A sun-soaked Asian adventure, with awe-inspiring natural scenery, mouthwatering traditional Thai cuisine and chilled-out island culture - the sweet scenes of southern Thailand are a treat to any visitor. Explore beaches beyond belief, with ultra-fine white sands, clear cloud-free skies and some of the dreamiest blue waters you’ll have ever laid eyes on. The Krabi coastline will surprise you in so many ways, and that’s only the beginning. From magical waterfalls to mystical temples of worship and busy villages with bustling street markets, every inch of this far-flung island has something to offer. Beaches Thailand’s jaw-droppingly stunning shorelines give the island a mystical edge, with dreamlike blue waters, breezy bright skies and life-giving greenery - the scenes are simply incredible. Phra Nang Beach is the perfect place to start. This secluded stretch of paradise will treat you to wide-open bays, incredibly clear waters and dramatic cliffs creating a beautifully bold backdrop. There’s something special about this serene sandy gem, looking out on the vast Andaman shores, soak up the feel-good atmosphere and the dazzling Thailand sunshine. Railay Beach is also among the most popular here and is only accessible by a short long-tail boat ride. With softer sands than you could ever imagine craggy limestone landscapes and ultra-blue, brilliant waters, you’ll simply never want to leave. Food & DrinkPrepare to tuck into a world of mouth-watering rich flavours, the southern tastes of Krabi are totally unique and different from those found further north of the island. Look out for the local’s favourite tom yum , this tasty hot and sour soup is sure to satisfy any grumbling belly. The delicately spiced broth uses fresh ingredients like lemongrass and chilli peppers paired with meats such as chicken and beef for a heart-warming mixture that will only leave you wanting more. This part of Thailand is also famous for its fantastic street food vendors, who prepare fresh, tasty feasts right in front of your eyes. Some favourites include traditional pad thai and flavoursome noodle soup . Krabi’s to-die-for climate also makes it the perfect place for growing many tropical fruit varieties like pomegranates, mangos, jackfruit, oranges and pineapples. Meaning fresh fruity juices are abundant on the island, from the beachfront to the poolside, you’ll be treated to only the finest concoctions of sweet flavours that make for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up in the sunshine. CultureGet a feel for the local way of life with a visit to the Krabi night market that runs from Friday to Sunday each evening. Stroll along over seventy stalls that take over the streets every weekend. Herbs and spices from fresh food stalls take over the air, with bustling crowds of people browsing colourful souvenirs and decorative goods and street performances that are sure to catch your eye - it’s a great way to get out and explore what life in Krabi is really all about. NightlifeFor a true party atmosphere head to Ao Nang Beach, where wonderful nightlife adventures await. Centre point is a great place to start. You’ll spot this three-storey complex from a mile off with its distinctive neon lights and large lively crowds of tourists. Enjoy chatting with new friends over some drinks and snap up a front row seat to live music performances like the Blue Dragon Cabaret show, a must-see act in these parts of town. For a unique pub experience, head to the Phi Phi Reggae Bar, with boozy cocktail buckets, upbeat tunes and live Thai boxing, it’s certainly not your average night at the local. There are plenty of places open late, so you can sample the local beers and throw some crazy dance moves until the early hours of the morning. Important InformationFlight Time: 14h Time Difference: +7hrCurrency: Thai BahtOfficial Language: ThaiVaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.
The tropical climate of Krabi is hot all year round, with temperatures peaking throughout the months of April to May anywhere between 27 °C to 36 °C. The months of June, July and August are also great to visit, with pleasant temperatures averaging from 20 °C to 33 °C.
Things To Do on Krabi Holidays
Take a trip to Krabi Town You’ll be transported back in time with a trip to Krabi Town, where the locals have kept to their simple traditions and laid-back way of life. You can find street stalls selling freshly prepared, flavoursome food, small local restaurants serving up fish from the seas caught that same day and backstreet bars with great cheap beers – get to know the culture with a trip around the hotspots! Forest adventures Waste your worries away as you wander through the leafy green-forested leaves of the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. This inspiring lowland forest is filled with many fascinating plants and animals that will leave you feeling truly in touch with nature. This enchanting forest is also home to the Emerald Pool - an out-of-this world secluded swim spot that attracts many with its mysterious beauty. Tiger temple Experiencing the breathtaking views from the top of the Tiger Cave Temple is a must if you’re stopping over in Krabi. The treacherous climb to the top is totally worth it and you’ll feel a true sense of accomplishment as you get a glimpse of the golden Buddha patiently waiting for you at the foot of the mountain. This religious place of worship has a truly special energy that will leave you feeling peaceful and calm. Phi Phi Island fun You’ll truly feel as though you’ve escaped to paradise with a trip out to the famous Phi Phi Islands. Impressive forested mountains create a dramatic backdrop against vibrant blue waters, silky white sands and breezy seafront greenery - there’s simply nothing quite like it. Has there ever been a more perfect setting to bask in the glorious Thai sunshine?