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Owing to such interesting choices of exciting places available, Krabi has rapidly grown as a popular international destination among all kinds of travellers including honeymooners, vacationers, adventure junkies, and of course, travel photographers. There are so many varied places offering varied experiences that make Krabi a perfect choice for literally anyone who just wants to bask in the lap of nature and try some unique activities. Above all, Krabi is truly a remarkable beauty with incredible vistas everywhere you look.
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From destinations that are ideal for an unhindered staycation experience to spots you can visit for a few hours of fun and excitement – there are all sorts of tourist places in Krabi. The province is widely acclaimed for the opportunities it creates for snorkelling and scuba diving experiences, and the best spots where you can try these activities are Monkey Beach and Loh Samah Beach.
And for spending eventful evenings with memorable shopping and dining experiences in Krabi, you have some great choices like Krabi Weekend Night Market. Moreover, if you are a fan of adventure and crave blood pumping action in Krabi, the destination even features some exciting and challenging hiking trails.
Here is the list of best places to visit in Krabi:
Ko Phi Phi, a small archipelago of six islands is the most beautiful and widely popular tourist destination in Andaman. Beautiful bondage of two islands together by a narrow isthmus is something that makes this place this pretty.
The postcard picture-perfect beaches, unending thickets and craggy cliffs of this island have been known for seducing people from all over the world. Often visitors find it a herculean task to detach themselves from the just flawless beauty that this place offers. Planning a holiday in Krabi? Add this in your list of places to visit in Krabi.
Highlights: While in Phi Phi Islands, you just cannot miss the viewpoint which is around 186m above sea level and allures you with the breathtaking views of the entire region. Relax and unwind yourself at Lane Beach, take a leisure walk in Yao Beach and enjoy some spectacular views at Hin Kho Beach.
Location: Phi Phi Islands, Krabi
Getting There: The best possible way to reach Ko Phi Phi islands is by a ferry from Phuket, Ao Nag, RaiLeh, Krabi Town, KoLAnta s per the nearest location. Tonsai Pier is the island’s main pier and supports good frequency of boats from all the mentioned places.
This spectacular peninsula is just cut off from the main Krabi city because of it being covered with the limestone headlands and deep jungle valleys.
Highlights: If you are in a search of a lazy and peaceful day or chilled-out evenings, heading on to Railay beach will be a good option. All the lagoons, caves, and cliffs are within walking distance so that you can enjoy anywhere on the beach.
Location: In between Krabi and Ao Nang
Getting There: With no roads, no buses, no cars, the only way to reach the Railay beach is via longtail boats because the beach is accessible only by sea.
Rejuvenate each and every segment of your body at the emerald pool, where the water comes from the hot springs and the entire zone is hot bedded. From all the four corners it is surrounded by the trails of greens and hails out to nature lovers.
Highlights: The key features of this emerald pool is its location, which is, it is seated right in the heart of lush green forests and is surrounded by a wooden track which adds up to the charm of the place.
Location: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand
Getting There: Reaching out to the emerald pool is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 10 minutes to reach to the exact point.
The kind of place that demands some efforts, and then rewards you with pretty sights in return, Tiger Cave Temple is a revered Buddhist temple in Krabi. The name of this temple is attributed to the prominent tiger paw prints inside the cave. In order to reach the summit, one must climb up a staircase having 1237 steps which makes a visit all the more exciting.
If you want to soak in a 360 degree panoramic view of Krabi, this summit offers you that – a visual treat indeed. All in all, Tiger Cave Temple is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places in Krabi.
Highlights: Apart from breathtaking views of Krabi and tiger paw impressions, the site also features a giant statue of Lord Buddha.
Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Timings: 12 am to 12 pm (open all days)
Getting there: There are sharing and private taxis are available to reach the base from where the hiking starts.
Marking its place in one of the most serene places to visit in Krabi, Klong Thom Hot springs stretches all over and is an epitome tranquil settings. Here you can take a dip in the hot springs and refresh each and every vertical of the mind and soul.
Highlights: The most impressive feature of these hot springs is that here you can feel close to nature and this place extends ideal surroundings, which are a blend of greens and soothing environs.
Location: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, ThailandGetting There: Reaching out to the Klong Thom Hot springs is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 5 minutes to reach to the exact point.
For the adventurists, the popular places for diving are on the coasts of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, and Ko Haa. Lanta is the pride and joy of Krabi and can be easily reached thanks to its relatively flat and accessible geology. The island is located in the Krabi province.
Highlights: Visit the Ban Saladan Tourist Centre, Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Visit Ko Lanta Noi and the Lanta Old Town, a diverse and culturally rich village.
Location: Ko Lanta Yai is in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand
Getting there: There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island
There are several ways to enjoy an intimate experience with nature in Krabi, and trekking at Tab Kak Hang Nak is one of them. Hang Kak is a mountain park teeming with rich collection of tropical flora and offering spectacular views of the sweeping landscapes around. Due to its lavish verdure, the park is one of the most enticing places to see in Krabi.
Tab Kak Hang Nak is well-known for its hiking trail that leads one to a point where photography becomes a heavenly affair. There are several stretches with steep ascent on the trail but the path is paved in most parts and can be considered by novice hikers.
Highlights: The most fascinating thing about the nature trail is a vantage point presenting exceptional views of Krabi and the bay.
Location: 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Timings: 8 am - 3 pm
Getting there: You can either hire a cab or rent a motorbike from any part of Krabi to reach the base.
Are you a wildlife lover? Then this is your place to be.! Ranging from all ages of Asian elephants, here you can pick from various packages. While some of them are inclusive of just the observation while in the others you can interact with the mighty elephants, and even play with them. Make sure you pre-book your visit and make the trip even more hassle-free.
Highlights: This place is a true haven for the elephants, and has a remarkable count of them.
Location: 83/13 Ao Luek Tai, Ao Luek District, Krabi 81110, Thailand
Getting There: Reaching out to the Krabi elephant sanctuary, is pretty easy, and one can opt for a private taxi or cab from Krabi town.
Add up a new chapter in your book of experiences, and visit this natural park which is one of the best places to visit in Krabi. This well-renowned attraction of this province posses a plush of scenic wonders and draws tourists from all over the map. Here you can also jump from one limestone cliff to another, which contrast with the green thickets of the bewildering jungles.
Highlights: At this place, you can enjoy the emerald pool, hot springs, and apart from this, it is all covered with dense jungles which are home to the wilds and birds.
Location: Khao Pra-Bang Khram, near Bang Teao Village
Getting There: The Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is easily accessible, as it is located at a drive of just one hour from Ao Nang, and can be visited by a cab or taxi.
It is a perfect blend of dense vegetation on one side and turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches on the other. For all the adventure seekers it is a great location to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. With stunning beauty and mesmerizing views of the Krabi coastlines, this is one of the pictorial locations and a must visit the island for the tourist.
Highlights: Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Koh Mor and Tup islands
Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.
Getting There: The only way to reach here is by boat.
There is the famous "Princess Cave" or Tham Phra Nang Nok in Phra Nang beach. It is believed by local fishermen to be the home of a mythical sea princess. Phra Nang beach is so spectacular that you can just lie there and soak in the sun. If you are adventurous it is possible to hike to the top of the headland to get spectacular views of the entire area. Swimming and snorkeling can also be enjoyed off this pristine, white sandy beach.
Getting There: To reach Phra Nang from Ao Nang, you'll need to take a Longtail boat from Ao Nang
One of the most rewarding hiking trails you will find in Krabi, this adventure has its own special charm throughout. Although you can rent a bike or taxi to reach this popular viewpoint, it is not as fun as hiking up the steep slope because the vistas you get to witness from up here are worth all the hard work.
You will truly be mesmerized to see the tiny sandy stretch of Phi Phi with sweeping views of the vibrant bay. Due to the exceptional photo-op, Phi Phi View Point is also frequented by photography enthusiasts and tourists who love to get clicked.
Highlights: The viewpoint feature three excellent vantage points that let you admire and capture the beauty of Phi Phi Island.
Location: Trail starts near Reggae Bar, Phi Phi Island
Getting there: Hiking up the paved path is the recommended way. But you can also hire a vehicle to reach here.
The grandeur of Krabi Province goes beyond its pristine beaches and tropical forests, and The Mud Crabs Sculpture is the proof. Counted among the best places to see in Krabi, this sculpture is located on the bank of the Krabi River, and is an important landmark in Krabi.
It is not just a sculpture of crabs but an embodiment of a fable popular in the region called “Crab and Its Mother”. In essence, this product of fine craftsmanship is a visual representation of motherhood and respect.
Highlights: The only highlight is the sculpture, but you can also rest here as the river view from here is pleasing.
Location: Along Krabi River
Getting there: Since it is located in Krabi town, there are multiple options of transportation including local buses and shared taxis.
Long tail boats drop visitors off along a stretch of sugar soft, white sand beach, famous for its clear waters and stunning views off offshore limestone formations. Thanks to its west-facing beach, the area is particularly lovely around sunset.
Highlights: Tropical fish are visible in the waters just off the beach. Just a little further out of the island is an excellent spot for snorkeling with corals reefs.
Location: Situated at a distance of 8kilometerss from Ao Nang
Getting There: The only way to reach Koh Poda is by boat. The visitors are required to pay a small fee to the operators who arrange their journey to the island.
Start your Krabi exploration on a fun note by spending some memorable time soaking in the bliss and bustle of Ao Nang Beach – one of the most visited tourist places in Krabi. Since it is a well-known tourist destination in the region and the focal point of Krabi, you can expect good infrastructure, hordes of tourists, along with great accommodation and dining options.
There is a lively street by the beach lined with restaurants, bars, and hotels where you can spend a eventful evening. Besides, the golden sands of the beach are ideal for sunbathing and the shallow waters are excellent for swimming. For exploring the nearby islands and beaches, long tail boats are easily available here.
Highlights: Apart from its golden beaches, limestone formations, and shallow waters, Ao Nang Beach is popular for its street bustling with tourists and locals.
Location: 13 km from Krabi Town
Getting there: Due to the short distance, it is easy to reach Ao Nang Beach from Krabi. Catch an air conditioned bus or taxis from Krabi Airport to reach here.
A little piece of paradise in Krabi made of a 450 metre long strip of unspoiled sand, limestone cliffs and crystal clear aquamarine waters, Ao Phra Nang Beach is truly exotic. Since it is located between the popular tourist spots, namely Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach, most tourists prefer to halt and spend a couple of hours here, relaxing and admiring the scenery around.
Highlights: Ao Phra Nang Beach is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkelling, but the major highlight is a cave inside a limestone cliff housing a shrine.
Location: Ao Nang Beachroad, Ao Nang
Getting there: You can easily reach Ao Phra Nang Beach from both Krabi and Ao Nang by a long-tail boat.
Beautiful white sandy beaches and soft corals enhance the beauty of the island. Swimming is not suggested here as blacktip sharks are common in the northern cove. Snorkeling is done on the southeastern shores whereas diving is done best on the northeastern tip. If you are planning to visit Thailand this should be on the list of your places to visit in Krabi.
Highlights: Mosquito Pinnacle about a km north west of Mosquito Island
Location: Mosquito Island, Krabi
Getting There: The island is located at a distance of about 30 minutes and one can reach there through a long tail boat from Ao Nang (Krabi).
If you hate dull weekends, Krabi Weekend Night Market is the place you are absolutely going to love in Krabi. A walking street buzzing with weekend vibes and the enthusiasm of its visitors, this night market is an excellent spot for foodies, shoppers, and anyone who is up for a good time.
A walk down this street is the most authentic and exciting experience you will undertake in Krabi because there is everything at your avail from local street food items to trendy clothes and exquisite fashion accessories at cheap prices. Furthermore, the energetic ambience of the market will fill your heart with a strange kind of joy.
Highlights: It is an excellent place for an authentic dining and shopping experience along with entertainment in Krabi.
Location: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Timings: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Getting there: Since it is a popular spot, there are many ways to reach here. You can either ask your hotelier for a shuttle or you can hire a private taxi for the market.
One of the most famous offshore islands around Krabi, this stunning island is also known as Tub Island, Koh Tap or KohThap. The mesmerizing vibes of the parting of the sea are something that makes this place all the more popular among tourists from all over the world.
Comparatively smaller as compared to rest of the islands, however, the beautiful beach and the raging waves make this place worth visiting.
Highlights: A sandbar emerges during low tides connecting the Chicken Island to Koh Mur and Tup on left and right respectively. It is an incredible feeling to walk over this and bar as the water is shallow and provides a picturesque moment. Tup Island does not support the availability of any water sports, thus, this place is highly recommended to people who are looking for some calm moments.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Getting There: This tiny island can be accessed via longtail boats from Ao Nang. You can also board the boat from Klong Muang, Nopparatthara, Railay and Cho Fah pier in Krabi town.
Though the island is not very crowded the serene beauty is worth a visit. For the adventure seekers also this serves to be an excellent location to try out sports like snorkeling and swimming. The island remains easily accessible by boat rides and there are plenty of rides available through long tail boats from various prominent islands and Krabi town.
Highlights: Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Chicken Island
Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.
Getting There: There is only one way to reach this island which is hiring a ferry boat.
For the adventure lovers, the destination provides equal entertainment with options for adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Fishing is one of the popular activities here as some of the unique fishes are available in the sea here. Another attraction close to the island is the Bok Khorani National Park which can be easily reached by boat ride.
Highlights: Sea Canoeing & Kayaking
Location: 46km from Krabi town.
Getting There: You can reach here by speedboat
Do you find monkeys adorable and also happen to be a fan of powdery white beaches bordering emerald green waters? Well, Monkey Beach is the only place in Krabi that can deliver that kind of rare combination. As the name suggests, the beach embraces a large population of monkeys which are essentially playful but it is advisable to maintain distance.
The beach is also believed to be one of the finest places in the region for snorkelling. The best way to explore the beach and its surroundings is to kayak your way on the calm waters.
Highlights: A heavenly sight indeed, Monkey Beach enjoys a great fame among tourists due to its natural splendour, snorkelling spots, and of course, its inhabitants.=
Location: Mueang Krabi district, Krabi
Getting there: The best way to reach here is to hire a long-tail boat at Tonsai Jetty which is 700 metres away from here.
Discover the wild and exciting side of Krabi by taking the path that leads to Dragon Crest – one of the adventurous tourist places in Krabi. Though the actual name of this mountain is Khao Hang Nak, it is more popularly known as Dragon Crest among outsiders. Marching through dense jungles and steep terrains of Dragon Crest to reach the summit is an experience you will remember.
Ending at the highest point of the mountain, the trail is 3.7 km long and pleases adventurers with the freshness of the tropical vegetation and a spectacular waterfall en route.
Highlights: It is a must try hiking experience in Krabi featuring 2 viewpoints letting you gaze at the endless stretch of greenery.
Location: Nong Thale, Krabi
Getting there: You can either take a taxi or a motorbike to reach the trailhead by Highway 6024. Then, hike your way to the top.
If jungle adventures and untamed forests fascinate you, this national park awaits you with an entire range of natural wonders and experiences. An exploration of this park dotted with incredibly scenic waterfalls and tropical foliage will drench you in a sublime experience that will bring you close to the pristineness of nature in Krabi.
Whether you are travelling with family, friends, or even solo, this is one of the best places to see in Krabi.
Highlights: A tropical rainforest with numerous natural attractions.
Location: Ao Luek Tai, Ao Luek District, Krabi
Timings: 8:am to 4:30 pm
Getting there: Hiring a local taxi is the most recommended way to reach here.
The photogenic landscape and the stretches of mangrove forest, blue cascading waters and fabulous golden beaches all form an irresistible visual experience here. There is an availability of both luxurious accommodations along with budget-friendly hotels for a good stay on the island. This island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi.
Some of the best activities to be done here include Diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and rock climbing.
Highlights: Yoga retreat on the island, Exclusive Thai Massage
Location: 30-minute speedboat ride from Phuket
Getting There: You have to hire a taxi to reach this island.
The temple has various natural caves, which are formed within the beautiful jungles and are home to numerous monks. With lots of things to see here, the major attraction is the ‘footprint of the Buddha.
Highlights: Reaching to the top of the Temple Cave is not an easy task. You have to climb 1,237 steps up to the limestone tower, which is daunting, especially in the Thai climate. Reaching the top, you can witness the panoramic 360-degree views of the tropical islands, limestone cliff formations, the Andaman Sea and rainforests.
Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Getting There: Wat Tham Sua is just three km from the Krabi town and can be reached via a mini-bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.
Popular for its scenic beauty and crystal clear water that is apt for experiencing snorkelling and swimming, Pileh Lagoon is among the best places to visit in Krabi. The lagoon is located close to Maya Bay and Lo Samah Bay, so you can cover all these places on a day tour.
With sights of deep blue waters and high limestone cliffs, a visit to this wonderful site will add a surreal charm to your overall vacation experience in Krabi. Just go there on a boat or kayak, jump right in, and indulge in a refreshing swimming experience in this hidden gem of a place.
Highlights: Pileh Lagoon is widely famous among snorkelers and divers.
Location: Between Maya Bay and Lo Samah Bay
Getting there: Take a long tail boat or kayak from Phi Phi Island to reach here.
Next in the list of unusual tourist places in Krabi, is the Ao Luk Mangroves, which can be toured with a kayak. In this province, you can explore its corners, and unveil the secrets it owns. This is just a perfect place if you love exploring! Moreover, the entire region is covered with limestone cliffs and showcases a perfect picture of nature.
Highlights: The key attraction of the Ao Luk Mangroves, is that they are pretty extraordinary as these are only roots which grow in marshy areas and roots grow above the ground and not below.
Location: This district is located 40 km north to the Krabi town.
Getting There: Reaching out to this place is just a no brainer as it is well-connected to the Phang Nga highway and can be reached by a private taxi or cab.
Apart from the pristine beaches and shimmering coastline, there is something else too that makes Thailand a hit among tourists from all over the world – Thai cuisine. The tropical island of Ko Lanta is one stop destination for all the food lovers, from spicy coconut curries to stir-fried noodles, this place has something for almost everyone.
One of the most remarkable features of Koh Lanta is that this island offers an array of cooking classes so that you can learn more about Thai cuisine and take away some techniques back with you
Highlights: Indulge in a half-day cooking class (as per your preference) learn more about the traditional ingredients including exotic herbs and spices that are known for giving that signature taste to Thai cuisine. Grab your chance to learn the art of Thai cooking – choose from an array of menu including soups, salads, stir-fried vegetables, and caramelized fish. Master the skill of cooking a scrumptious Thai meal by indulging in these ravishing cooking classes.
Location: Ko Lanta is located in Krabi province in the south of Thailand
Getting There: Koh Lanta can be easily accessed via ferry from Ko Phi Phi or Phuket
There are not too many spots as astonishingly pretty as Loh Samah Bay in the region, and that is why you are advised to add this place to your bucket list right now. Not so crowded as its more popular counterparts nearby, Loh Samah Bay is located close to Maya Bay, and is separated just by a limestone cliff.
Photographers love this place for its exceptionally beautiful colour of water which has various shades of blue. As Loh Samah Bay is best known for its snorkelling and diving opportunities, you should come and check its exotic underwater world.
Highlights: In addition to being an exotic sightseeing spot near Krabi, Loh Samah Bay also offers a unique night-diving experience.
Location: Koh Phi Phi
Getting there: You can cover Loh Samah Bay on a long-tail boat tour from Tonsai Pier.
One of the most revered Buddhist temples you must not skip on your tour, Wat Kaew Korawaram is among finest places to see in Krabi. The temple is believed to be built in 1887, and has gone through various renovations and enhancements since then.
Since the building is quite brilliantly designed with captivating façade and interiors adorned with intricate paintings and golden idol of Buddha, it is also an excellent spot for architecture enthusiasts in Krabi. What makes a visit to this temple all the more elating is the view of Krabi downtown you get to savour from this grand structure perched above a hilltop.
Highlights: Both the design and location of the temple make it a must visit place.
Location: 81000 Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Getting there: Either hire a private cab or a motorbike to reach here from Krabi Town.
Though the reef remains covered by both soft and hard corals, a keen-eyed diver will spot the splendid fishes anyway. A minimum of 4 divers needs to be present while diving and all happens under the guidance of the diving leader of the dive boat.
Highlights: Underneath there are caves and colorful lagoons but it is advisable to avoid the caves if there is no prior experience in underwater diving as these are narrow passages and not safe for amateurs. This is one of the most exciting destinations and the only happening activity on this island.
Location: 1 km south of Phi Phi Islands
Getting There: You will reach there by traditional longtail boats
So if you are into nature and landscape photography, this spot will give you ample photograph opportunities since anywhere your sight goes is a perfect frame. Due to its romantic atmosphere and a good range of luxury resorts, the destinations enjoy great demand among honeymooners.
Highlights: The idyllic setting of the beach ensures a rarely crowded and always scenic environment.
Location: Klong Muang Beach, Tambon Nong Thale, Amphoe Mueang Krabi
Getting there: The most convenient way is to take a private taxi to reach here from Krabi Airport.
Located in close proximity to Krabi Town and yet away from its touristy buzz, Nopparat Thara Beach is an ideal choice for you if it is peace that you are seeking. You can enjoy your time here swimming in the shallow waters, resting on the soft sands, running along the shore, and appreciating the majesty of the calm sea in front of you.
In terms of scenery, the beach is fairly good with golden sand, lush green hill, and clusters of tropical trees making it appear lavish. Even though the beach is usually quiet, there are numerous bars and restaurants along with good hotels to keep boredom and dullness at bay.
Highlights: The beach is almost 3 km long and is a good option if you are looking for someplace quiet.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Getting there: A local bus service to and from Krabi Town can be availed to reach here. You can also hire a private taxi.
Nestled away in the middle of turquoise sea waters, this uninhabited island is a secluded haven in Krabi province which is a must visit for newly weds couple. Simply one of the most scenic islands in Krabi, Hong Island is famous for its picture-perfect scenery. What makes this island so picturesque is the presence of virgin tropical foliage, pristine beaches with white sands, and sea waters featuring various shades of blue and green.
Besides, there is a lagoon with high cliffs shrouded in greenery, increasing its visual appeal and making it a delight for landscape photographers.
Highlights: The unspoilt natural scenery and kayaking tours can be enjoyed here.
Location: The Hong Islands
Getting there: You can easily reach here from Ao Nang Beach by a speed boat or long tail boat.
Hidden from the tourist masses, just off the coast in Southern Thailand, lies the hidden treasure of Trang Archipelago and Ko Hai Island. The stunning archipelago comprises of as many as 47 tiny islands, each one differing from the other and offering something new and beautiful to its admirers.
Ko Hai Island, (also called Ko Ngai) earns the reputation of being the perfect island of South Thailand. The bright white sandy beaches lined by the swaying palm trees provide perfect escapade experience.
Highlights: While here, relax on the white sandy beaches – a peaceful nap is something that you just cannot miss while here. For those who are seeking thrill can embark on an exciting snorkeling adventure that provides you with some of the stunning views of the aquatic life here.
Location: Located on the most Southern tip of the Railay Peninsula
Getting There: There exists a speedboat connection between Koh Lanta and Koh Ngai during peak season. Board your boat at around 09:00 AM from Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, enjoy this 90-minute journey while admiring the stunning coastal beauty. From the southern coast of Koh Lanta, another 1-hour boat ride will take you to Koh Ngai.
Outstanding pristine beaches and an elongated stretch of coral reefs and sun-kissed white sands are the key attractions here. For adventure lovers, swimming and snorkeling would be the ideal sports activity. Hin Klang, the fascinating coral garden based close by is an amazing place to visit.
The beach is far less crowded making it an ideal spot to spend some time in solitude and reenergize the body and mind.
Highlights: Camping with permission from authorities and scuba diving
Location: About 6km north of Phi Phi Island, 21km west of Pattaya.
Getting There: You have to go by a long tail boat.
Embracing a number of scenic islands within its enchanting domain, Mu Ko Ko Lanta National Park is counted among the top places to visit in Krabi. A tour of this magnificent national park spread across an area of 134 sq km in the Andaman Sea will take you to some small and large islands, some of which are unpopulated and the rest are inhabited.
The park has varied delights for tourists like hiking trails, exotic caves, and extremely rich biodiversity. Moreover, you can also find some picturesque beach spots for camping here which is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Highlights: Though there is a lot to explore within the park, the major attractions are Ko Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai. The rich aquatic world here also makes it an excellent destination for diving experience.
Location: Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Moo 5, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi
Timings: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Getting there: Ko Lanta and Krabi are connected by road so you can hire a private taxi or minivan to travel. Alternatively, ferries to Koh Lanta are also available from Krabi.
Though some areas are a little rocky the best part is there are plenty of swimmable patches.
Highlights: The wide beeches beautified by casuarinas trees are an ideal location for all who love the peacefulness and the music of nature and seeks to find solace away from the party crowd. There are quite a few budgeted hotels and upscale resorts with all essential facilities that guarantee a good and relaxing holiday experience. During peak season, there are regular boats to Krabi town and all the popular locations and islands around.
Location: 75km from Krabi
Getting There: One can reach here by speedboat
An awe-inspiring sight hidden away in the middle of the green verdure of tropical rainforest in Ko Lanta, Khlong Chak Waterfall is a place you should not skip on your Krabi tour. This gushing water stream split by the rocks before plummeting from a height looks absolutely stunning, and deserves to be captured on the camera.
Despite being a popular tourist attraction, the site does not get too crowded as reaching here needs a moderate trekking. But once you reach here, a bath in the pool of cool and clear water below will rob you off all the exhaustion.
Highlights: The waterfall is majorly known for its hiking trail and shallow pool ideal for swimming.
Location: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi
Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Getting there: The best way to reach here is hire a scooter and drive it to the waterfall entrance. From there, take a short hike to get here.
For romantic lovers, this can be an excellent hideout away from the crowded beach activities. Swimming is one of the popular activities done here. For a relaxing laid back time, this is an ideal place to visit
Highlights: Snorkeling is very famous here.
Location: West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride.
Getting There: West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride
The dive boats regularly visit Phi Phi every day of the week. The dive boats provide a 3 dive combo and it is only after considering the weather conditions, sea currents and safety they agree on the trip.
Highlights: Giant moray eels, turtles, schools of snapper, lionfish, hunting jackfish, barracuda, nudibranchs, sweetlips, and sea snakes are some of the fascinating underwater creatures visible here. Soft corals, especially in the northeastern side, are a sight to enjoy.
Location: Koh Bida Nai located 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley
Getting There: You can go here via boat.
Add something different to your collection of experiences in Krabi by exploring this deep cave serving as an offbeat tourist spot in Koh Lanta. One is required to indulge in a bit of hiking through the jungle before finally reaching the entrance of the cave. Once you enter the cave, it is cold and dark inside.
The closed space and narrow paths make the overall experience quite terrifying in some parts, especially if it is your first caving adventure. Also, one must keep in mind to hire a guide for the adventure because it is possible to get lost.
Highlights: Narrow cave located in the middle of a forest.
Location: Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta District, Krabi
Getting there: It is best to reach here from Koh Lanta Town by a rented motorbike or scooter.
Housing fossils believed to be from millions of years ago, Fossil Shell Cemetery is an archaic shell cemetery located not far from Krabi Town. According to the local folklores, these fossils may have been here even 75 million years ago. The uniqueness of the spot lures in a number of tourists every day to explore this attraction demonstrating nature's way of salvation.
The place is especially of importance to those who are interested in geology. Besides, there is a Chinese temple located nearby which can also be explored while you are here.
Highlights: A lesser known tourist spot featuring fossil deposits from millions of years ago.
Location: Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Getting there: Travel by taxi from Krabi Town and hire a guide.
Krabi is a destination with a wealth of unique experiences for tourists, and spending some quality time with elephants at this elephant camp is one of those experiences. Riding an elephant sitting on its back, exploring various shades of a lush forest, and spotting exotic species of animals is what you get to soak in when you choose Nosey Parker’s Elephant Camp for spending a fun day with your family.
The camp is located close to Ao Nang, and also offers activities like river camping and canoeing along with elephant trekking.
Highlights: An exciting spot for various jungle and river adventure activities.
Location: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
Getting there: Located 7 km from Ao Nang, Nosey Parker’s Camp can be reached by road by hiring a private cab.
Yao Yai village based here is a small village with traditional values and cultures which excites the visitors a lot. The main source of earning for the people here are from agriculture and fishing. There are small budget accommodations present here with all the necessary facilities for night stay.
Highlights: One can indulge themselves in the activities like Swimming, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, and Mountain Biking.
Location: 25 min speedboat ride from Phuket eastern coast
Getting There: You can reach here by ferry boat
Highlights: There are several caves inside Khao Khanap Nam with impressive clusters of stalactites and stalagmites to marvel at and explore. The mangrove forests surrounding Khao Khanap Nam also make this the perfect area for canoeing or renting a boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water.
Location: Ko Yao YaiKo Yao District, Phang-nga
Getting There: The only way to get to Khao Khanap Nam is by boat from the Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. It is a 15-minute scenic ride by long-tail boat.
Encircled by coral and clear waters, densely forested KoHai is the most developed of the Trang Islands. The long blonde windswept beach on the eastern coast spills into tranquil waters with a sandy bottom. With no indigenous population, a bunch of attractive resorts has the whole island to themselves. One of the best places to visit in Krabi is Koh Hai island.
Highlights: The Island offers an endless supply of diving and snorkeling activities and leisurely resorts.
Location: Nearby Koh Lanta in the Andaman Ocean
Getting There: Long-tail and speedboat transfers is the easiest way to travel to the island.
Highlights: Sea kayaking is also popular. Kayaking tour boats come into the bay and moor while letting clients explore.
Location: Maya Bay, Krabi
Getting There: You can reach here by a Long Tail Boat.
The island is close to both Jum Island and Pu Island. White beech, blue waters, some rocky terrains, and an excellent relaxing ambiance make this island so popular near Krabi. The long stretched beaches are ideal for a sand walk with friends and loved ones.
Highlights: Swimming is not an advisable sport here since the water is quite cloudy but however one can obviously enjoy activities like Sea Canoeing & Kayaking, Cycling & Mountain Biking. The sunset from the beach is the most awe-striking beauty of the island.
Location: Southern coast of Krabi province
Getting There: You can rent a motorbike or go by a ferry boat ride.