A tropical paradise on the Andaman coast of southwest Thailand, Krabi signifies the broad spectrum of Mother Nature. From its pristine waterfalls, emerald-green pools and solitary limestone peaks to offshore islands, diverse aquatic life, peat swamp forests and the endless sight of white sand beaches, Krabi never fails to impress both first-time and regular visitors alike.
Though world-famous for its outstanding natural beauty, the town of Krabi is also worthy of at least a day of wandering, although even that may not be enough time to take in all the riches of culture that belongs to the local Buddhists, Muslims and 'Chao-Lay' or sea gypsies who harmoniously engage their simple lives to agriculture, whether it be in a fishing village, palm oil garden or rubber plantation, which can all be spotted across the province.
Not-to-be-Missed Sights and Activities
Phi Phi Islands
The famous islands offer a jagged outline with outcrops of limestone and breathtakingly beautiful seas around Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Lay, Yoong and Pai. Limestone and steep cliffs rising from the sea surround the marvellous beaches and emerald waters of Maya Bay where movie “The Beach” was filmed.
Thalay Waek (Separated Sea)
One of Thailand's lesser-known highlights, the amazing phenomenon of Thale Waek happens at low tide when the water level is down. At this time, a sandbank appears forming a bridge between the islets, allowing visitors to walk between them. It is situated along Koh Tub, Koh Moh and Koh Kai, the latter of which is home to thousands of Mae Kai (mother hen) bats.
Known not only known for its broad sandy beach and clear waters, Railay Beach is also famous for its towering limestone cliffs with their sheer faces and imposing overhangs, making the area world-renowned for rock climbing. Having once reached its peak, most agree the climb is well worth it.
Wat Thum Sua
This temple not only serves as a religious site for the monks who live and worship there, but also features a mould for making Buddha footprints. At the mountaintop, visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of Krabi town, the cluster of perky limestone cliffs and Phanom Benja mountain range in the distance. The best time to visit is on any full moon evening, when the scenic sunset sharing the sky with the rising moon promises to become a life-long memory.
The pool showcases the amazing green aquamarine-coloured waters after a perfect nature trek through the beautiful Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Reserve. For nature lovers or bird watchers, it’s not to be missed, as it is the only home to the rare black-breasted Pitta bird.
Under the Sea
Always near the top of the world's best diving site lists, Krabi's waters contain its famously diverse and prolific marine life. Walls of soft red coral seem to go on forever while large schools of barracuda, small groups of squid, and, early in the morning, leopard sharks can be found.
Hidden away from all fuzz and buzz of the crowds, Koh Lanta's west coast features unforgettable and endless sandy beach perfect for beach activities. While in the East, villages of local fishermen welcome visitors to experience its culture, for example, the Floating Boats of Sea Gypsies, which is still carried out in its century-old tradition.
The Krabi dining scene is on par with its world-renowned natural beauty. Any food you care to name can be found in Krabi, from traditional southern-Thai cuisine to Muslim's spice and herbs to seafood prepared how you like it.
Steamed wing shell is a popular savoury snack eaten with a dip made of garlic, chilli, sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. The shells are made into decorative items for the home or sold as souvenirs.
Spicy grilled shrimp and chilli paste is another must-try dish. With a big basket of fresh local vegetables and a plate of rice, the dish simply gives you all you need for a day.
To Krabi with Bangkok Airways
Located approximately 814 kilometres south of Bangkok, Krabi is just an hour-long flight to Krabi with Bangkok Airways’ daily service, passengers are welcome to sit back and relax from the moment of your check-in until your arrival. In the Boutique Lounge, sip refreshments, use the Wi-Fi or snack on our delicacies. Bangkok Airways’ service has been recognised with 6 consecutive years of Skytrax awards.
Connecting Krabi to other Gems of Thailand
Whenever you feel like exploring the tropical island paradise of Samui, Bangkok Airways is at your service with direct flights from Krabi to Samui.
|Route||One Way (All Inclusive)|
|Chiang Mai - Krabi||3,380 THB|
|Krabi - Chiang Mai||3,330 THB|
|Route||One Way (All Inclusive)|
|Bangkok - Krabi||1,590 THB*|
|Krabi - Bangkok||1,540 THB*|
* 3 days advance purchase required.
|Samui - Krabi||3,600 THB|
|Krabi - Samui||3,350 THB|
|Currency : INR|
|Currency : USD|
CurrencyThai Baht (THB)
Electricity/Socket Adaptor220V 50Hz
Time zoneUTC +7
Tel code+66 2
JUN - NOVRainy season - wet and humid
30°C - 35°C
Prepare for rainy days
DEC - FEBCool season - breezy evenings and comfortable weather
26°C - 30°C
Great time for sightseeing
MAR - MAYHot season - sunny and blazing hot
30°C - 40°C
Bring plenty of water when out and about