Mysterious mangroves and sizzling hot springs hide in the wild, untamed verdure of the tropical Thai rainforest. A hot and humid landscape of imposing limestone rock palaces is strung across the emerald green waters of the Marine National Park. Krabi’s great beauty comes with a tranquil temperament, a more relaxed version of neighbouring Phuket.
Chinese and Middle Eastern artefacts found on archaeological digs suggest Krabi was a port on ancient trade routes.
Take a tuk-tuk or a long-tail boat to the balmy blonde beaches where your island adventure will begin. Try rock climbing in Railey or rafting down saltwater rivers, fending off pesky monkeys. Loll lazily in the gentle surf. After dark, visit the pulsating night markets and try some of the Muslim-influenced local cuisine. In Krabi, the Thai tradition of earnest enthusiasm and big affectionate smiles is alive and welcoming.