Experience the dramatic limestone karst cliffs, glorious palm-fringed beaches and shallow, crystal-clear waters during your Krabi holidays in Thailand. The jaw-dropping scenery of the most beautiful beaches in the world will only be the start of your idyllic getaway.
This is a protected Marine National Park, and so there is a lot of marine life that you can enjoy when you go snorkelling. Or why not rent a boat or a kayak from Krabi town or Ao Nang Beach and explore the area by cruising through mangrove swamps and quiet coves at your own pace? There are over 200 islands and caves waiting for you to explore them.
Krabi holidays for more than just beaches
If you love adrenaline-fuelled activities then stunning Railay Beach is the perfect place for you to visit during your Krabi holiday, with its world-class rock climbing cliffs, as well as incredible guides and top-notch equipment needed for you to try this exciting sport.
Go for a hike in the Thung Teao Forest Nature Park to see exotic birdlife and swim under the waterfall in the crystal lagoon. Head to the south of Krabi Province where you can where you can soak in the natural thermal springs of the renowned Klong Thom Hot Springs, before cooling off in a river.
Head into Krabi town for the day for a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality. This small settlement has authentic charm and restaurants, shops and guest houses a plenty, as well as quirky street art and colourful night markets. To connect with a more traditional way of life, visit Wat Tham Sua Temple complex near Krabi town, where Buddhist monks live and worship within a labyrinth of natural caves that are surrounded by forest.
Krabi is only a one-and-a-half hour flight south from Bangkok so it’s an ideal place if you’re seeking a combination city and beach holiday. Or why not extend your Thailand adventure with some time in Chiang Mai, where you can go jungle trekking or take a cooking course?
Great sample itineraries
Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Krabi holidays. With so many options for your Krabi holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.
Bangkok Chiang Mai And Krabi Holiday
Khao Lak and Krabi Multi Centre
Our favorite hotels
There are Krabi hotels to suit all tastes, ready to welcome you for relaxation and fun activities. You’ll see a few of our favourite ideas for where to stay in Krabi below from the beautiful Rayavadee Krabi to Ao Nang Hotels. Your Destination Specialist will be happy to help you find the best hotels in Krabi.
Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi
Deevana Plaza Krabi
Krabi is a perfect destination for those who love beaches and fun outdoor activities – a haven for nature lovers and those looking to get away from it all. Railay Beach is a beautiful and popular place to visit. Set on a small peninsula between Krabi Town and Ao Nang, it is only accessible by boat. It is especially worth a visit if you are interested in rock climbing. Take to the water in a canoe and discover some of the 200 tiny islands to be found off the shore of this spectacular coastline. There are hiking trails to take you high into the hills where the vistas are stunning. Nightlife here is low key and relaxed, reflecting the easy-going southern beach culture, although some bars will put on fire shows or live music in the peak season.
Similan Island by speedboat
Experience some of the world’s finest beaches for snorkelling.
Hong Island by speedboat
“Hong” means room in Thai, and the visit to this peaceful and untouched island allows you to enjoy the crystal clear water, unspoiled nature as well as fish and coral.
Phi Phi Island by speedboat
The fabulous Phi Phi Island is only 45 minutes away from Krabi by speedboat.
Delicious Thai food
A typical Thai meal is prepared with strong, aromatic components and includes four main seasonings: salty, sweet, sour and spicy.
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“Koh Lanta is easily accessed from Krabi - it's worth the journey for a few days to feel like a castaway.”
“If you don't mind climbing a few stairs, then visit the Tiger Temple (no tigers present) but go in the morning or so temperatures are lower. It's hard work getting to the top - but the views are all the reward you will need. Oh, and remember to take drinking water with you and make sure your shoulders are covered as it is a temple.”
“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.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Krabi beach holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Time your visit with the exuberant festival of Songkran, when the Thai New Year is celebrated. Expect to be splashed with water at every turn.
Chak Phra is the southern Thailand festival, which is held at the end of the Buddhist lenten season. Buddha statues are paraded over land and sea on colourful floats and boat races are also a feature of this colourful time.
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