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5 Best Beaches To Visit in Krabi

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Krabi is one of the best places to spot beautiful beaches in Thailand. A beautiful province located on Thailand’s West coast, famous for its beaches, islands, and jungles. Even though most of Thailand’s population follows Buddhism. But Krabi has an eclectic mix of other religions as well such as Islam, Buddhism, and Chinese-Thai influences. It is a must-visit holiday destination for all those looking for a place to relax and enjoy peace. From the province of Krabi, tourists can go on many excursion trips to the jungles and nearby islands to make the most out of their Thailand trip.

Some of the best places to visit in Krabi include Khao Khanab Nam, Wat Tham Suea Krabi (Tiger Cave Temple), Poda Island, Bamboo Island, etc. Krabi is a marvellous destination and a lesser-known spot to tourists than Phuket so, it has less crowd. Some of its undiscovered gems that you must visit are Ao Luk, Ao Nam Mao, and Ao Thalane. If you are a couple looking for the best Krabi tour packages, you can get them customized and add these places to your itinerary for a tranquil beach escape. In Krabi, you will also get to enjoy the adventures, get pampered by massages and find amazing fine dining restaurants with rooftop views.

Top Beaches in Krabi

Here is a list of some of the best beaches that you must visit in Krabi:

  1. Ao Nang Beach
  2. Railay Beach
  3. Phra Nang Beach
  4. Tub Kaek Beach
  5. Nopparat Thara Beach

1. Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang also called Ao Phra Nang Beach is the most happening and famous place to go to in Krabi. It is a place full of shops, restaurants and beachside bars for you to stroll along the shores and rejoice in the sea breeze. Here you can indulge in a peaceful spa or if you are feeling adventurous then try out rock climbing. Also, if you are looking for any water sports in Krabi such as kayaking, scuba diving, etc. then Ao Nang Beach is the perfect spot for you. Tonsai, Railay, and Chicken Island are some of the places that are worth exploring while kayaking through cliffs and jungles from this beach. One of the other popular activities to enjoy here is snorkelling which you can do through any diving company nearby.

2. Railay Beach

The Railay Beach also known as Rai Leh is a small peninsula between Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. What makes it unique is its high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access due to which it is accessible only by boat. There are some really cool things that you can do on Railay Beach such as jungle walks, eating delicious seafood, Thai cuisine, or international cuisines. One of the things that you must do when you reach Railay Beach is take the 4-islands boat tour in a long-tail boat departing from Railay Beach. It visits places such as Koh Poda, Tup Island, Chicken Island, and Phra Nang Beach. Since this beach is secluded, it is a great spot to relax near the clear waters, it is considered to be one of the best beaches in Krabi.

3. Phra Nang Beach

If you are looking for the best beach to stay in Krabi, Phra Nang Beach is the perfect place for you. It is a stunning white sand beach where you can explore a diverse range of accommodations from hostels and hotels to luxurious resorts and villas. It is located at the southern tip of the Railay Beach. This Thai beach in Krabi has fine, soft sand and clear water surrounded by views of the Andaman Sea. Also known as the Tham Phra Nang Beach, it is quite unique, as it has a cave filled with phallic-shaped stalactites which may be something that you have not seen ever before. Besides this on this beach, you can grab a meal at any local eatery or beachfront restaurant in Krabi to rejoice in fresh seafood, Thai cuisine, etc.

4. Tub Kaek Beach

Tub Kaek Beach is located in a secluded place in Krabi. It was even featured in a wedding scene of one of the Hollywood movies that you might have seen called The Hangover 2. It gives a picturesque view of the white sand and turquoise water having islands on all sides. If you are one of those adventurous kinds, then you should definitely partake in eco-water sports, kayaking and freshwater springs that are available at the Tub Kaek Beach. To visit this place you can either take a long tail boat from Ao Nang Beach or come via roadways. This beach is at one of the off-beat locations in Krabi and very less tourists know about this place. So, you might want to give it a shot.

5. Nopparat Thara Beach

Located to the north of Ao Nang Beach, Nopparat Thara Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Krabi. It is covered with beautiful shells and calm and clear waters of the Andaman Sea. If you are looking for a place to spend time in peace and silence, Nopparat Thara Beach is the ideal destination for you. If you want to enjoy some aqua sports you can find diving schools that offer snorkelling trips and diving courses. You can take a boat from this beach for diving. Besides this, if you are a nature lover, you can also visit the famous marine national park called the Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in the Phi Phi Islands in Krabi Province south of Thailand. It is rich in natural beauty and has coral reefs, islands, coralline algae, a wonderful seabed and the park's unique landscape. When you visit this marine park, you can spot Black Tip Reef Sharks around Maya Beach.

The Best Time to Visit Krabi

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The dry season is considered the best time to visit Krabi beaches starting from November to April. This time of the year has favourable weather conditions for travellers with low rainfall and comfortable temperatures. Also, if you are considering planning your visit during the months of December to February, you should know that these are the busiest months. This means that there might be a hype in accommodation prices and more crowd.

A beach vacation trip is all you need to take a break from the everyday hustle. So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets today and fly off to this amazing place in Thailand!

December 20, 2023


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