A notch below Phuket on the party scale and several notches higher when it comes to natural land- and seascapes—this is exactly how many would describe the beautiful Krabi Province.
Krabi tours continue to grow in popularity through the years. With kilometers upon kilometers of Thailand’s most beautiful coastline and a natural rawness no longer found in some of the country’s more popular beach destinations, tours in Krabi are becoming, if they aren’t already, the next big thing.
Coastlines for Days
All it takes is one boat ride and you will come to find that the beach stretches on and on and on. The Railey beaches and caves are testament to just how spectacular Krabi is as a beach destination. It may have become one of the more touristy areas, but the beaches still maintain a certain quiet and serene charm. More than the white sand beaches, you will also find dramatic limestone cliffs and beautiful viewpoints that will have you flooding Instagram with photos captioned with a simple ‘#blessed’.
Koh Lanta is another top Krabi attraction and is the go-to beach if you want peace and quiet away from the more crowded areas. With 52 small islands each featuring a beach of its own, you will undoubtedly find a beach that is remote and secluded, perfect for a quiet getaway. Other than dozing off while lying on the sand all day, the corals and marine life in these waters make it perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Taking the Adventure Inland
Tours in Krabi are not exclusive to the beach and open waters; there are lots of things to do inland as well.
Like its counterpart in Phuket, Old Krabi Town is quiet, relaxed, and very provincial. The town’s residents have been around since before Krabi became a destination of choice and maintain a laidback demeanor despite the constant influx of guests. The people are a reserved bunch and perfectly demonstrate the authentic Thai warmth and hospitality that people are always raving about.
Inland but also by the water is the famous Thung Teao Forest National Park. The lowland forest is showcases what Krabi tours are all about—lush woodlands home to birds and rare animals, and a crystal clear lagoon perfect for a lazy day of swimming.
Tours in Krabi are not without a little cultural lesson by way Wat Tham Sua. The historic site will require taking a grand total of 1,237 steps up to get to the peak where you will find the ‘footprint of the Buddha’. It may be a challenging climb, but the view from the top will all be worth it.
Krabi is truly a destination with so much to offer. Beaches, temples, and an exotic vibe—it’s the Thailand you’ve always dreamed about.