Given an option to go back to Thailand, I would choose Krabi and just stay there. These days, I wake up wishing I could be immediately transported back to the beautiful beaches this island had to offer. Those days with a mango shake in hand, walking along the powdery beaches and wore little more than swimsuits for almost five days straight! Argh! Just #takemeback
Krabi has always been one of the top destinations in Thailand for tourists all around the world. What we loved the most was that Krabi is relatively untouched, retaining its charm when compared to Phuket or Koh Phi Phi. The area is comparatively compact and once you get an idea it is easy to explore the many hidden gems that Krabi has to offer – landscapes, virgin islands, and scenic view the moment you open your eyes in the morning! Peaceful and serene!
The list of places to visit and things to do in Krabi goes on and on, but I will try to shortlist a few which can be done on your stay here.
Things to Do in Krabi:
The popular ones are Koh Poda, Chicken Island, Hong Island, Bamboo Island and Koh Phi Phi Don.
White Sand Beaches
You can never count the number of beautiful beaches that Krabi has to offer, each one better than the other. We spent an entire day at Phrang Nang Beach and that is one of the most memorable days in my life. (More on that later). But a gorgeous view as we dined on some delicious food will be etched in my memory forever.
Another popular beach destination would be the Railay Beach, which is home to some exquisite resorts and beautiful boutique hotels.
The Krabi Town is where the popular Weekend Market is set up. It is about 20 kilometers from Ao Nang. There are other small shops set up on the Beach Road as well. Upon reaching Ao Nang, Krabi, however, we decided to skip Island Hopping after having done two in Phuket, including the James Bond Island Tour. So while we contemplated on what to do the next day, we found ourselves taking up a rented motorbike and heading towards the town. The journey was breathtaking with picturesque mountains and landscapes. And in the end, it was the Giant Catfish farm, which awaited us (More on that later).
Where to stay in Krabi
Krabi is home to some finest resorts, budget hotels, hostels, restaurants, and bars. You can pick from a wide variety of options.
Confused between choosing a hotel and a hostel? Let me help you out.
How to reach Krabi
I had mentioned in detail here about how one can use the ferry service from Phuket to reach Krabi. This is the fastest option but one can also travel by road. You can also travel by air from Bangkok and Chang Mai for Krabi has an international airport.
It’s a honeymoon destination!
We had seen many couples on a honeymoon in Krabi. We were asked by the hotel staff, the masseuse, and even a lady in the store whether we were on our honeymoon. Of course! If you can say so after four years of marriage!
What not to miss in Krabi
And the Massages!
In Krabi, we had decided to chill and relax, go to nearby beaches, have great food, visit the night market and revel in Thai massages. I am a sucker for great massages and spas, but the husband was in for a surprise 😛
We lazed around, spent an evening in the resort’s infinity pool and lay there even when it started to rain. A couple from Australia warned us about getting wet in the rain, but oh, come on, we are in the pool. Seeing our enthusiasm, they jumped into the pool with us in ten minutes.
Our stay in Krabi is one of the most memorable days of my life. Laidback and unexplored, I hope it doesn’t lose its charm by the time we visit the next time. “The next time?”, my husband asks. My smile melts his heart and we nod in unison.
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