Krabi island cruises

Most yacht or sailing cruises around the Krabi islands depart from Phuket, though there is a marina here and there are also a few live aboard options available.

Krabi transport connections

Since the opening of the international airport in Krabi in March 2006, the number of connections has been increasingly rapidly and, while still far behind Phuket, the area can now be considered a fairly good international base.

Opening a bank account in Krabi

Only foreigners with a non-immigrant year-long visa, or a year long visa extension, can open a personal Thai bank account, and you will also usually require a work permit.

Finding employment in Krabi

Are you a teacher, a dive instructor or a chef? If you have what it takes, you could find legal employment in Krabi. Other professions, not so much. Find out more here.

Expat entertainment in Krabi

There is very little in the way of organised activities such as clubs and groups in Krabi: the expats here are very laidback and unwilling to be coerced into doing anything.

International TV & Media

These days, most expats in Krabi find ways to stream content online; if you still need good old-fashioned TV channels, we show you the options.

Internet, phone and 4G connections

All except the most remote areas of Krabi are well connected so you need never be more than a few minutes away from checking your newsfeed.

Western food in Krabi

Restaurants in Krabi are able to cater for all but the most specialised whims; Makro has also covered most bases with its western food inventory.

Owning and driving a vehicle in Krabi

Only foreigners holding non-immigrant visas with a year’s vailidity can own a vehicle in Thailand – and that too, only after considerable paperwork.

Hospitals and health insurance in Krabi

Doctors, dentists, opticians and hospitals in Krabi: which are any good, and which should be avoided? Find out here in our guide to health care for expats.

Krabi international schools

There are currently two international schools in Krabi offering primary and early secondary education using the British curriculum; fees are relatively low to reflect the lack of available resources.

Learning Thai & other language difficulties

Most expats try to learn some basic vocabulary, such as how to order food and drinks – and that may be all you need to get by, especially if you have a Thai partner helping you out.

Relaxing Krabi

Use Krabi as an opportunity to detox from stressful urban living: switch off your phone and chill out at the beach, spa or even take a round of golf. We show you how.

Luxury breaks in Krabi

If your budget can stretch a little further, there are plenty of choices for the luxury traveller in Krabi. From five star accommodation to private scuba diving lessons, we run down the options for a perfect luxury break.

Krabi for sun-worshippers

If you want to escape a dark, cold winter and getting a tan is at the top of your holiday to-do list, then Krabi may be the perfect destination.

Krabi for nature lovers

Wildlife is everywhere in Krabi; and there are plenty of different habitats to explore. From inland rainforest to underwater reefs, nature lovers will be spoilt for choice when deciding on their itinerary.

Krabi for foodies

Combine eating with activities to get the best taste of Krabi! From cookery courses to visiting markets and fishing trips, there are many ways to satisfy the foodie traveller.

Krabi for backpackers

While traditional backpackers have all but disappeared from Krabi, there are still pockets of guitar strumming travellers to be found. And the new generation of party flashpackers are increasingly well catered for.

Romantic breaks in Krabi

Sharing the beauty of Krabi with someone you love is an unforgettable experience, whether you come to rekindle a relationship, mark its longevity, or celebrate a new chapter.

First time visitors to Krabi

If you’ve never visited Krabi before, start here. You will find all the information you will need to plan your holiday in Krabi, from where to stay, what to do and how to do it.

Action and adventure in Krabi

There are plenty of thrilling outdoor adventures to be had in Krabi. How do you fit them all in? We have some suggested itineraries for you.

Getting to Tonsai Beach

As it is part of the Railay peninsula, the only way on and off Ton Sai is by boat. Find out the best ways to do this here.

Getting to Noppharat Thara

One part of Nopparat Thara is fairly central; the other is very isolated. Find out how to get to each side and how to get around once here.