Krabi, Thailand: A Complete Travel Guide
Updated: Sep 11
The province of Krabi is located on southern Thailand’s west coast. Home to impressive limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, white sand beaches, and more than 100 offshore islands, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most beautiful beach destinations. But since it covers quite a large area, some attractions require a bit of traveling. In our experience, Ao Nang is the best place to base yourself, as it offers opportunities for exploring the mainland as well as island hopping. In this travel guide, we share 10 of the best things to do in Krabi as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.
Check out our video about Krabi to see the best things to do through our camera!
Best Things To Do In Krabi
Enjoy the Ao Nang beaches & sunset
Explore the food & nightlife at Ao Nang (Soi RCA Entertainment area & 4203 road
Go For an Island-Hopping Tour (4 Islands tour)
Hike the Wat Tham Sua
Explore Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
Dip into the Krabi Hot Springs (Day tour to the Emerald Pool, Hot Springs, and Tiger Cave Temple)
Krabi Town Weekend Night Market
Relax a few days at Koh Lanta
Railay beach rock climbing (rock climbing course for beginners)
Places To Stay In Krabi
Ao Nang (vibrant heart of Krabi)
Krabi Forest Homestay: good price for value, quiet but near the beach of Ao Nang. We stayed here!
COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach: close to beach with swimming pool
Railay Beach (need to take a boat to get here)
Avatar Railay: great price for Railay, books up fast!
Places To Eat And Drink In Krabi
Night Market in Krabi Town
THAI ME UP PANG Restaurant and Bar: affordable Thai option in Ao Nang
Reggae Town Bar and Restaurant: good live music at night in Ao Nang
Hom Mali Thai Food & Noodle: extensive menu of delicious Thai food!
Kai Tuan: very local Thai place
Sandee's Thai Restaurant: a tiny bit pricier, but also good Thai food
Curry Palace Restaurant: great Indian food
Local Thai Food Restaurant in Railay
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Use These Websites To Save Money On Your Trip To Krabi
Booking.com for places to stay
Skyscanner for cheap flights
GetYourGuide for local tours
Rentalcars.com for affordable car rentals
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