Must Things to Do in Krabi
Explore Railay Beaches & Caves
One of the best places in Krabi to enjoy a dreamy escape from your life is Railay Beaches and Caves. Boasting of serene white sands and glorious sea waters, Railay Beaches and Caves are a sight to behold. With a number of lagoons and cliffs that are capable of taking your breath away, this place paints a dramatic picture of nature’s creation.
Railay Beaches and Caves are a delightful getaway for any of those tourists who
appreciate seclusion and looking to spend a relaxed and carefree time with the
serene vibes of Krabi. Some of the top attractions here are the four beaches of
Tonsai, Railay West, Railay East and Ao Phra Nang (Princess Bay), Phra Nang
Cave, Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), Sa Phra Nang (Hidden lagoon) etc.
For adventure enthusiasts, rock climbing is a popular activity to look forward to when you are here.
Best Season: You can explore the beaches & caves in any season
Railay Beaches, Krabi
Pickup/ Drop-off Location: Round trip transfers available from some areas in Phuket
Pick-up/ Drop-off Timing:
- Package A: 7:30 AM
- Package B: 8:30 AM
Activity Duration: 8-9 hours (approx.)
About James Bond Island Tour from Krabi by Speed Boat:
Take a tour to James Bond Island, a popular tourist destination of Phang Nga Bay, Phuket. Enjoy the speedboat ride to this island from Krabi with mesmerizing views. Visit Hong Island, Khai Island, Panyi Island & Puddle Rock and partake in various activities like kayaking, canoeing, or snorkeling. Savor the delicious lunch with amazing island views.
See outstanding beauty of Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
Bask in the serenity of nature when you visit the Thung Teao Forest National Park on your vacation in Krabi. Known for its outstanding natural beauty, this place is a delight for all the nature lovers as you get an opportunity to spot rare wild animals and plant species.
The place is replete with breathtaking biodiversity and has a wonderful nature trek to offer the adventure enthusiasts out there. The quiet natural park boasts of a landscape that is replete with a number of multi-colored flowers and birds and makes for one of the most surreal activities in Krabi.
A delight for shutterbugs, Thung Teao Forest Natural Park must be on the top of the bucket list for every photographer looking to capture some scenic shots of Krabi.
Best Season: This activity can be enjoyed in every season.
Price: INR 450 for adults and INR 230 for children
THB 200 for adults and THB 100 for children
Location: Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, Khao Pra-Bang Kram area, Krabi
Visit a Temple in a Cave at Wat Tham Sua
Experience a religious respite when you visit the Wat Tham Sua temple known for its natural beauty. Located inside a majestic cliff, the temple is renowned for its limestone caves that are formed naturally. After an exhausting climb of 1,237 steps, Wat Tham Sua offers a remarkable 360-degree view of the panoramic surroundings that comprise of Andaman Sea, impressive limestone cliff formations and green rainforests.
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, this place is one of the top places to
visit in Krabi if you are interested in history and archaeology. One of the
most striking features of Wat Tham Sua is ‘Buddha’s footprint’ that can be seen
on the terrace. The best time to pay a visit at Wat Tham Sua is during sunrise
and sunset that offers the most mesmerising vistas and also lets you avoid the
Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Timings: 7 am to 6 pmPrice: Free entry
Departure Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000
Activity Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Pick-up & Drop-Off Details:
- Location: Any centrally located hotel in Ao Nang area, Krabi City, and Klong Muang beach, no transfer van service in other areas.
- Timing: 08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Activity Duration: 8 Hours (Approx.)
About Krabi to Phi Phi Day Tour by Speedboat:
Explore the hidden jewels of Phi Phi Island by opting for this package and enjoy the round-trip journey from Krabi. This tour lets you go on a fun underwater adventure and visit various islands along with an exciting spotting session of the monkeys at the Monkey Beach. Also, see the azure nature of the underwater world as you snorkel with the serene aquatic life. Traverse through the glimmering waters of Phi Phi island with a speedboat ride and have a fun time with your family and friends.
Don't Miss: While exploring Phi Phi Island, Also try some of the best activities like Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Phi Phi Private Speedboat Tour
Take a Dip at Klong Thom Hot Springs
Gear up for a therapeutic refreshment by enjoying a pleasant plunge at Klong Thom Hot Springs. Situated in volcanic chambers, these thermal springs are believed to cure the people of ailments like rheumatism and sciatica. In the midst of beautiful rainforests, Klong Thom Hot Springs are a pure delight to enjoy a hot dip and soak in the natural salts with a relaxing experience.
The environment here is a wonderful getaway for nature lovers who can enjoy a nature trek as well after taking the hot bath in the thermal springs. The natural hot tub jacuzzi is a great attraction in Krabi for all those who are looking to get a respite from the daily hustle and bustle.
Timings: 7 am to 6 pm
Price: Entry fees INR 205 approx.
Entry fees THB 90 approx.
Location: 70 kilometers from Krabi town
Activity Duration: 5 hours (approx)
Activity Starting Time:
- Half Day (Morning)- 8:40 AM - 1:30 PM
- Half Day (Afternoon)- 1:15 PM - 5:45 PM
- Sunset Watching- 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (with BBQ dinner) / 3:15 PM - 7:30 PM (without meal)
Pick-up & Drop-off details: Services available only for the hotels that are centrally located in Krabi Town & Ao Nang Area's main city.
- Krabi Town: 08:40 AM / 1:15 PM / 3:00 PM / 3:15 PM
- Ao Nang: 09:00 AM / 1:30 PM / 3:30 PM
- Klong Muang and Tubkeak: 09:15 AM / 1:15 PM / 3:00 PM / 3:15 PM
(Timings depends upon the variant you choose)
Note- Timing of pick-up & drop-off might be tentative, depending upon the weather conditions.
About Kayaking in Krabi:
A once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of a group of caves and the majestic North of Krabi Province. Sail through the caves welcomed by the plush riches of palms and cycads. Limestone cliffs, beautiful waters, and islands with karst full of stalagmites and stalactites, and the grand entrance will give a peaceful environment in a lush green jungle. Experience the flawless and unreal surroundings, with kayaking all the way through the caves, islands, jungles, and mountains. Have lunch in one of the calmest and most relaxing places in Krabi.
Step Back in Time at Krabi Town
Bestowed with a stupendous history, Krabi town is one of the best places to revisit a time in its beautiful landscape. It is one of the oldest settlements of the country and its history dates back to times when it was 25000-30000 B.C. It is known for many cave paintings, tools, equipment, and skeletal remains which belong to the prehistoric era.
The mesmerizing area of Krabi town will enchant you with its laid back vibes. The place is known for its uniqueness and has many amazing places like Railay, Ao Nang, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi etc to keep the tourists enticed throughout their travels. However, one of the most striking features of visiting Krabi town is its culture that will give you a glimpse of the heritage of this beautiful city.
Location: Krabi Walking Street, Krabi Town
Visit Geological Wonder at Susan Hoi
Believed to be dating back to 25-40 million years ago, Susan Hoi is famous for its petrified shell cemetery offering a delightful sight for geologists in Krabi. For archaeology and history lovers, Susan Hoi is one of the three shell cemeteries found across the world.
The natural beauty here is quite enticing as one can see a vast swamp of freshwater that includes a million of sea creatures. Also called Fossil Shell Beach, Susan Hoi is an engrossing sight of limestone slabs that you will not see anywhere else. One should not forget to take their cameras when going here as it a sight that you should try to capture definitely when you are in Krabi.
Location: 17 kilometres away from Krabi town centre
Timings: Early morning to late afternoon
Go on a Four Island Tour
One of the most popular activities to do in Krabi is the four island tour which includes a visit to four of the most beautiful islands that can be visited from Ao Nang. These four islands namely Koh Poda, Koh Gai (Chicken Island), Koh Tub and Koh Mor promise to mesmerize the tourists with their stunning natural beauty.
Koh Poda enchants the tourists with its white beaches and pearl green waters while Chicken Island makes for an astonishing sight to capture in your cameras in Krabi. While Tup Island is famous for its snorkeling activities and best explored on foot, Poda Island remains one of the most beautiful places to enjoy a scenic retreat with bamboo plantations and rocky cliffs fringing the beautiful beach.
Other attractions of this tour include a speedboat tour and watching the sunset on the beach.
Best Season: October to March
Price: INR 1950
Location: Trip starts from Ao Nang Beach
Take a Krabi Sunset Cruise
Explore the breathtaking beauty of nature by hopping on an eventful Krabi sunset cruise on your vacation. Cruising on a luxury yacht is one of the highlights of this activity and offers a brilliant getaway for tourists traveling with friends and family.
While enjoying Krabi sunset cruises, one can gear up for relishing a great time in the serene waters of Railay, Chicken Island, Ao Nang, and Pranang Beach and witness a surreal sunset over the ocean and islands of Krabi. There is a delicious Thai dinner served in this cruise to tickle your taste buds and offers a number of activities to keep you entertained.
Some of the popular activities in Krabi which can be enjoyed on the cruise are snorkeling Poda, Chicken, Siand Ta Ming islands and swimming in the bio-luminescence after dark at Pranang Beach.
Best Season: Krabi Sunset Cruise can be enjoyed in any season of the year.
Price: INR 3599
Location: Krabi Marina Port
Have a blast in this Island tour form Krabi. Enjoy the amazing ride from Ao Nang pier to Hong marine National park by the speedboat. (You will need to pay for the entry ticket at the national park). A guide will be assigned to you to help you witness the exotic marine life of Hong marine national park, which includes jellyfishes, various type of fishes and many other marine animals.
Complete the whole tour of the marine national park and then head to the bay of Koh Hong. Delicious lunch will be provided to you at the bay of Koh Hong. After the power packed lunch, get ready to click some beautiful pictures at the bay of Koh Hong. The water at the bay of Koh Hong is extremely clear and the sand is wonderfully white. Buy drinks, forget about all the worries and enjoy life with a scenic view on a white beach. The speedboat will be ready in the evening and will drop you at Ao Nang pier where the cab will be waiting to drop you at your hotel in Krabi.
There are two different packages for this tour.
Package 1 includes shared land transfer, speedboat on sharing basis and Lunch.
Package 2 includes shared land transfer, longtail on sharing basis and Lunch.
8:00- 09:00 AM: Transfers from your stay to Ao Nang Pier.
9:30 AM: Reach Hong Marine National Park Island by shared speedboat.
13:00 PM: Take buffet lunch and head to the bay of Koh Hong.
16:00 PM: Transfers back to Ao Nang Pier and then to the Hotel.
National park fees are to be paid at the onsite location.
Child ticket applicable for children of age 3-10
Swim in the Beautiful Emerald Pool
Famous as the crystal pool near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, this beautiful emerald pool makes for a delightful visit in Krabi. The brilliantly hued pool is a beautiful place which is filled with pure spring water where one can swim as the temperature isn’t too high.
After trekking through the forests, the pool can be reached offering a spectacular sight for the tourists. Fed by spring waters, Emerald Pool is one of the must-visit places in Krabi and makes for a magical sight for all the water babies.
Another attraction to add to your itinerary at the Emerald pool is the famous ‘Blue Pool’ that is located a few meters away from here. A backpacker’s delight, this beautiful emerald pool is an astonishing sight for all the nature lovers in Krabi.
Best Season: November to March
Price: INR 205 for the hot springs and THB 450 for Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve
THB 90 for the hot springs and THB 200 for Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve
Location: Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve
Scuba Diving in Ao Nang Island
Krabi is known for its unique and beautiful seascapes where one can enjoy with family and friends and experience the adventure of scuba diving at its best.
The prominent scuba diving sites in Krabi includes islands in Ao Nang, Phi Phi Marine Park, Shark Point Marine Sanctuary, Grottos at Ko Ha Yai, King Cruiser Superdays and many others. Every dive site has separate dive level and rules and policies of each are different.
Best Season: Can be enjoyed in any season, especially in January to March
Price: Starts from INR 6370 approx.
Starts from THB 2800
Location: Ao Nang Island
Leisure Things to Do in Krabi
Pamper yourself at a Krabi Spa
If you want to be pampered, Krabi Spa is one of the most awesome things to do in Krabi when you are on a vacation there. The place is known for offering some of the best spa treatments and these range from prices that are both affordable and high end.
The massage services are available at a variety of places in Krabi and tourists can find the best massages to help them escape the pains acquired from a lot of tiresome monotony. These exotic treatments include a number of activities like face cleansing, body scrubs, wax treatment and more.
From enhancing blood circulation to soothing your muscles, Krabi Spa is something that you should certainly not miss when you are there on your vacation.
Prices: INR 3400
Location: There are many spas in Krabi where you can relax and pamper yourself
Visit the Wat Kaew Temple
Overlooking the splendid town of Krabi, Wat Kaew Temple is a wonderful Buddhist temple dating back to 1887. With an impressive entrance flanked by beautiful golden dragons, Wat Kaew Temple is symbolic of Thai style and architecture. The intricately decorated temple boasts of having the Emerald Buddha which is one of the most popular images of Buddha carved from a single stone.
The statue dates back to the 15th century and shows Buddha in a meditating position. The temple features many relics of Buddha and charms the tourists with beautiful interiors. Located in the centre of the town, Wat Kaew Temple is a great place to add to your bucket list of thins to do in Krabi.
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Price: Free Entry
Location: Wat Kaew Temple, 81000 Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Take an Elephant Ride at Krabi Elephant Camp
Spend a day making friends with the cute elephants by visiting Krabi Elephant Camp. Witnessing the beauty of nature passing through river and forests on an elephant back is one of the most thrilling activities that you get to indulge in at Krabi Elephant Camp. The elephant ride offers some fascinating views of river rainforest and many monkeys and birds spending some playful
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
Price: INR 1350 approx.
THB 595 approx.
Location: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Enjoy Food with View at The Hilltop
One of the famous restaurants in Krabi, The Hilltop is a must visit for all the foodies on a vacation there. The place offers a picturesque dining setting as your eyes are treated with surreal views of Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara beaches.
Mostly visited by the tourists to glance the photogenic sunsets while enjoying a delicious meal, The Hilltop offers some of the best views of Krabi. One can choose from their eclectic menu that comprises freshly grilled seafood to a number of wines to spice up your taste buds.
Location: Moo 4 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Sunset Dinner Cruise
There is a string of Krabi sunset cruises offering the best dining experience in Thailand. Sunset tours often take you around Pranang Cave, Chicken Island, and Pirate Beach. On these cruises, you can also dive into the ocean and swim for some time or snorkel.
The last leg of these tours arranges you a moonlit setting for dinner, mostly barbequed.
Best Season: Second half of the day.
Price: INR 4400 to 6500 approximately.
Timing: Varies from operator to operator.Location: 282/19 5, T, Soi Krabi 11, Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Adventure Things to Do in Krabi
Ziplining in Tree Top Adventure Park
The sport can be played by all but the only condition is that the person needs to be above 120cm in height. Organized at the Fun Park, Krabi, this entertaining sport needs fabulous fitness and superb energy.
There are elaborate training courses to learn the sport and each level has a specific number of activities. The total program is a half day long program and is available in other adventurous parks in Krabi too.
Best Season: This activity can be enjoyed in every season.
Price: INR 1500 approx.
THB 660 approx
Location: Sai Thai Subdistrict, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand.
Hiking in Dragon Crest Mountain Trail
The summit is around 1640 feet. Apart from this, there are other hiking trails in Krabi like Ao Nang, Dragon Crest mountain trail, walk around Phi Phi, Ban Ko Phi Phi, and many others. There may be charges for hiking in few trails but the Naka Mountain is within the national park and there are absolutely no charges to hike the trail.
One should carry all necessary equipment and if there is no experience of hiking then one should do the same after fetching training from the specified agencies.
Best season: The sport can be enjoyed all year through
Price: INR 1600 approx.
THB 703 approx.
Location: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Rappeling in Tonsai Beach
The gigantic pillars of karst limestone and steep descent make an ideal base for the sport. All the rappelling tours organized in Krabi are conducted by efficient and experienced trainers who guide the amateur ones with the rules and safety tips of the sport.
An absolute thrilling activity this sport is amongst the best things to do in Krabi islands. Though the cost of the rappelling tours is different for each place on an average it's about 1000 Baht for half day courses and about 1800 Baht for full day courses approximately.
Equipment is usually provided by the centers and many have insurance coverage too for difficult levels.
Best season: January to April
Price: INR 2250 approx.
THB 1000 approx.
Location: Tonsai Beach
Camping in Phi Phi Island
The islands usually have no transport but in Phi Phi islands one can travel around with bicycles. One can relax in these tours and experience scenic extravaganza, ultimate relaxation and harmonious ambiance in these tours.
The prices of each tour are different from the other and one needs to contact the camping agencies after deciding the location. It’s a splendid way to relax, rejuvenate and spend quality time with friends and family.
Best season: The sport can be enjoyed all year through.
Price: INR 9000 approx.
THB 3960 approx.
Location: Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay
Rock Climbing in Ton Sai
The most preferred and attractive places to explore rock climbing in Krabi are Railay and Ton Sai and many others in southern Thailand Railay is known for its climbing facilities as it is suitable for all levels of climbers with multiple challenges.
Safe techniques are used in Krabi for this sports activity and there are detail courses organized by centers to make interested individuals learn the sport and execute them to meet up their adventurous instinct. Suitable for all ages the training courses stretch from 1 to 3 days and the cost varies from 1000-6000Baht.
Best season: November to March when the weather is dry. Wet months from April to September are better avoided.
Price: INR 3300 approx
THB 1450 approx.
Location: Ton Sai
Canoeing in Ao Thalane
For all those who love paddling can set on the journey to experience dramatic and vivid forgotten caves, tropical greens, 3000 years old prehistoric paintings and picturesque surrounding on the bay of Krabi.
There are several tour operators in Krabi whom can be contacted in this regard. The tours offer varies in time and price per person so a careful and researched choice is advisable.
Best season: May to November when the rivers are not dry.
Price: INR 2,100 approx
THB 930 approx.
Location: Ao Thalane
Ride ATV in Ao Nam Mao
All adventure enthusiasts can look forward among popular things to do in Krabi is riding an ATV in Ao Nam Mao. These quad bikes can be rented by the hour and the terrains of Ao Nam Mao make for a thrilling adventure as one has to pass through the rugged countryside along with the normal roads of the cities.
And if you are taking to take it up a notch, Ao Nam Mao also offers many jungles, mountainsides and shallow rivers that will help you test the quad bikes with the help of a guided trek with professionals. Often combined with a tour of rafting and elephant trekking, Ao Nam Mao makes for a thrilling day out as you get to have a full day of adventure and thrill in the countryside of Krabi.
Timing: 8 am to 4 pm
Price: INR 3639 per hour
THB 1600 per hour
Location: Ao Nam Mao
Hike to Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint
Perched at an altitude of 1.634 feet above sea level, the hike to the Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint scales a total distance of 3.7 kilometers. One of the rewarding viewpoints in entire Thailand: Khao Ngon Nak hiking trail begins at the entrance of Hat Noppharat Thara National Park.
The starting point is hardly half-an-hour drive away from Ao Nang Beach. While racing to the top, the rickety trail surprises hikers with colorful butterflies and astonishing lizards lying around. The place offers a distant view of Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Koh Yao Yai, Noi, the Hong Islands, and the Railay Beach.
Location: 4024, Sao. Krabi 2007, Tambon Nong Thale, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
Price: Entry is free however, a small donation is appreciated.
Best Season: All around the year.
Timings: Opens at around 8 AM till 3 to 4 PM.
Estimated time for the visit: A total of 5 hours approximately; 2 hours to climb uphill and 2 hours to descent.
Things to Do in Krabi at Night
Shop at the Night Market
One of the most sparkling shopping events for shopping lovers in Krabi, night market can be found in the bustling plaza in downtown Krabi. Offering a glimpse of lifestyle of Thai people and offering a forum for the local artisans to display their work of art and handicrafts, night market in Krabi is where you will be mesmerised by a number of things.
Along with a lively market, this place is known for its bustling street food scene where you can eat your heart out. Some of the popular goodies that you must add to your cart when you are shopping in the night market of Krabi are fashionable T-shirts and fisherman’s pants.
For the bargaining lovers, this night market makes for one of the best places where you can haggle and get most of the stuff at reasonable prices.
Location: Soi Maharaj 8
Timings: 5 pm to 10 pm
Have a Drink at Old West Bar
Take your friends and prepare for a night to remember when you visit Old West Bar in Krabi to have some tantalizing conversations over drinks. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi, Old West Bar is run by Charlie who is the owner and a very cheerful soul to hang around with.
The place features some enthralling rock music that combines perfectly with its beautiful ambiance of dimmed lights in cowboy theme inspired from the west. The centrally located bar is a place where you ought to go to enjoy some amazing drinks and have a wonderful time sipping from a collection of fantastic cocktails and beers.
The popular bar is a favorite among both the locals and tourists where one can easily chill out with friends enjoying good music and beer.
Best Season: This activity can be enjoyed in every season.
Price: INR 2,000 approx.
THB 880 approx.
Location: Utharakit Road diagonally opposite Choke Dee Restaurant
Party at Ao Nang
Known for its bustling crowds, Ao Nang Beach is one of the best places to party in Krabi. The vibrant tourist hotspot is famous for offering a range of hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs to make you go crazy in Krabi. Along with swimming and sunbathing in the day, Ao Nang Beach is renowned for its nightlife.
During the night, the place showcases another side of itself and charms you with its nightclubs and bars. The most famous place is Ao Nang Center Point that is located on the beach itself and lets you enjoy some thrilling time watching the ocean and partying all night.
Some of the other famous places in Ao Nang Beach to party at during the night are Soi RCA entertainment and Soi Bamboo.
Best Season: This activity can be enjoyed in every season except monsoon season.
Price: Entry price INR 500 approx.
Entry price THB 220 approx.
Location: Ao Nang Beach
Dinner at Grotto
A wedged stretch of pristine sandy land domed under an ancient limestone cliff is maneuvered into a stunning dine out setting along the gorgeous Phranang Beach. As you slowly sip on the eclectic mocktails, you get to watch a marvelous sunset from a beach restaurant.
Also known as the cave dining, the Grotto can only be reached by a boat ride from Krabi town.
Location: 214 Moo 2, Tambon Ao-Nang Amphur Muang, Rayavadee Resort, Krabi Town 81000 Thailand
Cuisines: Thai, Seafood, Central Asian | Alcohol available.
Timings: Opens at 12 noon, closes at 8 PM sharp.
Price: INR 3500/THB 1600 approx.
Best Season: Watching sunset hours from the cave is one of the highly recommended things to do in Krabi.
Krabi Town Walking Street
From reasonable seafood stalls, fresh fruits, and vegetables, meat shops to a vast variety of souvenirs, clothing, electronics, and daily essentials; Krabi Town Market is one stop to all your needs. It is opens only on weekends and is famous for local vendors and artisans to laid out their art and products.
Location: Pak Nam, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand
Timing: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Price: Depends on your expenditure.
Best Season: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are the three days when you can visit this street market. Try to reach between 6 to 8 PM and eat before most of the vendors run out of their dishes.
Ao Nang Night Market
Sprawled beyond boxing stadium near to the 7/11 store, Krabi town walking street deals in tons of stuff from Furniture, gems, jewelry, and food to apparels, traditional Thai handicrafts, electronics, groceries, meat shop, and footwear etc.
The vibrant market features an array of food stalls serving local Thai dishes to exotic fruits. The market also features a good number of restaurants and hotels, restaurants and guest houses for accommodation.
Location: Soy 8, Ban Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
Timing: Opens around 5 PM till 11 PM on all days of the week.
Price: Depends on your expenditure.
Best Season: All seasons, evening hours.
Water Activities to Do in Krabi
Snorkeling in Ko Hai Yai Caverns
The best part of enjoying this sport in Krabi is that there are multiple locations to execute the tour with different levels of expertise but with professional’s guidance for all.
There are professional trainers who can help the non-divers enjoy the sport as much as trained individuals. Some of the preferred snorkeling locations in Krabi are Ko Hai Yai Caverns and Lagoons, Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Phi Phi Islands and local limestone Islands in Ao Nang Bay.
Excellent scenic beauty, superior marine life, thrilling adventure, breathtaking views, white coral reefs, and an exotic and outstanding experience is the essence of this tour in Krabi.
Best season: October to May
Price: INR 4,200 approx.
THB 1850 approx.
Location: Ko Hai Yai Caverns
River Rafting in Songprak River
The run for river rafting is about 5-7 km in length and the difficulty level varies from grade 2 to 4. The sport is not much difficult but undoubtedly it’s a pure adrenalin activity and suitable for all except for small kids, pregnant women and people having back problems.
The longer course of 7km is the more difficult one and should be opted by a trained individual. In most cases, the river rafting tour is combined with other activities like elephant trekking, safari camping etc.
Best Season: February to April
Price: INR 2600 approx.
THB 1150 approx.
Location: Songprak River
Tubing in Phang Nga
For tubing, the best time in Krabi is from May to November where the climate is wet and the rivers remain flooded. January to April are drier months and not suitable for tubing. Majorly Ao Nang area, Phang Nga is popular places for tubing.
For these sports, the minimum eligible age is 6 years old and the maximum age is 60. Life jackets, helmets and other gears for the sport are given by sports agencies only.
Best Season: May to December
Price: INR 3600 approx.
THB 1580 approx.
Location: Kapong, Kapong District, Phang-nga 82170, Thailand
Canyoning in Ao Nang
The centres usually don’t allow below 6 years of age and there is a combination of shorter and longer routes as per the preference of travellers. The Ao Nang area is best for the canyoning sport.
For the beginners, there are less difficult levels while for professionals there are critical ones. However proper training and safety measures are ensured by each centre and all the way through life savers accompany to control the extreme situations.
The centres provide pick up and drop facilities from the hotel so its convenient for the travellers. The rates for such tours are different for each centre.
Best season: November to March
Price: INR 2500 approx.
THB 1000 approx.
Location: Ao Nang
Krabi is an absolutely perfect location for playing around the wind balance and the buoyancy of water. Windsurfing is all about that- it requires you to apply a bit of physics while riding the ocean. Some of the islands in Krabi offer the perfect wind-condition for windsurfing. One of the refreshing things to do in Krabi.
Location: Krabi, Thailand.
Best Season: November to April.
Where in Krabi: Lanta Islands are an ideal place being devoid of obstacles like banana boats or jet skis.
Price: INR 7846/THB 3595
The ideal wind-conditions and the perfect waves enable a unique sport suchlike Kitesurfing possible on the Gulf of Thailand. A wind-powered sport that uses a kite and a board to surf across the sea. Since the rise of international Kiteboarding Association and the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) from 2010, Krabi beaches have become a hotspot for kitesurfing.
It is one of the exhilarating things to do in Krabi especially if you are a sea lover and adventure enthusiasts.
Location: Ao Nang beach, Krabi, Thailand.
Best Season: All around the year.
Where in Krabi: Ao Nang beach
Price: One hour of kite surfing can cost you about INR 2159/THB 990 Baht
Other Things to Do in Krabi
Take a Thai Cookery Lesson
Don your aprons to stir the spices and create a delicious meal learning from the Thai chefs when you are on a vacation there. Helping anyone to master Thai cuisine in no time, Thai cookery classes are undertaken by professional in Krabi. Ranging from different times and prices to suit all kinds of tourists, Thai cookery lesson is one of the must do things to do in Krabi.
If you are a foodie, it goes without saying that the Thai lesson in Krabi is going to offer you a handful of memories to take back home. Moreover, you can master some of your favorite recipes here and learn to cook delightful meals that not only please your taste buds but also to leave the people around you in awe of your cooking skills.
Price: Starts from INR 12500
Starts from THB 5500
Watch Muay Thai Fight at Reggae Bar
Known for its famous boxing rings, Reggae Bar is a must visit to have a glimpse of the traditional Thai fight in Krabi. Often an amusing sight, Reggae Bar attracts the tourists to have a good laugh and enjoy something unique on their vacation.
The show involves people fighting against random persons and trying to defeat the other with their boxing skills. These amateur fights are great fun to watch as they fight for free bear offering the audience a great time. The place is an exciting retreat to enjoy a thrilling night out in Krabi.
Reggae Bar, Krabi
Take a Day Trip to Ton Sai Bay
Renowned for multiple things ranging from white sands, crystal clear waters and astonishing islands, Ton Sai Bay is a beautiful getaway in Krabi. The place offers a number of activities that involve a number of adventurous pursuits like rock climbing, diving, kayaking, etc.
The beautiful bay is known for its limestone cliffs and makes for a surreal day break to enjoy a respite from your monotonous life. The place is filled with bustling crowds from the morning to mid-afternoon and charms you with its laid back vibes.
One of the most famous things to do in Krabi while you are at Ton Sai Bay is boating as you can have an option of choosing from a number of ferries, yachts, and speedboats on the beach. Fringed with coral reefs, Ton Sai Bay is also a paradise for snorkeling lovers in Krabi.
Best Season: December to April
Location: Ton Sai Bay
Get a photograph with Mud Crab Statues
One of the most famous viewpoints of Krabi, Mud Crab Statues are also famous as Monument of Black Crabs. Flanking the waters near the port, Mud Crab Statues is a photographic retreat in famous things to do in Krabi that will arouse your curiosity. The picturesque spot in Krabi is associated with Aesop’s Fable known as the ‘the crab and the mother’ and attracts dozens of tourists in Krabi.
Located in the heart of the city, Mud
Crab Statues is best visited to click a number of pictures and chronicle your
memories of Krabi with hearty photographs. Tourists here can easily relax by
sitting on one of the benches and just enjoy the landscape along the river in
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Krabi River Banks
Rent a Bike and Explore the Island
One of the most pleasant experiences in Krabi is to rent a bike and carve your own ways in the city. Tourists can easily rent a bike when they are in Krabi and tour the city on their own when vacationing there. The activity is very cost effective and just requires your driving license to help you roam around the pathways of Krabi.
One can also hire different types of bikes according to their choice and then easily enjoy touring the city. These bikes come in handy with a full tank, helmets and free maps to help you delightfully navigate through the city and cherish some beautiful memories of your traveling in Krabi on a bike.
Best Season: This activity can be enjoyed in every season
Price: INR 450 for 24 hours
THB 200 for 24 hours
Location: Mueang Krabi district, Krabi
Do Fishing in Gilhams
Gear up for an exciting day by venturing out in the lake to catch some fish at Gillhams Fishing Resort in Krabi. Offering an opportunity for all the anglers to bring out their creativity in luxury fishing, Gillhams Fishing Resort is one of the best places to enjoy a perfect fishing holiday for anyone going to Krabi with friends and family.
Encompassed by high cliffs and tropical forests, Gillhams Fishing Resort is where you can find more than 52 species of fish from all over the world in its freshwater impoundment. Along with a fishing lake, the resort features a number of amazing things like a luxury spa and cookery school, steam room, jacuzzi, an infinity swimming pool, a lakeside restaurant along with 14 luxury two bedroom bungalows.
Best Season: January to April
Price: INR 2,250
Location: Sao. Krabi 2007, Tambon Khao Thong, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
Visit an Elephant Sanctuary
The Krabi Elephant Sanctuary is the happiest place to be and feeding and bathing retired Elephants are few of the warmest things to in Krabi. It is home to some gigantic yet overtired Asian Elephants who worked in the tourism or logging industry earlier.
Presented with a life story of the animal tagged under a name- you get to socialize with them. It is the first ethical elephant tourism experience in Krabi which is very well-received by the tourists.
Location: 83/13 Ao Luek Tai, Ao Luek District, Krabi
Timing: 7 am - 6 pm
Price: Elephant trek and bathing with elephant INR 1980/THB 900 approx.
Estimated time for the visit: Half a day is required
Phra Nang Beach
A 450 meter long stretch of sand on the southern tip of Railay Bay is famous as the Phra Nang Beach. This happening and cheerful beach has got shallow and clear water for safe swimming and a clean shore to lounge under the sun.
The beach also offers a closer view of the limestone cliffs which seemed to be floating on the sea along with a distant view of some stunning islands such as Koh Rang Nok and Nai.
Location: Railay Bay, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
Price: The boat transfers charge approximately INR 220/THB 100 per person for one side.
Timing: The beach is open 24 hours.
Best Season: It is busier during the peak season (Nov- April) but is the best time to visit.
How to reach: The beach is accessible by a 20-minute long boat ride from Ao Nang beach or a ten-minute walk away from Railay East.
Encompassing a dozen tiny as well as large islands; Koh Hong archipelago is a part of Than Bok Khorani National Park in Krabi. The selling feature of this archipelago is the presence of magnificent limestone and rock formations encircled by clear natural lagoons.
Koh Hong is also famous as the Hong Islands or the islands from the Jurassic era, as it may seem; Touring Koh Hong is one of the sincerely recommended things to do in Krabi.
Location: Hong Islands, Nong Thale, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Best Season: November to April is high season.
How to reach: One can reach the islands on a speedboat ride from Nopparat Thara Beach, Krabi within 15 minutes or a 40-minute journey on a long-tail boat
Price: INR 440/THB 200
Timing: Open only for day visits, no overnight stay options available.
Khao Khanab Nam Mountains
Around 328 feet tall Khao Khanab Nam Mountains are among the world’s most photographed destinations. Famous for its two scenic limestone mountains, a large number of explored and unexplored stalagmites and stalactites caves and the mysteriously scattered human skeletons which are said to have inhabited the island once.
The sight of the twin mountains facing each other while the Krabi river separates the two is relished as an excellent backdrop to click pictures.
Location: Khlong Prasong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi,
Best Season: November to April is high season.
Price: No admission charge.
Timing: Open 24 hours but is open only for day visits.
How to reach: One can reach Khao Khanab Nam on a speedboat or a long-tail boat from Krabi’s Chao Fa Pier. The long tail boat takes 15 minutes from Krabi’s Chao Fa Pier.
Koh Klang is a fishing village, south of Andaman sea which is reached by surfing through a mangrove forest on a boat. Dotted with canals, rivers, mangroves and rich vegetation; Koh Klang is situated on the other side of the Krabi which is famous for preserving the symbiotic existence.
The 26-square-kilometer long village is flanked by estuaries on either side. The rural appearance of the village attracts travelers from around the world who come to see the unending rice paddies, cattle grazing in their natural habitat and the old-styled huts scatters in tiny settlements.
Location: Ko Klang village, Tambon Klong Prasong, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Province, Thailand.
Best Season: Throughout the year- November to April is high season.
How to reach: Take a long tail boat from Chao Fa Pier and as soon as you get off, look for a tuk-tuk and ask him if he can give you a detailed tour of the village.
Price: INR 220/THB100 for 2 people on the long tail boat.
Timing: The ferry service is available till late night but day visits are suggested.