South of Bangkok lies Krabi, set on the beautiful Andaman coastline with a truly humbling landscape. Where the ocean and sky meet, coral reefs teem with amazing marine life and the magnificent limestone karsts emerging from the sea are just waiting to be explored.
Originally a small fishing town, Krabi now boasts a wide variety of attractions and accommodation from luxury hotels and resorts to simple bungalows that bring you closer to nature.
Discover Krabi's cultural attractions including a number of temples, agricultural and village tours and local craft centres or take advantage of the stunning natural scenery - try your hand at kayaking, diving, cruising or rock climbing.
Krabi offers a wealth of things to see and do, soak up the rays on the glorious shores, indulge in some rejuvenating therapies in a Spa, head off trekking in the nearby national parks or to get a real feel for Thailand take yourself off Island hopping.
When to go to Krabi
Krabi has a similar season to Phuket - making it ideal for a dual-destination luxury holiday, with a week spent at each.
Where to stay in Krabi
The award-winning Rayavadee is a luxury escape set in an unspoilt setting on Phra Nang headland. The barbecue-themed evenings at the unique Grotto restaurant are a must during your stay, or be utterly wowed by Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, on a private peninsular filled with forests, caves, waterfalls and its secluded pool.
What to do in Krabi
Diving and snorkelling are excellent in Krabi, as is rock climbing, with specialist competitions held in the region. The area is probably best known for its limestone rock formations which make for worthy muses for budding photographers while cultural Thai attractions include temples, trekking in national parks and village tours. A spa treatment during your holiday will enhance the relaxing experience.
Krabi Holidays Fact File
HIGH SEASON November - April
FLIGHT DURATION 11 hours 35 minutes
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok with onward connections throughout Thailand. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Bangkok via Singapore with onward connections to Thailand. Emi
DIRECT FLIGHTS Yes
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai