Things to do in Krabi Thailand

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Hong Island. A beautiful island with white sand, and not as touristy as some other islands.

I have some family in Krabi, Thailand, which is on the Andaman Sea and not far from Phuket. Flying solo from Sydney (yes, I was missing my photographer/Instahubby!), I picked up my nanny from Bangkok and flew down at the beginning of July, which is technically the wet season but this usually just consists of some moderate showers in the afternoon – usually a nice change from the mid-30 degree Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) days.

Previously when visiting I’ve stayed at Ao Nang, which is a small town on the beach and not far from Railay Beach, which is quite famous for rock climbing. This time I stayed in Krabi Town, which is the more populated area where the locals live. While the town is a little basic, it’s actually very charming and you will find some outstanding local street life and–more importantly–street food – YUM!

So here are some things to do in and around Krabi Town:

  • Take a morning stroll along the marina on the banks of the Krabi River, and try and catch the old ladies doing their morning dancing exercises – so cute!
  • Check out the night market on Maharat Road for some great street food
  • Being so far south and close to Malaysia, the roti in Krabi is absolutely amazingly delicious – so don’t miss this!
  • Beyond Krabi Town, head to Ao Nang where you’ll find loads of boats heading off to different islands – because I was heading out for some photo ops I hired my own boat for around eight hours – it was 3,000 baht, which is about US$85
  • Kayaking: I went to the Ao Thalane mangrove area. You can buy a tour for around 600 baht with hotel transfers. I did a sunset kayak session but best to check the tides and do it when it is high. It was beautiful to catch the sunset when, but I caught a low tide.
  • Check out Pa Phru Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam (just say ‘Tha Pom’ – they’ll know what you’re talking about). You’ll find mangroves set in crystal clear water, which is really unusual and unique – there are boardwalks through the area and you can swim there too. Again, best to do your homework and catch it at high tide.

This time I stayed in Krabi Town to visit family, but you might like to head to Ao Nang, Railay Beach or we stayed at The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort in Nong Thale a coupe of years ago, which was secluded and worth the 30 minute drive from anywhere.

Enjoy the photos and thanks for stopping by!

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I recommend hiring your own long tail boat!

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Sunset Kayak at Ao Thalane

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  1. Bee on July 15, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Wow Ash this looks so beautiful. Thailand is definitely high on my list. XxBee

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  2. michaela on July 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    looks incredible babe! I wish my hubby enjoyed being my photographer/instahubby as much as yours does haha. Poor thing despises it haha

    I loved your snaps too, made me feel I was there with you 😛

    xoxo

  3. Raysa Garcia on July 16, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    What a Beautiful place to visit! Love all these photos. You look Amazing as Always babe!
    Kisses, Raysa

  4. Shirley Doremi on July 17, 2016 at 4:24 am

    My hubs and I have always been wanting to go Thailand! So many beautiful island/beach which we are so in love with! The foods are also so tempting! So good to see you going there twice within a short period and the photos are so amazing! p.s I love your travel posts. lots of love~ xx

  5. Theoni on July 18, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Looks perfect!! Love the photos such a wonderful place to visit!
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  6. Jemma on July 19, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Amazing! Absolutely love your pics. Can’t wait to visit Thailand one day myself 🙂

  7. Alisha on July 19, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Thailand looks like a dream come true. I have been wanting to go so long but didn’t wanna go alone. Your images are beautiful. I can’t wait to learn more about your trip Hun. Check out my blog too xoxo.

    Alisha

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  8. Erin on July 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    We need to plan a trip to go on together! Your travels have been looking amazing! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  9. Fiona {TheChicItalian} on July 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Like I said on Twitter, I’m so jealous of this trip of yours!
    It looks absolutely breathtaking, especially Tha Pom looks like a dream.

    xo Fiona
    http://www.thechicitalian.com

  10. Sydney Style Blogger on July 20, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    WOW Ash! Your shots are amazing and I esp love your selfie. Such a great spill on what to do! Glad you enjoyed your travels there. It’s such a beautiful country with so many beautiful spaces. This is definitely the way to see it. xx
    SSB|http://www.instagram.com/sydney_styleblogger

  11. Jessie on July 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for Sharing Ash! I’m actually going there next month! can’t wait to try out yum cha in the old town and watch the sunset from the boat!

    I’ve been your keen follower for a long time on IG and this is actually my first time checking out your blog! Great feeds and lots of inspirational ideas! Keep feed us your inspirations!

    Xx
    Jess
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  12. Yvette xx on July 23, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Amazing honey. We just adore Thailand! Travel snaps are giving me serious travel envy <3

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