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Welcome to Krabi

Small, provincial capital turned international travel hub, Krabi serves up a slice of everything Southern Thailand is famous for: emerald seas, palm-fringed beaches, soaring karst cliffs, excellent food, and a laid-back culture. With an international airport, quick access from Bangkok or Phuket, and so many island getaways close at hand, you probably won't spent much time in Krabi Town itself. But if you're arriving direct from an international flight, you might want to pull up a beach chair and stay awhile. Ao Nang, Krabi's main resort beach, can remedy any jet lag with a healthy dose of sun-and-sea. Once you're ready for action, explore the nearby Ao Luk sea caves and mangrove lagoons by kayak, or learn how to rock climb at legendary Railay Beach. Visit Tiger Cave Temple for a dash of traditional culture; or head inland to Waree Raksa Hot Spring and Spa, set in a peaceful rainforest. For all its creature comforts, Krabi mainly serves as a gateway to the Andaman Islands, particularly the popular Phi Phi Islands and the divers' paradise of Koh Lanta. Heading toward Phuket from Krabi, cruise beneath the dramatic limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, taking in Koh Tapu (aka James Bond Island), Hong Island, and Koh Phanak. You could get to most of these by ferry, but a private speedboat tour ensures you receive top-notch service and makes the most of your vacation time. As a bonus, your guide will know the best—and least-crowded—snorkeling spots along the way.

Top 10 attractions in Krabi

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Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)

Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)

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The Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong or Mu Koh Hong) are a group of rocky blips in the Andaman Sea, located just off the coast of Krabi in southern Thailand. A popular day trip destination from Ao Nang or Krabi, the islands are fringed with rain forests, hidden lagoons, and white-sand beaches.More
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Railay Beach

Railay Beach

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Surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and backed by thick forest, the interconnected fairy-tale beaches of Railay (Rai Leh) are accessible only by boat. The four beaches—Tonsai, Phra Nang, East Railay, and West Railay—offer powder-soft white sand, clear calm waters, and a decidedly bohemian vibe perfect for those looking to get away from it all.More
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Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach

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Ao Nang beach sits along the edge of the town of Ao Nang, Krabi’s main tourist hub. Fine sand, clear waters, beautiful views, and cluster of bustling bars and restaurants make the beach a popular spot to spend a day relaxing in the sun or swimming in the Andaman Sea.More
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Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)

Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)

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Phranang Beach is a sweeping curve of pale gold sand that’s backed by limestone cliffs and overlooked by the distinctly-shaped Chicken Island. Phra Nang Cave (Princess Cave) features a one-of-a-kind fertility shrine, while bioluminescent plankton create spectacular night-time effects when conditions are right.More
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Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)

Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)

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Koh Panyi is a charming Muslim fishing village built on stilts over the water. Visit to see the 18th-century houses, the mosque, and the floating market. The area is a popular stop on tours of the region that also take in well-known sights such as James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) and Hong Island.More
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Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay)

Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay)

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Krabi is famous for its towering limestone cliffs, idyllic beaches and peaceful mangrove forests, and Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay) represents one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in all of Thailand. On this stretch of coast 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Krabi Town, dense mangroves shroud the karsts and cliffs, hiding caves, small inlets and secluded lagoons.The best way to explore Ao Thalane is with paddle in hand. Shaded by the canopy, kayaking through the winding network of mangrove roots gets visitors close to nature, where it’s possible to spot kingfishers, crab-eating Macaques, river otters, herons, monkeys, monitor lizards and snakes. It’s an ideal place to escape the bustle of Ao Nang or Krabi for a day spent surrounded by only the sounds of nature.More
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Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

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With limestone rock formations jutting out of the emerald green sea, Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga) in Thailand is famous the world over for its natural beauty. Many visitors to Thailand will find themselves crossing the bay on the way to popular tourist spots, such as Phuket or Krabi, but this place deserves some dedicated exploration time of its own.More
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Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)

Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)

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From the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, the jungle-shrouded limestone cliffs of Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands rise majestically, giving way to white-sand beaches and lush green jungles further inland. Longtail boats putter between the islands, collectively known as Koh Phi Phi or Ko Phi Phi, surrounded by turquoise waters and colorful marine life.More
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Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)

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Krabi’s Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) is a spiritual center that’s famed for its 1,237 steps which lead to the massive, gilded Buddha statue which dominates the peak. While the climb is not for the faint of heart, the spectacular views of Krabi, the surrounding countryside, and the Andaman Sea make the effort worthwhile.More
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Tup Island (Koh Tup)

Tup Island (Koh Tup)

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Tup Island(Koh Tup) is one of the most popular offshore islands around Krabi, and is a staple part of the itinerary for most day trips from the mainland. Situated southwest of Ao Nang and between Poda Island and Chicken Island, Tup is smaller than the other islands in the archipelago it belongs to, but its white sands and excellent snorkeling certainly don’t disappoint.Tup Island(Koh Tup) is most commonly visited as part of a ‘Four Islands’ longboat tour from Ao Nang. The three other islands include Poda Island, Chicken Island, and Mor Island, with a stop at Phra Nang Cave Beach usually included. This entire area is incredibly scenic, with panoramic views of the Krabi coastline as its backdrop.The clear waters and abundance of tropical fish surrounding Tup Island(Koh Tup) make it a haven for swimming and snorkeling, although many visitors prefer to simply relax on the beach or enjoy a stroll. At low tide, a sandbar emerges linking Tup Island with Chicken Island as well as the smaller Mor Island. This unique occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek, meaning ‘divided sea’.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Krabi

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Highly Recommended
Sunshine10801091755, Apr 2019
4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi
Good English communication and nice simple lunch & fruit.
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Escape, Relax, Explore!
Safari60937898531, Mar 2019
Full-Day Tour to Phang Nga Bay Including James Bond Island and Hong Island by Speedboat from Krabi
I like to travel solo often, yet tourist attractions don’t always call my name!
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The tour was great, although the...
Lily H, Aug 2017
Hong Island Sightseeing Tour with Mr. Baw by Longtail Boat
Must do this, then you'll get a feel of it and know what to do next time when you return.
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The tour is very well organized and...
marco, Aug 2018
Full-Day Tour to Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park from Krabi
transfer was very good it was just the two of us because only we were in Krabi, the food was tasty and the camping offered fun activities.
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Crowded spots but fun
cdabski, Jan 2020
Koh Hong Island Tour by Speed Boat from Krabi
Fortunately between our two guides both Chinese and English languages were spoken to keep everybody happy.
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Glad we booked via Viator!
PoppyJn, Jan 2019
4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi
Highly recommended to visit the islands!
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We were staying in Railay Beach and...
Patricia M, Jan 2018
Hong Island Sightseeing Tour with Mr. Baw by Longtail Boat
In this tour we had also the opportunity to see very colorful fishes around the Red Island for the fans of snorkeling.
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I recently took this tour from Krabi...
wehttamuk, Jul 2018
Full-Day Tour to Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park from Krabi
Despite spending hours in incredibly heavy rainfall, the trip was very good and the guides/drivers excellent too.
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Our boat tour in Krabi started off a...
Amanda D, Sep 2015
Phi Phi Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi
Although we would truly like to see the islands in their full glory read: sunshine and warmth, Sea Eagle and Sam are top-notch tour operators and we would join them again in a minute.
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Everything was great about this...
RussianGirlInThisWorld, Feb 2012
Phuket to Phi Phi Islands By Express Ferry including Lunch
I took a speedboat tour to Krabi next day, it was certainly more detailed and I saw more of interesting attractions, but ferry is good too, I enjoyed it.
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The tour was amazing! Our friendly...
Devon Martin C, Dec 2017
Hong Island Sightseeing Tour with Mr. Baw by Longtail Boat
Our friendly tour guide from Krabi Kingdom, although he couldn't speak English well, did his best and made sure we were comfortable, safe and had a great time!
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