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Krabi Tourism

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands and limestone formations. In addition, Krabi offers some of the beautiful coral diving spots in the world, making it an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts and Instagram photograph hunters alike.

Home to the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi sees a large amount of footfall on them. The islands are known for their unmatched beauty and, over the years, have become a favorite spot among partygoers and private vacationers alike. Beautiful beaches like Railey Beach are sought by those looking for amazing photographs and by rock-climbing enthusiasts who come to conquer the towering limestone formations.

Krabi is also home to many gems, which many might miss if not keen on exploration. The crystal Emerald Pool in Thung Teao Forest Natural Park and Klong Thom Hot Springs in the jungle near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve are two such spots that cannot be missed. In addition, national Parks in the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta have ensured the years of protection of local flora and fauna and are a worthy visit when traveling in Krabi. The island also features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand.

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Nightlife in Krabi

As Southern Thailand’s most-visited honeymoon and leisure destination, Krabi offers the trendiest Go-Go beach bars, fancy nightclubs, high-end dining lounges and quaint oceanfront night markets. From irresistible cocktails, scrumptious seafood, Instagrammable sea views and pulsating DJ music to rooftop craft beer galore and shopping for colourful trinkets, nightlife in Krabi entertains every local and tourist alike. Ao Nang area’s bars and clubs undoubtedly offer Krabi’s best nightlife, followed by these charming venues: -

  • Chilling Bar and Restaurant, Paknam
  • Amy’s Bar, Centre Point and Boogie Bar on Ao Nang Beach
  • Carlito’s Bar, Phi Phi Island
  • Bamboo Bar, Railay Beach
  • Factory Beer Garden
  • Chao Fah Pier Night Market
  • Roots Rock Reggae Bar
  • Chu-A-Pa Studio
  • Get Rad's
  • Lucky868 Bar and Cafe
  • Sunset Bar

Shopping in Krabi

For those believing Bangkok is Thailand’s only haven for shopaholics, shopping in Krabi is an equally exciting experience, if not more because of Krabi’s ocean backdrops and lip-smacking street food. From sprawling and compact shopping malls to tourists’ favourite walking streets, here are the best places for shopping in Krabi: -

  • Pick up batiks, jewellery and handicrafts from Klong Muang Plaza, Maharaj Market, Chao Fah Market and Krabi Town Walking Street. The latter two are Krabi’s biggest night markets.
  • Malls, banks, trinket stalls, linen sellers, nightclubs and seafood vendors - Ao Nang Walking Street boasts it all.
  • Collect valuables and antiques from Chock Dee Handmade Jewelry Shop, Krabi Souvenir Shop, and Sabai Ba Bars and Souvenirs.
  • Explore Krabi’s shopping malls like Vogue Department Store, Big C Mall, Outlet Village and Victoria Fashion House. They also come with spas, restaurants, arcade games and other entertaining attractions.

Pro Tips -

  • Always carry cash while shopping in Krabi.
  • Humble bargaining for a 10-30% discount for items without price tags is very common.
  • Beware of fake items in local markets.

Currency in Krabi

Major cards are accepted in almost all restaurants, bars and hotels. Carry a sufficient amount of the Thai Baht with you as local market vendors may not accept other currencies.

Daily Budget for Krabi

THB 1200 - 1400 would be sufficient for any backpacker looking for a modestly comfortable trip to Krabi. For someone seeking more luxury, double the amount depending on your accommodation.

Exchanging Money in Krabi

Ao Nang and Koh Lanta have a lot of options for those looking for currency exchange services in Krabi. Krabi International Airport also has an exchange booth. Do not buy Thai Baht outside Thailand as the rates are much cheaper within the country.

Do's and Don'ts in Krabi

  • Krabi is relaxed when it comes to attire.
  • But one should take care to dress appropriately when going to any temple or place of religious significance. In these cases always cover up your arms and legs.
  • Tipping is not expected but appreciated in Thailand.
  • Learning a few Thai phrases can take you a long way.

Language of Krabi

Thai is spoken in Krabi. You may find rudimentary English being spoken by street vendors although tour operators will be well-versed in it. Do carry a dictionary with you wherever you go.

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FAQs on Krabi

How much does a package cost for Krabi?

The packages for Krabi start at INR 7533 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Krabi?

There are 255 in Krabi which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Krabi are Tiger Cave Home, The Sea Resort, Villa Smadhi 19 by Ben Studio Interior designer, Privacy Stunningly Panoramic View, M.P Resort, Villa Suranee, Private Pool Villa, Family, Mountain view. You can see all the hotels in Krabi here

What are the things to do in Krabi?

The top things to do in Krabi are Railay Beach, Tiger Cave Temple, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Town, Hong Island, Ao Nang Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Krabi here

What are the places near Krabi?

The top places near to Krabi are Phi phi islands which is 39 km from Krabi, Phuket which is located 64 km from Krabi, Khao lak which is located 99 km from Krabi, Koh samui which is located 199 km from Krabi, Surat thani which is located 125 km from Krabi

What is the best way to reach Krabi?

All important modes of transport like airways, railways and buses can take you to Krabi. No matter which way you choose, the landscape out of the window will be a feast for the eyes.
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What is the local food in Krabi?

Food in Krabi is diverse and finger licking good. Try the Green Mango Salad when strolling through a market. Some other popular dishes to try are Black Grass Jelly or shaved ice desserts and the coconut pudding you get at stalls. If you are a vegetarian and don't eat eggs, you will have to take special care as eggs are considered vegetarian in Thailand.
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What is the best time to visit Krabi?

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to March. This place experiences a typical tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature never gets below 27 degrees during day time. Krabi weather can be classified as two seasons; dry and rainy. The driest weather lasts from December to April, and the weather gets progressively hot with each month. The months between May and November are more susceptible to rain. The wettest months in Krabi are September and October. Travelling between the rainy months is a bit of a gamble where you could experience short to heavy showers which can tamper your outdoor plans. Or, you can have a perfectly sunny day with slashed prices, cold weather, and an entire island to yourself.
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