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Located south of Phuket on Thailand’s Andaman coast, the coastal province of Krabi has some of South East Asia’s most breathtaking scenery. Mountainous limestone cliffs covered with flourishing green forests are scattered throughout the area, resulting in some fantastic vistas as you lie on the golden sandy beaches. Tour the area with cheap car hire in Krabi available right here. Book today for cheap prices, and to be more prepared for your travels.
Krabi is a popular destination, even though it has been well developed for the tourist industry it is still in keeping with its beautiful surroundings. Ao Nang is a lovely beach that fills with tourists during the winter season, but is a very beautiful place. All western conveniences are found here, but it retains a typical Thai character, with endless restaurants, souvenir and cheap clothes shops.
The most spectacular beach on this coastline is found at Rai Leh, reachable by boat only, due to the impassable topography. It too is busy and popular with rock climbers. But many are content to vegetate on the beach and admire the view.
Visit Phi Phi islands, which enjoy the most stunning scenery in Thailand, consisting of tower limestone mountains sandwiching sweeping bays of white sandy beaches and turquoise water. The diving here is especially good, but the resorts get busy and pricey.
Krabi town doesn’t have a beach but is located on a large river mouth with a promenade and relaxed atmosphere, It is here you can truly appreciate the friendliness and character of the locals, there are numerous restaurants and guest houses, good shopping opportunities and it is generally cheaper.
Within easy drive of Krabi are several intriguing attractions, the strangest being the Shell Fossil Cemetery, which is positioned along the coast and a feature which took more than 75 million years to create. Wat Tham Suea is a must-see sight positioned among a cave which overhangs below a fantastic geological feature, a karst butt. A difficult trek to the chedi on the summit reveals fantastic scenic views. Several excellent national parks are also located in this area.
The nearest international airport is located in Phuket.
Car hire in Krabi is a popular choice of transport for tourists and business travellers. Suppliers available at Phuket International Airport include Thai Rent A Car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. If you wish to see the sights then we highly advise you book a car as public transport servicing the area is not the most efficient.
Buses are also frequent and reasonably efficient, arriving all the way from Bangkok.
Regular ferry shuttles run to Krabi. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and be purchased from any travel office, which can be found at the airports or in Phuket.