Krabi Vacations

Krabi is a province of southern Thailand on the shore of the Andaman Sea on the west coast. There are over 150 islands in the province, and if you've seen The Beach you’ll know just how breathtakingly beautiful this area is, since it was filmed at Ko Phi Phi Leh. Krabi is a terrain of stark limestone hills containing caves hosting stunning ... Read more
stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric cave paintings. The cliffs mean beaches such as Ton Sai and Railay are popular with rock climbers. With nice beaches and great coral, islands like Ko Poda and Ko Thap are good places to snorkel or dive, and the waters off Krabi are home to whale sharks, turtles, and dolphins. You can trek through the jungle – on foot or by elephant – fish for marlin, indulge in some bird watching, or just chillax in hot springs, on the beach, or with a traditional Thai massage. The population of Krabi includes Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims and Moken sea-gypsies, so various colorful festivals take place throughout the year, and the cuisine is as varied as it is spicy. The night food market in Krabi Town is one of the best in the whole of the country.

Krabi places to stay and top hotels

Krabi things to do and experiences

  • Railay Beach
    9.140 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
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  • Ao Phra Nang Beach
    9.111 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
    Popular withGreenBackpackers
  • Ton Sai Beach
    9.010 reviews
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  • Hong Island
    9.69 reviews
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Top Krabi restaurants

  • May & Zin Restaurant
    9.33 reviews
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Blue Juice Krabi
    9.04 reviews
    American, Thai, Italian, Pizza,
    Popular withVegetarianFoodies
  • Mangrove Restaurant
    9.33 reviews
    Thai, Asian/Pacific
    Popular withFoodiesBackpackers
  • Kotung
    8.73 reviews
    Chinese, Thai, Asian/Pacific
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Milan, Italy

Krabi is one of the most touristic places in Thailand. But with different kind of beaches, good for every kind of crowd and budgets, and beautiful surroundings, it is worth visit. At least on your first night you can base yourself on Krabi Town, near the river

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Great city. Perfect to just stay for one or two nights and go to the islands. We stayed at Pak Up Hostel. Amazing amazing amazing hostel to be at!

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Putrajaya, Malaysia

If you're a sunset chaser, island hopper, food hunter, massage lover, this is the place for you!

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Los Angeles

Lovely place to visit, I would recommend the 1200 stairs up to the Tiger Cave Temple for breathtaking views. The Emerald pools are stunning too where a lot of people swim but doesn't seem entirely sanitary...

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Los Angeles, California, USA

If you need something quieter than Phuket stay in Krabi... there is some nightlife however its not as crazy as Phuket. We choose Krabi because the hotel prices were cheaper than Phuket. You can island hop the phi phi island and James Bond islands. Lots of good food on the coastline as well.

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Rome, Italy

What a lovely place! Krabi is the best town to know Thai culture, food and traditions! Enjoy the time there (:

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Santa Clara, California, USA

A wonderful destination offering a more relaxed atmosphere than many of the other beach towns. Ao Nang is particularly nice. Many resorts yet ownership seems to change regularly so seek up to date reviews.

Night market is fun. Several restaurants long the waterfront offering delicious and scenic/romantic dining.

Hire a boat driver and explore the various nearby islands and go snorkelling. Interview your driver to assure you are comfortable with his personality. Enjoy!

Menlo Park, California, USA

Krabi has some of the most beautiful beaches in southern Thailand, with limestone cliffs jutting out of turquoise water. You can come hear for rock climbing, kayaking, or general chilling out. It is not off the beaten track - plenty of tourists come here. But the scenery is amazing!

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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If you are in Krabi, go to the 4 islands (island hopping) it's worth going, the speed boat ride was cool, it can get really really HOT, so sunblock is a good idea. There are a lot of Islands, most people so the Tup Island, Chicken Island( as shown in the picture) cause the tip of the hill looks like a shape of a chicken head. Poda Island & Phranang Cave. Price is about 1,000 - 1,200 Bht per person includes lunch.


loved the cleanliness and white sand beach. island hopped around with getting our own rented boat. my friend that been to phuket says this is comparable except that it doesnt have much night life. with the few bars, the crowds dont get wild, which is good if you want to have fun but relax as well.

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