May 24th, 2019 | Updated on April 8th, 2023
Krabi is a small city with a population of around 55,000. Located just upriver from the coast, it has no beaches and most visitors make a beeline for Had Yao, Ao Nang or Rai Leh (Railay). Nevertheless, Krabi is a relaxed place which is pleasant enough for travellers to spend a night or two and one can certainly better experience Thailand here than in Ao Nang or the other beach resorts.
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1. Tiger Cave Temple
This is an excursion that will make your interior vibrate, we will visit Tiger Temple, have lunch on a beautiful pond with an excellent view. End up the day enjoying private baths of natural thermal waters in a singular Spa & botanical garden in the jungle.
Itinerary this is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town, Krabi ProvinceOne of the most emblematic temple in South Thailand. Walk through the jungle and admire its caves and cliffs that surround this impressive Temple.
2. Bamboo Island
Bamboo Islands offers amazing panoramic views of the South Andaman Sea and is just north of the main Island “Phi Phi Island Don”. Start your day tour with a pick-up from your hotel in Phuket. Be amazed by the breathtaking sights of Phi Phi Islands. The island has soft white sand and crystal turquoise waters. It is a great place for snorkelling, Cool off with a swim in the clear blue waters, you’ll be mesmerized by the colorful marine life and coral reef resting just feet below the surface. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don, after which spend your time relaxing on the beach.
3. Railay Beach
Daily Ferry service from Railay to Koh Lanta, the ferry departs from the Boat Service in front of Railay Village Hotel at Railay beach and direct to Saladan pier , Koh Lanta in 2 hours.
Ko Lanta (also spelt Koh Lanta) is one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, located just off the coast of Krabi. Its long coastline has nearly a dozen sandy beaches along its west coast, there’s more than enough place for everyone to relax ,some considered the finest in the country, and each one with its own charm and atmosphere.
Koh Lanta has everything you could ask for, pristine beauty beaches, yummy food, classic Thai massages and the list goes on and on. This island is remote but not at all hard to reach.
4. Krabi Local Discovery Tour
Krabi offers one of Thailand’s most beautiful coast line, unusual limestone formations which cast extraordinary silhouettes, reaching far out into the Blue Sea. Come and Explore Krabi for your next vacation or just for a marvellous weekend journey.
Start your tour with a pick from the hotel and visit Tiger Cave temple,it is located about 3 kilometres from Krabi Town. Inside the cave, there are what appear to be tiger paw prints in the stone. The surrounding area is covered with large trees hundreds of years old, particularly in the Khiriwong Valley. Mountains are on all sides and there are smallers caves in great number. Aside from being the site of a meditation center, it is also a places of archaeological and historical interest.
Visit Wat Kaew Korawaram .This is one of the biggest and most prestigious Buddhist temples in the region. Perched on top of a hill, Wat Kaew Korawaram overlooks the hustle and bustle of the centre of Krabi.
5. Krabi Sunset Cruise
oin this luxurious sunset adventure and immerse yourself in the vibrant marine playground of Krabi. Get off the beaten path at the 4 Islands near Railay Beach and dive into the turquoise water of the Andaman Sea. Enjoy the astonishing beauty of the sunset aboard the 2-deck catamaran with air-conditioned cabin. Whether cool and elegant – the bar area is the ideal place to end the evening on a cozy note by having some freshly prepared BBQ skewers and canapes, with a good glass of wine or a drink.
6. Ao Nang Beach
Located in Ao Nang Beach, a 6-minute walk from Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium, Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this property is set a short distance from Krua Thara Seafood Restaurant, Aonang Mosque and Island Hopping Tour Desk, Nopparat Thara Beach. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk.
7. Chicken Island
Early Riser Phi Phi Island Trip by Speedboat Avoid the crowds with this early departure to popular Phi Phi Island. Enjoy snorkeling, and enjoy your lunch box and a guided tour of the area’s best sights. Tour guide=English, Chinese know before you go .
8. Ao Nang Night Market
Had high hopes for this market but found better bargains and more choice in ao nang town centre. No cheaper for most stuff too. The food stalls are more plentiful than anything else.
9. Ao Tha Lane
A fine balance in protecting the wildlife and getting an up-and-close view of Krabi’s natural abundance has been found; kayaking Ao Tha Lane Nature Reserve is the perfect tour when nature is on your mind and trying not to leave a carbon footprint.
Ao Tha Lane Nature Reserve is just one of the many natural splendors in and around Krabi. Located in the heart of Krabi’s local mangrove ecosystem, a small fishing village bearing the same name as the natural reserve is the perfect spot to get up and close with the variety of flora and fauna, sometimes indigenous to the region.
10. Ao Phra Nang
Discover the ultimate spa sensation at Phra Nang Spa in the beach wing of Phra Nang Inn Resort in Ao Nang with the ancient art of Thai massages, high-quality natural products and well-crafted spa packages and treatments offered by experienced Thai massage therapists.
itinerary this is a typical itinerary for this productPhra Nang Spa is located in the beach wing of Phra Nang Inn Resort in Ao Nang Krabi. It features private treatment rooms, Thai massage beds, foot massage chairs, steam and sauna rooms, beauty salon room and changing rooms with locker.
Top Hotels In Krabi
1. Nattha Waree Hot Spring Resort and Spa
Nattha Waree Hot Spring Resort and Spa is the hot spring resort. The nature creates place of outstanding beauty, we are the ones to unveil those places.
2. Centra By Centara Phu Pano
Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi is found amidst lush tropical beauty and enjoys a quiet location. It is a quick 5-minute drive from Ao Nang. Ao Nang Beach and Nopparatthara Beach are 10 minutes away. The resort has 158 functional rooms and family-friendly residences with bunk beds for children. The rooms make bright retreats for couples and families, and each features a balcony and comfortable living space (24-48 sqm.).
Wi-Fi is free of charge. The infinity swimming pool with views of verdant limestone formation is perfect to laze the day away and has relaxation pods and a separate pool for children. There’s also a well-equipped fitness centre, and one restaurant.
Exciting adventures in and around Krabi include underwater explorations in the Andaman Sea, cycling across the Krabi countryside to Khlong Tom’s Emerald Pool, rock-climbing in Railay Bay, and island-hopping, all of which can be arranged via the tour desk. Krabi International Airport is approximately 35 minutes away.
3. Ban Sainai Resort
Ban Sainai Resort is named after the ancient local village of Aonang district in Krabi province of Thailand. With the embrace of the Southern Thai local cultural philosophy that brings it to life through the contemporary and worries free rustic cottage design.
Experience and Unwind in this peaceful paradise; you are invited to try all the unique private detached thatched-roof cottages inspired from the Southern style architectural wisdom along with the loveliest, the friendliest and most helpful team that will remark the stay a once of a lifetime.
Ban Sainai Resort is nestled well away from the crowds yet still in close proximity to Aonang city center by a five-minute drive away. It is approximately 1 km away from Aonang city center or 1.6 kms away from Aonang beach front. Resort offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Aonang beach daily ranging from 08.30 – 22.00 hrs. at night.
4. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Hidden away in secluded Pai Plong Bay and a luxuriant national park, this beachfront resort is a tropical paradise. The resort features generously-sized rooms and private villas (72-399 sqm.) with the option of garden or ocean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi, or a plunge pool.
Designed in modern Thai style, with high ceilings, wooden accents, stone features and soothing colours, the rooms and villas are calm oases. Accessible by boat only, the resort offers an abundance of opportunities to relax and explore: a spa, Thai, Japanese, and International restaurants, complimentary water sports (kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding – the first hour is free), 2 swimming pools, 2 kids clubs.
The experts at the resort’s PADI dive centre provide everything that is needed for beginners, those with medium skills, and expert divers. Krabi International Airport is 40 minutes away from Nopparatthara pier which is approximately 15 minutes from the resort by boat.
5. Avatar Railay Krabi
The Avatar Railay Resort is something unique – a brand new boutique resort with a selection of different accommodations to suit every need. Materials, appliances, fittings and fixtures are not only top-specification but are also featured to be highly energy efficient. Furniture, furnishings, fabrics and décor are modern, stylish and pleasing to the eye, with imported hardwoods from America and Canada, colour schemes keyed to harmonious earth-tones, luxury spring mattresses and top quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, plus with a 40-inch flatscreen Samsung TV with USB input connected to international satellite channels in every room and suite.
The location, on Railay Beach East, is accessible only by boat. It’s secluded and peaceful – no cars or motorbikes anywhere. And yet it’s not totally isolated, having a short beachside strip of colourful bars and restaurants, with several ‘mini-marts’ plus a pharmacy and medical centre. Access to the mainland is quick and easy by means of water taxis which run continually throughout the day. However, our resort has its own boat deck, and hotel boats are available for guests at all times.
6. Ananta Burin Resort
Ananta Burin Resort located between the beautiful Nopparattara Beach and Aonang Beach. Only 5 minutes walk distance to Nopparattara Beach and you can enjoy your day with Ao Nang Beach that amidst the white sandy, islets, coral reefs, rock formations, limestone caves and clear waters of the Andaman Sea. The hotel has two swimming pools. The first one is suitable with guests who would like to have a peaceful and quite environment.
However, to make your holiday extremely enjoyable, the hotel provides you the second swimming pool with a water park with two slides. The first one height is 5 meters tall, and the second one height is 8 meters tall. Lazy River Pool can give you the relaxing emotion when you are at swimming pool. To create the feeling of fantasy nature, we create artificial mountain and waterfall with a nice garden to level your feeling up. The hotel concerns every single point in order to make you “Experience the Wonderful Holiday With Us”
7. The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort
A very chic boutique resort with just 59 stylistically finished rooms and pool villas located at Krabi’s most pristine Tubkaak Beach. Offering utmost privacy, spellbound tranquility with friendly service.
8. Aonang Cliff Beach Resort
Aonang Cliff Beach Resort is Krabi’s 4-star boutique resort with spectacular views of the cliff and the Andaman Sea. Located in the center of Aonang, with easy access to the beach, shopping, Dining and night life. 97 Newly refurbished, spacious guest rooms offer comfortable accommodation in Superior , Deluxe and Ocean View categories. The Ocean wing features sunset balcony for romantics and honeymooners.
The resort offers a unique Thai restaurant and a boulevard cafe in Aonang’s most versatile and lively shopping plaza. Around the resort pool, you will find a Bar & Bistro, wellness center complete with Thai Spa, Gym, Muay Thai, Yoga and Tai Chi classes. Social and business events are celebrated in style for up to 180 guests in the new event center and on the Cliff Panorama Terrace. Coupled with the grace of our Thai service memories are made of this.
9. Aonang Fiore Resort
Ao Nang Fiore Resort situated on 70 lush acres of tropical terrain features 79 rooms amidst this pristine menagerie. Guests will enjoy a casual stroll through the Asean Park or relax on a bench to gaze upon majestic tropical plants, botanicals and locally grown organic produce. In the heart of the garden a magical fountain displays a whimsical water dance when illuminated at sunset.
10. Ao Nang Phu Pi Maan Resort & Spa
Welcome to Phu Pi Maan Resort & SpaA small and cozy resort designed into a tropical embrace of nature. Delicately designed villas, suites and deluxe rooms blend the best elements of contemporary design and traditional Thai style together, leading to a relaxing atmosphere of comfort and luxury. Phu Pi Maan offers all amenities and facilities a guest could expect. The spacious and beautifully designed pool area invites guest of all ages to enjoy and relax. Delicious Thai and western food is offered at the resorts nicely designed and stylish restaurant.
For the ultimate indulgence in pure bliss and tranquillity, the resort offers a health spa with many different thai massage and fitness center. A heavenly sanctuary for you to relax, unwind, recharge and rejuvenate. Phu Pi Maan Resort & Spa is located in Ao Nang, Krabi, approx. 30km from Krabi Airport (30 minutes by car) or 160km from Phuket Airport (2 hours by car). Ao Nang Beach can be reached within a five-minute shuttle service offered throughout the whole day by the resort.
The most beautiful beaches of Tonsai, Railay and Phra Nang can be reached within 15 minutes by longtailboat and the gorgeous beaches of Poda and Chicken Island within a 30 minutes ride. Phu Pi Maan Resort & Spa offers the ultimate experience for the guest looking for a stay with a personal touch within beautiful and most quiet nature.