The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand)

In Krabi province, in the south of Thailand, tourists are greeted by enormous rock formations which tower over a turquoise sea, fabulously beautiful bays, white sand beaches, and coral reefs with many astonishing inhabitants. There are more than 150 islands and several mainland tourist destinations in Krabi. This article will cover how not to get lost in all this diversity, and how to choose exactly the right destinations to suits your preferences.

The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand)

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Where is Krabi on the map of Thailand

Krabi Province is located in the south of Thailand. Its beaches are washed by the waters of the Andaman Sea. The most popular tourist destinations in Krabi province are:

  • Ao Nang, the tourist town
  • Phi Phi Islands,
  • Railay Peninsula,
  • Koh Lanta Island.
Krabi Province on the map of Thailand | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Krabi Province on the map of Thailand
Tourist destinations in Krabi on the map | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Tourist destinations in Krabi on the map

Popular Krabi islands, where you can stay in a hotel

Paradise Koh Phi Phi islands

Phi Phi Islands (correctly pronounced Pi Pi) are famous for their beautiful bays and the fact of their appearance in the film "The Beach" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lay Island | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand)| Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lay Island

Ko Lanta island

Koh Lanta island will appeal to those who like to enjoy beautiful sunsets and a relaxed unhurried beach holiday:

Klon Dao beach on Koh Lanta island | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Klon Dao beach on Koh Lanta island

Tiny Ko Ngai island

Koh Ngai Island - This tiny island in the south of Krabi province may be of interest to lovers of solitude. This is a great place to visit to relax far away from from civilization and crowds of tourists:

Koh Ngai island | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Koh Ngai island

Popular mainland tourist destinations in Krabi

Railay Peninsula

Railay is often called an island, although it is actually just a peninsula that is separated from the rest of the mainland by high cliffs. Railay is famous for its picturesque cliffs and beautiful beaches.

If you want to enjoy the beauty of Railay without crowds of tourists, you can stay at one of the 18 hotels on the peninsula. Then you can enjoy walking on the beaches early in the morning, or at sunset, when most of the tours have already left.

All tourists get to the Railay peninsula by the sea:

  • on wooden boats from Ao Nang town, from Ao Nam Mao pier or from the pier in Krabi town,
  • on the ferry from Koh Lanta, Phuket and Phi Phi (it is convenient to buy tickets at the Viator website),
  • with a tour to 4 Krabi islands from Ao Nang and Krabi town, which also includes visits to beaches on the Railay Peninsula.
Phranang Cave Beach on Railay peninsula | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Phranang Cave Beach on Railay Peninsula

Ao Nang Town

Ao Nang - This town is a tourist settlement on the shore of the Andaman Sea, which is a favourite vacation spot for budget travellers:

Tourist street along Ao Nang beach | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Tourist street along Ao Nang Beach

Popular Krabi islands that are worth a visit

The province of Krabi, first of all, is famous for its incredibly beautiful beaches on remote islands where there are no hotels. You can get to these islands with excursions from Ao Nang (and Krabi town) or from the Koh Lanta.

Koh Rok island looks as paradise on the earth | The best places to go in Krabi (Thailand) | Travel and leisure with Asiapositive.com
Koh Rok Island looks like Paradise on Earth.

Great things to do in Krabi - tours and activities