Top Destinations and Activities while Visiting Krabi

When you are at Summer Estate Villa on Natai Beach in Phang Nga you will find yourself in the perfect location to explore much of what southern Thailand has to offer. Summer Estate’s pool villa is an excellent base to not only explore the beautiful sites of Phang Nga but to also check out what the neighboring province of Krabi has to offer. In this article, we will be exploring the province of Krabi for those looking for a relaxing holiday or adventurous excursions.

Popular Destination In Krabi Province

Located in southern Thailand is the beautiful province of Krabi. Krabi is a very popular destination for those wishing to take in the natural beauty of Thailand’s beaches, limestone cliffs, and refreshing tranquil beaches. There are many beautiful and popular spots in Krabi to explore and loads of activities for visitors to enjoy in this picturesque province. We will be breaking down some of Krabi’s most popular destinations below.

Railay Beach: Surrounded by limestone cliffs, Railay Beach is only accessible by boat. Railay has a stunning crescent-shaped beach that stretches into tranquil crystal clear waters. This spot is a popular destination for those looking to relax and take in the natural beauty of Thailand. This area is also very popular with outdoor enthusiasts as Railay is considered one of the top climbing destinations in Thailand.

Phi Phi Islands: Located only 45 minutes by boat from the mainland province of Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands are a group of 6 islands. The main island Phi Phi Don is home to the majority of the islands’ population. Phi Phi Don has a variety of shops, restaurants, accommodations, and entertainment venues. The Phi Phi Islands are famous for their stunning beaches, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The Phi Phi Islands are so stunning that Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh served as the filming location for the 2000 film “The Beach”.

Emerald Pool: This emerald pool located in Krabi Province is also known as Sra Morakot. This natural pool surrounded by lush tropical jungle can be found in the Khao Phra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary and is known for its stunning green water making it a popular destination for tourists and locals. Visitors can also explore the waterfalls, hot springs, and jungle trails around the wildlife sanctuary.

Klong Thom Hot Springs: Also located in the Khao Phra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary, these hot springs are perfect for soaking in mineral-rich waters with a temperature range from 35 to 42 degrees Celsius (95-107 degrees Fahrenheit). These waters are believed to hold therapeutic properties that promote relaxation, ease muscle pain, and improve circulation.

Tiger Cave Temple: Known as Wat Tham Suea, this Buddhist temple is situated in the dense jungles of Krabi. This temple gets its name from a small cave located on the top of a hill, that is said to have once been said to have been the resting place of tigers. The temple has a challenging climb of around 1,260 steps to the top and can take between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. But, once visitors have completed their climb they are rewarded with stunning views from the top.

Koh Lanta: This beautiful island is a popular destination for those looking to escape from overcrowded tourist spots. Koh Lanta has several beautiful beaches, including Klong Dao Beach, Long Beach, and Kantiang Beach. These beaches offer stunning views of the ocean and are perfect for swimming, and sunbathing. There are also several other attractions on Koh Lanta such as the Lanta Old Town, the Koh Lanta National Park, and the Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park.

These are just a few of the amazing sites to see and explore in Krabi. There are sites for those looking to relax and there are also sites for those looking for a little more adventure. Krabi province offers many exciting locations to discover and activities to do. Below we will break down some of the more popular activities to engage in while visiting Krabi.

Popular Activities To Do While Visiting Krabi

From exploring limestone cliffs and mangrove forests to island hopping and scuba diving, there is something for everyone in Krabi. Visitors can hike to hidden waterfalls, relax in natural hot springs, kayak through peaceful mangroves, and even rock climb towering cliffs. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure or a relaxing getaway, Krabi is the perfect destination to experience the beauty of nature and explore the great outdoors.

Scuba Diving: The waters around Krabi are very popular among divers. The Phi Phi Islands offer many spectacular dive sites for experts and beginners. The waters around the Phi Phi Islands are home to an abundance of marine life, coral gardens, underwater rock formations, and deep channels. Shark Point just south of Phi Phi Islands is popular for its colorful coral reefs and chance encounters with leopard sharks, blacktip reef sharks, and other marine life. These waters have many wrecks to explore such as the King Cruiser Wreck and the Koh Haa Wreck which offer unique and adventurous experiences.

Kayaking: Krabi offers many beautiful areas to explore via kayak. Ao Tha Lane is located on the mainland of Krabi and is home to a beautiful mangrove forest. Visitors to Ao Tha Lane can paddle through the winding channels of mangroves, spotting abundant wildlife. Krabi has many beautiful beaches to kayak for one to take a break from sunbathing to explore the water and coastlines of the islands and mainland Krabi.

Rock Climbing: Krabi is home to some of the top climbing spots in Thailand. Railay and Ton Sai Beach are premiere destinations for climbers. These areas have a large climbing community willing to offer climbing partners, guides, and advice on some of the best routes in the area. These climbing areas have routes suitable for both beginner and expert climbers.

ATV Riding: Krabi has beautiful scenic countryside suitable that suitable for exploring on an all-terrain vehicle. There are many ATV tour operators to take visitors around to explore the countryside and many rubber tree plantations.

Yoga: Krabi is an excellent destination for practicing yoga in a beautiful natural setting. Krabi has an abundance of yoga studios and classes. Yoga enthusiasts are spoiled for choices of beautiful settings for yoga. Visitors can practice yoga individually or in a group on Krabi’s stunning beaches, lush jungle environment or on a rooftop terrace.

Krabi is located only a couple of hours away from Summer Estate Villa. Summer Estate Villa offers a fantastic private pool villa to act as a base for exploring nearby Krabi. When you stay at Summer Estate Villa, you can make an excursion or plan a small holiday to Krabi and have a place to return to for peace and relaxation at your private pool villa on Natai Beach, as you wind down from your amazing adventure.