Introducing Krabi Province
Krabi is the most beautiful province in Thailand. It’s the kind of place that comes to mind when you’re daydreaming about paradise. A fairytale creation of dramatic giant karst formations juxtaposed, and sometimes enveloped, by a warm emerald silk sea.
Krabi is always up for a good adventure, and it attracts a mixed bag of travellers. Not-to-be-missed destinations in Krabi include Ko Phi Phi and Railay. The latter boasts some of the world’s best rock climbing and our favourite beach in all of Thailand.
December to March are the best times to visit and hotels and bungalows tend to fill up during these months. During the rainy season (June to November), accommodation prices can drop by 50 percent, places are a lot less crowded and you may luck out with windows of decent weather – it usually rains for four or five days and then you get two or three absolutely gorgeous days.
Along with coastal beaches, Krabi has over 150 attractive islands. Once the favourite hideouts of Asian pirates, today these islands offer excellent recreational opportunities. Many of the islands belong to Hat Noppharat Thara/Ko Phi Phi Marine National Park, including Ko Phi Phi Don (probably the most popular island in this region).
The interior of the province, noted for its tropical forests and the Phanom Bencha mountain range, has barely been explored.