Krabi Province is fast becoming a very popular tourist destination and now has its own airport which handles international as well as national flights. With miles and miles of spectacular coastline, lush, verdant interiors and lots of water sports and rock climbing it’s no wonder that the area is in the flush of growth.
1. Railay Beaches & Caves
Now on every savvy traveller’s list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand’s most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil world. In just one small peninsula you’ll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides.
2. Koh Poda
Koh Poda is one the most popular islands in Krabi archipelago. Located just six kilometres offshore from Ao Nang, it roughly takes 25 minutes to get there by long-tail boat. Covered with palm and pine trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach, it is every inch the stunning tropical getaway. A coral reef lies about 20 metres from the beach with a variety of sea life.
3. The Emerald Pool
Krabi is well-known for areas of outstanding natural beauty and one place that should make your must-see list is the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park, an unusual lowland forest rich in bio-diversity, complete with a nature trail, an emerald pool, and a blue pool.
4. Koh Hong
Get away from it all at Koh Hong, on the Krabi coastline. Spend your day doing nothing but lazing on virgin sands. This wonderful group of tiny islands offers breathtaking scenery, soft white-sand beaches, coral reefs and a beautiful lagoon. It’s where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sunbathing, hiking, and picnicking.
5. Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave)
Located near Krabi Town, Wat Tham Sua or ‘Tiger Cave’ is one of the most famous caves in the area. Part of a temple complex where monks live and worship within a maze of natural caves surrounded by lush jungle. Inside one of the caves are what appears to be tiger paw prints embedded in the stone. The main tourist attraction however, is the 1,272 step climb up a limestone tower to see the ‘footprint of the Buddha’.