Limestone cliffs and stunning beaches
Krabi is easily summed up in one word – relaxation. Krabi is known the world over as being one of the most tranquil provinces in Thailand, offering the ultimate location to escape into a tropical paradise. Krabi is located on the beautiful west coast of southern Thailand and is famed for its awe inspiring views. Set against a backdrop of limestone cliffs and lush rainforests, holidaymakers can discover a breath taking coastline where turquoise waves gently lap against the pristine sands.
Although the area is famed for its peaceful vibe, there are lots of opportunities for exploration. Dozens of islands frame the horizon (including Koh Hong and the Phi Phi islands) and provide excursions, where you can discover secret coves and some of the country’s best snorkelling spots. Rock climbers are also drawn to Krabi’s coastline as a result of its gigantic cliffs which are home to numerous untouched caves – perfect for those with an adventurous streak. Not to mention the mineral rich Emerald Pool, surrounded by natural hot spring waterfalls. If you’re looking for urban exploration, Krabi Town has an authentic vibe, full of street food stalls and small boutiques selling a range of Thai wares.
Holidays in Krabi offer the perfect combination of adventure and tranquillity. Outstanding five star resorts and hotels are dotted along the rugged limestone coastline. Perfectly positioned between the dramatic seascape and lush jungle is Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. This resort is an exotic beach sanctuary, where a stunning infinity pool and luxury spa are surrounded by opulent villas and pavilions. The onsite restaurants are renowned for being some of the best in Krabi, ideal for those who wish to enjoy outstanding cuisine.
For a traditional Thai experience, the Rayavadee resort offers a spectacular holiday immersed in Krabi’s outstanding natural scenery. Located on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, this resort is a paradise for wildlife. It’s no surprise that it’s a member of ‘The Leading Hotels in the World’, and the combination of clear blue sea, lush tropical gardens and dense jungle creates memories which last a lifetime.
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Flight time from the UK to Thailand is approximately 11 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Krabi airport to Krabi by car and boat is approximately 55 minutes.
Thailand has a tropical climate, which means it’s hot and humid for most of the year. Rainy months vary depending on where you are in Thailand: in south-western areas like Phuket, the monsoon season starts around April and finishes in October, while south-east destinations like Koh Samui see more rain between September and December (there’s still plenty of sunshine between showers, though). The hottest months are March to June, although humidity is high and average temperatures can push 40°C. Wait until after the rainy season if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures – between December and February, averages stick to the high 20s and early 30s.
British passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days.
Tipping is not expected in Thailand, although most hotels and restaurants will include a 10% service charge.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.