One of Thailand’s most alluring holiday destinations, the Krabi Province boasts white-sand beaches, incredible snorkelling opportunities and world-famous national parks. Natural attractions abound within Krabi Province, but it’s also blessed with sacred temples, luxury resorts and backpacker towns with late-night clubbing.
Things to do in Krabi
One of Thailand’s most popular destinations, the Phi Phi Islands make up one of the world’s most famous archipelagos. These idyllic islands feature white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, limestone karsts and colourful coral reefs. Snorkel, swim, scuba dive or cruise around the islands on a boat tour during the day before dancing and drinking at the islands’ various beach bars.
Don’t forget to visit the province’s atmospheric capital, Krabi Town, where you can explore the sacred Tiger Cave Temple. This Buddhist temple is renowned for its towering Buddha statues, 360-degree countryside views and the tiger paw prints found in the nearby cave. From Krabi Town, you can easily reach Railay Beach, a popular spot for rock climbing and swimming in a tranquil lagoon.
You can enjoy alluring swimming spots inland as well, particularly the Emerald Pool, which rewards hikers that trek through a tropical jungle with a crystalline, mineral-rich swimming hole. Nature lovers will also love Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which is known for scuba diving excursions through its underwater cave system and large population of wild monkeys.
Looking for delicious seafood? Visit Ko Klang and walk along the timber boardwalks past family-run restaurants serving freshly-caught fish and crustaceans. Don’t miss exploring Tha Pom Klong Song Nam, a serene mangrove swamp that features elevated walkways and kayaking tours.
Getting around Krabi
Krabi Province is best reached by flying into Krabi Airport, about 10 kilometres from Krabi Town. You can easily get around on land using the songthaews, tuk-tuks or a private car, while long-tail boats offer transport to Krabi Province’s islands.