Krabi Island is among the best places to visit in Asia and when I asked a traveler “how do you feel about Krabi?”, he said, “there are so many reasons why we love Krabi, where should I start from?”
Things to do in Krabi Island, Thailand
Krabi town in southern Thailand is for those people who just want to relax, enjoy time at the beach and eat some good food. I had a wonderful time here, it is beautiful and peaceful. I feel 3 days are sufficient for the visit because Krabi has only 2 markets and a few attractions, rest it all depends on what you want from your trip.
Prepare your documents for Thai Visa- First things first. Also, find if your country is eligible for an on-arrival visa.
Where is Krabi Island on Thailand Map
This is the Thailand Map, it is a Southeast Asian country. Bangkok is the capital of this country.
This is Krabi island on Thailand Map, it is on the west coast of the country.
Krabi Island Weather and time
There are only two types of seasons in Krabi island; Dry and Rainy. It is hot all around the year. The tourist season is the dry season, from November to April. Book your tickets early to get cheap flights and accommodation under good rates.
You will get cheap flights in the rainy season but there are good chances that you will end up spending your time in the hotel.
Thailand is GMT+7 (like it is 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of India(GMT+5:30))
You have two choices:
First is Ao Nang, this area is full of all the thing you will need during your vacation. You will find the following things to do in Krabi, Ao Nang:
- A beach,
- A variety of hotels,
- Tourist information centers,
- Walking street market,
- Massage parlors, an
- Money exchange
Second is my Favourite, Railay Beach! This is the one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, especially Phra Nang Caves.
Railay Beach is only 10 mins away by long tail boat from Ao nang and only accessible by boat. This island has all the things that you might need for your holidays.
The only negative point of staying here is that you will have to put extra efforts to go to attractions like Emerald pool.
The staff was very friendly, the room was pretty and spacious, so was the restroom. The hotel is on the main road near the Ao Nang beach, Ao Nang market, and many restaurants. The location is really good.
If you are staying at Railay then stay at Bhu Nga Thani and make your holidays better. This is where I stay when I am in Krabi! Check out this hotel in detail through the following video.
This island is full of beautiful beaches, all are white sand beaches. 4 island tour is a perfect tour to visit many of those beautiful beaches.
This tour will cover 4 islands, some tour guides also take tourists to Railay beach apart from the 4 islands. Transfers are made by a
Every island has something different to offer. Snorkeling is possible on almost all the islands.
At Tup Island, you will get to practice snorkeling as the depth is not that much, then near Chicken Island, you get a chance to snorkel properly and enjoy ocean life. You will also be able to see Nemo(the fish)! Exciting isn’t it. Chicken Island is named so due to the Chickenhead shaped mountain. Look at the picture again.
Stop Poda Island will be your last stop where you will get your lunch. There are rocks in the water, while you walk or snorkel just stay away from it as these are really sharp. I got many cuts.
This tour will be over by 4 pm then you have the half day left for the market or a message.
Railay is divided into 3 parts: Railay West, Railay East, and Phra Nang Caves. This island is full of hotels on both east and west side. West side also has many restaurants nearby the beach.
Phra Nang is the most beautiful out of all, the only hotel facing this beach is Rawaydee which is quite expensive. If you have looked at the above listed video of Bhu Nga Thani Hotel then the island which you saw in the beginning is para Nang Caves.
No matter where you stay on this island, you will give yourself a treat of nature.
Phi-Phi Island Tour
This is the best island and a must visit when you are in Phuket or Krabi. Phi-Phi Island has such power of natural beauty that it can make you feel surreal. It is a highly recommended trip, read my complete experience and recommendations here.
Charges are around 900 Baht/ person if you buy the package from here.
There is a Crystal/Emerald Pool near the Hot Springs which is really beautiful and worth visiting. A complete day can be spent in this area as there are many such pools and waterfalls which should not be missed.
This tour is already on my to-do list for my next visit to Krabi.
Watch Kick Boxing!
Kick Boxing or Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is one of the oldest known forms of kickboxing and is considered to be really deadly. Ao Nang Krabi Stadium puts up a show every Friday night at 9 pm and on Monday nights as well only during peak season. The ticket is approx 1200 Bhat(Arena) – 1500 Baht(Ringside). There are “Super Fights” 3-4 times a year between national champions, you must look out for these if you are a fan. Know more about the schedule or buy tickets here…
There is good news for people who want to learn kickboxing, you all can join one-month long training by a professional fighter. You can sign up for it after trying one session. Know more…
It is beautiful, just grab a seat in front of the Ao Nang Walking street and enjoy the view.
Above was the list of Best Things to do in Krabi Town, Read the next section to read about Shopping in Krabi.
Get a Thai Massage
Choose any spa or massage center you like and let yourself relax…
Krabi Town Shopping
– Weekend market/Krabi Night Market
chocolate flavour is yum from Swensen`s.
– Ao Nang walking street
Shopping is the only thing to do in Krabi at night apart from massages and cafes.
What are the things to do on Krabi island, Thailand?
- 4 Island Tour
- Spend time at Railay Beach
- Hot Spring Bath
- Watch Kickboxing
- Watch sunset at Ao Nang beach
- Get a Thai massage
Are there markets in Krabi?
- Weekend Market/ Krabi Night Market
- Ao Nang walking street
Where should you stay on Krabi island?
- Railay beach, if you just want to relax at the beach and do nothing
- Ao Nang beach, if you want to explore the island
How many days to spend in Krabi?
- 3 – 4 days should be more than sufficient. There are not many attractions in Krabi. You will need more days if you plan to visit Phi-Phi island/ James Bond Island or Coral island/Koh Larn. If we only talk about Krabi then 4 days should be enough.