One of Thailand's best kept secrets until now, Krabi is one of the region's greatest attractions. Located on southern Thailand's west coast, Krabi Province is nestled on the banks of the Krabi River which flows to the gorgeous Andaman Sea.
Divided into eight separate districts, Krabi is home to Amphoe Muang or Krabi Town as well as Khao Panom, Plai Phraya, Khlong Thom, Ko Lanta, Lam Thap, Nhua Khlong and Ao Luk. Only recently discovered by tourists, this stunning beach mecca offers an affordable holiday destination.
There are a great range of accommodation options located in Krabi ranging from guest rooms, hotel rooms, suites and villas ensuring every traveler and budget is catered for. With much of Krabi Province deemed National Parks, there are a number of stunning natural attractions to visit including Hat Noppharat Thara, Railay, Ko Phi Phi National Park and Ao Nang. However the region also offers easy access to more than 80 smaller islands including Lanta Islands, Koh Lanta and the famous Phi Phi Islands.
Top Krabi Resorts
With Phuket just a day trip away, there is plenty to discover and experience while visiting Thailand however there is plenty to see and do in the region of Krabi as well including snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, bird watching and much more. Krabi is characterised by crystal waters, protected bays and pristine beaches with a shallow shoreline meaning relaxing on the beach and working on your tan is one of the many popular ways to spend your time in Krabi.
However if you're up for a bit of adventure, Krabi is surrounded by rocky outcrops and limestone caves which offer fascinating attractions, stunning views and an insight into the Buddhist temple and meditation history of Thailand. The thick jungle that covers Krabi is the ideal background for your tropical holiday and is also an attraction within itself.
Ko Lanta National Park features a number of coral-fringed islands which are renowned diving sites while Ko Lanta Yai, the largest island, is home to Chao Le, or sea gypsies who live off fishing. Alternatively, Khao Phanom Bencha and Than Bokk-horani the mainland National Parks offer a number of spectacular scenic attractions such as waterfalls and caves and are ideal for trekking and eco tours.