Lying on the Andaman Sea, Krabi is a tourist magnet for good reason. This coastal paradise in southern Thailand offers gorgeous beaches, limestone cliffs, caves and waterfalls and more than 130 islands ranging from untouched beauty spots to adventure playgrounds.
Bustling Krabi Town is packed with friendly bars and restaurants dishing out everything from western fare to fantastic Thai curries. From its upriver position on the coast, local fishermen set off for their daily catch and visitors set off to nearby beach resorts and pristine islands.
Ao Nang is the tourist hub, with beaches, shopping and great dining options. Don’t miss Railay which attracts rock climbing enthusiasts from all over the world. Ko Phi Phi, where The Beach was filmed, is Thailand’s largest marine national park and incredibly beautiful.
Tiger Cave Temple offers amazing views over Krabi for those who climb its 1200 steps. The Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail is also popular with keen hikers. Maharaj Market and the Krabi Weekend Night Market, meanwhile, offers a huge array of street snacks and souvenir shopping.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Krabi by escaping to the laid-back coastal destinations of Ko Lanta or Haad Yao where you can chill out, swim and hike. Alternatively, try something even more remote such as the eco-tourism sites of Ko Por and Ko Siboya.