Krabi is one of the most relaxing places in Thailand for your holiday. But you haven’t seen all of it unless you’ve visited all the islands near Krabi. Each island is fascinating and exotic in its own way. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a good list of islands near Krabi you should definitely visit for your Krabi getaway! Here we go!
Below is a map of all the spots we will be introducing to you in our blog.
1. James Bond Island
The Thai name of James Bond Island is “Khao Phing Kan”, which refers to the peculiar shape of the island which appears as if a flat limestone cliff tumbled sideways and leaned on a similar rock in the center of the island. In 1974, It was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”, and ever since it has been called James Bond Island. For many years, this island has become a must-visit island for tourists in Phang Nga Bay. Krabi.
The easiest way to go here is by speedboat. Also, you can have a chance to visit three to four islands in Phang Nga Bay, exploring the caves and canoeing/kayaking. You will have some time to swim and chill by the beach as well. It’s a nice day suitable for people who want to have a relaxing day riding a boat and watching beautiful landscapes.
- James Bond Island & Phang Nga Bay – Day/Sunset Cruise
- James Bond Island (Phang Nga Bay) Tour by Speedboat
2. Hong Island
Hong Island is a fascinating island with its beautiful lagoon, which is very clean and clear. In Thai, ‘Hong’ means ‘room’. This island has a peculiar shape, creating a lagoon at the center of the island. The water level in the lagoon is not too high thus it is safe to play in, even for kids. This place is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, canoeing along the beach and picnics.
3. Phi Phi Island
The Phi Phi Islands are probably the most popular spots near Krabi in Maya Bay. The sea is very calm and stunning which is great for some activities such as swimming, snorkeling or even just jumping into the emerald waters. However, There are numerous Phi Phi Island tours departing from Phuket and Krabi, and normally the tours from Krabi are cheaper than the ones from Phuket, as they are closer to Krabi. Also, it will take less time to get there, thus you can beat the crowd before it gets busy.
You can either take a day tour to Phi Phi Islands from Krabi or simply just take a ferry to Phi Phi Don and tour around on your own as there are countless things to do in Phi Phi Don. We offer you multiple tour options to Phi Phi Island, so check them out right below!
- Phi Phi Island 1 Day Tour
- Krabi – Phi Phi Island Ferry Transfer
- Phi Phi Island Party Cruise
- Phi Phi Islands + Khai Island (+Maiton/Bamboo Island options)
4. Lanta Island
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Lanta is not just an island. It’s a large island where people have been settling for a hundred years. This place has many sub-islands such as Lanta Yai and Lanta Noi. There are people still living here who are both Buddhists and Muslims alike. There are plenty of places that show the diversity of the two religions co-existing in one island. It’s fascinating how Lanta is kept very clean despite the number of visitors flocking in and out of the island, which is one of the reasons why tourists come to visit Koh Lanta often.
On the edge of the island, there is the “Mu Koh Lanta National Park” which consists of several islands covering 134 km². People also come to this island because you are allowed to go diving underwater to look at life on the seabed or have fun doing aquatic activities.
There are several surrounding islands in the south of Lanta. Such as,
1) Ko Ngai – is an island in Krabi Province, but its easier to go from Trang Province on the Southern Andaman Coast. Like many other coastal destinations in southern Thailand, it is known for its diving spots and long white beaches.
2) Koh Kradan – located between Krabi and Trang province, Kradan is also popular for white sandy beaches and transparent water which allow the coral reef to be seen clearly.
3) Ko Muk – Muk is a Thai word that refers to a pearl. As well as the beautiful beaches, there is also an Emerald Cave which you can enter either by swimming or by on a small boat. Access to the cave is only possible during low tides.
- Discount Ticket for Krabi/Phuket – Koh Lanta Ferry Transfer
- Discount Ticket for Koh Lanta – Ko Ngai/Koh Kradan/Ko Muk/Koh Lipe Ferry Transfer
5. Rok Island
The Rok Islands are divided into two islands, Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok. They are small and untainted island paradises where you can see an impressive coral reef system and pristine white-sand beaches. The Rok Islands have a thriving underwater ecosystem, which a haven to divers and snorkelers.
There is no public boat service to the Koh Rok Islands, thus you will need to take a day trip from Krabi. Rok Island tours are not available from May to October as the islands are closed during this time.
6. Krabi’s four Islands
There are four Islands not far from each other. People will visit all of them on an island hopping tour, one of the most popular day trips from Krabi.
As for the trip itself, it takes you to a group of islands closest to the coast – the ones that can be seen on the horizon from Ao Nang Beach. The four islands are Koh Poda, Koh Poda Nok (Chicken Island), Koh Tup and Koh Mor. The tour also stops off at the beautiful Phra Nang Cave Beach and Railay Beach.
The following beaches are actually on the peninsula, but they are only accessible by boat. Railay Beach is also considered to be one of the most beautiful strips of sand in the world.
1) Chicken Island: It is well known for its limestone cliffs that look like a chicken, hence the name it was given. This is a famous spot for snorkeling.
2) Tup Island (Koh Tup): It is one of the most stunning places in Thailand. If you go there when the tides are low, you will see the sand dune that looks like it’s dividing the sea into 3 parts which people call ‘Thale Waek’ (The Separated Sea)!
3) Poda Island (Koh Poda): It is famous for its white sandy beaches, turquoise water, and the huge rock in front of it (pictured above). The rock looks somewhat similar to James Bond Island.
4) Railay Beach: It is located on the peninsula, but it is not accessible through any mainland routes. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also, Railay is one of the top rock climbing locations in the world. For those who are interested in outdoor rock climbing, Railay is a must-visit destination in Thailand.
Visit all four islands at once in this amazing island hopping tour we are offering you below!
It is also possible to visit the four Islands and Phi Phi Islands on the same day. If you want to book a day tour taking you to the Phi Phi Islands & four islands, click here:
7. Lipe Islands
Called the ‘Maldives of Thailand’, Lipe is located in the south of Thailand’s Satun province and is also near the border of Thailand and Malaysia. The features of Lipe are; white sandy beaches and turquoise blue water. Just walking the shores, you can see many lovely fish swim around you. On this island, you can also experience the life of fishermen inhabiting the west coast of Thailand. Lastly, it is one of the best destinations to watch the sunrise/sunset in Thailand.
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This page will help you learn a little bit about the islands around Thailand and eventually help you decide where you want to go for an island getaway! You can search for the island tours from three different areas; Phuket/ Krabi, Pattaya, and Koh Samui/ Koh Phangan.
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