There is no comparison with Krabi and the southern coast to any other island or coastlines in Thailand. As well as beautiful and relaxing scenery, Krabi activities are an adventure playground for those who like to get out and about. Sailing, kayaking, climbing, birdwatching, snorkelling, island hopping and sight-seeing are just a few of the available Krabi activities.
The province of Krabi is rich in its natural habitat and also home to a number of elephant trekking sites. Despite the terrain being rocky and hilly at times, an elephant’s step is strong and sturdy. Any fears holiday makers might have for safety or comfort are set aside as the huge mammals secure their riders with ease. Though elephants are large creatures, their step is incredibly gentle and riding an elephant actually proves to be a peaceful and comfortable experience. Taking an elephant trek through rubber plantations and jungle is an experience you’re not going to forget in a hurry. There are several elephant sites around the town of Krabi just waiting to be explored.
Kayaking is a great way to explore Krabi’s dramatic scenery without damaging the environment. Well-constructed kayaks which move slowly and silently through the waters go almost unnoticed through different coastal ecosystems, passing mangroves, canyons and caves. There are regular guided tours around Ao Luk in the North of the province, Ao Thalane, home to mangroves and canyons at the southern tip of Phang Nga Bay and Bor Thor, where ancient limestone caves reside. The benefits of a kayak tour mean you’ll be able to observe wildlife up close. Several species of birds including hornbills, kingfishers and little herons are commonly spotted, as well as monkeys, in particular the crab-eating macaque. On Hong Island, the marine life includes many brightly coloured tropical fish and birds, colourful crabs and even the occasional monitor lizard, leaving tourists flabbergasted often by their size. Walking with dinosaurs comes to mind when adventuring round Krabi’s lagoons and jungles.
The limestone cliffs of Krabi are a haven for rock-climbing enthusiasts and a top choice of all the Krabi activities. Avid climbers and adventure seekers come from all over the globe to take up the opportunity of climbing the limestone beauties. Over 650 routes have now been developed over the past 15 years, which was when Krabi first witnessed the sight of people scaling its craggy mountain terrain. And although it is popular with experienced climbers, novice climbers and enthusiasts are also welcome to try scaling the rocks. There are plenty of instructors and the climb is made incredibly safe with all the correct amenities to make the climb as comfortable as possible and personal for each individual’s capabilities. Browse our recommended climbing centres…..
Other Krabi activities include scuba diving and snorkelling. The majority of dive sites are in shallow waters, which makes scuba diving suitable for all levels of divers. If you are a beginner there are a number of PADI certified dive schools who can teach you the basics, or if you are already certified there are plenty of instructors who will be happy to guide you on a fun dive. If you are fascinated by life underwater, Krabi offers a rich marine environment, with superb corals, pinnacles, underwater caves and rock formations. It’s not unusual to spot leopard sharks, turtles, and even dolphins depending on the time of year you choose to dive. With around 160km of coastline meeting the emerald Andaman Sea, as well as its myriad islands, Krabi boasts more than 32 dive sites and countless more snorkelling spots. Browse our recommended scuba diving shops…..
Thailand is famed for its Thai massages so why not stretch it out and wind down the body with true century old beauty and health treatments from Southeast Asia. Massage parlours in Krabi are guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated as the majority of spas are situated in stunning resorts along the beautiful coastline or even on the beach itself, allowing for double pleasure as you take in the sounds and scenes of nature around you. Soothing and tranquil, leave stress behind as you sample essential oils, exotic herbs and Thai massage techniques guaranteed to nourish the body and feed the soul.