Situated next to the Andaman Sea, Krabi is a province of more than 100 beautiful islands, white sandy beaches, clear blue water, forests, caves and waterfalls. Located around 800 kilometres from Bangkok, archaeological digs suggest Krabi may have been one of the first places in Thailand where communities existed with find dating back to pre-history. Legend has it the name Krabi is taken after the Thai for sword as an ancient sword was found at the time of its capital city’s creation. Key attractions in Krabi include the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta which offer a wealth of excellent beaches, diving, snorkelling, and other beach based activities and water sports.

Attractions in Krabi

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Phi Phi Islands

Had Nopparat Tara - Koh Phi Phi National Park is almost entirely dominated by the two Islands collectively known as ‘Koh Phi Phi’ - Koh Phi Phi Don (the larger of the two islands) and Koh Phi Phi Leh. Situated about 50 kilometers southeast of Phuket the islands are regarded by many as being the most attractive in the kingdom, if not the...


Maya Bay

Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay located on Phi Phi Island. Surrounded by steep limestone cliffs, Maya Bay has several beaches leading down to an amazing turquoise color water. The main one is around 200 meter wide white sandy beach. Snorkeling and diving are highly recommended activities when you visit Maya Bay. It is a spectacular place to...


Railay Beach

Railay Beach is about ten minutes from Ao Nang by boat. The beach is a genuinely superb location with golden sand against a limestone cliff backdrop. Given that’s its chief attraction, more and more people are frequenting the beach, and it’s only a matter of time until Railay Beach becomes equally as busy!  Amongst other...


Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta archipelago consists of 52 islands, of which only 12 are occupied. Of these there are two Koh Lanta Islands - Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. Koh Lanta Yai is probably the only island in the group to offer proper accommodation for tourists and over the last number of years it has changed from a remote island inhabited by Muslim fisherman...


Ao Nang

Originally a fishing village, Ao Nang is now a major city beach resort and a travel destination in its own right catering for the full range of foreign tourists. Ao Nang’s chief feature is a long white sand beach set against crystal clear water, but people also come here for a full range of activities such as diving, kayaking and trekking....


Koh Hong

Koh Hong (Room Island) is part of a group of islands one hour north of Krabi. Koh Hong has only one beach - Pelay Beach - but it is recognized for being extremely beautiful, boasting fine white sand, coral and lots of varieties of tropical fish. Pelay Beach is framed by limestone rock formations which give it an enclosed feel. Coupled with the fact...


Shell Cemetery

The 75 million-year-old Shell Cemetery in Krabi province has some of the oldest shellfish fossils on earth. Although not immediately impressive - the site looks as though it houses a number of concrete blocks - closer inspection proves more rewarding. The blocks you see are in fact thousands of shells stuck together to form a solid mass about 200...


Losama Bay

The site is centred around a limestone island that reaches 12 metres to the foot of the bay. The resulting wall is a good place for novices to dive and explore sea anemone. On the west of the site is a cave that can be navigated by more experienced divers.


Sa Morakot

Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), located in “Khao Pra-Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary” at Klong Thom District, Krabi. It is the hot spring originated from a warm stream in the lowland forest of Khao Nor Chuchi. The pool is roughly 3.5 Metres deep, 115 metres long, and 214 meteres wide. The radiant water is around 1.2 metres deep. You are allowed...


The Cliffs Wedding

Just when you thought there was nothing to top Trang's underwater weddings, Thailand pulls another one out of the bag... The 'Cliffs Wedding'...


Tham Pee Hua Toe

Tham Pee Hua Toe (Big-headed Ghost Cave) is Krabi’s most famous cave and a place you would leave from to get to Lot Cave only 500 meters away. Tham Pee Hua Toe is about 6 Kilometers from the Than Bok Khorani National Park. To get there take Ao Luek- Laem Sak Route for 2 Kilometers and take a right turn at Bor Tor Pier. The Tham Pee Hua Toe is...


Koh Yawabon

Koh Yawabon is near Ao Nang and famous for its long “swim-through” – only to be attempted by specialist divers with the right equipment. Marine life is pretty undisturbed here and therefore there is plenty of it. You can occasionally see a stingray and leopard sharks are often seen in the waters. Not a site for beginners.


Koh Bida Nok

Koh Bida Nok features seafans, sea whips and soft corals alongside Scorpionfish, Leopard Sharks and Manta Rays. The great diversity of marine life available here draws visitors on liveaboard cruises. The southwest of the island features a large with excellent coral and rock formations creating colourful diving walls. Marine life includes moray...


Hin Daeng (Red Rock)

Hin Daeng is a huge rock that protrudes three meters above the water’s surface and descends over 60 meters to produce an extreme vertical drop. Soft corals and sea fans grow on the wall. It is possible to swim along two ridges that descend 40 metres or more leading lots of soft coral and large schools of fish. Marine life includes Needle...


Hin Muang (Purple Rock)

Hin Muang is situated near Hin Daeng. It is a submerged rock that is 200 meters long and about 20 meters wide that harbours a substantial amount of marine life, contrasting the relatively barren surroundings. As the name suggests, the rock gives off a range of purple colours. The walls collect red, white and orange sea fans and glass fish. Anemones...


Koh Yung Pinnacle

Koh Yung Pinnacle is a great dive site 4 kilometres north of Phi Phi Don. It goes down 36 metres and reaches masses of soft corals on the seabed. Strong currents make this a site strictly for advanced divers, although the southeast side of Koh Yung is suitable for beginners. There are dolphins in the area. Again, a boat charter is the best approach...


Hin Pae

Swim 200 metres west of Hin Pae and you come to an excellent dive site. Between 2 and 12 metres in depth, the site is suitable for snorkellers but divers should be at least Intermediate level to dive here. A bit of treat, plenty of Black-tipped sharks in the area!


Hin Bida

About 5 kilometres southeast of Koh Binda Nok, Hin Bida drops 22 metres and is best described as a group of rocks at the centre of a number of boulders. There is plenty of hard coral to take a look at here and marine life includes sting-rays. Although good for snorkeling, strong currents mean this site should only be approached by...


Chicken Island

Famed for its crystal clear water and white sand beaches, Chicken Island (Koh Kai/Koh Hua Khwan) is located around 8 kilometers away from Ao Nang (Nang Shore).  It takes only 30 minutes by a longtail boat from Raileh Beach. The name of “Chicken Island” came from the strange rock formation that looks like a chicken’s head...

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