Plan Your 3-Day Escape to Krabi
The destination of Krabi is not as well-known as some of the more popular resort areas in Thailand, but visitors who have experienced it once have put it high on their list of places to return to. And, the Tourism Authority of Thailand office in Krabi is working hard to spread the word about this beautiful region of the country.
Visually, Krabi is simply stunning. The natural and primeval beauty of the limestone cliffs, undisturbed tropical forests and turquoise, crystal-clear waters have made Krabi a growing favorite among travelers. The Thai people take pride in the area and have created the National Maritime Park that serves to protect this natural gem from over-development.
Whether you’re a hiker, snorkeler, scuba-diver or even a rock-climber, your pastime will be enjoyed amid breath-taking natural beauty in Krabi.
Getting to Krabi, Thailand
Krabi airport services international flights as well as domestic. Thai Airways offers several daily flights from Bangkok and the airport is conveniently located about 15 kilometers from the main town of Krabi.
From the airport to your destination, you can choose from private taxi services, shared minivan shuttles or even rent a car for the length of your visit.
The region offers many luxurious resorts within the beauty of the natural surroundings, such as the Layana Resort and Spa and the Pimilai Resort and Spa. It’s a good idea to spend some time online looking at what the different resorts have to offer and their location before making your choice.
Explore the Natural Beauty of the Region
The best way to explore the beauty of Krabi is by boat. Luxury yachts are available for charter, as well as the local long-tail boats. Have the resort arrange to have a boat pick you up.
Your boat driver will be happy to take you anywhere you want to go. You’re in charge of the day’s activities and destinations. The driver may also be able to take you to some hidden and un-crowded locations that are only known to locals.
Some of the more luxurious boats will provide all the food and refreshments along with the cost of the charter. The only things you’ll need are the essentials: plenty of sunscreen, towels, swimsuits and a change of clothes. Some of them will even provide snorkeling equipment.
After a solid morning of touring the region, you may want to get out of the heat of the afternoon and head back to your resort. Many resorts offer lessons and instruction in various aspects of the Thai culture including the most popular ones, Thai cooking classes and Muay Thai boxing. Or, you can just lie around the pool or beach sipping a tropical drink and enjoying the beauty of the region.
Sunset Dining by the Water
Krabi has an active fishing community and they provide the resorts with a wide variety of fresh seafood on a daily basis. A perfect way to end your day in Krabi is to enjoy a magnificent sunset by the water accompanied by the sound of gentle waves and a warm breeze while dining on an exquisitely prepared seafood meal.
Most all of the resorts offer a full range of both western food favorites as well as lovingly crafted Thai dishes for their guests to choose from.
Spa Treatments – Thai-style
A growing number of resorts in the region have added a full complement of spa treatments performed by skilled Thai hands to their list of amenities, so guests don’t even have to leave the grounds of the resort to receive a Thai-style spa treatment.
Other resorts, such as Wareerak Hot Spring Spa, have made the spa experience the central focus of a stay there and provide complete wellness programs. Whichever option you choose, you’ll come away from a holiday in Krabi well-rested and rejuvenated.