Krabi travel guide and Phi Phi islands
With the gorgeous beaches of Phi Phi Island, stunning karst backdrop to Railay beach and unusual limestone pillars of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi is a tourist favourite in Thailand. Whether you stay in Ao Nang or decamp to the peaceful Koh Lanta, Krabi offers a relaxing, photo-friendly travel experience.
Plan and book your Krabi travel with this comprehensive 100-page online travel guide.
Get your cameras ready for some of the most arresting scenery you’ve ever seen, as daytrips take you to some remarkable landscapes on land and from sea...click and read more
Poster-child of Thailand’s tourist brochures, this archipelago comprises the relaxing resorts of Phi Phi Don, the incredible Maya Bay and deserted beaches exclusively for you...click and read more
Nowhere else in Thailand are so many beautiful seascapes packed into one holiday, from the remarkable Phang Nga Bay to dramatic Railay Beach and Hong Island’s hidden lagoon...click and read more
You’re really spoilt for choice in Krabi, whether it’s a balcony sunset on Koh Lanta, the luxury of Railay or sheer choice in Ao Nang, here are our picks from Agoda...click and read more
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Krabi is much more down-to-earth and relaxing than nearby Phuket, serviced by its own airport and far less crowded or developed. Ao Nang is the tourist hub with greatest hotel selection, while peaceful Koh Lanta offers dozens of beachfront rooms. If you’re lucky you’ll get to stay on Railay or Phi Phi, but wherever your Krabi hotel, it’s great value, in a good natural environment and upholds excellent hospitality standards. We’ve teamed up with Agoda to fasttrack you to the best deals and holiday experience, so start searching here.
Krabi travel highlights
The attractions in Krabi are 100 per cent natural, formed millions of years ago with limestone crags and bizarre coastal scenes that are unique to the province. Ao Nang beach sits right among soaring cliffs, and these towering karst walls only get more dramatic at Railay beach, around the corner. Take an offshore daytrip to the famous Phi Phi Archipelago and the creative hand of nature gets even more stunning. If that isn’t impressive enough then time to multiply things ten-fold in breathtaking Pha Nga Bay. At Hong island, it’s taken to the limit as you enter a hidden a lagoon through a cave tunnel. Even inland at Than Bokkarani Park, the Tiger Temple and Emerald pool, there is more enchantment. And if this is all too exhausting, a beach massage at a quiet Koh Lanta resort is the ultimate tropical escape.
Island hopping by ferry from Krabi
Krabi’s airport and bus station are the principal gateways to fabulous beach resorts in the surrounding region for the majority of international visitors. Buses, shared songthaew taxis and standard taxis are the transportation options to most mainland destinations after arrival. Offshore islands, the Phi Phi archipelago and even the Railay Peninsula are too small and rocky for their own airports and the only way of reaching them is by boat. …more