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What’s the best way to get from Krabi to Phuket? (and vice versa)

What’s the best way to get from Krabi to Phuket? (and vice versa)

With the majority of Thai holidays now becoming multi-destination, we thought we’d address a few common questions about how to get to Krabi from some of the more popular tourist spots around Thailand, and vice versa. First up, the beautiful island of Phuket. Although an island, it is actually possible to travel overland to and… Continue Reading

Krabi deals and promotions

Krabi deals and promotions

Everyday deals on tours and activities If you are travelling as a group of 4 or more, we offer automatic “family and friends” discounts on your tour tickets. Simply add the tickets to your cart to benefit from the discount, which is x% for x number of tickets bought, up to a maximum of 15%… Continue Reading

The Krabi islands just got more expensive

The Krabi islands just got more expensive

Let’s play good news – bad news. Good news! The price of island tours is going down from 18 June 2015! Bad news! The reason is that tourists now have to pay their own National Park fees, and they just increased the price. Following some recent scandal about the (non-)declaration of income from entry fees… Continue Reading

Island hopping during the rainy season in Krabi

Island hopping during the rainy season in Krabi

We often get asked about whether it is safe or advisable to do island-hopping in Krabi during the “rainy season”, which lasts (roughly) from May to November. So we compiled an essential guide for those considering their options. First, the good news: Islands, and even mainland beaches, will be less crowded in general. They will… Continue Reading

Krabi restaurant reviews – Umberto’s Cuisine

Krabi restaurant reviews – Umberto’s Cuisine

The Ao Nang – Klong Haeng Road is fast becoming Ao Nang’s very own “Gourmet Street”, lined with restaurants that are a cut above the general herd down at the beachfront. Starting at the top with the inimitable Carnivore, passing by The Hilltop and Lay Lae Seafood, and now ending with the brand new Italian… Continue Reading

Krabi Rainforest Tour + Elephant Trekking – Trip Report

Krabi Rainforest Tour + Elephant Trekking – Trip Report

The tour: Krabi Rainforest Tour + Elephant Trekking (click for itinerary, prices and booking) The lowdown: This is a packed itinerary covering a lot of ground in a single day. You’ll be exhausted at the end of it, but if you have limited time it’s an excellent way to tick several boxes. The company who… Continue Reading

Hong Islands by Speed Boat – Trip Report

Hong Islands by Speed Boat – Trip Report

The tour: https://www.yourkrabi.com/krabi-tours/hong-islands-tour-by-speed-boat/ (click for itinerary, prices and booking) The lowdown: A fast and convenient way to see the best bits of the Hong archipelago, but expect crowds in high season. The details: we took this tour unannounced on 14 March 2015 and all photos on this page are taken from this day / trip.… Continue Reading

Krabi restaurant reviews – The Hilltop Ao Nang

Krabi restaurant reviews – The Hilltop Ao Nang

There is something about the lawn at The Hilltop Ao Nang. Maybe it’s the unexpectedness of seeing a well-tended stretch of green at the end of a steep climb halfway up the cliff side; or perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of the lush, manicured grass against the rugged backdrop of the Krabi coast. Either way, your… Continue Reading

Romantic restaurants in Krabi

Romantic restaurants in Krabi

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we round up our top five hot spots to get you in the mood for love. Ruen Mai This intimate, beautifully-lit dining room deserves the title of “best Thai restaurant in Krabi”. The vast menu caters to all palates, from newcomers to Thai cuisine to the seasoned pro seeking obscure… Continue Reading

Christmas in Krabi

Christmas in Krabi

For the vast majority of the Thai population, Christmas is just a day like any other, which is perfect if you have come abroad to escape the excesses of turkey and mince pies and James Bond on the TV again. All local tour companies and activity centres will be operating a normal schedule, so you… Continue Reading

7 Islands Sunset Tour – Trip Report

7 Islands Sunset Tour – Trip Report

NOTE We are no longer offering this tour, as the island sunset barbecue has been replaced by an inferior experience – eating a buffet meal at a restaurant with no view in Railay, which (in our opinion) adds no significant value to the standard 4 Islands Tour. Should this situation change we will update the… Continue Reading

Phi Phi by Cruise Boat – Trip Report

Phi Phi by Cruise Boat – Trip Report

The lowdown: For those who aren’t keen on speed boats and / or prefer relaxing on deck to getting sandy on a beach, the Phi Phi by Cruise Boat trip is a good budget option to see these islands. The details: Trip taken on November 2, 2014 (and all pictures on this page are taken… Continue Reading

Join the annual Ao Nang Beach Clean-up!

Join the annual Ao Nang Beach Clean-up!

At least 6 million tonnes of debris enters the world’s oceans each year, according to the PADI Project Aware Foundation. Sometimes it feels as though half of that washes up on our shores here in Krabi! With growing numbers of tourists visiting the Andaman Coast, it’s more urgent than ever to stop plastic litter ending… Continue Reading

Addresses, maps and finding out where stuff is in Krabi

Addresses, maps and finding out where stuff is in Krabi

This is a long overdue post, inspired by a recent customer (thanks, Emily!) who had booked and planned her Krabi holiday based on the location of her hotel, which she had found on Google Maps. She was slightly perturbed to discover (after writing to us) that the placemarker for her hotel was not just incorrect, it… Continue Reading

Elephant Trekking – Trip Report

Elephant Trekking – Trip Report

This is a trip report from our unannounced visit to the elephant camp near Huay Tho waterfall, which runs 3 different programs: Krabi Nature and Culture Tour (full day, Mon, Wed, Fri only) Elephant Trekking + Waterfall (half day) Elephant Trekking + Elephant Bathing (half day) All pictures here were taken on that day, and… Continue Reading

Phi Phi by Speedboat – Trip Report

Phi Phi by Speedboat – Trip Report

This is a trip report from our Phi Phi Islands Tour by Speed Boat – we took the normal tourist tour, not a special trip for agents. All images were taken on that day in August, with the exception of the first few shots at the pier, as I forgot to get my camera out!… Continue Reading

Krabi cuisinier heads to Thailand’s top chef finals

Krabi cuisinier heads to Thailand’s top chef finals

The executive chef at Peace Laguna Resort and Spa in Ao Nang, Mr Nikom Sangtara, is heading to the national finals of the Siam Makro HoReCa culinary challenge at the end of this month. Chef Nikom won the southern Thailand regional heat of the competition, held in Surat Thani in July this year, wowing the… Continue Reading

Krabi now ranked the number one beach destination in Thailand

Krabi now ranked the number one beach destination in Thailand

The province of Krabi Province, on the Andaman coast of Thailand has long been in the shadows of more famous Thai beach destinations such as Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui. However as these places grow ever more crowded, the natural charms of Krabi have been attracting an increasing number of fans. Since we started this… Continue Reading

Dengue fever warning for travellers to Krabi

Dengue fever warning for travellers to Krabi

Following a surge in cases of the mosquito borne illness, dengue fever, this year, the Thai Ministry of Public Health has issued warnings that should apply to all visitors to the Krabi area as well. The recent outbreak has seen 920 reported cases of the disease in the first month of this year alone, making… Continue Reading

Record Visitor Numbers to Krabi in First Third of 2013

According to figures from Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation, arrivals at Krabi International Airport (KBV) increased by 30% in the first 4 months of 2013. There were 213,453 passenger arrivals at the airport from January – April 2013, compared with 164,161 for the same period last year and a mere 50,377 in 2003, showing an… Continue Reading

After freak waves, island tours resume in Krabi

After freak waves, island tours resume in Krabi

Posted on 30 May, 2013 Last weekend saw strong winds of up to 50km / hr and rough waves in the Krabi area, with unusually choppy seas and a wave height of up to 3 metres (with unconfirmed reports of up to 4 metres around some islands). On Saturday 25 May, nearly 50 moored longtail… Continue Reading

Another facelift for Ao Nang

Another facelift for Ao Nang

Recent visitors to Ao Nang will have noticed that the sidewalks or pavements, which were put in just over a decade ago, are looking a little bare. All the trees along the McDonald’s side of the beach have been cut down and all the paving stones have been removed. This is part of the local… Continue Reading

The Spirit of ASEAN Exhibit

A new exhibit entitled “The Spirit of ASEAN” will open at the Krabi Contemporary Art Museum in town on May 9. The “South Sea” group of Thai artists, in collaboration with peers from Malaysia, have curated a show of more than 60 works of painting and mixed media. From the catalogue: “like body and soul… Continue Reading

Krabi to get four new wreck diving sites

Krabi to get four new wreck diving sites

This story was published in The Phuket News last week. Four de-commissioned Thai Navy vessels to be sunk off Krabi Thailand’s Royal Navy has agreed to hand over four decommissioned vessels for use in a Krabi undersea marine park projected by the provincial office, it was reported Wednesday. The project is aimed at ‘increasing knowledge… Continue Reading

Multimedia installation at Krabi Contemporary Art Gallery

The latest exhibition at Krabi Contemporary Art Gallery is an installation, using video, mirrors and the interaction of visitors. Entitled “Spiritual Media Reaction” (its Thai title จิตเป็นนาย “Jit Pen Nai” translates directly as “Mind is Master”), the show is the work of two southern Thai artists, Amrit Chusuwan and Wittaya Chanma, and is billed as… Continue Reading

National Children’s Day 2013

National Children’s Day 2013

National Children’s Day (wan dek haeng chaat) was established back in 1955 as a means of celebrating the kingdom’s most valuable resource, as well as teaching young people the importance of their role in society; the respect and love due to their elders and the monarchy; and fostering in them a sense of civic duty,… Continue Reading

Top tips for New Year in Krabi

Top tips for New Year in Krabi

If you’re not tied in to a hotel Gala Dinner, here are some tips for making the most of the New Year celebrations, as well as some advice about staying safe through the holiday: 1) The Gregorian calendar’s New Year is also the Thai solar calendar’s New Year, although as Thailand follows the Buddhist Era… Continue Reading

Christmas in Krabi

Christmas in Krabi

For most in Europe and North America, Christmas is a winter holiday, helping to add some sparkle to the long, dreary December evenings. Traditional festivities and costumes seem to be made for cold weather: the satisfyingly rich food; the warm spices of mulled wine; fur-lined Santa hats; the garishly bright decorations; and the sharp notes… Continue Reading