Krabi is a province near the coast of the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand, full of beautiful islands and empty beaches that are only accessible by long-tail boat.
This beautiful place has emerged as a popular place for tourists to visit thanks to its hot springs, wildlife, sea caves and coral reefs, among other attractions, such as the limestone cliffs which are perfect for rock climbing.
Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta are two well-known dream paradises to lose yourself among turquoise colours and fine golden sand. And for those who prefer the urban life, Ao Nang is seen as “the city” for most visitors. It’s a coastal strip full of guest houses, restaurants and souvenir shops that’s rapidly expanding due to the increased amount of tourists arriving in the area.
Krabi boasts one of the country’s most beautiful sunsets, which you can enjoy with a delicious cocktail at one of the beach bars. This is the ideal destination for those who wish to combine urban life with spectacular beaches.
Krabi, a province on the Andaman coast in southern Thailand, is like something from another world, islands seem to shoot vertically out of the sea, and their secluded beaches are only accessible by long-tail boat. Krabi’s many bays have sheltered pirates, merchants and sea gipsies for thousands of years, and archaeological evidence shows that it was originally inhabited 25,000 or 35,000 years ago.
One could easily spend weeks in Krabi, hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, coral reefs, exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that attract rock climbing enthusiasts from all over the world and the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.
And if that wasn’t enough, Krabi boasts some of the country’s most spectacular sunsets, which are often accompanied by a display of wispy clouds, which are perfect to enjoy from one of the beach bars or restaurants. Life is quiet in Krabi, the main town in the province, as most of the tourists head to the beaches and islands. Surprisingly few tourists spend time in the charming town of Krabi by the river, whose steep streets feature cosy cafes and street stalls selling cheap, authentic Thai food at the night market.
For most visitors, “the city” is Ao Nang, a coastal strip full of guest houses, restaurants and souvenir shops that’s rapidly expanding due to the increased amount of tourists arriving in the area and now reaches Noppharathara to the north. Ao Nang is an important hub for long-boat rides to the nearby islands and secluded beaches of Phra Nang Cape, which is home to the old hippie enclave of Railay.