The small town of Krabi takes its name from the krabi, or sword, allegedly discovered here.
Krabi is a bustling and friendly waterfront port on the Lower Andaman Coast surrounded by tall limestone outcrops on the banks of the Krabi Estuary. It's the jumping off point for Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta as well as tours around Phangnga Bay and Wat Tham Suwan Kuha.
Rock climbing, riverboat trips, birdwatching, hiking in the national parks and reserves and sea canoeing are all popular in and around Krabi.
Top itineraries in Krabi
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Top places to stay in Krabi
The Rayavadee resort is an enchanting getaway set on the stunning Phranang Peninsula, amid coconut groves and lime stone cliffs, jutting out from the cerulean sea. It’s secluded and private, a quiet retreat between jungle and beach, which is only accessible by sea.
Pakasai Resort, overlooking the azure waters of the Andaman Sea on Krabi in South Thailand, is an escapist gem. This exclusive resort has been built into a hillside surrounded by lush tropical gardens beside the Noppharat Thara National Park. With only 104 spacious rooms and suites, the superbly-ap…
Sitting majestically within its own private bay(Pai Plong Bay), Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas are perfectly located with direct beachfront access, over 500 meters of stretching, pristine white sands lapped by crystal clear waters and overlooking the verdant limestone formations out to sea. Th…
The award-winning boutique resort blends distinctive southern Thai architecture with the incredible natural beauty of Krabi's landscape. Enjoy villa style accommodation with stylish interiors and oriental bathrooms open to the sky. Facilities include a gourmet restaurant, a gorgeous spa with plunge…
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