Where to stay? When to come? When is the weather good?
How long to stay? Do I need a visa? What should I pack?
How much money to bring?
Below, you'll find all the practical info you need to get the trip you want.
Where to stay: area guides
Krabi Area Guides – Where To Stay
An overview of the different areas in Krabi, and advice on which one would be the best to base your holiday from beaches and islands to inland.
Destination Guide: Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
The main tourist centre, Ao Nang is a good all-rounder and rightly deserves its status as the most popular place to stay on the Krabi mainland.
Destination Guide: Noppharat Thara & Klong Haeng
Ao Nang’s up-and-coming neighbour offers a quieter and cheaper alternative to staying on the mainland, with much of the same conveniences.
Destination Guide: Krabi Town
This authentic market town lacks beaches but is exceptionally well-connected and has a wonderfully laidback vibe, bridging old and new Thailand.
Destination Guide: Klong Muang and Tubkaek
An upmarket resort area offering a luxury escape from the crowds, a breathtaking viewpoint hike, and some of the best sunsets in the whole of Krabi.
Destination Guide: Railay Beach, Krabi
Once a haven for hippy backpackers, Railay has kept some of its barefoot charm while moving steadily upmarket. Kick back and enjoy the island feeling.
Destination Guide: Ton Sai Beach, Krabi
A perennial favourite of backpackers and climbers, Ton Sai remains a free spirited hangout, despite attempts to commercialise the beach area.
Destination Guide: Koh Ngai (a.k.a. Koh Hai)
One of Krabi’s most pristine spots, Koh Ngai lies to the far south of the province, and is most easily accessed from Trang’s Park Meng Pier.
Destination Guide: Koh Jum, Krabi
One of the few remaining “get-away-from-it-all” destinations in Krabi, Koh Jum’s slow living and amazing sunsets make up for the so-so beaches.
Krabi weather and climate
When to visit Krabi
Krabi enjoys a tropical climate with the temperature rarely dropping below 27C in the daytime, year round (the average is around 32C). There are two […]
Island hopping during the rainy season in Krabi
There are both positive and negative aspects of visiting the Krabi islands during the monsoon. Find out what to expect with our handy guide.
Krabi tide times
In Krabi, the tide affects almost all water-based activities – even those in the backwaters. Knowing when it is high and low tides can help you to plan your trip better.
Top ten rainy day activities
With so many of Krabi’s attractions being outdoors, it’s hard to know what to do if it rains: we round up some of the best solutions for wet weather.
Beat the heat: ways to cool down in Krabi
February – April are the hottest and driest months of the year in Krabi. We offer advice on how and where to stay cool when the temperature soars.
What to expect in low season in Krabi
Low – Green – or Rainy Season in Krabi usually runs from May to October every year, though the rains can start and end on either side of this.
Weather and climate in Krabi
An overview of the weather and climate in Krabi, with information about seasons, temperature and humidity, and the best time to plan a visit.
Krabi budget planner
How much spending money should you bring to Krabi? We list prices for common items, activities and meals in the Krabi area to help you plan your budget.
Packing advice for Krabi
What to bring to Krabi – and what to leave at home. We offer advice to help you pack light for your Krabi vacation, at any time of the year.
Do I need a visa for Thailand? Can I get a visa on arrival in Krabi?
Find out which countries can travel to Thailand without a visa, and how to get a visa on arrival in Krabi if you are from India or China.
Krabi: Practical info during your visit
Banks, post office, mobile networks, hospitals and immigration services: all the practical details and contact info you need for a stay in Krabi.