of tropical fish and other marine animals. Then, arrive at Pakbia Island to enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the beach. 

Krabi: 4 Islands & Ko Hong Private Long-tail Boat Tour

4. Krabi: 4 Islands & Ko Hong Private Long-tail Boat Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, Tub Kaek Beach or Ao Nang Beach at 8 AM. Then. depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional long-tail boat. Embark to Phra Nang Cave Beach, Tup Island, and Mor Island. Discover a large sand bar that links the two sides of the island that can be walked at low tide. Next, visit Chicken Island for snorkeling, followed by Poda Island for sunbathing and relaxing in its crystal clear water. Soak up the sun or snorkel among beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish before savoring your delicious lunch right on the beach. After lunch, visit the smaller islands. Start with Koh Pakbia, which has impressive sandbars that are revealed at low tide. From there, move on to Koh Lading, also known as Paradise Island,  and admire its beautiful sandy cove.  Finally, experience Hong Island’s Bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear emerald water with numerous tropical fish. After a fun and fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 5 PM and get transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Full-Day Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

5. Krabi: Full-Day Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

Discover the best of Krabi's islands and beaches on this snorkel cruise. Visit seven islands, including Chicken Island, Ko Ya Wa Sam, and  Koh Mor. Swim with bioluminescent plankton and savor a delicious buffet dinner on the beach in Railay. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel to Ao Nang Pier and board your boat. Choose between a traditional Thai longboat or a speedboat cruise. Your first stop of the day is Ko Ya Wa Sam, where you can snorkel with colorful marine life and corals. Next, head to Ko Poda. Here, relax on the white-sand beaches or snorkel with the abundant sea life. Continue your snorkel adventure in Ko Ma Tang Ming before heading to Chicken Island, so-called thanks to its hen-like rock formations. Afterward, visit the islets of Ko Thap and Koh Mor, which are connected to Chicken Island by a sandbank. Head to Railay and visit Phra Nang Cave Beach. Admire the beach's limestone cliffs and white coral sands and explore the cave where a goddess princess is believed to live. Sit down to a delicious Thai buffet dinner at the Sand Sea Resort as the sun sets on the horizon. Finally, finish the day by swimming with the bioluminescent plankton below the moonlight. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel by car.

Krabi Islands Exclusive Sunset Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

6. Krabi Islands Exclusive Sunset Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

Sail on board our Power 2 Decks Catamaran on a Sightseeing Sunset Cruise around the islands and beaches of Krabi in a small group of maximum 22 people, from 2 to 7.30 pm. Admire the beautiful views, snorkel, or swim at Railay Beach, Phra Nang Cave Beach, Ao Nang Beach, Koh Poda, Tup Island, and Chicken Island.  Start your trip with a welcome drink and gourmet canapés. Taste the local flavours traditional Thai dishes and tropical seasonal fruits or just drink a cold beer sunbathing on the net of our Catamaran! Stop and snorkel to see coral reefs and tropical fish. Head off to hidden beaches with the Dinghy, and go out on the blue waters with a SUP board.  In between stops, choose to relax anywhere along the 40-foot Catamaran, featuring on-board toilets for your convenience. Lay down, sip a fresh home made glass of sangria, or sunbathe on the Catamaran net. Listen to atmospheric music and watch the waves. On the way back to the pier, watch the magical Sunset over the sea...

Krabi: Best Mountains and Beaches Private Sunrise Tour

7. Krabi: Best Mountains and Beaches Private Sunrise Tour

After pickup from your hotel at 5:30 AM, you will be driven to a viewpoint on the Din Daeng Doi Mountain to experience the beautiful amber sunrise. Take stunning photos during the "golden hour", take in the fresh air and see the fog covering the mountain tops. You will then enjoy a local Thai breakfast while admiring the views. Continue to Nong Thale, a paradise beach that is hidden away from the hoards of tourists. The beach is surrounded by lush forests and tall rocky cliffs. You'll then discover the most "instagrammable" spots of Krabi, including a turquoise mangrove and a local village. You will be dropped back to your hotel at around 11:30 AM.

Krabi: Elephant Bathing and Huay Tho Waterfall Day Trip

8. Krabi: Elephant Bathing and Huay Tho Waterfall Day Trip

Get up close and personal with rescued elephants at Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary on a day trip from Krabi. Bathe, feed, and care for the elephants. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch and cool down in the waters of Huay To Waterfall. You can also get your adrenaline pumping with an optional jungle ATV ride. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to  Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary. Start with a mud bath for the elephants. The mud bath helps cool down the elephants, blocks the sun, and prevents their skin from getting damaged. This also allows you to get up close and personal with the elephants and bond with them. Next, get the chance to cook for the elephants and feed them their lunch and vitamins. Prepare elephant-friendly nutrition balls before sitting down to your own delicious lunch. Afterward, you may wish to embark on an optional ATV ride through the jungle, with views of Krabi's mountains, rubber plantations, and palm plantations along the way. Finally, head to Khao Phanom Bencha National Park to admire the vibrant flora and fauna of the tropical forest. Enjoy a dip in Huay To Waterfall before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

Krabi: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental Ao Nang Beach

9. Krabi: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental Ao Nang Beach

Paddle at your own pace while taking in Krabi's stunning sites with a stand up paddle board rental at Ao Nang beach. Enjoy your stand up paddle board for 1 hour, 4 hours, or 8 hours, depending on how much time you'd like to spend exploring Krabi's stunning coast. Get some help from the staff if you're new to paddle boarding. Take advantage of instructions and a demonstration, along with some complimentary bottled water.

From Krabi: Khlong Thom Saltwater Hot Spring and Museum Tour

10. From Krabi: Khlong Thom Saltwater Hot Spring and Museum Tour

Explore Krabi’s neighboring Khlong Thom district on this guided day tour. Take a relaxing soak in rare saline hot springs before a visit to a traditional massage center. Visit the Khlong Thom Museum with an extensive collection of local artifacts covering 5,000 years of human history. With pick up at your accommodation, you'll head to the Khlong Thom springs, one of the very few naturally occurring saltwater hot springs in the world. The water inside the stone pools averages around 35-40°C and contains mineral salts believed to have restorative effects for the body and mind. Next, you’ll move on to a traditional Thai medicine center where you can relax further and choose from a Thai, Oil or foot massage. Following this, you’ll have time to stop for breakfast and take a break. Your guide will then take you to the Khlong Thom Museum. This houses an incredible collection of local art works, stone tools and bead work, showcasing the region’s rich cultural heritage spanning over 5,000 years of human history. You’ll be dropped off back at your accommodation to end the trip.

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What people are saying about Nong Thale

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Everything about this excursion was amazing. From the speed boat ride cruising through the Andaman Sea to diving and snorkeling in it to swimming in the emerald green waters to large portions of freshly cut fruits served on the boat to last but definitely not the least, our tour guide SALLY, made the experience of exhilarating. It was beautiful. The best part is everything was just so organised. Sally is such a kind, humble lady, doing her job with so much dedication and she cared to clarify all doubts anyone had. Pro Tip 1: Try to secure a seat on the deck of the speed boat. I can vouch for the best views. It can be a bit bumpy but have faith and enjoy! Have ginger in any form if you tend to get sea sick Pro Tip 2: There will be an option to avail long tail boat to go deeper in to the island at one point at an additional cost. But in reality it barely goes 200m from where the speed boat is anchored. But you will lose out on the iconic long tail boat instagrammable pictures!

My wife and I enjoyed the boat tour to the Phi Phi islands. The driver in the morning picked us up on time at the hotel. We got transported to the marina to check in with the staff and other members on our tour. I think we had about 40 people on our boat. We visited Maya bay first, getting to dip our feet in the water and walk around. It was little crowded, but beautiful view of the ocean and cliffs. After that the tour took us to Pi Leh Lagoon to swim for about 30mins, the water was nice and warm. After that we went to another spot to go snorkeling. Next the tour passed by the viking cave and monkey bay, the group stayed in the boat for pictures. For lunch, the boat stopped at the Phi Phi island for a lunch buffet. The buffet had a variety of noodles, fried chicken, and soup. Pretty good food. Then after lunch, the tour brought is to Bamboo island where we had about a hour to swim and relax on the beach. Very nice day.

Love the experience! Tour guides were fluent in English able to communicate well . Those with or without motion sickness do standby motion sickness pill as during monsoon period as the sea can be really choppy throughout the whole time out at sea.

Excellent tour, tour guide amazing on local information and helpful, fantastic english also.

The trip was fun! Our boat crew was awesome and our guide Guyfaye was amazing!!