Located along the spectacular coastline of the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand, Krabi is home to some of the most extraordinary natural wonders of the world.
With white sandy beaches, stunning coral reefs and natural rock walls, Krabi is a dream locale for everyone from nature lovers to the laid-back beach bum.
Here are some of the things you absolutely must try while you’re in paradise
#1: Get a pampering Thai massage
The plethora of spas in Krabi takes full advantage of the lush greenery and tropical climate by being situated outdoors, complete with traditional Thai-style wooden pavilions and awe-inspiring views.
Be sure to get a traditional Thai massage which combines ancient Ayurvedic principles with Chinese acupressure and some elements of yoga. This tension-relieving massage will definitely ease all the stress from your body and soothe those aching joints in a jiffy.
#2: Chill out with a beer on the beach
The bar scene in Krabi is fairly relaxed, reflecting the easy-going southern beach culture. Bamboo beach bars with plenty of cushions, pavilions and even hammocks are the most common places to hang out and enjoy the tropical atmosphere.
If you’re more adventurous, make a trip to the nearby Phi Phi Island for a more bustling nightlife. Dance the night away to the unrelenting beat of popular DJ music mashups at the clubs or treat yourself to exciting live entertainment with fireshows, magic shows, Thai boxing shows or lady-boy cabarets.
#3: Go island-hopping
Located close to many neighbouring islands may be the best thing about Krabi.
Simply hop on a boat and head to next beach when you’re bored with one.
Take a day trip to Crystal Lake – a crystal clear water pool in the middle of the forest. Frolick in the treasure trove of pristine waters and bask in the sights and sounds of the natural surroundings.
Don’t forget a visit to the popular Mineral Hot Spring Waterfall, a natural spring where you can enjoy a warm relaxing bath. The steamy hot water and naturally-created dip pools are amazing natural wonders you simply have to see to believe. Do go early to avoid the hordes of tourists who may crowd the place during peak periods.
#4: Indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities
Thrill-seekers will be spoilt for choice in Krabi. Explore the stunning coastline and limestove caves in a sea kayak or go scuba-diving to get up close and personal with the stunning coral reefs.
Alternatively, visit Koh Hong, a tidal lagoon which can only be accessed by a small boat or kayak at certain times of the day. The surrounding cliffs are also covered in lush vegetation that are home to monkeys and flying foxes that have lived here undisturbed for centuries.
#5: Feast on local delicacies
The selection of good food is in abundance everywhere. From motorcycle and pushcart vendors, to street stalls and markets plus small eateries, outdoor cafes and fancy restaurants, Krabi has it all.
Take a trip to Khong Kah Road to sample fascinating traditional local delicacies like noodles, soups and mouth-watering desserts, dished out by vendors with mobile kitchens.
Savour the freshness of the herbs and spices and the authentic Thai know-how that goes into each dish such as the popular tom yam kung, green curry and phat thai
To chill out after all that feasting, check out what has touted to be the best coffee in town at the Kwan Coffee Shop.
So why wait? Gather all your friends and grab Tiger Airways’ great value fares to four destinations in Thailand – flying to Krabi 7 times a week. Other destinations include Bangkok (35 times a week), Hat Yai (8 times a week) and Phuket (14 times a week).
Alternatively, look out for our next Tiger Airways Travel Special story where we will be giving away a pair of air tickets to Krabi!
* Additional information provided by Tiger Airways