Krabi Holidays

With its air of laid-back seclusion, idyllic castaway islands and fabulous marine life, Krabi is a perfect location for gentle adventures.

Trekking through lush rainforest to a soundtrack of screeching birds, hooting frogs and droning insects or plunging into a turquoise sea to drink in the teeming life and vivid colour of a rich underwater world: whatever your idea of fun, you’ll find it somewhere in Krabi. This coastal southern province is bursting with natural beauty, from craggy mountains to fertile plains punctured by limestone outcrops. Beyond the white-sand-and-mangrove-edged shoreline, stunning islands offer jungle-clad cliffs and more brochure-worthy beaches above ground and vibrant coral reefs below the surface of the crystal-clear ocean.

The main hub is Ao Nang, a charmingly low-key resort area on a curving sweep of sand from where you can catch a long-tail boat to nearby beauty spots such as Railay, whose pristine panoramas have graced many a brochure cover. It’s also the departure point for day trips to some of the Andaman Sea’s most photogenic archipelagos, such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Kai, where swimming and snorkelling are as energetic as it gets. For those who want to take their maritime adventures to another level, it’s also the hub of the fabulous local dive scene, with operators offering courses for novices along with excursions for the more advanced.

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Krabi Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Krabi


This is the perfect resort for a romantic getaway surrounded by Krabi’s breathtaking natural beau...

Amari Vogue Krabi

This pretty boutique resort blends with nature in an area of outstanding beauty.

The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort

A small and away-from-it-all boutique resort with peaceful views of the Hong Islands.

Banyan Tree Krabi

Surrounded by the protected landscapes of national and marine parks, this serene resort is a luxu...

Centara Ao Nang Resort & Spa Krabi

This modern family-focused resort sits on a peaceful part of beautiful Ao Nang Beach.

Varana Hotel

This architecturally modern hotel also has a thoroughly modern mindset rooted in health, wellbein...

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Hong Islands By Private Boat from Krabi

A day surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Koh Hong is a treat in itself, and it’s even more memorable with the luxury of a private longtail boat just for you and your loved ones. There’ll be plenty of time to explore the tiny tropical archipelago, with its powder-soft beaches, limpid azure waters and lush greenery. Beyond the beach on the main island is an 800-metre nature trail for the more energetic to explore, but the main attraction is the stunning lagoon surrounded by soaring limestone formations, accessible only by boat. Created when a giant cave collapsed thousands of years ago, it’s perfect for swimming and a delight for photographers. After lunch, you will continue to the even more unspoiled islets of Ko Pak Bia and Koh Lao Lading, also known as Paradise Island, where you will have free time to chill out or explore at your leisure.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 7.30am to 4.30
• Departs daily
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
The tour is not recommended for children under the age of four. The price includes the National Park fee. Please mention any special dietary requirements when booking.

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Jungle Hot Spring Spa from Krabi

Delve into the nature, culture and adventurous spirit of Krabi. Kick-start the day at one of Thailand’s most famous monasteries, the sacred Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple). Here, you can meet the monks who live and worship in this maze of emerald caves, poised gracefully on a jungle-clad hilltop. Scale the 1260 steps to the top of the temple and you’ll be rewarded with jaw-dropping views over Thailand, or stay put and watch families of macaque monkeys play among the temple grounds. At Khao Pra-Bang Kramv rainforest, scan the skies for black hornbills and take a dip in the clear-as-glass Emerald Pool and Blue Lagoon. Stop for lunch at a local Thai restaurant, before an afternoon at the Hot Springs where a private spa zone has been reserved for you. Away from the crowds, bathe in the warm mineral-rich waters of these volcanic springs and emerge rejuvenated.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 7.30pm to 5pm
• Daily departures from hotels in the Tubkaak, Klong Muang or Ao Nang areas
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Thai Cooking Class in Krabi

Ever since the first Thai restaurant opened in London in 1967, the British have been slowly falling for the country’s food culture with its potent mix of intense tastes, and learning how to prepare some of its most delicious dishes is a truly satisfying way to spend a morning. Under the guidance of a well-regarded and experienced local chef, you’ll discover the essential facts about the ingredients and techniques that are the keystone of the cuisine, and how to combine pungent flavours so they complement each other. After watching a demonstration, you’ll get going on preparing your own lunch from scratch, with help if needed. As a hands-on experience, it’s great fun for anyone of all ages from teenager upwards - and you’ll leave with a new-found talent with which to wow your friends and family back home.

• Duration: half day
• Time: 8am to 1pm
• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The experience is not recommended for the under 12s. Please mention any special dietary requirements or allergies when booking.

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Krabi Island Hopping

Drift between the soul-stirring islands of the Andaman Sea and sink your toes into the sands of Krabi’s most astounding beaches. You’ll feel your shoulders relax the minute you step on board, with the warm breeze on your skin and an icy glass of prosecco in-hand. While the sun shines, sail to picturesque shores and jump off the boat for swimming and snorkelling. Plunge into the powder-blue waters, where limestone karsts pierce the surface, and marvel at the kaleidoscope fish darting between coral. In the evening, you’ll be whisked off to a secluded island in the middle of the ocean for a cool glass of sparkling wine. Later, small bites and a sunset cocktail will be served on Pan Beach, where you can watch the sun dip below the horizon and wait for the stars to stud the night sky.

• Duration: full day
• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Krabi Street Food

Krabi is famous for its delicious street food. Spend an evening exploring the town and the beach areas to find a variety of street food options that are tasty and affordable. The food of Southern Thailand draws on influences from India and Java, where traders once sailed into the many ports of the peninsula. The coconut is a prominent part of the local cuisine, used for everything from thickening soups and curries with its milk to frying foods with its oil and even using its grated flesh as a condiment. Cashew nuts and pineapples are also grown in abundance and are an integral part of the cuisine.

• Duration: evening • Time: 4.30pm to 8pm • Daily departures • Operates year-round • Private experience

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Kayaking Bor Thor from Krabi

Join a kayaking adventure in the beautiful Krabi region, known for its diverse scenery and abundant wildlife. During this trip, you’ll kayak through mangroves and caves in Ban Bothor, exploring areas only accessible by kayak. The area is surrounded by nature and protected by cliffs, providing a serene atmosphere as you paddle down the narrow river of Tam Lod Nuea. Your guide will take you through the tunnel of Lod Cave, which is full of impressive stalactites and stalagmites, leading to hidden lagoons. As you continue down the river, you’ll enter Pee Hua Tho Cave, adorned with ancient wall paintings dating back centuries. Wild monkeys, crabs, and mud skippers are commonly seen in this area. This adventure is suitable for everyone, regardless of your previous experience level.

• Duration: full day • Time: 8am to 4pm • Daily departures • Operates year-round • Private experience

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Get to know Krabi and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.


GMT +7 hours


Thai Bhat


13 hours (not including stopover time)


The most common religion in Thailand is Buddhism


Thai; over 73 languages are spoken throughout Thailand

Where is Krabi?
The southern province of Krabi is on the west coast on the shores of the Andaman Sea. Palm-lined Ao Nang is its main beach town, offering a variety of places to stay, restaurants and souvenir shops. With daily excursions by long-tail boat to explore secluded offshore islands, it’s also a great base from which to discover the beauty of the wider region. Bangkok is around 90 minutes away by air, so it’s a convenient option for a city-and-seaside combination.

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Backed by limestone cliffs and dense greenery, Ao Nang Beach is a photogenic stretch of sand where you can swim, sunbathe or relax in one of the many cafés gazing out over the karst-island-studded bay. To the south is Railay, a dramatic isthmus that is only accessible by boat and has a real island feel. Its Ao Phra Nang Beach is a breathtaking spot to visit in the early morning but can get incredibly busy later in the day; fortunately, there are another three on the peninsula to enjoy. On the other side of Ao Nang, the 1.5-mile Noppharat Thara Beach is a tranquil venue for sunset strolls and shell seeking.

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Snorkelling & diving
Krabi has become known for its superb diving, as evidenced by the number of dive schools and operators around Ao Nang Beach. Some of that is down to the geology, with underwater rock formations every bit as impressive as the ones above ground providing an excellent habitat for a wide range of hard and soft corals, along with the creatures that live among them. Another factor is the water temperature, a balmy 27 to 30 degrees C all year, which appeals to a diverse range of marine life from leopard sharks to turtles. Among the offshore islands, there are steep coral walls and caves to challenge experienced divers, while close-to-the-surface reefs are a paradise for snorkellers.

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Andaman Islands
There are more than 80 islands scattered across the Andaman Sea near Krabi’s coastline, and hopping by boat between them is a superbly relaxing way to spend a day. Among the headliners, the Koh Phi Phi archipelago is one of the loveliest; its six islands include the out-of-this-world natural reserve of Phi Phi Leh where ‘The Beach’ was filmed. Closer to Phuket, Koh Kai consists of three tiny islets blessed with picture-perfect sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Another archipelago to put on the must-see list is Hong island, part of a national park, where along with swimming and snorkelling you can rent a kayak or follow a short trail in search of white-faced gibbons.

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National Parks
It’s easy to get distracted by Krabi’s coastline and overlook the unspoiled landscapes that lie inland. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is one of these, a superb 12,300-acre patch of montane forest that provides a sanctuary for wildlife of all shapes and sizes, including 120 species of bird; its circular trails lead past dramatic waterfalls and a large cave system complete with stalagmites and stalactites. For an extended nature experience, consider pairing a few days in Krabi with an adventure in Khao Sok National Park, a dense tract of virgin forest in Surat Thani province just to the north. By day, there are clouded leopards, sun bears and tapir to spot; at night, enjoy the safari-camp feel of Elephant Hills tented lodge.

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Krabi Weather

Dec - Apr