Sunset in Krabi - The Best Spots to Watch a Krabi Sunset

To watch a sunset in Krabi is among the most amazing and undervalued experiences one can have in Thailand. Krabi is home to many famous beaches, and you can head to any one of them to witness a breathtaking sunset that becomes a treasured memory of your life. One of the best places to head to in Krabi to watch the sunset is the Ao Nang Beach. The entire sky appears in different shades of crimson and orange like a perfect painting when the sun begins to set. Sunset cruises are available in almost all sunset points in Krabi by various tourist agencies if you want to go on a cruise after or before watching the sunset.

Here Are the Most Beautiful Places to Enjoy the Sunset in Krabi

1. Ao Nang Beach

Sunset from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
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Ao Nang Beach that stretches along the Andaman sea is one of the best places to watch a sunset in Krabi. While it remains quite crowded during the day, the evenings see a scarce crowd in certain areas of the beach. The sunset from the beach is a fantastic view coupled with the soft breeze.

2. Ko Poda Island

Koh Poda island is every traveller’s dream for their beautiful white sands and crystalline waters. It is very close to Ao Nang Beach, just 6 kilometres offshore, that takes about 25 minutes in a long-tail boat. After watching the sunset, you might want to stay there but accommodation and infrastructure are limited there. But the only beach restaurant and bar near the arrival point called Poda Island Resort might be your option though it is rather costly. You can also take a scenic boat ride through the cliffs of the island in the Andaman sea around the time of sunset for a more thrilling experience. 

3. Railay Beach

Sunset at Railay Beach
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Railay Beach is actually a small peninsula with four beaches called Ton Sai, West Railay, East Railay, and Phra Nang. The interesting thing is that it is only accessible by boat because the large cliffs block access to the mainland. Railay Beach is a prime spot in Krabi to witness a breathtaking sunset among the emerald green sea waters, powdery sands, and imposing cliffs. The viewpoints and caves are so interesting and you will have a great time exploring besides the famous sunset experience. 

4. Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple is also known as Wat Tham Sua and is located near Krabi Town. It is a challenging task of climbing 1272 steps to reach the top of the temple. The steps are actually to climb up a steep limestone tower. Once you reach the top, you will know how beautiful Krabi is and the more exciting thing is how mesmerized you will be after watching the famous Krabi sunset from this point. The panoramic views are also equally breathtaking. 

5. Ko Lanta

Sunset at Ko Lanta Beach
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Ko Lanta has been through a remarkable metamorphosis from a mid-range to a luxury island getaway for a huge number of tourists. This place was once a hotspot for backpackers and even today, many people come in search of the infinite stretch of white beach that is unpolluted. The island is famous for stunning scenery and this makes sunset more beautiful than it actually is. Another interesting thing is that the coastlines are dotted with more than 70 islands. If you think Ao Nang gives more party vibes, then this place is for you as it is more quiet and serene. If that is the vibe you want to watch a sunset, this place is for you.


While there are many more places to watch a beautiful sunset in Krabi, these locations stand out the most to us. If, you think you're favourite spot is missing, let us know down in the comment section below!


This post was published by Sravya Ronanki

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