Top things to do

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Krabi Town

Wat Tham Seua

This sprawling hill and cave temple complex 9km northwest of Krabi Town is an easy, worthwhile day trip. At the park entrance you'll come to a gruellingly steep 1260-step staircase leading to a 600m karst peak. Afte…
Top Choice Seafood in Hat Noppharat Thara

Krua Thara

This cavernous, tin-roof delight is one of the best restaurants in the South Andaman and one of the finest seafood kitchens in southern Thailand (which places it high in the running for best worldwide). There's no s…
Top Choice Village in Ko Lanta

Ban Si Raya

Halfway down Lanta's eastern coast, Ban Si Raya was the island's original port and commercial centre, providing a safe harbour for Arabic and Chinese trading vessels sailing between Phuket, Penang and Singapore. It …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Phi-Phi Viewpoint

The strenuous Phi-Phi viewpoint climb is a steep, rewarding 20- to 30-minute hike up hundreds of steps and narrow twisting paths. Follow the signs on the road heading northeast from Ton Sai Village; most people will…
Top Choice International in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Unni’s

Swing by this local expat fave for homemade breakfast bagels topped with everything from smoked salmon to meatballs or specials like avocado-and-feta toast. Other excellent global treats include massive Greek salads…
Top Choice International in Ko Lanta

Drunken Sailors

This super-relaxed octagonal pod is smothered in beanbags, hammocks and low-lying tables spilling out onto a terrace. The global, want-to-eat-it-all menu roams from pastas, baguettes and burgers to top-notch Thai, s…
Top Choice Market in Krabi Town

Night Market

Beside Tha Khong Kha, this market is the most popular, pleasant spot in town for an evening meal. Try authentic sôm·đam, wok-fried noodles, đôm yam gûng (prawn and lemon grass soup), grilled snapper, all things sata…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Ko Lanta

Malee Malee

A bohemian wonderland of quirky homemade goods, from silk-screened and hand-painted T-shirts and silk scarves to journals, toys, baby clothes, paintings, jewellery and handbags. Prices are low, it's super fun to bro…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Phi-Phi Don

Sunflower Bar

Poetically ramshackle, this driftwood gem is still Phi-Phi's most chilled-out bar. Destroyed in the 2004 tsunami, it was rebuilt with reclaimed wood. The long-tail booths are named for the four loved ones the owner …
Top Choice Bar in Railay

Last Bar

A reliably packed-out multi-level tiki bar that rambles to the edge of the mangroves, with bunting, balloons and cushioned seats on one deck, candlelit dining tables on another, live music at the back and waterside …