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  • If you are adventurous at heart there are plenty of things to do in Krabi which brings to some of the popular water sports and rock climbing too. You can experience one of the most beautiful beaches Railay where you will be blessed with ultimate peace and tranquillity. While you are in Karbi and you feel yourself surrounded by palm and pine trees you can be sure that you have reaches Koh Poda.

    You can also find a beautiful coral reef which lies about 20 meters from the beach. Many people love to take up snorkelling as adventure activity here. However, you will also find many sea kayakers too.
  • Must Do Things: Thrillophilia Recommendation

  • 01Scuba Diving in Ao Nand Island

    One of the best things to do in Krabi is Scuba Diving. There are many dive centres in Krabi which offers diving tours of different time span and for novice divers to professional ones. There are courses which stretch for more than one day for the interested divers.

    Krabi is known for its unique and beautiful seascapes where one can enjoy with family and friends and experience the adventure of scuba diving at its best.


    The prominent scuba diving sites in Krabi includes islands in Ao Nang, Phi Phi Marine Park, Shark Point Marine Sanctuary, Grottos at Ko Ha Yai, King Cruiser Superdays and many others. Every dive site has separate dive level and rules and policies of each are different.

    Best Season: October to May is good for diving but the ideal time is from January to April

  • 02Explore Railay Beaches & Caves

  • 03Visit a temple in a cave at Wat Tham Sua

  • 04Take a Krabi Sunset Cruises

  • 05Visit the Wat Kaew Temple

  • 06Ziplining in Tree Top Adventure Park

    Another popular activity which excites the travellers hugely is Ziplining in Krabi. It is one of the best active things to do in Krabi. The activity includes the journey from one tree to another with the means of several gears like tightropes, zip lines, ladders, “flying” broomsticks, bicycles, and even skateboards. The sport has three difficulty levels including easy, medium and difficult.

    The sport can be played by all but the only condition is that the person needs to be above 120cm in height. Organised at the Fun Park, Krabi, this entertaining sport needs fabulous fitness and superb energy.

    There are elaborate training courses to learn the sport and each level has a specific number of activities. The total program is a half day long program and is available in other adventurous parks in Krabi too.

    Best season: The sport can be enjoyed all year through and in Fun Park it’s done regularly.
  • 07Hiking in Dragon Crest Mountain Trail

    When it comes to thrilling and adventurous sports in Krabi then one just cannot miss hiking in Krabi. The most challenging and difficult trail is the Ngorn Nak Mountain, a difficult terrain but opted by many interested hikers. Its a 3.7km walk to the summit with some steep parts which needs to be covered carefully. If you are looking for most challenging things to do in Krabi, this one surely is for you.

    The summit is around 1640 feet. Apart from this, there are other hiking trails in Krabi like Ao Nang, Dragon Crest mountain trail, walk around Phi Phi, Ban Ko Phi Phi, and many others. There may be charges for hiking in few trails but the Naka Mountain is within the national park and there are absolutely no charges to hike the trail.

    One should carry all necessary equipment and if there is no experience of hiking then one should do the same after fetching training from the specified agencies.

    Best season: The sport can be enjoyed all year through


  • 08Take an elephant ride at Krabi Elephant Camp

  • 09Step back in time at Krabi Town

  • 10Snorkeling in Ko Hai Yai Caverns

    Snorkelling tours are quite popular entertaining activity in Krabi. In fact, travellers from all parts of the world come here to experience the best things to do in Kabri and the beautiful destinations in and around Krabi and explore snorkelling in its dynamic locations.

    The best part of enjoying this sport in Krabi is that there are multiple locations to execute the tour with different levels of expertise but with professional’s guidance for all.

    There are professional trainers who can help the non-divers enjoy the sport as much as the trained individuals. Some of the preferred snorkelling locations in Krabi are Ko Hai Yai Caverns and Lagoons, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Phi Phi Islands and local limestone Islands in Ao Nang Bay.

    Excellent scenic beauty, superior marine life, thrilling adventure, breathtaking views, white coral reefs and an exotic and outstanding experience is the essence of this tour in Krabi.

    Best season: October to May
  • 11River Rafting in Songprak River

    A very recent yet popular water sports activity introduced in best things to do in Krabi is the river rafting. It is offered by some of the local companies which use the rapids of Songprak River for the sport. Based in Phang Nga province this river is only at a distance of 1.5 hours drive from Ao Nang.

    The run for river rafting is about 5-7 km in length and the difficulty level varies from grade 2 to 4. The sport is not much difficult but undoubtedly it’s a pure adrenalin activity and suitable for all except for small kids, pregnant women and people having back problems.

    The longer course of 7km is the more difficult one and should be opted by a trained individual. In most cases, the river rafting tour is combined with other activities like elephant trekking, safari camping etc.The average cost of these tours differs from one place to another but still, approximately it ranges from 1000 Baht to 2500 Baht.

  • 12Take a dip at Klong Thom Hot Springs

  • 13Pamper yourself at a Krabi Spa

  • 14Shop at the night market

  • 15Canoeing in Krabi

    Krabi islands have the fascinating coastlines with hidden caves, soaring limestone cliffs, lagoons and specified ecosystems. Canoeing in Krabi is amongst the best things to do in Krabi which is an excellent entertaining activity considering its scope to explore the stunning beauty of hidden Krabi and enjoy relaxation, excitement, tranquillity, harmony and pure pleasure.

    For all those who love paddling can set on the journey to experience dramatic and vivid forgotten caves, tropical greens, 3000 years old prehistoric paintings and picturesque surrounding on the bay of Krabi.

    There are several tour operators in Krabi whom can be contacted in this regard. The tours offer varies in time and price per person so a careful and researched choice is advisable.

    Best season: May to November when the rivers are not dry.
  • 16Rappeling in Tonsai Beach

    When it comes to Rappelling then Krabi provides the ideal spot for the sport. For all the adventurous seeking travellers, Krabi provides the best of rappelling adventure in its prominent destinations like Railay Beach, Koh Hong and Tonsai Beach.

    The gigantic pillars of karst limestone and steep descent make an ideal base for the sport. All the rappelling tours organized in Krabi are conducted by efficient and experienced trainers who guide the amateur ones with the rules and safety tips of the sport.

     An absolute thrilling activity this sport is amongst the best things to do in Krabi islands. Though the cost of the rappelling tours is different for each place on an average it's about 1000 Baht for half day courses and about 1800 Baht for full day courses approximately.

    Equipment is usually provided by the centres and many have insurance coverage too for difficult levels.

    Best season: January to April
  • 17Take a day tour by longtail boat on Phra Nang Beach

  • 18Canyoning in Ao Nang

    Canyoning is one of the best things to do in Krabi considering its opportunity, guidance, and availability of the location. It’s a pure adrenaline activity and can be marked as a classy extreme sport even if the difficulty level is quite low.

    The centres usually don’t allow below 6 years of age and there is a combination of shorter and longer routes as per the preference of travellers. The Ao Nang area is best for the canyoning sport.

    For the beginners, there are less difficult levels while for professionals there are critical ones. However proper training and safety measures are ensured by each centre and all the way through life savers accompany to control the extreme situations.

    The centres provide pick up and drop facilities from the hotel so its convenient for the travellers. The rates for such tours are different for each centre.

    Best season: November to March
  • 19Camping in Phi Phi Island

    One of the best things to do in Krabi that entertains all in Krabi is island hopping and camping. There are various options in this regard like camping in Phi Phi Island, Bamboo Island, Hin Klang Island, Ao Nang Beach and many others. There are various touring companies which have their own tents, cooking utensils and arrangements to make the camping tour more comfortable and entertaining.

    The islands usually have no transport but in Phi Phi islands one can travel around with bicycles. One can relax in these tours and experience scenic extravaganza, ultimate relaxation and harmonious ambience in these tours.

    The prices of each tour are different from the other and one needs to contact the camping agencies after deciding the location. It’s a splendid way to relax, rejuvenate and spend quality time with friends and family.

    Best season: The sport can be enjoyed all year through.

  • 20Take a Thai cookery lesson

  • 21Rock Climbing in Ton Sai

    It is none other than the monumental limestone rocks available in Krabi that attracts climbers from all across the world. Even the non-climbers get attracted to the sport after reaching the multiple climbing destinations available in Krabi.

    The most preferred and attractive places to explore rock climbing in Krabi are Railay and Ton Sai and many others in southern Thailand Railay is known for its climbing facilities as it is suitable for all levels of climbers with multiple challenges.

    Safe techniques are used in Krabi for this sports activity and there are detail courses organized by centers to make interested individuals learn the sport and execute them to meet up their adventurous instinct. Suitable for all ages the training courses stretch from 1 to 3 days and the cost varies from 1000-6000Baht.

    Best season: November to March when the weather is dry. Wet months from April to September are better avoided.
  • 22Visit geological wonder at Susan Hoi

  • 23Enjoy food with view at The Hilltop

  • 24Watch Muay Thai fight at Reggae Bar

  • 25Tubing in Phang Nga

    Another popular sport that attracts the travelers of Krabi is Tubing in the river. Like every other sport, the tubing has its own difficult levels but under proper guidance and trained individuals from the agencies, this sport can be enjoyed by every individual. To enjoy beautiful nature and thrilling experience on the river this sport is unparallel.

    For tubing, the best time in Krabi is from May to November where the climate is wet and the rivers remain flooded. January to April are drier months and not suitable for tubing. Majorly Ao Nang area, Phang Nga is popular places for tubing.

    For this sports, the minimum eligible age is 6 years old and maximum age is 60. Life jackets, helmets and other gears for the sport are given by sports agencies only.

  • Other Things to Do in Krabi

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    26.Take a day trip to Ton Sai Bay.
    27.Ride ATV in Ao Nam Mao.
    28.Get a photograph with Mud Crab Statues.
    29.Swim in the beautiful Emerald Pool at Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve.
    30.Go on a four island tour.
    31.Party at Ao Nang Beach.
    32.Rent a bike and get lost in Krabi.
    33.Have a drink at Old West Bar.
    34.Do Fishing in Ao Nang.
    35.See outstanding beauty at Thung Teao Forest Natural Park.

Sightseeing in Krabi

Adventure in Krabi

Biking in Krabi

Cycling in Krabi

Snorkeling in Krabi

Attractions

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Wat Tham Sua

If you are in search of spiritual experience in Thailand, The Tiger Cave Temple aka Wat Tham Sua is one place you must visit. Surrounded by the stunning natural surroundings and located close to Krabi town, the temple is one of the finest natural wonders of Thailand and deserves your visit. 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.

Getting There: The Tiger cave temple is just three km from the Krabi town and can be reached via a mini-bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.

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Jum Island or Phu Island

Based close to Krabi and Ko Lanta Yai, the less known Arabian island Ko Jum, also known as Ko Phu Island, strikes a perfect balance of long stretched sandy beaches, splendid sun, thinning crowds and laid back relaxing ambience. The silky coral sand and the transparent aquamarine water encircle the west coast of Jum islands. Though some areas are a little rocky but the best part is there are plenty of swimmable patches. 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
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Bida Nok

Bida Nok Island is one of the most preferred dive sites in Phi Phi islands. This is one such place where diving can be done at all levels and it providers great entertainment to all who does it. A fascinating topography is visible underneath with abundant fish life that simply mesmerizes the divers. Giant moray eels, turtles, schools of snapper, lionfish, hunting jackfish, barracuda, nudibranchs, sweetlips, and sea snakes are some of the fascinating under water creatures visible here.



Soft corals especially in the north eastern side are a sight to enjoy. 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.
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Koh Lanta Island

Stretching from Klong Dao on the northern side and Bamboo Bay on the southern, Koh Lanta is probably amongst the most favored beaches in Thailand. The sheer size of the coastline is what attracts most beach bums to this stunning getaway.  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.

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

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Khao Khanap

The two limestone peaks of Khao Khanap Nam are definitely a sight worth seeing. Located along the Krabi River, the peaks sit side by side as the gateway to the region, each jutting out some 100 meters from the water. There’s no admission fee to visit, although you will need to pay for your boat ride to reach the locality.



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.

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.

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Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi, a small archipelago of six islands is the most beautiful and widely popular tourist destination in Andaman. A 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.


Things to Do: 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.

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.
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Chicken Island

Chicken Island also known as Koh Kai, KohGai or Koh Hua Khwan derive  this hilarious name from its unusual shape that resembles the head and neck of a chicken. Crowned in the south of Poda and Tup Islands, this timeless beauty is just 30 minutes away from the coast of Krabi.One impressive feature about this island is that during low tides, a sandbar emerges from the water which connects Chicken Island to neighbouring tiny islands of KohMor and Tup. This stunning event is called as TalayWaek.


Things to Do: Snorkeling is one activity that you just cannot miss while here as the water is crystal clear and azure, thus, bringing the entire aquatic life into existence. This island is known for enticing people for its incredible sandbank that emerges during the low tide.

Getting There: Your journey to this stunning island begins from AoNanag- board a longtail boat till Koh Kai. You can even board these boats from KlongMuang, NopparatThara, and the Railay Beaches.
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Koh Hai

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.


Things to Do: The Island offers an endless supply of diving and snorkelling activities and leisurely resorts.

Getting There:Long-tail and speedboat transfers is the easiest way to travel to the island.


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Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang beach is part of a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang beach. Phra nang beach is also beside Railay beach which is accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. 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. 



Activities: 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.

Known For: There is shrine built inside the limestone cave which is dedicated to an ancient fertility goddess. Inside the limestone cave is a collection of strange phallic symbols, offerings and objects believed to help with fertility. Local fishermen still leave offerings although it's now becoming a local tourist attraction.
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Mor Island

Based close to Chicken Islands, Mor Island or Koh Mor is a small island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Powder coated sun kissed beaches and exceptional scenic beauty is the prime attraction in this small yet beautiful island. The cascading blue waters and lovely fishes floating near the beaches also incur equal amount of interest among the travelers. Though the island is not very crowded but 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 west coast of Krabi.
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Poda Island

Koh Poda is a small island with breathtaking scenic beauty based on the western corners of Ao Nang. A picture perfect tropical island showcasing nature extravaganza, this is undoubtedly a huge miss if not visited. Stretching for not a bit than 1 kilometer in diameter, the beautiful island remains fringed by turquoise blue waters and has a vast treasury of glistening white sands and amazing coral reefs that are simply mesmerizing.



Things to do: The island can easily be visited on a day tour from Ao Nang or the Railay Beaches. One can have a wide range of beach activities here but popular sports here are swimming and snorkeling. A visitor fee needs to be paid while visiting the island as the same comes under the part of Mu KohPhi Phi National Park

Getting There:  The island is located at a distance of about 30 minutes and once can reach there through a long tail boat from Ao Nang
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Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley

Maya Bay is most famously known for it’s feature in the famous movie starring Leonadio Di Caprio where they escape to a “Paradise-like Island”, Paradise it definitely is. Surrounded by crystal blue-green waters and hidden behind three towering cliffs this is a beach that one has to visit. Due to it’s popularity it’s always crowded with hoards of day trippers. 



Activities: Snorkeling and diving are excellent throughout the bay, large underwater boulders are encrusted with coral and brightly coloured fish are numerous. Visibility is excellent. Sea kayaking is also popular. Kayaking tour boats come into the bay and moor while letting clients explore.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy. Rough seas from May to October may hinder access but rarely deny entry.

Price: There is a national park entry fee of 200 Baht.
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Si Bo Ya Island

Being an ideal getaway from the hustle of city life, Si Bo Ya Island is one of the famous islands near Krabi. Being essentially an abode of the island fisherman, many tourists come here to learn more about the culture, facility, living conditions of these fishermen. The island is close to both Jum Island and Pu Island. White beech, blue waters, some rocky terrains and an excellent relaxing ambience make this island so popular near Krabi. The long stretched beaches are ideal for sand walk with friends and loved ones. Swimming is not an advisable sport here since the water is quite cloudy but however one can obviously enjoy with 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
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Yung Island or Mosquito Island

One of the remotest parts of Phi Phi islands, Mosquito Island is one of the isolated islands which consist of a limestone cliff rock which is around 700 meters in height. The island is divided into two small beaches and both the beaches remains filled with mosquitoes during sunset and hence the name. Beautiful white sandy beaches and soft corals enhance the beauty of the island.



Swimming is not suggested here as black tip sharks are common in the northern cove. Snorkeling is done on the south eastern shores whereas diving is done best on the north eastern tip

Highlights: Mosquito Pinnacle about a km north west of Mosquito Island
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Mu Koh Hong

Mu Koh Hong is not a single island but a cluster of limestone islands which includes popular islands like Lao Riam Pakka, Lao or Sa Ka Lao La Ding and not to forget the southern big island Lao Li Pe. The major attractions of these islands are its pictorial beauty consisting of white sandy beaches, amazing coral reefs, mesmerizing ambience, pleasant climate and crystal blue waters. 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 through boat ride. The entrance fee of the park is 200bht. However for camping there are separate charges.



Highlights
: Sea Canoeing & Kayaking

Location: 46km from Krabi town.
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Yao Yai Island

Forming an essential part of Yao Island district, Yao Yai Island is the largest island with amazing and captivating beaches such as Lo Pa Raed Beach, Sai Bay, Klong Son Bay, Thi Kud Bay, Hin Kong Bay, Laan bay and Laem Nok Og. One of the most scenic islands, the water here is clear with fishes swimming around showing a great display for the onlookers. 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 necessary facilities for night stay. Some of the best activities to be done here include Swimming, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, and Mountain Biking.



Highlights
: Beach Walking

Location: 25 min speedboat ride from Phuket eastern coast

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