Krabi islands holiday guide (2020)

Krabi islands

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Thailand Krabi islands Guide

Off the coastline of the southern Thai province of Krabi lies a host of lesser-known island dream-spots for you to explore. Featuring a secret lagoon at Koh Hong, caves at Railay beach, coral reefs at Pak Bia, white dunes at Koh Poda, a shrine at Phra Nang Beach to the unusual Chicken island, you are never far away from the sublime sands and beautiful waters of the Andaman.

In southern Thailand, the Krabi islands is a familiar name when describing dozens of exotic islands surrounding the coastline of the Krabi province. These islands are best explored on a day trip by boat, with island-hopping tours departing from either Ao Nang or Railay beaches. It is also a top-rated destination for a day trip from Phuket. You can easily charter a speedboat or luxury yacht to experience Krabi islands on a personalized itinerary.

It is tropically hot all year long in Krabi. Temperatures drop just a little during the rainy season, which happens from May to October. From November to December, there is less rainfall, and it becomes scorching and busy from January to April. In general, the Krabi islands are well pRotected, so you can choose to visit any time.

The town of Ao Nang is the coastal center of Krabi province. Many hotels are located here, and it is the closest location to stay in for island-hopping Krabi Islands. Another popular base for the exploration of the Krabi islands is on nearby Railay Peninsula. However, you can also visit Krabi Islands on a day trip when staying in Phuket or Krabi town itself. So the accommodation options are pretty much limitless.

  • Discover Koh Hong island with its natural lagoon illuminated by emerald water, surrounded by majestic limestone formations
  • Snorkel the coral reef in one of the prettiest bays in the Krabi area at Koh Hong island
  • Visit Pak Bia island with its unique scenery of a large, circular dome, shielded with lush foliage
  • Island hop to Koh Poda with its flawless, white sand beach and walk across a sandbar from one island to the other at low tide
  • Take that Instagram shot of the Chicken-shaped rock (Koh Kai)
  • Soak in endless jade waters of the Krabi coastline and surrounding islands
  • Explore the Railay peninsula by visiting sensational Railay and Phra Nang beaches
  • Experience a vibrant Ao Nang with the modern comforts of home, the relaxed atmosphere of a small town, and the friendliness that sets Thailand apart
  • Krabi islands are easily accessible from Phuket on day trips by various kinds of boats. You can opt for a budget option by joining a tour by speedboat alongside other vacationers, or you can charter a private yacht in Phuket with Islander.

    If you are staying in Krabi town and wish to make an island-hopping day trip to Krabi Islands – your best option is to head to Ao Nang first. Ao Nang is a coastal town within a short drive from Krabi. From there, you can join a group tour by speedboat to visit the most famous sights among Krabi Islands. Alternatively, you can charter a yacht with Islander to experience island-hopping along the Krabi coastline on a personalized itinerary.

    Best places in Krabi islands

    Koh Hong

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    Koh Pak Bia

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    Koh Poda

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    Chicken island

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    Railay beach

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    Phra Nang

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    Ao Nang

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