An overview of the different areas in Krabi, and advice on which one would be the best to base your holiday from beaches and islands to inland.
The main tourist centre, Ao Nang is a good all-rounder and rightly deserves its status as the most popular place to stay on the Krabi mainland.
Ao Nang’s up-and-coming neighbour offers a quieter and cheaper alternative to staying on the mainland, with much of the same conveniences.
This authentic market town lacks beaches but is exceptionally well-connected and has a wonderfully laidback vibe, bridging old and new Thailand.
An upmarket resort area offering a luxury escape from the crowds, a breathtaking viewpoint hike, and some of the best sunsets in the whole of Krabi.
Once a haven for hippy backpackers, Railay has kept some of its barefoot charm while moving steadily upmarket. Kick back and enjoy the island feeling.
A perennial favourite of backpackers and climbers, Ton Sai remains a free spirited hangout, despite attempts to commercialise the beach area.
One of Krabi’s most pristine spots, Koh Ngai lies to the far south of the province, and is most easily accessed from Trang’s Park Meng Pier.
One of the few remaining “get-away-from-it-all” destinations in Krabi, Koh Jum’s slow living and amazing sunsets make up for the so-so beaches.