• Krabi Thailand

Krabi Holidays

Just one hour south from Bangkok, Krabi is home to dramatic limestone cliffs, glorious palm-fringed beaches and shallow, crystal clear waters.

Over 200 islands and caves are waiting to be explored, with the jungle teeming with wildlife and the famous “Klong Thom Hot Springs” ready for a memorable dip. For those interested in a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality, we recommend spending an afternoon in Krabi town, bursting with restaurants, shops and guest houses. For sun worshippers, be sure to visit Railay beach; accessible only by boat and boasting paradise views and adrenaline-fuelled activities.

For a mix of culture and beach, extend your adventure with a stay in Chiang Mai before heading to Krabi; or, spend a few days in Koh Lanta for some laidback relaxation. 

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Over 200 smaller islands to explore
  • Hotels and resorts to suit all tastes with ample activity and relaxation
  • Outstanding beaches
  • Outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy
  • Great destination for winter sun

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort

Klong Muang Beach

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Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Beachfront swimming pool

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi

Pai Plong Bay

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Guide Price

€1,589 pp

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi

Deevana Plaza Krabi

Ao Nang

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Guide Price

€1,179 pp

Deevana Plaza Krabi
Unique View from Rayavadee

Rayavadee

Phra Nang Peninsula

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Guide Price

€2,349 pp

Rayavadee

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours.

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland on Qatar Airways via Doha. You can also connect via Bangkok

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa if they’re staying less than 30 days.

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Thailand

Krabi is a perfect destination for those who love beaches and fun outdoor activities – a haven for nature lovers and those looking to get away from it all.
Railay Beach is a beautiful and popular place to visit. Set on a small peninsula between Krabi Town and Ao Nang, it is only accessible by boat. It is especially worth a visit if you are interested in rock climbing.
Take to the water in a canoe and discover some of the 200 tiny islands to be found off the shore of this spectacular coastline. There are hiking trails to take you high into the hills where the vistas are stunning.
Night life here is low key and relaxed, reflecting the easy-going southern beach culture, although some bars will put on fire shows or live music in the peak season.

  • Similan Island by Speedboat

    Experience some of the world’s finest beaches for snorkelling.

  • Hong Island by Speedboat

    “Hong” means room in Thai, and the visit to this peaceful and untouched island allows you to enjoy the crystal clear water, unspoiled nature as well as fish and coral.

  • Phi Phi Island by Speedboat

    The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are only 45 minutes away from Krabi by speed boat.

  • Delicious Thai Food

    A typical Thai meal emphasises lightly prepared dishes with strong, aromatic components and includes four main seasonings: salty, sweet, sour and spicy.

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Average weather in January

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Krabi
32ºC
15mm

Average weather in February

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Krabi
34ºC
19mm

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Krabi
34ºC
48mm

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Krabi
34ºC
106mm

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Krabi
33ºC
216mm

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Krabi
32ºC
215mm

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Krabi
32ºC
217mm

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Krabi
32ºC
230mm

Average weather in September

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Krabi
32ºC
281mm

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Krabi
31ºC
298mm

Average weather in November

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Krabi
31ºC
153mm

Average weather in December

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Krabi
31ºC
60mm
  • Lesley, Managing Director

    Lesley

    Managing Director

    “Make sure you get out on a boat trip around neighbouring uninhabited islands, there are over 200 of them – otherwise, you are not making the most of your stay in the Krabi area.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “One of the best places in the world I have ever snorkelled in is the Similan Islands – not far from the coast of Krabi. It’s absolutely worth spending a day exploring these uninhabited patches of paradise.”

  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    “Krabi is great for families with older children – there are so many activities to keep teenagers entertained here – from zip wiring to canoeing, and rock climbing to snorkelling.”

Types of Krabi holidays

The Grotto

Krabi Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Krabi’s beaches are considered some of the best in Thailand. This stretch of the Andaman coast is characterised by craggy limestone cliffs and bordered by more than 100 offshore islands, with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters sandwiched in between. 

You’ll need to take a boat to reach Railay Beach. You can catch one from Ao Nang Beach and the journey takes around 15 minutes. In low season or bad weather, you may need to set off from Ao Nam Mao or Krabi instead.

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