- 1 22 Aug The Best Beach Locations in Krabi Province, Thailand
- 1.1 The Thai province of Krabi has 15 superb seashores on the mainland (7 are described right here). It additionally has three fantastic island teams that are world well-known. Krabi Province is that this author’s favorite a part of Thailand too. Many individuals come to the Krabi space and don’t have a lot concept the place they’re. So this weblog is right here to assist. It has a easy map on the backside displaying the seashores and islands. It additionally has a transparent description of one of the best seashore places in Krabi Province. We begin on the prime of the map and work our means down the shoreline. Take pleasure in!
- 1.2 TubKaek Beach
- 1.3 Klong Muang Beach
- 1.4 Nopparat Thara Beach
- 1.5 Aonang Beach
- 1.6 Railay Peninsula
- 1.7 Railay Peninsula – Tonsai Beach
- 1.8 Railay Peninsula Railay West Beach
- 1.9 Pra Nang Beach, Railay Peninsula
- 1.10 Koh Jum Island
- 1.11 Koh Phi Phi Island (together with Maya Bay)
- 1.12 Koh Lanta Island
- 1.13 Map of greatest seashore places in Krabi Province
22 Aug The Best Beach Locations in Krabi Province, Thailand
TubKaek seashore is a quiet place about 30 minutes drive north of Aonang and a 40-minute drive from Krabi City. The lodging are almost all 5-start, self-contained resorts which are proper on the seashore. Ths makes it the most effective seashore places in Krabi Province. With eating places, spas, and outlets inside the grounds, there isn’t any have to ever depart the resort, which is fortunate as a result of there’s little or no right here.
TubKaek is ideal for many who need a quiet, luxurious break, however it’s nonetheless attainable to do all of the native excursions from right here. This consists of kayaking, the Four islands tour, the recent springs, and the Tiger Cave Temple. There are additionally shuttle buses to Aonang in an effort to buy groceries and eat at eating places there.
Conversely, since there are not any personal seashores allowed in Thailand, and this seashore is open to anybody. So in case you are staying in Aonang and need a quiet day trip, attempt TubKaek for a personal seashore really feel. Swimming isn’t notably good because the coast is sort of rocky, however it’s advantageous for swimming at excessive tide.
There’s a beautiful little Nationwide Park at Tubkaek Beach the place there’s a forest stroll to a waterfall and you may proceed additional to the height of a mountain with superb views. The mountain trek takes 2 – three hours however is properly value it in case you are match and wholesome. That is referred to as Khao Ngon Nak (Dragon Crest Mountain) and is an outstanding expertise.
And do you know that this was the seashore used for filming the marriage in Hangover 2?
Klong Muang Beach
Lower than 1km south of TubKaek Beach is Klong Muang Beach. That is my least favorite seashore of Krabi Province as a result of there’s a quarry on the prime finish and so the little street operating by means of the world has a lot of lorries travelling forwards and backwards. You gained’t discover this should you keep in your resort, which can almost definitely be a self-contained 5-star resort, however when you wander across the little village it should turn out to be obvious.
Klong Muang Beach does have beautiful views and wonderful sunsets and this seashore is strewn with wonderful resorts akin to The Sheraton and Sofitel. There’s extra of a village environment right here than TubKaek, however once more, come right here if you need peace and tranquility in a luxurious setting.
Nopparat Thara Beach
Noppharat Thara is a 5km lengthy sandy seashore, which you’ll be able to stroll to from Aonang Beach. It’s cut up into two halves by a river. The aspect closest to Aonang is probably the most developed as a result of it has the coastal street operating alongside it. Entry to the opposite half of the beac is by longtail boat or by a mud monitor off the Klong Muang street and could be very secluded as a location.
The essential seashore itself has only a few resorts and is a favorite of Thais who come right here to take a seat beneath the timber with a picnic, however there are many guesthouses in the village close by which is an effective location for long-stay travellers and budget-conscious expats. Noppharat Thara seashore is fantastic for strolling at low tide and has pretty sunsets too. There are additionally some actually good native seafood eating places right here.
Nopparat Thara Beach is 18km from Krabi City and 28km from the airport and is a 2 minutes drive from Ao Nang or a pleasant stroll. In excessive season there are vacationer ferry connections from Noppharat Thara Pier to the islands of Phi Phi, Lanta and Phuket and it’s also possible to organize all of the longtail day journeys from right here too.
Ao Nang is the centre of the vacationer scene on the Krabi mainland, with a lot of hustle and bustle close to the primary beachfront street, You’ll discover memento outlets, clothes outlets, artwork galleries, spas, tour brokers, and ATM machines alongside this stretch, in addition to eating places, bars and an enormous vary of resorts, a few of that are actually pretty regardless of Aonang being developed shortly and with out a lot planning.
The quietest and prettiest a part of the seashore is past the place the longtail boats dock, it’s a pretty strip with a stupendous steep cliff as a backdrop and is nice for swimming all yr spherical. The view throughout the entire 3km extensive seashore is beautiful particularly at sundown, in reality it is among the greatest sundown places on Thailand. Regardless of it being a busy resort city, you gained’t discover the seashore clogged up with hawkers and jet skis such as you do in Phuket, and regardless of all of the hustle and bustle, the world stays pleasant and protected.
The vacationers in Ao Nang are combined; it’s household pleasant however there’s additionally a small space of bars which are hosted by bar women. Aonang additionally has a vibrant stay music scene that performs till 1am. As talked about in earlier sections, many individuals keep right here and even in close by Krabi City to utilize the cheaper lodging after which set off every day to see different, extra unique/secluded places, such because the Four island tour and The Railay Peninsula.
For those who discover the primary strip of Aonang somewhat mediocre, there are some gems to be discovered nestled in the hills behind, corresponding to The Hilltop Restaurant which is a shocking location and wonderful meals. There are additionally sundown cruises and booze cruises run from Aonang that are pleasurable too.
Ao Nang can also be a super location to set off on a Krabi Sundown Cruise, a late afternoon and sundown journey on a real Chinese language Junk
No record of one of the best seashore places in Krabi province is full with out Railay. Railay is a stupendous peninsula between Krabi City and Ao Nang, on the mainland, nevertheless, you possibly can solely get to it by boat resulting from excessive cliffs chopping off entry. It’s solely 15 minutes from the mainland by boat, however when you arrive you are feeling very secluded. This space is extraordinarily lovely and more and more costly, nevertheless, you will discover some cheapish lodging and a few actually enjoyable nightlife too. Lodging ranges from fan aired bungalows on Tonsai Beach, 2, three and Four-star resorts at East Railay, many superb Four and 5-star resorts on West Railay, plus the notorious 5* resort referred to as Rayawadee.
There are three seashores on the peninsula, Tonsai, nonetheless with its hippy vibe and residential of many rock climbers, Railay West, some of the lovely seashores in the world and Phra Nang Beach, additionally completely lovely. Railay East can also be a seashore of types however is filled with rocks, mangroves and boats so isn’t appropriate for swimming. This space has some actually cool bars and nice seafood eating places although. Remember that you’re in a vacationer space on the Railay Peninsula so the whole lot might be costlier than the mainland, nevertheless it actually is among the greatest seashore places in Krabi Province, in reality in all probability THE greatest!
It’s potential to return right here for a day journey if you would like since it is just 15 minutes by boat and prices lower than 100 baht every approach. It’s potential to stroll between all seashores in lower than 20 minutes, though attending to Tonsai from Railay takes a little bit of effort. In excessive season (November-Might) you possibly can take a ship to the Railay Peninsula from Ao Nang Beach, Krabi City or a bit of pier in the village of Ao Nammao. In off-season only a few boats go from Ao Nang Beach.
Railay Peninsula – Tonsai Beach
At Tonsai Beach there are three primary three attracts: the world-class climbing alternatives, the secluded location and the laid again chilled bars enjoying old-fashioned reggae. That is the place you come, to study the artwork of reclining and hanging out with native dreadlocked Thais. The seashore is a bit of rocky however nonetheless good too. The crowd is younger, however in contrast to Ko Phi Phi, the environment is mellow. Tonsai has plenty of low cost bungalows however like in all places goes mainstream slightly shortly.
As with all seashores on the Railay Peninsula, the one option to get to it from the mainland is by boat. Learn the part above to see particulars on that. Tonsai is minimize off from the opposite seashores on the Railay Peninsula, however at low tide, you possibly can stroll across the rocks or there’s an hour-long jungle route whether it is excessive tide. It’s easier to take a ship although.
Railay Peninsula Railay West Beach
Railay West is a ravishing seashore of white sand and shallow water and is nice for swimming and sunbathing. At nightfall, there’s often a recreation of seashore volleyball and soccer happening and at sundown, everybody comes out with their cameras as it’s merely beautiful right now. Because of the limestone cliffs at both finish of the seashore, this place is among the most lovely on earth.
It’s a disgrace that during the last 10 years the constructing work has turned elements of this space right into a concrete jungle however hopefully there can be an initiative to replant some timber in the close to future. Nevertheless, regardless of this, Railay West Beach continues to be a shocking location and price stopping off for two or three nights no less than.
Pra Nang Beach, Railay Peninsula
Phra Nang Beach is one other fantastic seashore solely a 10-minute stroll from Railay West/East. It has nice white sand, large cliffs framing every finish of the seashore, and an epic cave. There is just one lodge there which is the 5-star resort of Rayawadee. It’s among the best swimming places in the entire of Krabi Province.
Phra Nang Beach could be reached by strolling to the far finish of Railay East and following the footpath round. Don’t be stunned to satisfy plenty of monkeys on the best way. Phra Nang seashore will get very busy daily however is just not polluted by the noise of jet skis or partying as you may discover in Phuket. It’s not going to be a solitary or quiet expertise although, however it’s completely beautiful none the much less.
The cave is host to a shrine to fertility and is a singular photograph alternative in itself if you wish to see dozens of big picket penises!!
Koh Jum Island
There are two phrases to explain Koh Jum Island. Chilled Out. Located between Krabi City and Ko Lanta Island (about 25kms from Krabi City) this island has round 20 resorts which might be usually primary. It additionally has a number of chilled seashore bars. The one luxurious resort on this island is Koh Jum Villas. This island is creating properly and slowly. It nonetheless has dust roads and nearly no automobiles.
The seashores aren’t pristine however are swimmable regardless of the rocks. A key spotlight is that they’re quiet and lined with hammocks courtesy of the resorts. The island’s hottest seashore is Lengthy Beach which is related to Golden Pearl Beach. Additional north is distant and rockier seashores with Four-5 low key resorts. Many islanders check with the north of the island as ‘Koh Pu’ which is the place the very best peak of the island is. Climbing this peak is a superb jungle trek to embark on.
Most vacationers get to Koh Jum by way of the vacationer ferries that join Ko Lanta Island and Krabi. In lower than an hour, you disembark from the large ferry onto longtail boats which take you onto the shoreline of Koh Jum. From there you wade onto the seashore.
The vacationer ferries don’t run in off-season (Might-November) however you possibly can simply get to Koh Jum by a unique route. Go to Laem Kruat Pier in a blue and white songthaew (truck) from Krabi City. It takes round 30 minutes to get to the pier after which it’s a 40-minute boat journey to Koh Jum on the native ferry.
Koh Phi Phi Island (together with Maya Bay)
The Koh Phi Phi Islands are thought-about to be one of the crucial lovely group of islands in the world. There are six islands of Phi Phi however most are uninhabited. They lie 50km east of Phuket and 41km west of Krabi and are a part of Krabi Province.
Koh Phi Phi Island is overdeveloped in the world of Ton Sai Beach. The ‘village’ is filled with pubs, bars, and golf equipment which function into the early hours of the morning. Lodging is dear and resorts are cramped collectively. However Ton Sai Village nonetheless has its personal appeal and actually is a superb social gathering space.
If need to keep away from it, there are dozens of different seashores which have an superior secluded island really feel. Koh Phi Phi has a younger, get together vibe. You don’t see plenty of seedy bars with Thai women as ‘hosts’, and this additionally provides to its attraction.
Ferries depart from Phuket and Krabi day by day all year long.
There’s tons extra to say about Koh Phi Phi Islands however we’ll save that for an additional weblog. The video above ought to whet your urge for food and present you that magnificence can nonetheless be discovered right here. Take pleasure in!
Koh Lanta Island
Situated 70kms from Krabi City, Ko Lanta is a big, quiet island 6 km extensive and 30 km lengthy. It has 12 engaging seashores all alongside the west coast, and the west coast means nice sunsets! The different shoreline is especially mangroves and fishing villages that are good for kayaking. The island could be very peaceable with white sandy seashores, greater than 60 tiny islands and lots of coral reefs.
Koh Lanta Island is in style with each the younger and the previous. Native residents attend the nightlife, so it’s genuine. The 12 seashores have an enormous number of lodging and the shoreline is so lengthy it all the time appears uncrowded. You possibly can keep in a fan aired bungalow for lower than £10 an evening or keep in a 5-star resort for £500 an evening.
It’s a honeymoon location, a retreat, a superb diving location and a spot to usually hang around and luxuriate in.
The nearest airports are Krabi or barely additional away, Phuket which each have street and boat connections. Most 5 star resorts will decide you up from the airport and transport you to your resort. Vacationer ferries run November to April so in off-season a minivan is your higher choice.
Map of greatest seashore places in Krabi Province
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Featured Picture – Railay Peninsula, krabidiscovery.com