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Bustling Krabi Town is majestically situated among impossibly angular limestone karst formations jutting from the mangroves, but mid-city you’re more likely to be awestruck by the sheer volume of guesthouses and travel agencies packed into this compact town. It's a key transport hub, around which a busy traveller scene continues to evolve. There's no shortage of restaurants, or gift shops selling the usual trinkets. Bustling Krabi Town is majestically situated among impossibly angular limestone karst formations jutting from the mangroves, but mid-city you’re more likely to be awestruck by the sheer volume of guesthouses and travel agencies packed into this compact town. It's a key transport hub, around which a busy traveller scene continues to evolve. There's no shortage of restaurants, or gift shops selling the usual trinkets.

Krabi Weather Overview

Krabi enjoys a tropical climate with the temperature rarely dropping below 27C in the daytime, year round (the average is around 32C). There are two seasons, dry and rainy, defined by the reversal of the monsoon winds.

The northeasterly winds bring the driest weather from around December to April, with the temperature getting progressively hotter as the months go by. The southwesterly winds make rain more prevalent during May – November, with the wettest months tending to be September and October. But the seasonal changeover does not always happen on schedule so, for example, it is possible that the rain starts “early” in April one year and not until mid-June the next.

Here is the break-up of Krabi weather during different periods of year:

November to mid-March: This is the coolest season in Krabi after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Krabi and enjoying water sports in the calm sea.

Mid-March to May: These are considered as the hottest months in Krabi just before monsoon hits Thailand. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the reasons why you should plan a trip in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other!

June to October: Monsoon season in Krabi lasts from May to October. While the weather is humid, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but continuous days of heavy rainfall are rare.

Check the below table for the general idea of Krabi weather throughout the year

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 33°/ 23° 2 days
February 33°/ 23° 6 days
March 35°/ 24° 7 days
April 34°/ 25° 20 days
May 33°/ 25° 19 days
June 32°/ 25° 18 days
July 32°/ 25° 9 days
August 31°/ 25° 19 days
September 31°/ 24° 18 days
October 31°/ 24° 30 days
November 31°/ 24° 18 days
December 32°/ 23° 8 days

Best time to go to Krabi

The best time to visit Krabi is from November to March. This place experiences a typical tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature never gets below 27 degrees during day time. Krabi weather can be classified as two seasons; dry and rainy. The driest weather lasts from December to April, and the weather gets progressively hot with each month. The months between May and November are more susceptible to rain. The wettest months in Krabi are September and October. Travelling between the rainy months is a bit of a gamble where you could experience short to heavy showers which can tamper your outdoor plans. Or, you can have a perfectly sunny day with slashed prices, cold weather, and an entire island to yourself.

Krabi Seasonal Weather Guide

Krabi in High Season 

The dry seasons which includes November to March is considered as the high season of Krabi. The maximum temperature during November is around 31 degrees Celsius, and the lowest temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. From Late December to March, the weather is almost perfect with plenty of sunshine, calm seas, and very minimal rains. The sea temperature is between 28 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius making it ideal for taking a dip or exploring water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Christmas and New Year is very crowded, and it is advised to book months in advance if you want to get into your favourite hotel/resorts.

Krabi in Shoulder Season 

April and May make up the Shoulder season of Krabi. April is the hottest month with temperature averaging around 28 to 30 degrees and minimal rainfall. With the temperature on the higher side, a lot of travellers put off this season making it ideal of budget travellers. May is right before the first onset of monsoon which makes the weather pretty humid and slightly unpredictable. Mostly it is dry, and it is always better to check up on the weather, right before you book.

Krabi in Off Season 

June through October is the low season of Krabi. The weather is between 30 degrees and 25 degrees, but the sunshine is not guaranteed every day. The long periods of sunshine are interrupted by heavy to isolated showers which lasts a day or sometimes even a week. This pattern changes every year. For example, July could be sunny and dry this year and stormy and wet the following one. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is promoting this season as 'Green Season' with a variety of all-weather activities like trekking, temple visits, and kayaking planned during this season. A lot of hotels also offer a significant discount which is a boon to budget travellers. The only tip is to plan your trip no more than a week in advance with the help of the weather prediction apps.

Krabi in January-February-March 

Weather

The temperature from January to March is between 34 degrees Celsius and 22 degree Celsius. The sea is pretty warm, the humidity is relatively low, and there is a lot of sunshine. It is the best time to indulge in underwater activities as the visibility is all time high making it easy to spot colourful fishes and tropical coral formations. Due to the great weather, this is the peak season of Krabi. People come from all over the world to experience sunshine and explore underwater gems.

Events & Festivals 

The New Year?s Eve is celebrated at many resorts and hotels of Krabi. The Laanta-Lanta Festival is celebrated every March which gives you a great insight into local culture. It is mainly celebrated to keep the roots intact owing to the growing island. There are a lot of authentic meals and snacks available for three days with exotic beverages. There is also a performance of Rong-Ngen which is a traditional dance and music of Sea Gypsies, performed by individuals and groups across the country. There is also a display of traditional crafts and arts at various cultural booths. The Sea Gypsies also seek protection and wade off evil spirits into the sea by having a traditional boat floating ceremony.

Krabi in April 

Weather

The temperature in April is slightly higher than 34 degrees Celsius with a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. The humidity also goes up which makes the travellers a little reluctant to travel during this season. This also officially marks the shoulder season of Krabi.

Events & Festivals in April

Around Mid-April Songkran is celebrated, the Lunar New Year according to Thai Calendar. Processions are held, and all Buddha images are washed. It is also the day young people seek the blessings of monks and elders. There is a friendly water fight which is the highlight of the whole celebration. People throw water at each other as they believe it will wash away the bad luck from the previous year.

Krabi Province and Tourist Association come together in organising the Krabi International Rock Climbing event during the last week of April. It is held at picturesque limestone cliffs with excellent facilities and quite popular among the well-renowned rock climbers.

Krabi in May-June-July 

May is the start of the rainy season and low season of Krabi with temperature stable around 30 degrees. June sees the first phase of monsoons with strong winds and rough seas making it difficult to visit the other islands. But there will be plenty of activities offered inside the island as well as the resorts like a striking spa deal. The strong winds die down around July, and it remains slightly clear. The rains sometimes are short outbursts during the day or can be continuous for weeks. Although it is somewhat difficult to plan a vacation during this season it is not entirely impossible.

Krabi in August-September-October 

The weather during these months is between 29 degrees Celsius and 25 degree Celsius. August is still a little bit clearer and the second onset of monsoon usually starts in September. The monsoon season continues till October end which is the wettest month of the year with over 19 or more days of rainfall. The crowd is thinner during this season.

Sat Duan Sip Festival takes place during Mid-August which is Festival of Tenth Lunar Month to honour their ancestors. The families bring baskets of traditional foods for their deceased relatives and then take them to the monastery in a colourful procession.

Krabi in November-December 

The monsoon winds recede during November and December where the temperature is relatively low around 28 degree Celsius. This also marks the beginning of the high season of Krabi. The skies are clear, and the sun shines brightly making it almost perfect of people who live in cold countries.

Events & Festivals

Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival takes place during Mid-November which is the official beginning of the tourist season. There are lots of musical performances, parades, races, open-air markets with fresh produce. A lot of cultural competence and water sports like sea kayak competition take place during this time.

The Chak Phra festival happens in December which means pulling off the Buddhist monks. It is celebrated to preserve traditions among the local community. Many Buddhists wear yellow shirts for this festival and participate in the parade that goes for 3 kilometres long. The King?s birthday falls on 5th December and is celebrated with pomp and fare.

Krabi Current Weather & 7-Day Forecast

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Krabi Town may be a tranquil provincial city, but it hosts enough attractions to satisfy its short- or long-term visitors. The riverside offers the possibility of relaxing morning or late afternoon strolls, while the downtown area features one large temple (Wat Kaew Korawaram), a small contemporary art museum, and two daily fresh markets that allow visitors to get a glimpse on southern Thailand daily life.

#1 Rock Climb at Railay Beach

Railay beach is only accessible by boat and is the place to head if you want to try your hand at Krabi’s most famous activity… rock climbing.

Although the area is getting more popular and therefore more crowded, visiting Railay Beach for its natural beauty and outdoor activities is still definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi.  

As you land on the beach, you will see jungle all around you and, soaring above, giant limestone cliffs and viewpoints.

This natural feature make this place a climber’s paradise and you can enjoy a huge series of climbs here from beginner to advanced.

In fact, with over 1000 routes in over 51 areas, Railay Beach is one of the most famous destinations for rock climbing in the world. Check out this great half-day rock climbing experience if you’re looking to tackle one.

There are no roads here, only footpaths in Railay Beach, which means this tropical paradise also offers lazy days and chilled out evenings if you don’t fancy climbing.

Don’t miss the Princess Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nok), Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai) and Hidden Lagoon (Sa PhraNang) which all are famous spots to visit here too.

#2 Stay in Ao Nang

Ao Nang is the best place to stay in Krabi for those who want to lay their heads in the area.

The nicest resort town around (compared to Krabi Town it’s much better), Ao Nang also serves as the best base camp from which you can explore all the region has to offer.

With plenty of good guesthouses and restaurants, as well as long-tailed boats and ferries, staying in Ao Nang and then making short trips to nearby beaches and islands, is a popular traveller choice.

As always in Southeast Asia, there’s countless travel agents here who can help you plan some astounding day trips.
There are also many good spas you can enjoy in Ao Nang too, which definitely makes a stay here one of the most relaxing things to do in Krabi!

#3 Climb to the Tiger Cave Temple

Despite lacking any tigers now, probably thankfully let’s be honest, legend has it that back in the day a monk climbed up this hill and did find tigers roaming around the cave.

Indeed, an impression of a tiger’s paw can be still be seen.

Pretty impressive you’ve got to admit, tigers or no tigers, climbing up to this cave is definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi.

After ascending the 1,240 steps, you will find a massive golden statue of Buddha and amazingly sweeping views off to both sides. 

Apart from being an important meditation site, this cave temple, known locally as Wat Tham Suea, is also a place of archaeological and historical interest.  

The surrounding area is covered with a large number of trees, which are hundreds of years old and once you make it to the very top, you are rewarded with a stunning 360 degree panorama over miles of countryside all the way to the Andaman sea.

#4 Visit Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy feeling all green-fingered among lovely flowers and beautiful birds, visiting the Thung Teao Forest National Park is definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi.

This place provides a delightfully calm experience for visitors, and the simplicity and tranquillity of Thung Teao makes it totally unique.

Admission fees are 100 Baht for children and 200 Baht for adults.

#5 Marvel at Krabi Shell Cemetery, Susan Hoi

This 200m stretch of fossilised shells dates back more than 40 million years – pretty epic huh!

Yup, the scary and oldest place in this area, and the only one of its kind in the world, visiting this spot is definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi.

A heaven for geology buffs and sea-relic lovers alike, the shell cemetery was formed when limestone deposits covered ancient sea creatures, trapping and preserving them in the process.

Besides this natural wonder, there are several small Chinese temples to explore around the cemetery, meaning you’ll get your cultural fix here too.

In addition, the undisturbed beaches of Susan Hoi add another level of loveliness.

It’s also worth knowing that the mangroves, which otherwise have restricted access, are reachable through cemetery here and are certainly worth exploring.

That said, do check the tide timings before visiting as high tides may disrupt your visit and make it unsafe to enter.
There are certain kiosks which charge you for a visit, but technically, this is a free site.

#6 Bathe in the Klong Thom Hot Springs

These deep-rooted thermal springs are located inside the volcanic chambers of Klong Thom, where warm water has flowed for thousands of years.

Believed to have healing properties that aid skin afflictions, both the hot and cold water springs found here are great for circulation too and make bathing in this spot undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Krabi.

The lush, green setting is a bonus and the soothing atmosphere can be a welcome respite from the often chaotic Thailand vibes!

Located quite close to the emerald pool at Thung Teao Park, it’s a good idea to plan a combined day trip from Krabi taking in both these sights at once.

#7 Get Stuck on the Phi-Phi Islands!

The Phi-Phi islands are top of many travellers’ lists and is it any wonder given their tropical setting?!

As your boat approaches the islands, they seem to rise from the sea like fortresses and, whether you choose to visit Ko Phi Phi Don, Ko Phi Phi Leh, Bida Nok, Bida Nai or Bamboo Island (Ko Mai Phai), you’ll likely feel as if you’ve arrived in a movie!

Indeed, the islands came to prominence following the release of the film The Beach, which was shot here, and feature crystal clear waters, beaches to die for and protected natural environments.

Visiting them (perhaps for longer than you planned) is definitely one of the best things to do in Krabi and the wider region.

Phi Phi Don, the largest island, offers sandy beaches and hidden caves. Diving and snorkelling are also popular here as you can experience both coral gardens and deeper reefs.

However the island is busy and becoming increasingly crowded and touristy. The quieter spots are along the east and south coasts, but are getting harder to comeby. Phi Phi Leh is quieter than Phi Phi Don and only accessible as part of a day trip or sunset cruise from Phi Phi Don.

#8 Snap Khao Khanab Nam

These mountains, set on either side of the bay, are the most recognisable landmarks in Krabi. Standing 100 meters tall, their majestic wonder acts as a gateway to Krabi Town, with the river running in between them making for a highly memorable view. Inside the mountains, a very holy site is hidden, which is well worth exploring.

Indeed, the location is famous for the large number of human skeletons that have been found in the caves here. The caves are wonderfully accessible through the stairwell and the panoramic view from the top is definitely worth the climb.
All in all, making a trip to Khao Khanab Nam is certainly one of the top things to do in Krabi and the area can be reached by chartering a long tail boat from Krabi Town or Ao Nang.

As part of your charter trip, do stop by the Ko Klang fishing village too and discover the museum and local craft center here.

#9 Relax on Koh Lanta

Much calmer than Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta provides a far more relaxed and less backpacker-y vibe. Edged by mangrove forests, mile-long sandy beaches and rainforests, this place is delightfully exotic and offers more of a midrange getaway.
As such, relaxing here is definitely one of the best things to do within reach of Krabi.

Must-do activities on Koh Lanta include diving and snorkelling, in fact this island boasts some of the best marine life and reefs in the whole of Thailand.

Must-sees are the underwater pinnacles of Hin Muang and Hin Daeng.

Other must-visit places on Koh Lanta include Sunshine Hill Viewpoint and Ban Si Raya, which is otherwise known as Lanta Old Town – a charming old port area with stilt-houses that hawk back to a bygone era.

Otherwise, from here you can always head over to Koh Lipe and from there, over the border to Langkawi in Malaysia if you’re looking to explore further afield in the region.

#10 Take the Four Island Tour

The breathtaking four island tour is definitely one of the top things to do in Krabi and covers Koh Gai, Koh Tup, Koh Mawr and Koh Poda This fun experience usually provides you with a short amount of time to enjoy each island as well as check out Pranang Cave, aboard a speedboat.

Koh Gai is a chicken-shaped island (hence the name, read. Gai means Chicken!) and is linked to Koh Tup with a sandbar.

The third island, Koh Mawr is a rocky spot with cliffs jutting out of the sea and lush green foliage on top.

Finally, Koh Pada, usually the last stop, is a large island with coconut plantations.

Tour boats usually hold 35-40 people and can be booked in advance here.

#11 Wat Kaew Korawaram

One of the most prominent temples in the Krabi region is Wat Kaew Korawaram.

Though not as beautiful as Tiger Temple, Wat Kaew Korawaram is absolutely a must-visit location when in Krabi, primarily for the amazing carving of Buddha, which was produced from a single piece of jade.  

There are also temple gardens here to enjoy which, located on the hill, are accessed via a grand staircase lined by Naga sculptures.

This place was established in 1887 and the temple is clean and well maintained, with its ceilings and walls covered with fascinating murals.

Krabi Province is the third most popular holiday destination in southern Thailand after Phuket and Koh Samui. Far from being as developed as its two main ‘competitors’, it offers a pretty good choice of destinations and some stunning scenery inland and along its coastal area, which features no less than 154 islands and islets. From the buzzing Ao Nang to the wild and remote Railay to the tranquil Klong Muang to the famous Phi Phi Islands, Krabi has something for everyone and hosts a tremendous choice of hotels and resorts for any type of budget.

For couples and families: Ao Nang

Ao Nang is the most popular area in Krabi, courtesy its close proximity to Ao Nang beach, the most popular beach in town. It has tonnes of great accommodation options, shopping avenues and fine dining restaurants.

Value for Money

Sugar Marina Resort-Cliffhanger: An excellent value for money choice with clean rooms, comfortable beds, gorgeous pools and a great breakfast spread.

Apple A Day Resort: It’s a great resort with the perfect location, a short walk from Ao Nang beach and the main street. The rooms are lovely and the pools are clean. The resort will also help you with getting bikes on rent.

Premium Experience

Aonang Cliff Beach Suites and Villas: Featuring well-furnished rooms along with a fabulous infinity pool, Aonang Cliff Beach Suites and Villa is an excellent choice, especially for couples. The private balconies offer an amazing sea view. You can easily spend a day just lounging on a deckchair.

Holiday Inn Resort: A great family oriented resort, especially if you are travelling with kids. With a kids club filled with toys, ball pit and jungle gym, your little ones are bound to be occupied, which leaves you to enjoy the pleasant experience the resort offers.

For Honeymooners, Couples & Families: Railay Beach

Railay is nothing less than a slice of paradise, and we are not even exaggerating. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, with grand limestone cliffs in the background, it presents quite a pretty picture, perfect for your next holiday card.

Value for Money

Sand Sea Resort: It’s a beautiful resort with a prime waterfront location, meaning you have easy access to three amazing beaches. Its spread out among tropical gardens with a swimming pool and jacuzzi facing the sea. Sunsets don’t get better than this.

Railay Princess Resort & Spa: The resort overlooks the Petch Mountain, affording magnificent views. The facilities are just as amazing, with their gorgeous decks and sky pools.

Premium Experience

Rayavadee Hotel: This is the ultimate luxury stay at Railay. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the service is excellent. It’s almost like a VIP experience.

Railay Village Resort: This upscale resort is surrounded on three sides by towering limestone cliffs. It has a host of luxury offerings, so you may not even feel like leaving the resort.

For Bachelors and solo trippers: Krabi Town

Krabi Town has a laidback and authentic vibe to it. Its slow pace of life is alluring to backpackers from around the world. The town is most popular for its night markets. You can find cheap souvenirs to take back home or savour some delicious Thai cuisine.

Value for Money

Pak-Up hostel: The first hostel to be set up in Krabi, Pak- Up has come a long way since then and won awards like the “Best hostel in Asia”. The atmosphere is energetic and it has a welcoming feel to it. The playground bar offers a free barbecue every night and it hosts crazy competitions with prizes.

Sleep Club Hostel: Sleep Club hostel is just perfect. It’s like a home away from home. The design is innovative and the rooms are nice, with crackers, cookies, towels, and water included. The breakfast spread is just amazing, especially the exotic fruits on offer.

Premium Experience

Phulay Bay: A Ritz Carlton Reserve: It’s an ultra-luxury resort with a spectacular location, overlooking Phang Nga Bay. The hotel oozes class and elegance, its suites and villas scattered amongst lush tropical gardens.

Maritime Park & Spa Resort: Located at the heart of Krabi, the resort offers views of the forest-clad mountains, emerald lagoons and lush gardens. It has a host of services to cater to your every need, including pools, a spa and even a cycling track.

For those seeking luxury & privacy: Klong Muang

Klong Muang is like a complete resort town. These resorts are self-contained, with their own private beaches, amazing spas, gorgeous pools and restaurants serving both local and international delicacies.

Premium Experience

Amari Vogue Krabi: With a private beachfront, Amari Vogue Krabi oozes luxury and class. The rooms are adorned with traditional Thai artifacts and carvings. Be prepared to be pampered with beauty treatments, massages and lip-smacking delicacies.

Nakamanda Resort and Spa: Located only a short walk from Klong Muang beach, it’s a resort surrounded by mangrove trees and lush plantations, with great views of mountains. It’s the sort of place where you go to just soak in the scenic views, enjoy a stroll along the beach or a read a book and just disconnect from the world.

Krabi’s dining scene consists of local Thai haunts (many of which take advantage of the readily-available fresh seafood) and international restaurants headed by expats who are passionate about bringing the best of their home country’s cuisine to this little corner of Thailand. Here are ten of the best dining establishments to visit if you’re in town.

Mr. Krab-i

This casual restaurant is popular with both locals and tourists thanks to its personable service, excellent food, and relaxed atmosphere. Owned by a friendly Italian/Thai couple, Mr.Krab-i showcases their collective culinary knowledge with a menu of Italian and Thai cuisine. The dishes range from Thai soft shell crab, stir-fries, and curries, to more European-inspired pizzas, burgers and pasta. The portions are generous, and the restaurant also offers an extensive wine list. With earthy brick walls, low lighting, laid-back music, and knick-knacks hanging on the walls, the restaurant’s interior is warm and welcoming.

Mr. Krab-i, 27/29 Chaofah Road, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 86 554 4659

Frog and Catfish

The Frog and Catfish serves a range of exceptional Thai food, prepared with produce sourced from nearby farms and seafood fresh from local fishermen. The restaurant is an excellent place to try Thai food at its best, with a selection of spicy salads, soups, curries, whole fish and stir-fried dishes. The seafood dishes are a stand-out, with options such as fresh crab spring rolls, and pla tub tim boraan, which is a whole fried tilapia fish served with special sauce. The restaurant is located a little outside the busiest area of Krabi Town, set within a tropical garden and surrounded by fish ponds. It also offers a library with more than 2,000 books, and English beer is available at the bar.

Frog and Catfish, 76 Moo 6, Din Daeng Noi, Nong Thale, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 84 773 0301

Gecko Cabane

Gecko Cabane offers European and Asian fusion cuisine in a cozy setting. The dining room is eclectic and inviting, with deep green walls, lace tablecloths, wood accents, and lush plants hanging from the ceilings and popping out between tables. Dishes range from chicken burgers and steaks to curries and prawns in tamarind sauce. Diners are able to choose the spice level of their dishes on a scale from one to ten, making this restaurant ideal for tourists looking for a gentle introduction to Thai flavors.

Gecko Cabane 1/36 37 Soi Ruamjit, Maharaj Road, Krabi, Thailand, + 66 81 958 5945

Carnivore Steak and Grill

As the name suggests, Carnivore Steak and Grill is one of the best places in Krabi to go for premium meats. This restaurant offers typical meat options including beef, chicken and pork, along with more unusual meats for Thailand like ostrich, duck, and lamb. The restaurant’s elegantly rustic decor pairs well with its unpretentious yet high-quality dishes. All the meats are prepared simply and served alongside a choice of ten different side dishes, including potatoes, warm vegetables, French fries or rice. The menu also features a great selection of fish and seafood dishes, as well as hearty salads that can be ordered in three different sizes.

Carnivore Steak and Grill, 127 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 75 661 061

Khaothong Terrace Restaurant

Khaothong Terrace is known for its authentic Thai dishes and beautiful views. The restaurant itself is relatively no-frills, with basic decor that leaves the focus on its incredible views of the Andaman Sea. Surrounded by lush green trees, the restaurant has a relaxed and homey ambiance. The menu offers a wide selection of Thai and international dishes, with a focus on fresh seafood. There are a number of vegetarian options, and the staff are always willing to customise dishes based on each diner’s tolerance for spiciness.

Khaothong Terrace Restaurant, 135 Moo 2 Khao Thong, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 83 107 4400

Chalita Café & Restaurant

Chalita Café & Restaurant is another establishment that manages to offer a mix of Italian and Thai dishes, without compromising on the quality of either cuisine. Ranked the third best restaurant in Krabi on TripAdvisor, Chalita uses fresh ingredients to create a menu of pizzas, salads, curries and stir-fries. Set in a wooden building, the interior features low lighting, comfortable rattan tables and chairs, along with a terrace out front. Although the restaurant is often busy, the owners are attentive and often available to provide recommendations for things to do and see around Krabi and the nearby islands.

Chalita Café & Restaurant, Chao Fah Alley, Tambon Pak Nam, Chang Wat Krabi, 81000, Thailand, +66 812 066 299

Jenna’s Fine Bistro & Wine

One of the more stylish restaurants in the area, Jenna’s Fine Bistro & Wine is known for its sophisticated European and Thai cuisine. Menu highlights include the duck in red curry with seasonal fruits, and the miso baked snow fish with mashed potatoes. The restaurant also offers cold cut and cheese platters that go well with their exceptional selection of wines. Jenna’s also offers an extensive vegetarian menu, and a special Sunday Roast complete with Yorkshire puddings.

Jenna’s Fine Bistro & Wine, 328/3 Moo 2 ,Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 75 695 152

Diver's Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant

The Diver’s Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant is best known for its steaks, serving up tenderloin, sirloin, rib eye and lamb, all sourced from New Zealand or Australia. Aside from steaks, the menu also features a number of Thai and European dishes, which range from green curry and pad thai, to lasagne and schnitzel. The menu comes in four languages, a selection that offers something for virtually all tastes. The restaurant, which has more than doubled in size since first opening in 2000, features a bright interior furnished with wood tables, as well as a small patio seating area outside.

Diver's Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant, 27 / 9 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000, Thailand, +66 75 637 297

Lae Lay Grill

Lae Lay Grill not only offers some of the best seafood in Krabi, but it’s also one of the best places in town to watch the sunset. Set high on a hill overlooking the beach, this restaurant packs in diners every night, despite its slightly out-of-the-way location. Fortunately, it offers free shuttle service to and from local hotels, making it easier to reach. Lae Lay Grill specializes in seafood, with a menu of crab, squid, red snapper, shrimp, sea bass, and other fresh-from-the-water favorites. The menu is rounded out by a few Thai dishes, with both meat and vegetarian options available.

Lae Lay Grill, 89 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand, +66 75 661 588

Wanna’s Place

Part of the The L Resort Krabi, Wanna’s Place has been a long-time favorite of locals and visitors for more than 25 years. The menu features a combination of Swiss and Thai dishes, with highlights including Zurich geschnetzeltes, which is schnitzel with cream sauce and noodles, and veal sausage with rösti. The restaurant’s signature dish is the ‘Steak Hot Stone’, which is served on hot stone, along with three dipping sauces, allowing diners to cook the meat to their own personal preference. In addition to excellent food, the restaurant also offers gorgeous views, with tables facing towards the Ao Nang beachfront.

Wanna’s Place, 32/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand, + 66 07 563 7484

By Flights

Krabi International Airport (KBV) is about 15 km from the centre of town. Thai Airways and Air Asia fly daily direct to and from Bangkok. Bangkok Airways operate flights to Koh Samui. Air Asia has daily flights to/from KL in Malysia. Tiger Airways flies to and from Singapore four times a week.

There is an air conditioned airport bus service from the airport to Krabi Town, Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. Buses to all destinations meet all flight arrivals.

Songthaews also run from Krabi Town to the airport. Going to the airport, they will drop you at the departure terminal. If you want to catch one from the airport you have to walk out and catch them along Highway 4 to Krabi, which is really not worth the bother. You are better off taking the minibus.

By Train

Krabi Town does not have a railway station. Most travelers head to Pun Phin near Surat Thani by bus from Krabi’s bus terminal at Taladkao and take the train from there. It is about 3 hours from Krabi to Surat Thani.

By Bus

From Bangkok buses depart to Krabi from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. The journey takes about 12 hours. In Krabi, buses arrive/depart from the bus terminal at Taladkao, about 5km north of town. Buses also run to all regional destinations from the same place. White-coloured songthaews also run from Krabi Town to Ao Nang and Noppharat Thara Beach. They run every ten minutes during the day and every 30 minutes after 6.00pm. In Krabi, songthaews depart from in front of the 7-Eleven on Maharat Road.

By private car

Krabi is located just off them main north-south Highway 4. It is 946km from Bangkok and, 180km from Phuket (although only 70km by boat). There are a range of car rental outfits inside the arrivals terminal at the airport renting out a range of vehicles with pickup trucks being the cheapest.

By Boat

Ferries run to and from Koh Phi Phi every day. The normal passenger ferry does not depart from the pier in the centre of town anymore, but from a new passenger pier about 3km outside Krabi.

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