Considered a gateway to the Andaman Islands, Krabi is known as much for its white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, as it is for the splendid temples, extensive caves, and serene waterfalls. Culture here borrows from the various ethnic groups of Muslims, Buddhists, Chinese, and Thai. Even gypsies contribute their fair share. Here, there is a festival solely dedicated to eliminating bad luck - the Long Lue Chao Le - celebrated in June and November, where nails, hair, and other offerings are made in Chao Le boats. With an eclectic mix of people, Krabi has some of the most tolerable and hospitable locals.
Genuine brands at half their price - that is shopping in Krabi for you. It is a pleasure for the senses and the wallet, because the bargains here will probably win you some hearts. Rip-offs of top designer goods are also available on beaches if you are not sulky about authenticity. Keep an eye for out for Thailand's big value buys in handicrafts, handbags, jewellery, souvenirs, t-shirts, watches, and more.
Any sea-food lover knows that Krabi is nothing short of a haven for them. This town works its magic into southern Thai cuisine, and cooks it up with the freshest and the most succulent ingredients it lays hands on. Do not miss out on white wine coupled with baked lobster and crab curry. To infuse the Krabi effect even more deeply, do dine at one of the famous sunset view points.
A long coastline, soft caramel-hued sand, cooling sea breezes and towering limestone cliffs make Ao Nang Krabi's most famous beach. Sunbathe, go diving, snorkeling, try hiking and rock-climbing at Phra Nang Cave Beach and enjoy the perfect combination of sun, sand and sea.
Krabi has a mind-boggling array of adventurous activities has to offer. Cliff climbing, canoeing and kayaking, island hopping, elephant rides to lush waterfalls, hiking across national parks and golfing, take your pick and get your adrenaline pumping
Spas in Krabi are all about self-indulgence without the guilt. A traditional Thai massage is not only very effective to cure common ailments and nerve strains, but also highly rejuvenating. It’s the perfect way to lift your spirits and treat your body to the pampering it deserves. Leave yourself in the hands of Krabi’s exotic spa treatment that reflects beauty, customs, and traditions trusted since centuries.
Wicked. Fun. Unique. Krabi’s nightlife is splattered with never-ending parties, a great range of cocktails and mocktails, amazing food, and a lively crowd. The paradise islands of Phi Phi and Railey are popular spots for revellers to party the Thai way.