Escape from it all at Railay beaches and caves
Railay beach is potentially the most attractive beach in Thailand, accessible only by boat due to the large cliffs on each side cutting it off from the mainland. Here you will find stunning white sand, breath taking views and fantastic limestone cliffs. When you arrive at Railay, you will not find any roads or cars because of its cut off location, just a few long tail boats and a couple of bars to spend your evenings in. If you want to really feel away from the world this might just be as good as it gets.
Visit the Emerald Pool
Krabi is well-known for being an area of outstanding natural beauty. One place that should make your must-see list is the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. It is a lowland forest rich in bio-diversity, complete with a nature trail. It is especially famous for the Emerald Pool and the Blue Pool, two ponds vividly coloured by the reflection of the sun.
Visit a temple in a cave at Wat Tham Sua
One of Thailand’s natural wonders and certainly worth a visit is this warren of caves that sit within the jungle and house many monks that live and worship here, legend has it that a tiger once lived in the cave which is where the name of the temple originated. The caves can be explored and you will find many icons and relics to take a look at. When you are at the caves you need to make sure you visit the ‘footprint of the Buddha’ it is a climb up 1,237 steps which is no small task but when you get to the top you are rewarded with 360 degree views on the Andaman Sea and the beautiful islands that fall within it.
Chill out on Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Yai is an island about two hours away from Krabi Town, it is a small island that stretches about twenty kilometers from end to end. The island is inhabited and home too many guest houses and resorts. The island itself has various beautiful beaches that are often quiet but look absolutely stunning. If you want to relax for a few days this is the place to get away and do it.
The prices on the island are still quite low as tourism has not reached the levels of the Phi Phi islands yet. Koh Lanta is home to many diving schools all certified and ready to take you out to see the beautiful marine life and coral the waters have to offer. A bridge is currently being built that will link the island to Koh Lanta Noi giving you even more places to explore.
Feel the thrill with a rock climbing adventure
Krabi’s coastline is known for its striking cliffs and magnificent limestone rocks that rise up out of the dazzling azure waters. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the dramatic natural features also offer plenty of ways for daredevils to have fun.
The Railay peninsula is a terrific place for rock climbing, and there are numerous climbing schools for people of all experience levels. The secluded beach of Tonsai is another fantastic place for exhilarating rock climbing and awesome views.
Enjoy a night out in Ao Nang
Ao Nang is the main beach town in mainland Krabi. It also has the most active night scene of anywhere on the mainland. While you will not find heaps of dazzling lights, pumping sound systems, and all-out partying like you would in nearby Phuket, Ao Nang still offers a lively and fun night out. There are many bars to choose from, most with a chilled-out vibe and casual air. Simple beachside shacks, dive bars, sports bars, and live-music joints are scattered throughout the area, and there are some swankier bars that offer great views and tasty cocktails. Soi RCA is the place to go for frivolity, while Center Point has live music, a dance floor, and a ladyboy cabaret show.