With its unbeatable scenery, safe beaches and good tourist infrastructure, Krabi is a popular place for holidays. The province boasts some of Thailand’s biggest attractions, yet remains unspoilt by tourist development. Krabi is a family-friendly holiday destination with lots of daytime activities and little of the night-time sleaze found in some of the other places.
For this reason, some visitors to Thailand spend their holidays in Krabi time and again – it’s particularly popular with Scandinavians. During the winter, Krabi is an ideal escape from the cold climes of Europe and the US, with its temperate and reliably sunny weather over the Christmas holidays.
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Brief guide to Krabi hospitality and entertainment
Visitors have been coming for more than two decades to Krabi and an excellent infrastructure has evolved, boasting five-star resorts, affordable bungalow guesthouses, fresh seafood, Thai and international restaurants, and lots of useful services, such as spas, massage, internet cafes and photo shops. There is also a large range of tour agents in Ao Nang and other areas, offering a wide choice of day trips and activities, from diving to kayaking, rock climbing, and more.
For Krabi holidays, hotels are mostly concentrated in Ao Nang, with a few exclusive and affordable options on the secluded Railay Beach. Phi Phi Island is still recovering from the Tsunami and, therefore, capacity is limited, but for a quieter alternative, there are plenty of resorts on Lanta island; 90 minutes southeast of Krabi. Restaurants and beach bars of all kinds are found in all the tourist areas, so you’re not confined to your resort.
You can even choose to share a bowl of noodles with the locals on the street; Thais are always friendly and welcoming. Ao Nang also has a small nightlife, with some discreet ‘girlie bars’, but generally it’s a relaxing place where beers are enjoyed at sunset on beachside bars and you can retire later for a traditional Thai massage or spa treatment. There’s even good shopping, if you’re looking for souvenirs, clothing or tailored suits.
The famous welcoming Thai wai is offered as a greeting of hospitality everywhere you go, along with the warm smile for which the people of Thailand are so famous. In this respect, Krabi can be far more down-to-earth and genuine than neighbouring Phuket; especially if you spend a little time among the locals in Krabi Town.