When is the best time to visit Krabi?
Krabi is affected by the southwest monsoon and has only two seasons throughout the year: the hot season from January to April and the rainy season from May to December. During the rainy season, it rains frequently, but the amount of rain is still low. The average annual temperature ranges from 63 - 98 ℉(17 - 37 ℃), making the climate comfortable and pleasant. The Andaman Sea is suitable for sailing from November to April.
What to do in Krabi?
Ao Nang Beach - Similar to Patong Beach in Phuket (but much smaller and without the shopping malls like Jungceylon Shopping Center). There is only one road running parallel to the beach, and it takes 3 minutes to get from one end to the other by motorcycle.
Ao Nang Beach is also the preferred place to stay in Krabi, with all kinds of convenience. 7-11 and McDonald's are less than 10 minutes walk from the beach.
Island hopping - Hong Island is mainly for lagoon and snorkeling, but also includes several surrounding islands.
Island hopping - 4 islands in one day, including Tup Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Phra Nang Cave (Railay), mainly for beach and snorkeling.
Railay Beach - You can either island hop or stay here. It is divided into East Coast, West Coast, and PraNang Phra Nang beach. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk between them. Here you can mainly play rock climbing and kayaking; you can also see the mangrove forest and the Virgin Cave.
PP Island Island hopping tour - see Phi Phi Island travel guide.
Krabi Town - Similar to Phuket Town, there are local markets, night markets, weekend markets, where you can eat and drink and buy things; there is a gallery street to take photos; you can also take a boat out to the sea from the pier to see the scenery.
Lanta Island - there is no day trip to Lanta from Krabi or Ao Nang, you need to stay on the island for a tour.
How to reach Krabi
>>By air from Thailand
Thai Airways: Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi BKK) - Krabi
AirAsia: Bangkok (Langman DMK) - Krabi
AirAsia: Chiang Mai (CNX) - Krabi
>>From Thailand by car
From Phuket-Krabi, taxi 4500B/car
From Phuket-Krabi, carpool van-join, about 2.5 hours from Phuket airport-Krabi, chartered car for 4 people, from about 2000 baht, larger van from about 2600 baht, or 350-400 baht per person Krabi carpool to Phuket. The bus stop is next to 7-11 near Vogue department store in Krabi town.
>>From Thailand by ferry
Tonsai Bay, PP Island - Ao Nang, Krabi, 500B/person by ferry
Departure 15:30, Arrival 17:00
Krabi Ao Nang - Tonsai Bay, PP Island
Departure 09:00, Arrival 11:00
Phuket-Krabi Ao Nang, 700/person by boat
Depart 08:30, arrive 10:15
Departure 13:30, Arrival 15:30
Krabi Ao Nang - Phuket
Departure 10:30, Arrival 12:30
Departure 15:30, Arrival 17:15