Loads of activities are possible at Ao Nang. Kids under 12 typically get a 50% discount.

Cycling

Take a Tour de Krabi by hooking up with Krabi Eco Cycle. The recommended full-day 15.5km pedal takes you through rubber plantations, small villages, hot springs and, finally, a cooler dip at the aptly named Emerald Pool. Lunch is included on all tours except the half-day bike-only tour.

Diving & Snorkelling

Ao Nang has numerous dive schools offering trips to 15 local islands, including Ko Si, Ko Ha, Ko Poda, Yava Bon and Yava Son. Ko Mae Urai is one of the more unique local dives, with two submarine tunnels lined with soft and hard corals. Expect to pay 3200B for two dives.

Other trips run further afield to King Cruiser Wreck or Ko Phi-Phi, for 3500B to 3900B, and Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Ko Haa south of Ko Lanta for 5700B to 6600B. An Open Water course costs 14,900B. Most dive companies also arrange snorkelling trips (from 1800B).

Kayaking

Several companies offer kayaking tours to surrounding mangroves and islands from 1000B to 2500B, depending on the itinerary and whether you're travelling by speedboat. Popular destinations include the hidden lagoon at Ko Hong to view collection points for sea swallow nests (spurred by the ecologically dubious demand for bird’s-nest soup). There are also trips to the lofty sea cliffs at Ao Tha Len and to the sea caves and 2000- to 3000-year-old paintings at Ban Bho Tho. Rates always include lunch, water, kayaks and guides.