Krabi is a beach town and the islands neighbouring are famous for strange limestone rock formations and unspoiled nature. Its striking rock formation islands and beautiful beaches made the area a pirate haven in bygone days, and a couple of James Bond movies were filmed here!
Local beaches include Hat Noppharat Thara, Ao Nang and Ao Phai Phlong, and not to forget the famous peninsula Railay beach. All are lovely, but one of the finest is Hat Tham Phra Nang, in Railay Beach, with a cave where fishermen honor the spirit of an Indian princess said to have perished here over two thousand years ago.
Krabi's adventure options allows nature lovers to take trips to see mangrove forests and their resident wildlife. You can sail to unspoiled islets, walk through rainforest and swim in natural pools in the Khao Nor Chuchi Lowland Forest Project. Sailing and paddling are also popular, and yachts and kayaks can be hired locally.
For experienced rock-climbers, hundreds of established routes offer exciting opportunities, being Railay Beach a paradise for climbers. Numerous dive operators work in and around Krabi, taking divers to coral reefs and boat wrecks near adjacent islands.
Krabi has a nice seaside atmosphere with cheap accommodation, tasty Thai food and friendly people. Now mainly a stopover town for tourists going to outlying islands, Krabi itself is nice for short visits. Once there one should not miss the night market!