There is no comparison with Krabi and the southern coast to any other island or coastlines in Thailand. As well as having lots of fantastic places to stay, in Krabi activities and fun for the whole family are plentiful. Krabi is an adventure playground for those who enjoy the outdoors and being active. Sailing, kayaking and climbing, as well as birdwatching, snorkelling and island hopping are all available. In Krabi activities can be tailored to all ages and interests.
Kayaking is a great way to explore Krabi’s dramatic scenery. Well-constructed kayaks which move slowly and silently through the waters go almost unnoticed through different coastal ecosystems, passing mangroves, canyons and caves. Take a guided tour around Ao Luk in the North of the province. Alternatively, explore Ao Thalane at the southern tip of Phang Nga Bay. It’s home to mangroves and canyons. Bor Thor is where you’ll find ancient limestone caves. Allowing a guide to show you all the best places will mean you’ll be able to observe wildlife closer up. Several species of birds including hornbills, kingfishers and little herons are commonly spotted during a tour. Crab-eating macaque monkeys are also regularly sighted.
On Hong Island, you can expect to see fantastic wildlife both above and below the waters surface. Brightly coloured tropical fish, beautiful birds and even the occasional monitor lizard. Walking with dinosaurs comes to mind when adventuring round Krabi’s lagoons and jungles.
Other popular Krabi activities include scuba diving and snorkelling. The Andaman Sea with its crystal clear waters is a haven for all sorts of marine life. From stunning corals and tropical fish to sharks and turtles. There is so much to see beneath the waters surface. Krabi is a holiday destination where complete beginners can try scuba diving for the very first time. The majority of dive sites are in shallow waters, making it ideal for newbies. If you are a beginner there are a number of PADI certified dive schools who can teach you the basics in a single day. Those who are already certified can enjoy a fun dive alongside a knowledgeable guide.
Krabi offers a rich marine environment. Superb corals and pinnacles, as well as underwater caves and rock formations. During a day trip you may even spot leopard sharks, turtles and even dolphins . 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.
Krabi’s sheer limestone cliffs are a haven for rock-climbing enthusiasts. Keen climbers come from near and far to take on its challenging over hangs and giant cliffs. People have been climbing Krabi’s craggy mountainous terrain for over 15 years and there is now over 650 routes to explore. Railay Beach is a real hot spot for both beginners and experienced climbers.
Thailand is famed for its Thai massages. Relax and unwind with the help of a century old treatment from Southeast Asia. It will leave you feeling amazing. Call into any one of the beach front massage salas and pick a treatment of your choice. Choose from a full body Thai, oil, aloe massage, or opt for a facial, foot or head massage instead. Listen to the sounds of the sea, feel the gentle breeze brush over your bare skin and take in the sounds of nature all around you. Soothing and tranquil. Inhale the essential oils and exotic herbs. Then, do nothing but enjoy for the next hour.