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Krabi Holidays

Krabi
Overview

With stunning whitewashed beaches, magnificent scenery and must-see jungle interiors, the small Thai town of Krabi serves as a great starting point to explore the rest of the region. Located on the western coast of southern Thailand, holidays to Krabi offer an unhurried pace with a leisurely landscape made up of castaway islands, long blonde beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and awe-inspiring National Parks - an ideal hideaway. The tropical climate allows for tourism all year round although the best time to visit Krabi is generally between December and May, during the dry season. Kayaking, white water rafting and rock climbing are all popular pastimes among the active crowd, while those who want to explore Krabi points of interest should visit famous Maya Bay, Buddhist Temple Wat Tham Seua and Than Bok Khorani National Park – located 45 minutes from Ao Nang but totally worth the drive.

 

Krabi holidays make for a great base if you wish to explore neighbouring islands such as Koh Phi Phi. Located just off the mainland, you can reach this paradise archipelago via boat and admire jungle-clad islands, crystal waters rich with marine life and dazzling beaches – plus an eclectic nightlife scene. The perfect destination for wooing a loved one or wow-ing the family, booking cheap holidays to Krabi is easy with our deals on hotels and resorts, plus last minute getaways can secure further savings. Want to lap up the luxury? Discover our all inclusive Krabi hotels and step out of gorgeous suites onto a private stretch of sand.

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Places to go and things to do in Krabi
When to Visit

When to Visit


You can visit Krabi all year round, however the dry season runs from December to May and brings with it the hottest weather. During the wet season (June to November) the weather is a lot more unpredictable with possibility of monsoons, however the town and region still remains popular throughout the year.

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Top Beaches

Top Beaches


Krabi has a substantial number of beaches to enjoy. Phra Nang Beach is 450m in length and is safe for swimming with two small islands, caves and coral reef to explore. Railay Beach, which is actually 4 small beaches, is only accessible by boat and if you’re seeking a unique experience then this serene location provides a glimpse of tropical paradise. Ao Nang beach is also popular and has plenty of bars and restaurants fringing the sands – chill out and enjoy the fresh coconuts in this distinctive location.

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Shopping in Krabi

Shopping in Krabi


Walking Street in Krabi features dozens of vibrant stalls and there's a market held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 5pm – 10pm. It generates a large crowd and is immensely popular with tourists looking for a local buzz. Maharaj Market is active all day and night and offers a great range of local produce, although the quiet times are generally between 12pm – 4pm and 9pm – 4am. If you want a modern shopping experience, head to Nopparat Thara Plaza, which has over 20 shops and a food court.

 
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Nightlife

Nightlife


Krabi’s relaxed vibe extends further into its nightlife scene. There are plenty of low-key cocktail bars dotted throughout the town, but Center Point in Ao Nang is where the party’s at, with a range of lively, loud music bars welcoming a mixture of tourist from singles, couples and older travellers. You can enjoy the Full Moon party experience at The Freedom Bar in Krabi and the beaches around the area all feature a number of tourist orientated bars and nightlife.

 
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Food and Drink in Krabi

Food and Drink in Krabi


If you want to experience authentic street food in Krabi, a night market should be your first stop. One of the best is located on Soi 10 Maharat and serves everything from catfish curry to tasty pad thai. Ruan Mai has a unique bamboo construction and while slightly more expensive than some other options, it’s one of the best restaurants in Krabi. For a taste of home, The Frog and Catfish is both English and Thai run, featuring a hybrid of both cuisines and a popular spot for tourists.

 
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Local Culture

Local Culture


Beyond the gorgeous beaches there is a melting pot of culture to explore in Krabi. Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Seua) is one of the resort’s most popular religious structures, regularly visited by Monks to mediate. If you’re brave enough, climb the 1,237 steps to the gilded Buddha statue at the top and admire panoramic views below. Attend one of Krabi’s many cultural festivals, with Laanta-Lanta Festival, celebrating harmony through traditional music, dance and a medley of cuisines, and Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival, praising the opening of the Andaman with sea kayaking competitions, boat races and sale products.

 

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Top Attractions

Top Attractions


Aside from the beaches and watersports, there is a medley of exciting things to do in Krabi. Head to Poda Island, a natural park just offshore of mainland where you’ll be met by spectacular scenery. Learn to cook iconic Pad Thai in one of Krabi’s many small shops offering cooking lessons, hop on a boat and discover the lesser-known Emerald Pool for it’s unmatchable natural beauty, or soak in Klong Thom Hot Springs.

 

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Events in Krabi

Events in Krabi


If you’re into adventure holidays, the Krabi International Rock Climbing event is held every April on Tonsai Beach and Poda Island, where tourists can explore the famous limestone cliffs up close – so be sure to pack your climbing boots! Or, if you’re a party person, the resort’s famous Full Moon beach parties are held regularly throughout the year – so get ready for neon paint, bucket-sized cocktails and an all round buzzing atmosphere.

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