Krabi Attractions

4 Island Sunset D20 1630Just about anywhere you find yourself in Krabi, you'll have a great view, but there are some simply special places that if you have the time, you really shouldn't miss.

There are also many activities that you can view on our Krabi Activities Page.

Just the feeling of being in Krabi is its main attraction. Although tourism is making its mark, with improved roads, new buildings and hotels popping up all over the place, it only takes a few minutes drive to get out into the countryside and see the outstanding beauty that the coastline and scenery has to offer. Even the drive from the airport to Aonang is along a stunning road that weaves through the mountains. You just cannot fail to be impressed. Combine this with some outstanding beaches that even in high season are uncrowded, mainland Krabi must be one of the most attractive destinations in the world.


The Andaman Coast & Islands

Most people's first thought is the Islands. Phi Phi is the most famous of the dozens of small and large Islands that pepper the Andaman Coast. The Phi Phi Islands can be visited from Aonang and Krabi on a days speedboat tour which takes in all the famous beaches as well as a few other spectacular beauty spots. Bamboo Island is one of the Islands visited on the tour; this is a small Island covered with vegetation and surrounded by soft sand beaches and the most clear and turquoise water you will ever see. 


The historians claim that the Krabi area is the area with signs of the earliest human habitation in Asia, and its not difficult to see why. You can imagine cave men and women from all over Asia setting off in search of a place where they can survive. They arrived in Krabi and stopped, great weather, abundant fruit and fish, verdant jungle and palatial caves must have made Krabi paradise on earth for early man. The amazing thing is that its nor changed much and although much of the jungle has been replaced by plantation, Krabi is still just as much a paradise as it ever was.

Hong Islands

The Hong Islands are one of Krabi's greatest assets. The word Hong means "room" and describes the shape of the Island with a narrow entrance into a central lagoon surrounded by towering cliff tops. 

Hong's beach was described by the BBC as the best beach in Asia in a recent round up of the best tourist destinations.

The beach at Hong Island is very beautiful, you can snorkel right off it, be a bit careful as at low tide, there is some coral in the shadows which makes walking a bit difficult.

The other Islands in the group  that are visited by the boat tours are: Pakbia Islan, Daeng Island and Lading Island.


4 Islands

For photographic opportunities, there are not many better than the Talay Whak. This is the Thai phrase to describe the sandbar that links Koh Poda and Koh Tup at low tide. Postcards of this spot are available just about anywhere in Thailand and is perhaps the closest you'll ever get to how most people imagine paradise. As the tide rises, you can lounge on the sandbar between the Islands bathing in bath warm water that is slowly rising to ankle deep. The sand is soft and you get the feeling that you really can walk on water!

The other Island that makes up the tour is Chicken Island, named, rather imaginatively, because the mountain at its centre really does look like a chicken.

The final destination on the famous 4 Island tour is Phranang cave, a stalactite and stalagmite encrusted cave that looks like the jaws of some prehistoric creature. The cave is a holy place for the native sea gypsies in the area and is always adorned with shrines and wreathes to help ensure safety, prosperity and fertility.

Khao Sok National Park


Khao Sok National park is the largest area of untouched rainforest in South East Asia. At its centre is Chiao Lan reservoir dammed by the Ratchaprapha dam. The flooding of the area has ensured a total lack of development on the area inside the park meaning that you really can get in there and get a real pre-historic experience. The only accommodation deep inside the park are raft houses accessible only by longtail boat. The accommodation is basic, with no electricity for much of the day, but more than makes up for it by the total lack of light and sound pollution that make a stay here truly inspiring. When I say no noise pollution, I do not mean by any means that it is silent, there is a whole orchestra of deafening insects who fill every sound frequency as soon as dusk begins to settle. You really will hear nothing like it.

Phang Na Bay and James Bond Island

PhangNa Bay was one of the earliest tourist destinations on the Andaman Coast and is one of the prime reasons why Phuket became so famous. James Bond films are normally remembered for the Bond girls who dazzled the audience; "The man with the Golden Gun" though is mainly remembered for the beach scene which was shot on the beach here. Audiences all over the world were mind-blown by this incredible exotic scenery and the rich and privelidged from all over the world set off to see it for themselves. Nowadays, thanks to the forward thinking of the Thai's the location is no less beautiful than it was then. It's also far more affordable with daily trips from Krabi visiting the beaches and surrounding area every day. Of course, its popularity also means that on busy days, it can feel rather crowded.

Tiger Cave Temple - Wat Tam Seau


Driving from the airport, just as you're passing Tesco, look right and look up and you'll see an unusual sight. A giant Buddha sitting atop one of the mountains. You are not imaging it, it really is there. It defies belief just how all the materials got up there, how steps were cut into the sheer cliff face, but somehow it was done. If you can manage the 1247 rather steep steps to the top, you'll see why they did it. Once at the top, (after you get your breath back) you'll be able to see a truly enlightening sight. The view from up there on a clear day is unbeatable.

The Temple is still worth visiting even if you don't have the time (or the energy) to get to the top. The temple is a labyrinth of caves that have been filled with Buddha statues and relics making for one of the most impressive Temples anywhere. Although you are unlikely to see any Tigers, you will see some absolutely massive trees with trunks the size of small houses.

Klong Thom Hot springs

There is nothing more amazing than the natural world, and hot water springs are one of the features that will remind you of just how fragile our world is. If you imagine hot springs as small pools of steaming toxic water, you are in for a very pleasant surprise. The Klong Thom springs are a veritable river of bath temperature water. Naturally worn basins in the rock-bed of the river have created natural baths where you can just lie and let the highly mineral, hot water wash all traces of worry away.

Emerald Pool

Why is it called Emerald Pool? it could be the color. Some call it the Crystal Pool but that description somehow misses the point. The point being that it really is as brightly Emerald green as... an Emerald. On a hot sunny day when the light reflects off the surface, you really can believe that this is the world's largest Gemstone.

The waters have a high mineral content which as well as creating this incredible color, also have a whole host of claimed medical benefits. Whether any of them are true or not it's way more pleasant than most natural remedies.

Tha Pom

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This is the place where the fresh water run-off from mountain streams meets with the salt water creating an incredible swirling mixture of colors. There is a wooden platform walkway that takes you on a circular route through the mangroves that line the banks. The water in the fresh water area is as clear as glass and as cold as ice and there are some platforms just above the water level where you can just sit, admire the scene and cool your feet for a few minutes. Just a few km from Aonang, you can rent a motorbike and get there in about 30 minutes.


National Parks

A huge part of Krabi is actually National Park. All the Islands and all the coastal region have National Park status which is great as i means that it is all open to the public. Unlike in Phuket and other coastal areas around Thailand where huge swathes of beachfront are cut off from public access by large hotels and luxury villa developments, Krabi is totally open.

Inland also has more than its fair share of National Park land also. All the mountains are actually National Park and therefore restricted from any sort of building. This is why it still looks as good today as it did 20 or even 10,000 years ago. 

Phanom Bencha National Park & Huey Toa Waterfalls


Phanom Bencha National Park contains South Thailands highest mountain and also the famous Huey Toa waterfalls. Its also a beautiful place to go for a walk. Access is good and there is a well maintained path right up to the falls making it a great place to visit with young kids. (To get to the base of the water fall does requrie the last 50 metres or so to clamber across some rocks though). The grounds at the Park entrance are a great place to go in themselves with big grassy patches, some amazing trees and a visitor center with some limited information about the Park. Its also possible to stay in the park in a dozen or so quite nice bungalows and there is even a camping area.

If you want to go further, then there also some walks right into the National Park. To actually climb Phanom Bencha Mountain, you will have to access the Park from the other side of the mountains. If you are interested, contact us and we can provide further information. 

Tup Kaek Nature Trail

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Up past Klong Muang and Tup Kaek Beaches, right at the end of the road, is a great walk up to one of the finest views you will see anywhere. The walk is abotu 4km and takes about 2 hours each way. Its uphill but is quite well maintained. There are one or two steeper short sections with steps but most reasonably fit people will be able to manage the walk to the top. Almost at the top there is also a small stream and waterfall. Once at the top, the view is just fabulous.

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Krabi Activities

krabi white water rafting 3There are many places in the world where you can rock-climb, cycle, snorkel, kayak, ride ATV's, elephants, horses or go-karts, but, and it's a big but, there is nowhere in the world where you can do these things against a backdrop quite like Krabi.

There are also many attractions that you can view on our Krabi Attractions Page.

Take advantage of the rainy season to get to see Krabi without any crowds!

Krabi Attractions

4 Island Sunset D20 1630Just about anywhere you find yourself in Krabi, you'll have a great view, but there are some simply special places that if you have the time, you really shouldn't miss.

There are also many activities that you can view on our Krabi Activities Page.

Just the feeling of being in Krabi is its main attraction. Although tourism is making its mark, with improved roads, new buildings and hotels popping up all over the place, it only takes a few minutes drive to get out into the countryside and see the outstanding beauty that the coastline and scenery has to offer. Even the drive from the airport to Aonang is along a stunning road that weaves through the mountains. You just cannot fail to be impressed. Combine this with some outstanding beaches that even in high season are uncrowded, mainland Krabi must be one of the most attractive destinations in the world.

How to Book

To book a tour or activity or private charter, just browse through all our available tours and activities.

When you find something you are interested in, just add it to you enquiry cart using the form on the tour page and once finished, click to send the enquiry, fill in the details and click send. You can add any other questions or request for transfers in the comments box.

You can check your enquiry Cart at any time by just clicking the red Shopping Cart tab on the left of the screen.

If you know what you want but can't find it, just click the green Email Us tab on the left of the screen and write in your questions.

The more information you give us, the better as it helps us to give an accurate quote.

We'll get back to you, normally the same day, with confirmation of availability and price.

If you decide to go ahead with the booking, we will send a paypal invoice for a deposit. You can make the payment using most credit and debit cards with no need to sign up for a paypal account. The Paypal system is very quick and safe.

Its easy, safe and reliable and the best way to make sure that all your time in Krabi is spent doing the things you want to do.

We know that weather and any number of other things can affect your plans, so If you decide to cancel or make any changes to your booking, you can do so up until 4pm the day before any trip and we guarantee 100% refund.


Top Ten Things to do in Krabi

This is a list of our favorite things to do in Krabi and Aonang. Many of these are the free simple things that anyone can do with no advance booking or cost.

1. Island Hopping - Maya Bay, Poda Island, Hong Island Lagoon - the stuff of dreams
2. Rent a Bike and Get Lost! - Discover Krabi for youself.
3. Visit a Temple - Tiger Cave Temple plus many more
4. Krabi Markets - Night and day markets
5. Thara Park - A view on real Thai life.
6. Go Hiking - Awesome views and jungle walks
7. Kayak - Caves and Unspoilt nature in the mangroves
8. Eat - Thai food
9. Elephant Trek - Meet the Krabi Natives
10. Adrenalin - thrills and excitement
11. Massage - Melt away all your troubles
12. Scuba Diving - Krabi has some of the finest dive sites in the world
13. Relax! - No More, No Less


Just click the Read Full article link below for more details on these and lots more.


The 4 Islands Vs The Hong Islands

Both sets of Islands are National Parks, they are both undeveloped and beautiful, both sets have clear water and soft sand beaches.

Which tour to take? There is no clear winner but here is some information to help you decide. 

Hong Islands and 4 Islands comparison Chart

  4 Islands Hong Islands
Snorkelling Good Good
Kayaking No Yes
Water clarity Good Good
Beach Good Good
Longtail boat travel time 15 - 20 minutes 35 - 45 minutes
Speedboat travel time 10 minutes 20 - 30 minutes
Toilets Poda Island only Hong Island only
Restaurants No No
Park Fee Adult 400thb / Child 200thb Adult 300thb / Child 200thb


 Please note that all times are approximate, sea conditions and tides can make it faster or slower.


Bioluminescent Plankton

Bio-luminescent Plankton
Bio limuniscent plankton are present in the whole of the area of the Krabi Islands. They are small creatures that just float in the water, they cannot swim against the current so they are just washed around in the Ocean movements and tides. The faint light they produce is only visible at night on reasonably dark nights. When they are there, it is an impressive sight, just lie in the water and move around and the water around you will just glow and sparkle. It's a slightly tingly sensation.
This phenomenon occurs only when the conditions are just right and its impossible to predict whether or not you will see them.

Trips we offer where you might get to see them are the 4 Island sunset tour and the 4 Island longtail Charter with sunset on Poda Island.







Krabi National Park Fees

These prices are up to date for 2016

Island National Parks

Destination Adult Child
Phi Phi Islands  400 thb 200 thb
4 Islands (Poda, Chicken, Tup) 400 thb 200 thb
Hong Islands 300 thb 200 thb


(Child Age is 4 - 11, 3 and under are free.)


Park fees are obligatory for all passengers on any of the Island tours. It is not possible to take the tours without paying the fee.

Click the full article for all National Park entrance fees in Krabi including The Emerald Pool and Krabi Hot Springs.


Krabi Fruit

For fruit lovers, Krabi really is paradise. There is a massive range of of fruit available in Krabi, some is seasonal and others. like water melon are all year round.

Mangosteen - one of fruits royalties, the succulent white flesh inside the hard purple shells is a real taste sensation.

Mangoes - sweet yellow ones or large green sweet and sour ones, I love mangoes!

Click the full article for many more delicious fruits!


things to do for kids

Krabi really is a paradise for kids.

Young kids are the easiest, stick them on a beach with a bucket and spade and most kids from toddlers to teenagers will amuse themselves all day leaving you plenty of chance to relax. The best beaches for kids are Aonang and Klong Muang beach. (Please remember to closely supervise kids at all times though.)

Kids love to be kept busy and there are plenty of things to do in Krabi that will do that.

Elephant Trek - really young kids can be a bit scared, but kids from about 5 years and up are sure to love a ride on an elephant, its an experience that will stay with them for life.

Rock Climbing - kids love to climb and many are born naturals who will love the safe freedom to show off their abilities. Giving kids a love of climbing can also provide them in good stead for the future and teach them to be careful but not afraid.

Muay Thai Classes - Learn the basics of Muay Thai. Its more than just learning to fight, its a part of Thai culture. Its great exercise and even in just a few hours its amazing how much kids can pick up. Just the basics of self defence can a great confidence booster for kids. There are quite a few Muay Thai schools in the Aonang area. My kids and I go (just for fitness) to a small local school a few km outside Ao Nang. The school is called the Peteak Muay Thai School, its very low key and the Master there is a nice guy and great teacher. Its a great way just to burn off a few calories and any frustrations :)

Kayaking - Kids just love kayaking, I have been going with my kids since they were toddlers and they never get tired of it. Everytime we go, we see something new, at low tide there are lots of mudskippers and birds who eat the small fish. Sometimes there are lots of monkeys sometimes there are none, but the mangroves are always a magical place full of sound, color and nature. 


Krabi Rainy Season 2016

Krabi Rainy season was a bit late arriving in 2016 with almost no rain from January right through to early May. Krabi Rainy season officially ends at the end of October, but realistically, it can rain on any day of the year, just the likelihood goes down after November.

We can now expect the normal rainy season mix of heavy rain storms and strong sun. It's amazing how quickly it changes from torrential rainfall to bright sunshine. The mountains on the coast do make rain showers very local, sometimes it can be raining heavily in one area but bright sunshine just a few hundred meters away.

If you have booked a tour and it is cancelled due to the weather then we will refund or change to a different day. Not many tours are cancelled though even when raining heavily in the morning at the pickup time, often the showers are very local and short lasting. 

Sea tours usually go ahead if its raining in Aonang as the weather is very often much clearer out at the Islands.

Longterm and even short term forecasts are not very accurate, so, its best to just be prepared for everything, have a raincoat and your suntan lotion with you at all times. Most convenience shops like 7-11 sell very cheap plastic rain coats which are idea, they pack up very small and do a great job of keeping you dry in even the heaviest shower, ok, they aren't the most fashionable items, but in a heavy rain shower you will be very happy you have one.



2016 - 2017 High Season in Krabi

High season in Krabi is from about the middle of October until the end of March with the peak time being middle of December to middle of January.

During high season, Krabi can get very busy with most of the hotels full and most of the tours and activities booked almost to capacity. Although this does mean that everywhere is busy and on many days the beaches will be relatively crowded, its usual for the weather to be great every day, so, as long as you don't mind sharing the beaches and activities, then its still a great time to come. Unfortunately, we cannot control how busy places get though.

Thailand Public Holidays 2016


Date Day Holiday
22 Feb Mon Magha Puja Day
6 Apr Wed Chakri Memorial Day
13 Apr Wed Songkran Festival
14 Apr Thu Songkran Festival
15 Apr Fri Songkran Festival
1 May Sun National Labour Day
2 May Mon National Labour Day
(Substitute Day)
5 May Thu Coronation Day
6 May Fri Additional one-off non-working public holiday
20 May Fri Visakha Bucha Day
18 Jul Mon Additional one-off non-working public holiday
19 Jul Tue Asalha Puja Day
20 Jul Wed Khao Phansa Day
12 Aug Fri Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday
23 Oct Sun Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
24 Oct Mon Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
5 Dec Mon His Majesty the King's Birthday
10 Dec Sat Constitution Day
12 Dec Mon Constitution Day

Things to do for Free in Krabi

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Its easy to have a great time in Krabi without breaking the budget. Krabi's natural beauty makes it a pleasure just to be here.

All the beaches are open to the public, so just cruising the coastline on a moped and finding all the beaches is  fantastic way to spend the time.

Check out our Beaches Information page, or find them on our map.

Things to do on a rainy day in Krabi


Krabi is right in the middle of the monsoon zone so it should come as no surprise that it does get quite a bit of rain. On bad days, boat trips out to the Islands can be cancelled. But there are still lots of things that can be done on a rainy day in Krabi.

ATV and Rafting - for ATV, mud can make it even more fun, and on a white water raft run you're going to get wet anyway.

Kayak - The kayak trips are amazing even with a bit of rain. The wildlife comes out when it rains.

Cooking - take a cooking course and learn a skill that you can take back home.

Shopping - There are a few places  in Krabi Town, Vogue shopping center where they sell branded clothing, Outlet Mall where you can buy discounted brand name sports and clothing, Tesco which has its own mall selling computers, clothes, telephones etc. They are all air conditioned so not a bad place to go on a hot wet afternoon. Tesco does also have a cinema, but most films are in Thai language.

The Thai style is to just simply relax when it rains, take the time as an opportunity to sit and enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by or catch up on a bit of sleep. The rain will stop and the sun will come out, its only a matter of time.




Sporty Things to do in Krabi

There's lots of sports and activities that you can do while on holiday in Krabi. Its famous for rock climbing, kayaking and diving, but there are also some others that you might not have considered. Muay Thai, White water rafting, gokart racing are just a few.

Krabi Islands

Krabi province contains 154 Islands ranging in size from Koh Lanta right down to tiny islands that are just big enough at high tide for one person to stand. Many of the Islands have a steep karst limestone outcrop in the center.

The Phi Phi Islands are the most famous and is home to the most famous beach of all: Maya Bay. 

The Islands often have coral reefs in the shallows which make them great for snorkelling. The Krabi coast is largely covered in mangrove forest providing shelter for Krabi's abundent marine life to replenish. Due to the increase in water temperature caused by the El Nino weather events in the last year, much of the coral is bleached making large sections appear lifeless. They are actually still alive, but the bacteria that normally gives them their vibrant colours dies in the warmer temperatures. This effect is a worldwide phenomenom and a natural cycle, it should recover much of its color over the next few years.



KrabiTrek Services

Providing day tours for visitors to Krabi and Aonang is something we love to do. We are more than willing to answer any questions you might have and we will  do our best to make your time in Krabi as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please just email us and ask. We have a wealth of Information about Krabi and Aonang, but we realise that people go on holidays for many different reasons, the more information you give us about what you are looking for, the better we can help. 

We have special deals on Krabi tours and activities for larger groups of 8 or more people, please contact us for rates.
















Krabi Sightseeing Tours


Many tourists and holiday makers come to Krabi and Aonang and stay their whole time within a few meters of the beach. Krabi has so much more to offer. If you are limited in time, then the best way to get a glimpse of the inland sights of Krabi is to take a full or half day Krabi Sightseeing Tour. 

Our Krabi Sightseeing Tours give you a chance to see the best and most popular attractions in Krabi. You can choose between the Krabi Emerald Pool, the Hot Springs, Krabi Tiger Cave or Wat Tham Suea and even take an elephant ride, all as part of a full or half day tour. 








Krabi Beaches and Islands

Krabi is more than just a beach destination, but it still has some great ones. Check out our Krabi Beaches page for information on all the best beaches in Krabi and Aonang.

Phi Phi Island, Koh Jum, Poda, Koh Hong, Tup Kaek, all are beautiful Krabi Islands and whether you are looking for total solitude or a vibrant beach bar, there's somewhere in Krabi for everyone.

Food and Restaurants in Krabi

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The world has had a love affair with Thai food for many years now, and Krabi enjoys some of the best of it.

We've recently visited Ruan Mai, the Khanom Jean shop and the Frog and Catfish. All very enjoyable but in very different styles. Another great restuarant is Suan Kluey Mai, a lovely place by a small river, kids can even go for a cooling dip.

Check out our Krabi Restaurants page. Or, why not take a Thai cooking class and learn to make delicious Thai food yourself. Have a look at our Thai cooking courses.

Ao Namao Marine Research

On sunday 28-05-2012 I went with my family to the Marine research park. This is a real research establishment where they collect breed of local fish, breed them and release millions back into the sea.

It's free for entry and although not a spectacular place, it is very interesting and the kids love it. 

Krabi Kayaking Tours


Kayaking is very popular in Krabi, you can choose the mangroves at  Thalane Bay or  Ban bor thor , or you can kayak out at the Islands at Hong Island or Poda. You can also go kayaking on the James Bond Island Tour.

The coastal landscape of Krabi is totally unique with its wealth of wildlife and tropical scenery. A day just paddling a kayak around the mangroves is one of best activities to do in Krabi. 

The Nature at both Thalane Bay and at Bor Thor is completely unspoilt and natural. You'll get to see lots of wildlife: birds, lizards, crabs, and even some monkeys. You never know quite what you will get as it really is never the same twice.

Best conditions at the Thalane Bay and Bor Thor kayaking is a mid tide, check our tide charts to see when would be the best time for your trip. 

Then there is our our kayak and Sunset BBQ tour. Enjoy a leisurely kayak and then enjoy a seafood bbq on a deserted beach. For full details see our Kayak Sunset bbq page.

Krabi for Kids


Coming to Krabi with kids? Krabi is a paradise for kids of all ages. Kayaking, Thai dancing, Muay Thai, Rock Climbing, or just simply a day on the beach. We have kids and know that the best way to give them (and you) a great holiday is to keep them busy.

We have a great selection of activities and tours for kids in Krabi.

update - We've just added the really special, "Elephant Trek with Elephant Bath" trip. We visited this last week and it got the highest rating of "AWESOME!!!" from our kids.



Booking & Cancellation Terms

Please read these notes to discover our booking and cancellation terms. Please read the full text. If you do have any questions, please ask.

The most important detail is that any tour or trip can be cancelled up to 4:00pm the day before a trip. For any cancellation prior to this time, we guarantee full paypal refund of deposit with no charges or fees whatsoever. Any balance that has been paid in cash, we will refund in cash 100%.