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Krabi is often called the gateway to paradise due to its proximity to the beautiful tropical islands of Thailand. The site is situated on a river surrounded by green jungle, bordered to the west by the Andaman Sea. Make this your base and explore the surrounding region, but don’t forget to get a taste of the local atmosphere too! The area has a number of top restaurants, art galleries and a great local market.
No, it’s not all beaches, there’s also some great culture around these parts. The Wat Kaew Korawaram temple is situated in the centre of town and is a great example of local Buddhist architecture. If you like this, then head on to Wat Tham Sua, also known as the Tiger Cave Temple, which can be found on top of a hill just outside the city. Although it is a steep climb to the top, you will find that it’s definitely worth it; enjoy panoramic views of Krabi and the surrounding area and take in the beautiful natural landscapes.
Of course, it is Thailand so you can’t miss out on the beaches. Head to Railay, a beach known for its ultimate tropical atmosphere. East of the Railay beach is popular with budget travellers and you’ll find a lively nightlife culture here. Visit the west Railay beach for its beautiful coastline and dramatic scenery, popular with rock climbers.
Ao Phra Nang Beach, also known as "Ao Nang" is a little known tropical location, great for those looking to get away from the crowds. Only a 20 minutes journey by taxi from Krabi Beach, this is the ideal destination for a day trip. Soak up the sun on white sand beaches, snorkel or swim in the always warm waters or go kayaking and explore the area.
Although it is the capital of the region, it is generally quiet in Krabi, and you will find there are fewer tourists here than in surrounding destinations. Visitors will appreciate the authentic Thai character of Krabi. Taste one of the traditional dishes on the terrace of a café and stroll along the river for a picture of the real Thai life.
Krabi Airport is located about 15 kilometres outside the city centre. Once you arrive in Krabi, you can explore the town on foot, take a taxi or a tuk tuk, or rent a bike. However you decide to travel around Krabi, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Located in Krabi, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of West Railay Beach, East Railay Beach, and Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Cave and Princess Lagoon are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Saladan, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Long Beach, Klong Dao Beach, and Kawkwang Beach. Sala Dan Community School is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Ko Phi Phi resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Laem Tong Beach. Long Beach and Ao Ton Sai Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Downtown Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Krabi Hospital and Wat Kaew Korawaram. Khao Khanap Nam is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
This Ko Phi Phi resort is on the beach, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Long Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Laem Tong Beach and Loh Bagao Beach. Ao Ton Sai Beach and Tonsai Pier are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the beach, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium, Ao Nang Beach, and Nopparat Thara Beach. Ao Phai Plong is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Situated in Krabi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Phai Plong and Ao Nang Beach. Nopparat Thara Beach is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium, Ao Nang Beach, and Nopparat Thara Beach. Ao Phai Plong is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.