Krabi offers unmatched tranquility amid a verdant natural world, flanked by lush greenery on one side and turquoise waters on the other. You are pampered with epic vistas of the sea throughout your entire stay at this exotic island. Make yourself a temporary inhabitant of this island by soaking in these experiences as suggested in our top 4 things to do in Krabi.
Go rock climbing on Railay Beach
Railay is one of the most stunning beaches in the whole of Krabi and has an air of exclusivity to it. It is a secluded spot which can be reached only by boat from the nearest Ao Nang beach. To top it off, Railay Beach is considered as one of the best spots for rock-climbing in the world, thanks to the unique terrain comprising of towering limestone cliffs and rock formations that flank the beach.
Conquer these towering limestone formations by scaling one of them under the professional guidance of an expert. Break sweat, climb a limestone cliff and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the beach and the long boats beneath you. Anybody can take up rock climbing here, professionals and novices alike.
Explore the coastline of Krabi
Ao Nang is a resort town which boasts of a uninterrupted sandy coastline, countless long boats and limestone formations on the beach. Return from Railay Beach after a victorious rock-climbing adventure to Ao Nang and end the evening with a delicious sundowner in any of the beach bars with spectacular views of the sunset.
A beach lover’s dream, Krabi offers pristine sandy beaches like Noppharat Thara, Ton Sai or go island hopping on a longboat to Ko Hong, Ko Poda and Ko Gai.
Phra Nang Cave Beach is another laid-back place which offers a delightful alternative to beaches on Krabi’s west coast. Sunbathe, swim, kayak, snorkel or simply snooze away on your hammock under the shade of trees. Phra Nang Cave Beach makes for a perfect Thai paradise.
Climb your way up to soak in spirituality
Perched on a limestone cliff is a giant statue of Lord Buddha with a golden sheen overlooking the tropical jungle of the Khiriwong Valley in Krabi. Be enchanted at this deeply revered place for Buddhists by climbing a steep flight of 1,272 stairs. What makes the Tiger Cave Temple so distinctive are the monks who live and worship in the many natural caves that are found in the valley beneath. One such cave is known to have the paw prints of a tiger freely roamed this jungle once upon a time, according to a local legend.
The jewel in Krabi’s crown is the Emerald Pool, nestled in the tropical Thung Teao Forest Natural Park a few miles away from Krabi town. Follow the trail amidst wooded area, accompanied by the pleasant sound of chirping birds to reach a clearing which has the natural pond shining aqua blue surrounded by verdant mangroves. You can take a dip in the crystal-clear water of the pond and while you are enjoying a swim, you can see schools of colorful fish thriving in the water.
With such a variety of things to do, cherish memories from your trip to Krabi for a long time after you return home.