Krabi Thailand

Destination

Krabi Holidays

Dramatic limestone cliffs

Just one hour south from Bangkok, Krabi is home to dramatic limestone cliffs, glorious palm-fringed beaches and shallow, crystal clear waters.

Over 200 islands and caves are waiting to be explored, with the jungle teeming with wildlife and the famous “Klong Thom Hot Springs” ready for a memorable dip. For those interested in a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality, we recommend spending an afternoon in Krabi town, bursting with restaurants, shops and guest houses. For sun worshippers, be sure to visit Railay beach; accessible only by boat and boasting paradise views and adrenaline-fuelled activities.

For a mix of culture and beach, extend your adventure with a stay in Chiang Mai before heading to Krabi, or spend a few days in Koh Lanta for some laidback relaxation. 

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Over 200 smaller islands to explore
  • Hotels and resorts to suit all tastes with ample activity and relaxation
  • Outstanding beaches
  • Outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy
  • Great destination for winter sun
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 hours.
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Visa Information British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa if they’re staying less than 30 days.
  • Language Thai - English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time There are no direct flights to Krabi from the UK. There are indirect options available from many UK departure points.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Lesley

Managing Director

“Make sure you get out on a boat trip around neighbouring uninhabited islands, there are over 200 of them – otherwise, you're not making the most of your stay in the Krabi area.”

John

Destination Specialist

“One of the best places in the world I have ever snorkelled in is the Similan Islands – not far from the coast of Krabi. It’s absolutely worth spending a day exploring these uninhabited patches of paradise.”

Jas

Destination Specialist

“Krabi is great for families with older children – there are so many activities to keep teenagers entertained here – from zip wiring to canoeing, and rock climbing to snorkelling.”

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort

Klong Muang Beach

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,159 pp

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Beachfront swimming pool

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi

Pai Plong Bay

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,549 pp

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi

Beyond Resort Krabi

Klong Muang Beach

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,129 pp

Beyond Resort Krabi
Unique View from Rayavadee

Rayavadee

Phra Nang Peninsula

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,819 pp

Rayavadee

Types of Krabi holidays

The Grotto

Krabi Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Krabi’s beaches are considered some of the best in Thailand. This stretch of the Andaman coast is characterised by limestone cliffs and bordered by more than 100 offshore islands, with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters sandwiched in between. 

You’ll need to take a boat to reach Railay Beach. You can catch one from Ao Nang Beach and the journey takes around 15 minutes. In low season or bad weather, you may need to set off from Ao Nam Mao or Krabi instead.

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