If you ask a Thai where the best destinations are in Thailand, one of their recommendations will be a trip to Krabi for sure. Krabi is one of the southern provinces where you can enjoy all sorts of things like fascinating beaches, exotic islands, and many different extreme activities! It’s an island for everyone as you can spend days basking in the sun at the tranquil, emerald beaches, or trying out all the extreme activities Krabi has to offer you. Either way, you can spend the best time of your life here.

As a first-timer, it’s important to check what exactly there is to do so you can build your very own adrenaline-rushing, activity-filled visit, or a chill visit with no disturbances. So without further ado, here is our detailed guide for you first-timers to check out what you can do for your trip to Krabi!

  1. Island Hopping
  2. Nature Exploration – The Krabi Rainforest
  3. Adrenaline Pumping Adventure Activities
  4. Special Night with Cabaret Show

1. Island-Hopping

One of the things you must try when visiting the south of Thailand is going to all the islands scattered all over Krabi. Each island is uniquely exquisite, with no island the same as the other. Better include these next islands in your ‘Islands-to-visit’ checklist!

1) Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands is probably the most popular spot among all the islands, situated between Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast. The sea is very calm which is great for activities like swimming, snorkeling or even just dive-bombing into the emerald sea and lagoon. The islands gained worldwide fame after Phi Phi Le was featured in the 2000 film “The Beach”.

Interested in going to Phi Phi Islands? then check out the links below!

2) Railay Beach

Railay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches to sunbathe in Thailand. Some people call this place the hidden beach because there is only one way to enter this place, which is taking a long boat to the entrance. Also, Railay Beach is one of the top rock climbing locations in the world and many rock climbers are eager to visit.

3) Separated Sea (Thale Waek)

This natural phenomenon in Thailand is very popular around the world. This sand trail that connects 3 islands – Chicken Island (Ko Kai), Moh Island, and Tub Island together- appears whenever the tides are low and disappear when the tides begin to rush in again.

If you’d like more information on other exotic islands in Krabi or nearby, then go check out our blog: 7 Must-Visit Islands Near Krabi

4) Hong Island

Hong Island, also known as Koh Hong, is one of the most beautiful and popular islands to visit in Krabi, Thailand. It’s accessible by longtail boat or speedboat from Ao Nang, Krabi Town, or nearby islands. It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Krabi with soft white and turquoise waters. Its crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling!

5) James Bond Island

James Bond Island, officially known as Khao Phing Kan, is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. It’s accessible by longtail boat or speedboat tours from Krabi, Phuket, or nearby areas. It gained international fame after featuring in the 1974 James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” starring Roger Moore. The island is known for its distinctive 20-meter-high limestone rock formation that stands gracefully in the water. 

2. Nature Exploration – The Krabi Rainforest

Take a day to explore deep into the heart of the thick jungles of Krabi. The main jungle attractions you’ll be visiting are the Krabi Hot Springs and the Emerald Pool.

1) Krabi Hot Springs

Krabi is home to several natural hot springs that offer a unique and relaxing experience for visitors. Krabi Hot Springs (Namtok Ron) is located in Khlong Thom District and it’s quite small but very relaxing to sit in for a while. Trek further into the jungle for about 15 minutes, and you will see the highlight of the rainforest; the Emerald Pool.

2) Emerald Pool

The Emerald Pool is a natural swimming pool where the water is super clear and emerald in color, which is where it gets its name. The trek into the jungle will be worth it when you come face to face with this critically acclaimed location. During the trek, you will also have a chance to see various unique wild animals such as the Black-breasted Pitta, the Brown-throated Sunbird, the Black hornbill, and many more.

3. Adrenaline Pumping Adventure Activities

These adventure activities will definitely bring out the adrenaline junkie within you!

1) Rafting

Spend your day rafting and fighting against the whitewater currents along the Songprak River which offers the best whitewater rafting experience!

2) Kayaking

A chance to explore the mangrove forest in Thalane Bay. Kayak through many channels of mangrove and along the high cliffs filled with incredible wildlife.

3) Luxury Cruise

You can also treat yourself to an elegant trip down the Krabi coastline on a luxurious 20-deck catamaran. This premium evening tour guarantees that you will enjoy a romantic view of the mangrove forest and beaches, ending the day with a stunning sunset over the Andaman Sea!

4. Special Night with Cabaret Show

If you are looking for fun evening entertainment in Krabi, check out this Blue Dragon Cabaret Show in the Ao Nang area. As the first ladyboy cabaret show in Krabi, it is renowned as the epitome of Thai cabaret performances. Multiple showtimes are available every day so you can pick the time that best suits your schedule!

Make sure you also check out Trazy.com, Your Travel Shop for Asia, for more activities to do and places to visit all over Thailand!

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