Why Krabi?

There is a reason Krabi has been voted the best beach destination in Thailand for 3 years in a row (2013 – 2015) by TripAdvisor readers. Easily accessible by road, air and sea, it is more family-friendly and less built-up than most other famous Thai beach resorts, Krabi also has something for everyone, whether you are an active sportsperson, or a lazy beach bum.

Its stunning scenery provides adventure in the form of rock climbing, white water rafting, adventure parks and kayaking; as well as pure relaxation with island-hopping cruises and laidback beach life.

Underwater enthusiasts will love the diving and snorkelling in Krabi’s warm coastal waters, while nature lovers can visit elephants and explore the diverse flora and fauna in the national parks.

There are also plenty of outdoor sports available, including fishing, golf and mountain biking.

After all that action, you can be pampered in one of Krabi’s many spas, where you can try out a Thai massage, or visit the natural outdoor jacuzzis at the Klong Thom hot springs site.

Immerse yourself in local culture with Thai cookery lessons, or a visit to the famous Tiger Cave Temple, with its spectacular mountain-top shrine. Finally, our Krabi shopping guide will ensure you go home with happy souvenirs of your holiday here.

See below for a map of Krabi, showing the locations of all the main sights and their relation to the major tourist areas.

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Wondering how to organise all your sightseeing? Krabi, like most of Thailand, is very tourist-friendly and there is a developed infrastructure for independent travellers. It is easy to get around and scams are rare. Plus, on this site you should be able to find most of the information you need to plan everything in advance. Travelling with kids? We also have a list of ideas for child-friendly activities and special considerations when travelling to Krabi with babies.

Please note that these pages only cover activities available to those staying on mainland Krabi: although many of them are also available on the islands, we advise you to check our dedicated sites, the Phi Phi Islands Guide and the Lanta Islands Guide for information specific to those places.

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