Top 10 beaches in Krabi, Thailand that you must visit
Thailand is an extremely famous country that hosts over 32.59 million tourists each year. People all over the world travel to this land of temples, beautiful beaches, night-clubs, amazing and unique cuisine and the relaxing atmosphere.
The country is the 50th largest in the world in terms of area and has a massive tourism industry brimming with home-stays, hotels, bus tours, beaches, food and nightlife. The Chatuchak Weekend Market is a major attraction of the country that houses over 15,000 stalls and is divided into 27 sections.
The country is so beautiful and loaded with things to do, places to visit and food to eat , that no number of days seem enough to travel through it. The widespread network of our rental car suppliers will allow you to explore every nook and cranny of this beautiful place.
Travel through Krabi…
A visit to the country that is mostly surrounded by water, comprising of numerous little islands will not be complete without some beach fun. If you love the water and everything about it, Thailand is one of the best places to visit, with clean and pristine surroundings, friendly services, the coastal land is a real treat.
The area of Krabi, that comprises of over 80 smaller islands is a well known tourist spot. With most of the region now taken care of by National parks , there are a lot of places that you can explore. We have filtered out some of the best beaches in Krabi, Thailand that you can explore while there.
The island of Koh Hong is located in Than Bok Khorani national park and is generally referred to as The Hong Island. The white sand on the beach makes for an amazing landscape. The waters are very clean and you can enjoy the marine life by snorkeling. Food, drinks and alcohol are all readily available , though if you do not wish to splurge on items it is better to carry your own supplies.
Nopparat Thara Beach
Nopparat Thara Beach (also spelled Noppharat Thara) is located 18km west of Krabi Town and adjacent to Ao Nang. It lies between the Hat Nopparat Thara-Koh Phi Phi National Park and has long 3km stretch of sandy path that is lined by casuarina trees.
The beach is excellent for simply lazing around under the shade of thick trees. Like most beaches in Krabi there are no rows of benches , it is therefore better to carry a mat and plant it at any suitable place.
Koh Pak Bia
The Koh Pak Bia is a part of the Koh Hong archipelago. The island is perfect for island hoppers and people looking for a relaxing time. The waters are more emerald than turquoise but you can engage in snorkeling for a small distance from the beach and catch a glimpse of the great range of fish species.
The interesting structure of the island is very peculiar with a dome covered with foliage and a thick strip of sand connecting it to a rocky crop. There are vendors to cater to your need for refreshments etc.
Ao Thalane is probably one of the few places in the world that are untouched by business and money making industries. The area will give you the real touch of southern Thailand. The place is accustomed to visitors but the resorts and hotels do not focus on profits but rather like to cater to people looking for peace and mindfulness.
The area is officially the capital of sea kayaking in Krabi. The area is full of mangrove forests and impressive limestone canyons, offering the perfect playground for sea kayaking exploration. Fishing has been the primary occupation of the locals given that the waters are laden with crustaceans and fish species. The area is an absolute delight to walk through and is bound to leave you tranquil and happy.
Koh Poda is one of the most popular islands in the Krabi region located just 6 kilometers offshore from Ao Nang and it takes 25 min to reach the place in a tail boat. Mu Koh Poda or Poda Island group consists of four islands: Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Koh Tao and Koh Mor. Koh Poda however is the largest one , with 1 km diameter area. The sandy beach is pure white crystal when you begin walking around. It is the perfect coastal getaway.
Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang is the ultimate beach experience of Thailand, famous for its truly luxurious and yet simple facilities. It has the feel of a small town and the vibrance and comfort of the city and homes. The town itself is small and a 30 min stroll will take you from one end to the other, yet the place is enchanting regardless.
The place is the perfect cross between the old and the new. You can engage in shopping at the famous city center or dine at the best fine dine restaurants in the area. There are resorts that cater to your every need from food to ferry. The night life is great with a vibrant scene.
The southern strip of sand in Railay Bay is Phra Nang beach. The clear shallow water are safe for swimming, duvet-soft sand and coral reefs make a very beautiful place for the trip. There are white limestone cliffs that offer the picturesque backdrop to the entire setting. These cliffs are a delight for rock climbing enthusiasts and also provide a natural shade in the hot afternoons. Even after all this you have to be there to experience the magic of Phra Nang.
Poles apart from the hustle-bustle of the more traditional tourist spots, Ko Jum is like a breath of fresh air. The entire place is super peaceful with no agencies trying to engage you in activities. The place offers you time that is your own. You can saunter near the waters or bask in the sun reading a book or perhaps just simply lay around. This get-away is bound to rejuvenate your mind and body.
The famed Tubkaek beach became famous after it was used for a couple of scenes in the Bradley Cooper starrer ‘Hangover 2’, but the beach has always been a fabulous and famous spot with the tourists. Located north of Klong Muang and south of Ao Thalane, the beach lies south of some other famous adventurous hiking trails (Dragon Crest Mountain viewpoint).
The Tubkaek beach however is perfectly quiet although there are a lot of resorts lining the coast. You can lounge around, dine at the finest restaurants and indulge in self care at these places. Almost all resorts offer dining under the stars in the open, with nature as the ultimate backdrop for a great night.
Railay West is the main beach in Railay. The place has a designated walking street that houses shops (convenience, beachwear, handicraft), bars and restaurants. The walking street links the east and west Railay and is a 15 minute stretch. Railay west has some of the most daunting cliffs and rocks that are a major hit with rock climbers. Nature adds a special flavour to the area and the entire scenery is made so much more beautiful.
The beach is facing the west, so the evenings are generally lost with people enjoying the sun set over the cliffs and down the ocean. It really is an unforgettable experience. Hire a car rental for Krabi and discover the magic of Thailand. You can easily drive to these beautiful places in a rental car, with absolutely no hassle.