What to do in Krabi?

Krabi, Thailand is a stunning province with a lot offer everyone to all types of travelers. Here are some ideas to get you started:

First, Relax on the beach

Railay beach

That the main reason to go to Krabi, after some days before visiting the country, Krabi is a perfect place to enjoy your holidays in Thailand. Krabi has of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, with soft white sand and clear turquoise waters. Popular options include Railay Beach, with its dramatic limestone cliffs, and Ao Nang Beach, a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. To get to Railay, you will need to take a boat: directly from Ao Nag beach, ask your accommodation’s desk or at the Ao Nam Mao Pier.

Visit nearby islands

Chicken island krabi

You have the choice, Krabi is a very good base to start exploring the multitude of island the region has to offer. From the famous Koh Phi-phi, James bond’s island and Hong Island to Chicken rock and Koh Poda.

Depending of the time you get there, check with your hotel desk to arrange a tour with you. You will finds also plenty of tour agency along the beach and the main street. The best tour to do is the fourth Island tour.

Do not miss: Hong Island, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Poda, Koh Tapu( Jame’s Bond island)

Wat Tham Sua,worth the Sweat for Epic Views

Try to do this temple early in the day and drink a lot of water before visiting it:) yes…1200 stairs…you gotta conquer over 1,200 steps to reach the top. It’s a sweaty adventure, but trust me, the view will leave you speechless. Think limestone cliffs jutting out everywhere you look, crazy beautiful. There is also a cave you can visit and of course a temple. This temple is active, so dress properly (shoulders covered, knees covered)


Emerald Pool, Krabi: Nature’s Swimming Paradise

Natural Pool Krabi

Looking for a break from those epic Krabi beaches? Take a dip in the Emerald Pool (map), a natural pool nestled deep in the jungle. The name says it all: the water’s this gorgeous emerald green that’ll blow your mind. It’s like swimming in a giant bottle of cooling Gatorade – perfect on a hot Thai day. There’s also a smaller, even more secluded pool called the Blue Pool little bit forward. It’s worth to walk to but you cannot swim in it!

There is also a unknown natural pool ( more than 400 meters deep) who is know from cave diving divers but on the opposite direction. The area is more quiet but not in the usual tour package. You will need your own transport to go there and ask us..the exact location 🙂

Soaking it Up in Krabi: Hot Spring Chill Spots

how about relaxing in natural hot springs? Yep, these geothermal wonders are the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure.

Here’s the lowdown on Krabi’s two popular hot springs:

The closest of Ao Nang beach: Krabi Hot Spring Park (Map). This park is the most developed, with various pools, waterfalls, and even fish spas! It’s a great option if you’re traveling with family or a group.

Saline Hot Spring Khlong Thom: This spot’s got several pools with mineral-rich water that’s amazing for your skin. Plus, it’s right by a river, so you can cool off if the springs get too steamy. They’re open early to late (5 am to 8 pm) so you can catch a sunrise soak or an evening dip beneath the stars. This spot is about 60 km from Ao Nang beach. (map)

Hiking the Dragon’s Crest: Another breathtaking Views in Krabi.

Dragon crest trail

Be aware to be in good health, it’s a challenging hike up a Rocky Mountain track in possibly tropical conditions depending on time of year. Bring plenty of water and wear proper shoes with good grip.I would suggest to have insect repellent, sun cream and sweet snack.. you will sweat :). There’s usually a park entrance fee (200 Baht), and it’s best to start your hike early to avoid the afternoon heat. The real reward comes at the top. The aptly named Dragon’s Crest viewpoint offers jaw-dropping panoramic views.


Try squid fishing, it’s a lot of fun

Ever wanted to try your hand at something a little different? Forget the usual tourist traps, Krabi has an awesome activity for night owls and seafood lovers: squid fishing!

Imagine this: embark on a long-tail boat ( or another local boat) as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in fiery hues. The Andaman Sea shimmers, and as darkness falls, the real fun begins. Local fishermen will show you all the trick of the trade to lure squid closer to the boat.

Squid fishing in Krabi is more than just a meal; it’s an experience. You’ll get stunning views and try a new skill. So ditch the crowded beaches for an evening and see if you have what it takes to be a squid specialist. You can talk directly to the Long tails boat along the beach to see if the can embark you for a Squid fishing. But the best deal come from local market, you will find the best squid fisherman there. Do not afraid to ask your accommodation staff, they probably know someone too 🙂

A walk to Pai Plong Beach…

This a famous trail is called “the Monkey trail”. this is a short walk from Ao Nang beach to Pai Plong Beach, wooden stairs cases, and off course monkey along the way. This is not an adventure… it’s a +/- 800 meters walk between 2 beaches.

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