Krabi holidays

Krabi holidays

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Krabi holidays are Thailand’s answer to those chasing the road less travelled. This is Phuket’s more boho big-sister. A top choice for couples and nature lovers looking to embrace their inner castaway.

Things to do in Krabi

Holidays to Krabi are a paradise for nature lovers. With lush jungles and exotic islands - there are so many adventurous things to do in Krabi.

Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to keep everyone happy! 

  • Hop around the islands: Catch a longboat over to any of the 150-plus islands. Phi-Phi Don for all-night parties, and Ko Phi-Phi Leh for that castaway life. 
  • Rock climbing: Only accessible by boat, Railay’s limestone cliffs make it a mecca for rock climbers. With schools for complete beginners. 
  • Khao Khanap Nam Cave: Take a longtail boat from Chao Fah pier to uncover stalactites, stalagmites and cave paintings. 
  • Family fun: There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Krabi too. Make a trip to an ethical elephant sanctuary or paddle through calm waters at Ao Nang Beach.
  • Night markets: Experience local culture, food, and crafts at Krabi Town's vibrant night markets.
  • Natural Pools: Relax in Klong Thom thermal springs or in the lush jungle of Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve.

 

Best places to stay in Krabi

Each neighbourhood has its own unique charm. From busy beach towns to remote islands.

We’ve narrowed down some of the best places to stay in Krabi, for every type of traveller:

  • Best for families: Ko Lanta district is perfect for families with its safe beaches and convenient facilities.
  • Best on a budget: Krabi Town offers a more local experience, providing a glimpse into traditional Thai culture.
  • Best for first timers: Head to the heart of the action - Ao Nang. Wander the night markets, kayak to secluded coves and hop over to Koh Phi Phi for the day. 
  • Best for couples: Klong Muang is perfect for couples seeking a peaceful and luxurious stay, with its pristine beaches and upscale resorts.

 

Krabi Nightlife

Although loved for its rugged nature spots, holidays to Krabi can be as lively. With plenty of bars & clubs to rival the rest of Thailand's nightlife hotspots. 

  • The heart of Krabi nightlife: Centerpoint Ao Nang on Beach Road boasts late-night dining, cocktail bars, live music, and night markets.
  • Full moon parties: Ton Sai Beach hosts all-night full moon parties.
  • Beach Hangouts: Freedom Bar, on Ko Lanta is a vibe. Lounge on Thai cushions, then dance to DJs until 1am.

 

Food and drink

Love street eats and fresh seafood? You’ll be in your element! Don't miss the curried fried fish and Stingray if you're into spice. Vegetarians can relish tangy noodle soups (Khao Soi) and zesty papaya salads (Som Tam).

Street food dishes you have to try: Yam Naem Khao Thot, the deep-fried curry ball and Khanom Krok, the sweet coconut-rice pancake.

 

Searching for ‘restaurants near me’? Add these to your list:

  • Khanom Jeen Soup Stand, on the corner of Soi 6
  • Night market on Maharat Soi 10
  • Ruen Mai Restaurant, Klong Chilat

 

Shopping in Krabi

The main shops you’ll find in Krabi are Souvenir kiosks and boutique stores. From Phi Phi Don Village, to Noppharat Beach Road. 

Best night markets in Krabi: Pick up handmade textiles at Thanon Khon Dern or grab some delicious street food along Khong Kha Roa.

Map of Krabi

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22°C - 37°C

Krabi has two seasons. It’s rainy from May to October, and dry the rest of the time. Temperatures peak to the mid-30s (Celsius) between November and February, with the occasional, short shower in November.

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Krabi Airport (KBV) is 15 km to Krabi Town.

Krabi is best for...

Castaway seekers: If secluded beaches is what you’re after, Krabi has got you covered. Aside from the bustling Ao Nang, you’ve got plenty of remote sand spots.

Nature lovers: Nature is what Krabi is all about. Take a dip in the Emerald Pool, snorkel the coral along Mosquito Island, visit bat caves, rock climb the iconic cliffs or into lush jungles

The foodies: Street food and night markets await. Chow down on all your favourites from Pad Thai to Tom Yum. 

Fast facts for Krabi

Language: The most commonly spoken language in Krabi is Thai.

Currency: The currency of Krabi is the Thai Bhat.

Local time: Krabi is 7 hours ahead of the UK (GMT+7). And they don't put their clocks forward or back.

Fly to: Krabi Airport (KBV) is 15 km to Krabi Town.  You can use taxis, or the Airport Bus to get into the town.  Krabi Town is 11.5km from the airport.

Flight time from UK: 12 hours

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at Krabi’s tourism website.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

 

Getting around Krabi

Tuk-Tuks: These three-wheeled vehicles are a popular and fun way to explore Krabi. They’re especially great for short distances within the town. Negotiate the fare before hopping in.

Songthaews: These shared pickup trucks operate as shared taxis. They follow specific routes and pick up passengers along the way. They’re affordable and a good way to get around.

Longtail Boats: If you’re heading to nearby islands or beaches, longtail boats are available from Ao Nang Mueang Krabi district. Haggle the price beforehand.

Airport buses: The best way to get from Krabi Airport to Krabi Town is by booking a shuttle bus, private car minivan.

Events in Krabi

Krabi Naga Fest: Held in February, this festival celebrates the mythical Naga serpent. Enjoy cultural performances, music, and local food during this lively event.

Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest: Taking place in April, this contest showcases rock climbing skills against the stunning backdrop of Krabi’s limestone cliffs. It’s an adrenaline-filled experience for adventure enthusiasts.

Krabi Vegetarian Festival: In October, witness colourful processions, rituals, and delicious vegetarian cuisine during this traditional festival. It’s a unique cultural experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Krabi safety and security

Do I need a visa?

Before you travel, check the latest advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Good news for British passport holders – no need to hassle with a Thailand visa! It's called 'visa exemption', letting you stay in the country for up to 30 days.
 

Krabi weather

The weather in Krabi is typically tropical, with warm temperatures throughout the year. Here are some details about Krabi’s climate:

Hot Season (December to March): During this period, the weather is warm and pleasant. The coolest month is December, with an average low of 23°C (73°F) and a high of 31°C (88°F). It’s a great time for beach activities and exploring the natural beauty of Krabi.

Rainy Season (May to October): The southwest monsoon brings rain showers during this time. May to October experiences more rainfall, with September being the wettest month. Despite the rain, Krabi remains lush and green, and the occasional showers can be refreshing.

Cool Season (November): November marks the transition from the rainy season to cooler temperatures. It’s still warm, but humidity decreases, making it a comfortable time to visit.

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What are the best beaches in Krabi?

Those trademark limestone cliffs, soft white sands, and offshore islands are a paradise for adventure and relaxation. Here are 5 of our top beaches in Krabi:

  • Railay Beach: Famous for its dramatic limestone cliffs, ideal for rock climbing.
  • Ao Nang Beach: Perfect for families, with its shallow waters, restaurants and shops.
  • Phra Nang Cave Beach: Great for couples seeking secluded sunbathing spots.
  • Phra Nang Beach: Home to the famous fertility shrine, Princess Cave.
  • Maya Bay: Krabi’s most prized beach, daily visits are here limited to one hour.