Located in Southern Thailand, Krabi’s 150-km coastline offers stunning vistas, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, towering limestone cliffs, caves and over 150 islands in close vicinity.
Originally inhabited 25,000 to 35,000 years ago, and located on the Andaman coast, Krabi is worth visiting to see its archipelagos, secluded beaches, bays, and coves (that once sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies!).
Since it faces west, Krabi offers magnificent sunsets for picture-perfect memories of a romantic dinner by the beach, of sunset cocktails with friends at a happening beachside bar. And its scenic views can also be appreciated underwater as it’s a wonderful place for reef diving.
Ao Nang, commonly known as “Krabi Town,” is the starting point for boat trips to nearby islands and the secluded beaches of Phra Nang Cape.
Top-notch hotels, gorgeous lanscape, a diverse range of activities make this gem of the Andaman a great destination for that picture-perfect wedding.
Go island hopping: Koh Phi Phi, Kon Lanta, James Bond Island, Hong Island
Go on a luxury sunset cruise
Go rock climbing
Go kayaking with the Krabi Caveman
Go biking around Krabi Town
Enjoy a private barbecue on the beach
Noppharat Thara Beach National Park,
Koh Phi Phi
Tha Pom Emerald Pool
Khlong Thom Hot Spring Waterfall
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple
Fossil Shell Beach
Than Bok Khorani National Park
Although international cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, or German can be found in town, Krabi’s specialty is, of course, fresh seafood.
De’Fish Seafood Restaurant
The Grotto Restaurant
Thank you Restaurant
Chao Far Seafood
Drink or Play
In Krabi Town there are many bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, and other nightlife entertainment.
Ao Nang Center Point
The Irish Embassy
Clothing (and tailor-made clothes), silk scarves, handicrafts, and souvenirs are some of the products that can be found in Ao Nang. Shops sell similar things than in Bangkok, but slightly pricier, although the beach is always better than Bangkok to buy bathing suits, snorkelling equipment, flip flops, and all things beach related.
Ao Nan’s Catalunya Walking Street
Railay Walking Street
Chock Dee Handmade Silver & Gold Jewelry
Nopparat Thara Plaza
Vogue Department Store
Sai Ba Bar & Souvenir Shop
Klong Muang Plaza
- Maharak Market (or Morning Market) always open: it’s busier between noon and 4 pm and from 9 pm to 4 am.
- Krabi Town Walking Street: Friday to Sunday from 5- 10 pm.
- Chao Fah Pier Night Market: daily from 5 pm -12:30 am.
- Due to its popularity around late December and early January (peak season), it is advised to make reservations up to a year in advance.
- It is preferable to book one-way ferry tickets to the islands nearby to have more flexibility on the schedule.
Thai Airways from Bangkok, Bangkok Airways from Koh Samui, and Thai AirAsia from both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur offer flights to Krabi International Airport, located around 10 kilometres from the city limits, 15 kilometres from the city centre, and 40 kilometres from Ao Nang. It’s also possible to take a flight to Phuket and then a two-hour shuttle bus to Krabi. The beach town is a 10-hour drive from Bangkok, and it can also be reached via buses to Krabi Bus Terminal (it takes 12 hours).