If you’re not staying directly on Railay Beach, you’ll want to arrange a day trip here. Hop on a boat from Ao Nang and relax on Krabi’s most spectacular beach. Railay Beach is separated from the mainland by high karst mountains so is only accessible by boat. You can get a unique view of the area by renting a kayak.
If you’re seeking a change of scenery, head inland to explore Tiger Cave Temple, a temple that houses impressive golden Buddha statues and is a playground for the local monkeys. Over one thousand steps must be climbed to reach the summit, but once at the top you can admire spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes or watch the monkeys play.
If you’re staying in Ao Nang, Koh Poda is the ideal day trip destination. Take a long-tail boat across to this tiny coastal island and spend a few hours exploring a place even more untouched and tranquil than towns on the mainland. Walk, swim, snorkel or just lay back on the pristine white sand as you soak up the sun.
Uncover Krabi’s beauty away from its sparkling coastlines by visiting this magnificent National Park. Make for the visitor centre and start a walking trail from here. Your journey will take you to two waterfalls, a cave and offer the chance to spot local wildlife. Asiatic black bears and wild boars are said to inhabit these forests.
Somewhat unexpectedly, Krabi is home to natural hot springs, located across the Klong Thom District. Relax in these natural hot tubs, lazing in warm mineral-rich waters. Rumour has it that these waters will rejuvenate your skin. Afterwards, you can cool off in the nearby river before visiting the astonishing Emerald Pool for a refreshing swim.