48-Hours in Krabi, Thailand – So Much to See and Do


A Quick Get-Away to Krabi, Thailand


People living and working in the concrete jungles of cities in the Asia-Pacific region have a unique opportunity. Within a few hours, they can be digging their toes into a warm, white-sand beach, surrounded by dramatic cliffs with hanging gardens of lush tropical vegetation and staring out over calm and clear, turquoise waters.

Railay Beach Krabi Thailand
The dramatic primeval landscape of Krabi.

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This is Krabi, an unspoiled paradise on the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand. The region has its own Krabi International Airport (KBV), which means that people from all over the Asia-Pacific region can enjoy a weekend get-away to experience its natural beauty and enjoy its luxury resorts.

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Enjoy Krabi from the Water

After checking-in to one of Krabi’s numerous luxury resorts, the best thing to do is head out and explore the region by boat. Your resort will be happy to arrange for any type of boat from the simple long-tail boats that act as water taxis in the region, all the way up to a luxury yacht providing all the food and beverages needed for your excursion.

Long Tail boats in Railay Beach Krabi
Colorful long-tail boats are ready to take tourists for a tour of the region.

Just about all the popular destinations within Krabi can be reached by boat in 1-2 hours, which makes a day’s excursion a good way to get acquainted with the area and see the most popular sites like Railay Beach, the government protected beauty of Koh Hong and the brilliant turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon on Koh Phi Phi Le.

Pimalai Resort & Spa Krabi Thailand
Enjoy a cool drink by pool-side with a spectacular view of the sea

Things to Do on Land in Krabi

For those wanting to get out and about on land, Krabi offers numerous hiking trails amid stunning landscapes and tropical vegetation. For the less adventurous, both Railay beach and Krabi Town have walking streets where you can browse through locally made handicrafts and sample Thai food delicacies.

Rock Climbing in Krabi
Watch the dare-devil rock climbers practice their sport.

Railay Beach has an excellent resort, called Railay Village Resort and Spa, where you can gaze up at acrobatic rock-climbers on the limestone cliffs above the beach. If you’re brave enough and would like to try your hand at rock-climbing, the experienced professionals at a company called Real Rocks Climbing Railay can get you started.

Rock Climbing in Krabi Thailand
A company called Real Rocks Climbing Railay teaches rock-climbing at Railay beach.

For those who want to explore what their resort has to offer, many resorts offer classes in Thai cultural aspects such Thai-cuisine and Muay Thai boxing.

Muay Thai Class in Layana Resort and Spa Krabi Thailand
Try your hand at Muay Thai boxing.

Of course you should end your day with a romantic sunset dinner on the beach. Krabi is a region known for its fresh seafood. If seafood isn’t your thing, every luxury resort offers a full menu of both regional and western dishes to satisfy even the fussiest eater.

Sunset Dinner at Pimalai Resor and Spa Krabi Thailand
A seafood dinner at sunset is the perfect way to end your day in Krabi.

Planning Your Return Visit

As you lie by the pool the next morning getting a traditional Thai massage and dreading your return to the concrete jungle you’ll probably start thinking about how easy it was to get here, and if you did it once why can’t you do it again?

Sunbathing in Krabi Thailand
Soak up the sun on a pristine white-sand beach.

There are so many things to explore in Krabi that you’re just getting started by the time you have to leave. The beauty of it is that Krabi is so close and easy to get to, that a return visit is almost guaranteed and the warm and friendly people of Krabi and the efforts of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Krabi Office will always ensure that you’re welcomed back with open arms.

Locals in Krabi Thailand
The Thai people will be ready to welcome you back to Krabi.
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