Krabi, Thailand is the land of craggy, limestone cliffs, beautiful glaciers, 200 tropical islands fringed with white stunning beaches and serenity. It is becoming a major tourist attraction fast due to its untouched natural beauty, pristine natural parks, a jungle and a wide variety of water sports that the province offers. A domestic and international airport inside Krabi has also increased its popularity.
The best time to visit Krabi is November, meaning the winter holidays. During this season it has the perfect weather for water sports and other sight-seeing activities.
There is a whole lot of things to see and do in Krabi. Therefore I have compiled a whole list of things to do in Krabi and the landmarks that are worth a visit!
What to See and Do in Krabi?
Escape the Bustling Modernized World at Railay Beaches & Caves
This is the most stunning beach of Thailand that is only accessible by a boat due to being surrounded by large limestone cliffs. The white sandy beaches of Railay and magical breathtaking views transport you to another world away from the sights and sounds of the modern world.
Rent A Boat or Hire A Guide:
There are 200 large and small islands spread around the Krabi coastline. They offer their own stunning views and exotic ecosystems. You can hire a boat with a guide or without one to sail around and spend a day visiting all the islands.
Do Not Forget To See Phi Phi Islands
A group of six stunning islands that hosts breathtaking bays, beaches and caves including the world famous Maya Bay which was the filming site for Leonardo Di Caprio’s movie, The Beach. It is only a 45 min speed boat ride away from Krabi.
Take a Dip in the Pools at Thung Teao Forest Natural Park
Home to many exotic species of flora and fauna, the park is an area of magical beauty rich in biodiversity. The most spectacular feature of the park is the crystal lagoon or better known as the emerald pool. The blue pool and emerald pool are water bodies of outstanding beauty that are vividly coloured with the reflection of the sun.
Visit the Temple of The Tiger in Warren of Caves:
The jungle in Krabi holds a warren of naturally formed caves that house many monks. The legend has it that a tiger once lived in the temple, hence the temple was named Wat Tham Sua. You can also see the famous “footprint of Buddha” while visiting the caves.
Take a Relaxing Bath at Klong Thom Hot Springs
In the heart of the rainforest are some natural thermal springs containing hot water with healing properties.
You can also visit Khao Khanab Nam, Koh Lanta beach, Shell Fish Cemetry and many other landmarks. You can also shop at the Krabi market and party at the Nang beach and Phra Nang beach.
But if you get hungry during your sight-seeing tours than do not hesitate to seek out the best and cheapest foods in Krabi.
What to Eat in Krabi?
Do not know the special foods of Krabi? Don’t be worried, I have you covered!
Visit any of the following places to find the best foods in Krabi.
Lae Lay Grill
Lae Lay Grill Situated behind Ao Nang Beach, is well known for its Thai cuisines and grilled seafood. Do not forget to get a seat at the second floor of the elegant restaurant so that you can enjoy a view of Krabi sunset with your delicious food!
Located on the steep slopes behind Ao Nang Beach, The Hilltop is an upscale restaurant particularly famous for its traditional Thai dishes and seafood. Some of the popular dishes include: Spicy Mixed Seafood Soup, Deep-fried Spring Rolls, Stir-fried Pork with Basil Leaves, Squid with Garlic and Pepper, Andaman Platter and many more.
If you prefer to eat Italian Cuisines or international cuisines than do not hesitate to visit the Blue Mango and Aning Restaurant.
I hope you enjoy your stay and foods in Krabi, Thailand.