Hotels in Krabi
Krabi is a province in southern Thailand – the capital of which is, confusingly, also called Krabi. The region is a popular place to stay in Thailand, as it’s the gateway to famous spots like the Phi Phi Islands, Khao Sok National Park and Railay Beach. It also has an airport offering domestic flights to Koh Samui, if you fancy visiting the Gulf Islands. But, if you simply want to relax, there are plenty of great places to stay in Krabi, where you can make the most of the turquoise waters and powdery beaches.
The popular coastal town of Ao Nang has some of the best hotels in Krabi. Boasting a spectacular beach, framed by huge limestone rocks, Ao Nang makes a great base for exploring. The main road is lined with places to stay, offering a variety of hotels to cater to differing budgets. You’ll find that a lot of hotels in Krabi are B&B, because dining out in Thailand is so cheap. And you needn’t worry about running out of options – Ao Nang has loads of bars and restaurants, so you can tuck into authentic Thai dishes every night.
Further up the coast from Ao Nang, there's also Klong Muang and Tub Kaek. Here, you’ll find up-market resorts offering top quality accommodation and service. The quieter Railay peninsula, meanwhile, is home to some of the best beach resorts in Krabi.
Things to do in Krabi
Krabi has an endless amount of things to do, and a lot of it centres around the sea. You can try out watersports, go snorkelling with tropical fish, and take a trip to Railay Beach. Surrounded by limestone islands, this beautiful crescent-shaped beach is only accessible by boat, and makes for a great day out. You can also take a boat trip to the Phi Phi Islands, made famous by blockbuster hit The Beach.
Back on land, meanwhile, there are several incredible temples. Tiger Cave Temple – also called Wat Tham Suea – is our pick of the bunch. This ornate sacred is perched on top of a hill, nearly 300 metres above the surrounding landscape. You'll need to walk up 1,200 steps to get to the top, but the panoramic views over the jungle are more than worth it.