Island Hopping To Nightlife: Best Things To Do In Krabi

Located on the west coast of Thailand, Krabi is a land marked by its majestic limestone cliffs, a number of gorgeous islands, and mangrove forests that are home to a rich wildlife. Be it the seaside resort of Phi Phi Islands or the diving scenes of Ko Lanta Yai, Krabi offers a relaxing and peaceful escape to the wanderlust-driven souls. With plenty of white-sand beaches, lush jungles, and a great nightlife, you will find many interesting things to do in Krabi. Want to know more about this beautiful gem of Thailand? Read on!

1. Explore the stunning beauty of Phi Phi Islands

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The stunning tropical paradise of Phi Phi Islands is what attracts a number of vacationers from around the world to Krabi. Featured in one of the famous Leonardo DiCaprio movies, The Beach, Phi Phi Islands are nestled along the Andaman coast of Thailand and are the perfect destination for open-air activities. Take a short trip from Krabi to Phi Phi Island and explore its rich coral reef, karst rock formations, and hiking routes. 

2. Discover the spiritual side of Krabi

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While Krabi is an ideal beach destination and a great spot for youngsters to party, discovering the spiritual side of Krabi is a unique experience too. From the gorgeous Tiger Cave Temple to Wat Kaew Gorovaram, the temples of Krabi are known for their soul-soothing location and marvelous architecture. The temples like Wat Bang Riang, Klong Thom temple, Monkey Cave temple, and Wat Tham Sua are also worth a visit.

3. Boating across the Maya Bay

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Want to explore some unspoiled hidden places in Krabi? Then take a long tail boat and wander through the Maya Bay. As you move along the bay, you will see the Viking Cave, giant rocks adorning the azure blue waters of the bay, and people seeking the adrenaline rush with the help of activities like snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. 

4. Take a bath in Klong Thom Hot Springs

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If you are still wondering what to do in Krabi for a refreshing vacation, head to Klong Thom Hot Springs and take a dip in its mineral-rich water. 70 kilometers from the Krabi town, Klong Thom Hot Springs provide a therapeutic bath in a calm and serene atmosphere. A natural bathtub for the people seeking some relief, this hot spring is one of the best places to visit in Krabi.

5. Walk through the night markets of Krabi


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The nightlife in Krabi consists of its party clubs, bars, restaurants, music venues, and entertainment centers. But one of the interesting things to do in Krabi at night is strolling through its night markets. Some of the best night markets for shopping in Krabi include Chao Fah Night Market and Aao Nang Night Market. Besides, you have to take a walk on the walking street of Krabi town to buy some nice Krabi souvenir for your loved ones.  

6. Capture the panorama from Phra Nang Cave Beach

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Reach Phra Nang Beach Cave and you will witness one of the most beautiful sceneries on earth. World-famous for its stunning set of stalactites and stalagmites, this beautiful cave beach is named after the princess Phra Nang. The cave is said to have religious importance and the local fishermen leave some offerings for the Hindu God Shiva.

7. Learn about the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary

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Elephants are the most important part of Thailand’s wildlife and one of the best things to do in Krabi is to meet these human-friendly elephants. The Elephant Sanctuary in Krabi is the perfect place to spend a day out with these joyous animals, learn about their natural habitat, and discover how we can provide them with a safe and healthy environment.

8. Go whitewater rafting

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Well, if you have got a daredevil in you and are looking for some adventurous things to do in Krabi, go whitewater rafting in Krabi. Whitewater rafting in Krabi not only allows you an adrenaline-filled course but also lets you explore the flora and fauna of Krabi's rainforests from the crystal-clear water. This rafting can be best enjoyed on the rapid flow of Songpak River.

9. Attend a cooking session in Krabi

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Thai food is famous for its exotic spices, a mind-blowing use of fresh herbs, and an incredible fusion. So, how about learning to cook the Thai specialties? There are a number of cookery classes in Krabi that can teach you the tricks of cooking the best Thai delicacy.  Be it Pad-Thai, Larb Moo, or Pad Krapow Moo Saap, you are sure to enjoy cooking in a Thai kitchen.

10. Escape from the world at the Koh Klang Island

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The best island in Krabi for finding solace in the lap of nature is Koh Klang. Just a 5-minute boat ride from Krabi, Koh Klang is the place where you can explore the rustic side of Thailand in the truest sense. Surrounded by coconut farms, paddy fields, and home to a small fishing community, Koh Klang is where you can soak in the traditional culture and lifestyle of Thailand.

Whether you are an adventurer, a party-person, or a solo-traveler who finds comfort in the heart of pristine nature, the town of Krabi is an ultimate destination for every traveler!


After five years of her teaching career, Shraddhanvita decided to make 'travel' her passion. For her 'a rolling stone does gather moss' ...