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5 Krabi Travel Tips for an Ideal Beach Getaway – Enjoy the Sun in Paradise

Found on the southern reaches of Thailand, bordering the Andaman Sea, Krabi is one of the most picturesque beach destinations to visit in South East Asia – thousands visit every year to get a taste of paradise. If you're one of them, here're a few tips on how to make the most out of your vacation.


General Tips

To start things off with, here are some general things to be aware of before you book your vacation to Krabi. Most importantly, you'll want to visit Krabi while its sunny and the sea is calm. As such, you'll want to visit during the months of November to May when the weather is at its most stable. As far as packing is concerned, don't overdo it and grab only the essentials – the more you pack, the more you'll have to carry around with you. Make sure you have some beachwear, sunscreen, flip-flops, sunglasses, and a hat so that you can enjoy the beach without a worry. Thailand also used type A, B, and C power sockets which might cause problems when trying to charge your phone. So, save yourself the hassle and bring a universal adaptor with you. Finally, look up and practice some simply Thai phrases to make your trip to Krabi that much easier. For example, "Hello" is "Sawa dee".


Where to Stay

Ao Nang is the main tourist hotspot here in Krabi and you'll want to book yourself a hotel or resort in the area. There is quite a large selection available here that caters to all kinds of budgets and tastes. You can pick out anything from a backpacker hostel to a luxurious Ao Nang beach resort such as the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. Ao Nang itself is a great central hub to explore Krabi and you'll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops all around for you to visit.


How to Travel

One of the fastest and most convenient ways to travel to Krabi is to grab a budget flight from one of the travel hubs close by – Singapore for example. In Krabi itself, the songthaew is your best option for getting around. This is essentially the region's version of a taxi and the prices are generally fair on these. Alternatively, you can use water taxis – small boats to be precise – in order to travel around Krabi via the sea.


Things to Do

There's a plethora of places to visit and activities to try out during your time here in Krabi. Some of the highlights include an island-hopping adventure through locations like Chicken Island, Tup Island, and Mor Island. The sea here is also perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving as well – there's plenty of marine life just waiting to be seen right underneath the water's surface.


Krabi Cuisine

Thai cuisine is renowned for its unique flavour combinations and delectable aromas. As such, don't miss out on trying some signature local dishes during your time in Krabi. Ao Nang's seafood deserves particular mention – so enjoy some mouth-watering flavours as you relax by the waterfront.