If a palm-fringed, sea-hugged vacay is what you are after, then the south of Thailand is your ideal answer. Apart from the ever-popular Andaman city, Phuket, many globetrotters are partial to Krabi which, also in our preference, boasts staggering charm that feels almost untouched despite it being one of the most popular destinations in Thailand – if not the world.
And just in case you’re not convinced yet, here we’ve curated 4 main reasons why Krabi should be added next to your bucket list.
Island and Beach Hopping
Nestled by the alluring Andaman Sea, Krabi is home to picturesque beaches and islands that make it a real-life fantasy in which discerning traveller swoon over the ideas of visiting.
From the far-famed attractions like Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach, Koh Lanta and Phi Phi Island to hidden and unspoiled gems, Krabi boasts over one hundred islands with gem-like turquoise water and beautiful beachfront await to be admired by wanderers.
For a memorable stay, saunter over to Southeast Asia’s well-beloved Phi Phi Islands, aka Koh Phi Phi, for the mesmerising island-scape at Phi Phi View Point, the Viking Cave, Moo Dee Bay, Loh Sama and Monkey Bay for spellbinding sightseeings. For a less hectic version of Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Poda are also excellent choices for the island stay.
Not an islander? Ao Nang or Railay Beach are great options for the idyllic nature of coral reefs, limestone cliffs and clear blue water. For in-land attractions, the must-visits include Emerald Pool and Shell Cemetery which claims to age over 40 million years.
So for those who are planning to explore the islands of Krabi to your heart’s content, whether you want to leisurely stay in one place or do beach slash island hopping by longtail boats, speed boats – or even better, yachts – the serene south province offers up a range of unforgettable experiences fit to your preference.
Having situated by and on the Andaman Sea, Krabi is home to some of Thailand’s most astonishing natural attractions; Krabi archipelago comes with limestone mountains, gorgeous seascape and coral gardens which are home to underwater wildlife.
With that, a wide range of activities are offered for travelers to uncover and dive deep fully into the charm of Krabi. Whether it’s diving, snorkeling, kayaking or even hiking and rock climbing you fancy, visitors are catered to your hobby and leisure preferences with a repertoire of activities.
Stunning Mountain and Forests
Apart from the at-sea paradises and beaches, one thing that will have you spellbound is the captivating mountainscape and evergreen forests dotted throughout both the mainland and islands that oozes out a sense of serenity and zen, a pleasure which travellers will appreciate wherever you’re in Krabi.
For foodies, you’ve arrived or experienced Krabi to the fullest without gorging on their drool-inducing southern staples like fiery curries and of course, the famous fried chicken, roti and dim sum from all their must-try spots. Make a pit stop at Radcharod Dim Sum when in Krabi Town for an ultimate feast of dumplings that will have you go ooh and ahh with their highly-impressive variety of dim sum packed with real-deal deliciousness.
And if you’re roti devotees, Roti Bang Nara is the fried dough guru that will not disappoint your taste buds. When in Ao Nang, however, don’t miss out on the locals’ go-to spot Khao Yum Nai Baan where you will find some of the very best fried chicken Thailand could offer – tried and tested. Other than that, Krabi is dotted with a countless collection of restaurants and bars worth visiting and tasting.
Let’s Make a Trip to Krabi
Starving for some adventures now? Travel-hungry folks who are currently planning trips should definitely check out 1-Day or Multi-day Trip with GOJO Tours for unique and exclusive tours curated just for adventure seekers who wish to traverse over the glory of Krabi’s charm as well as wanting to support sustainable tourism that encourages locals’ business and people.
We recommend going for the Koh Lanta Beachside Package (https://gojotours.org/koh-lanta/koh-lanta-beachside-package/) (starts from 4,400 THB) inclusive of:
- A cosy stay for two (duration of your choice from 1-6 nights) at Charming Cottage in Beachside Resort, Koh Lanta
- Daily breakfast
- Local experience
- The 4 Island Speedboat Tour
With their new campaign #GoSafe which strictly follows safety measures to prevent Covid-19, guests can be sure of cleanliness and well sanitation practices for all GoJo’s tour packages and activities. So let’s get ready for good times, sandy toes and tan lines.