When it comes to honeymoon destinations in Thailand, Phuket and Krabi are hands down the first choice for most couples.
They have a dreamy combination of milky white sand, azure blue waters and gorgeous private pool villas. While both have all the elements to make for an ideal romantic getaway, each has a distinctive flavor and merits a visit in its own right.
Faced with a difficult choice of picking the right one, how do you decide? Fret not, this detailed comparison between the two will help you make you right choice.
Best time to visit?
Krabi: November - March
The best time to visit Krabi is between November and March, when temperatures are usually at their lowest. These months are also the peak tourist season.
Phuket: November - April
The best time to visit Phuket is between November and April when weather conditions are ideal for beach activities, such as swimming and boating.
The best time to Krabi and Phuket is almost the same because these two are very close.
Krabi: Tranquil beach view
Krabi is blesses with stunning coastal vistas featuring soft white-sand beaches, small coves, sea caves and a rare scenery of towering limestone cliffs! From Ao Nang, Klong Muang, Tubkaak to Railay, you could discover the most charming beaches for your honeymoon!
- Railay Beach
- Ao Nang Beach
Phuket: Long coastline
Phuket is a great honeymoon destination because of its numerous stupendous beaches, varies beach activities and stay experience for different budget. There is a wide array of beaches in Phuket for couples to see around.
- Kamala Beach
- Khao Lak
- Kata Beach
Krabi: Heaven for adventure & off-the-beaten track
Krabi offers visitors the splendid views of limestone rising from sea level, white sandy shorelines and melodic lapping waves. Its cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world. Its sea is also clearer than Phuket average.
Because of such a great view, Krabi also has many shooting programs. You will have a private photographer took honeymoon photos with you on beach. An ideal way to take your romantic moment home with your partner.
The nature safaris in the forests are also one of the popular day trips. The hot springs at Klong Thom, Thung Teao Forest National Park, Susan Hoi (shell cemetery) and the street markets are the other major attractions in Krabi.
Both of them have a lot island hopping tour over the beaches of Andaman Sea, such as Phang Nga Bay and Don Phi Phi. The time and the route are the same.
- top 10 things to do for krabi honeymoon in thailand
Phuket: Hundreds of options
Apart from the same island hopping with Krabi, Phuket also offer day trip to Similan islands which is far away in the northwest of Phuket. It is the ultimate island experience in Phuket.
In a Phuket and Krabi comparison, Phuket scores better in colorful markets, lively nightlife and natural experience with wildlife.
Bangla Road and the shopping malls at Patong Beach are majorly thronged by visitors.
In terms of nature and wildlife experiences, Phuket wins for its Khao Sok National Park and ethical elephant sanctuary where you can have a mud bath with elephants.
- top 10 things to do in phuket honeymoon
Phuket: more luxury options
Phuket has more hotels than Krabi generally, many of which are on the top end of the scale, with 3-, 4- and 5-star properties dotting the beaches and touristy areas. There are some really outstanding honeymoon hotels in Phuket, offering breathtaking views, luxurious rooms, extensive facilities and service, among other perks.
- top 10 best hotels in phuket thailand for honeymoon
Krabi: More remote
With its many islands and its less developed mainland, Krabi is an excellent place for a tropical getaway in Thailand. You can find plenty of resorts and hotels that are quite far from touristy crowds. If you're looking for absolute peace and isolation, you're more likely to find it in Krabi than Phuket.
- top 10 best resorts in krabi for honeymoon
How to get around
Between Bangkok and Phuket/Krabi flying is recommended. Much too long a distance for bus rides.
Both these two destinations have international airport, while Phuket and Krabi is quite near so you can take a car between. It will costs 2-3 hours.
So, if you feel hard to choose, visit both of them is also easy.
Phuket: Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Krabi: Krabi International Airport (KBV)
Flights from other countries
|Departure ||Arrival ||Time|
|Los Angeles (LAX) via Hong Kong||Phuket (HKT)||20 hrs 10 mins|
|Toronto (YYZ) via Seoul||22 hrs 40 mins|
|Melbourne (MEL) ||8 hrs 50 mins|
|London (LHR) via Bangkok||14 hrs 35 mins|
Krabi can be reached from Phuket within 3 hours by bus. Most visitors will arrive Phuket first if fly from other countries. Krabi is easy to get from Bangkok or Phuket.
|Departure ||Arrival ||Time|
|Bangkok (DMK)||Krabi (KBV)||1 h 25 mins|
|Chiang Mai||1 h 55 mins |