Krabi got its start as an elephant kraal in the 1700s. Its purpose was to be a place that raised and trained the elephants for the city of Bangkok, and the royal family. The area was so popular with the locals, that it was granted a town status in 1872. In recent years it has seen a dramatic increase in popularity as tourism increased in the region. Today it is a relaxing place and an excellent stopover for people exploring the stunning coast of Thailand.
You can enjoy a number of activities in Krabi. Visit the remarkable limestone peaks and explore the spectacular tropical islands around it on your trip. Rock climbing is perhaps the most exciting adventure activity offered in Krabi. It attracts climbers from around the world with over 600 bolted climbing routes. There are some Krabi hotels with excellent family atmospheres in quiet neighbourhoods, but you can also find suitable hotels in Krabi close to the beach or within easy reach of the bars, and restaurants. Enjoy snorkelling, sea kayaking, scuba diving and eco-safari tours. Visit the Tiger Temple, one of the most famous temples in Thailand. It is just 3 kilometres from town, and the spectacular view from the summit is more than enough of a reward for the steep climb. Khao Kanab Nam is also worth a visit. Arrange a boat and make the 15 minute journey to the rocks. Climb to the top and you will discover an amazing view of the area – it's a perfect photo opportunity.
Krabi is situated in Thailand at the beginning of the Krabi River, which flows into the Andaman Sea, Krabi has become a very popular tourist destination in Thailand with its amazing beaches and perfect atmosphere. There are number of Krabi hotels which can be booked very easily online with HRS. It is also a well-liked destination for rock climbers, who visit Railay and Ton Sai in particular for their limestone cliffs. Krabi is just 65 km from Phuket and tourism has led to the construction of many well equipped hotels in Krabi. To fly to Krabi, you can use the Krabi International Airport or you can fly to Bangkok. There is no train station in Krabi, but you can go as far as Surat Thani and take a bus the rest of the way. Buses run regularly to Krabi from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, as well as from the airport to Phuket with stops in Krabi.
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If you want to enjoy a comfortable stay in the city centre, the Thepparat Lodge hotel is a good choice. Bright and handsomely furnished rooms in classic design are equipped with modern amenities and the restaurant serves mouthwatering regional dishes. Ask the friendly staff for helpful advice on your sightseeing plans.
A simple and friendly hotel in Krabi, the Samran Residence warmly welcomes its guests into a nice atmosphere. It offers simply furnished rooms with lovely decorations and Wi-Fi which is free of charge for HRS guests. A breakfast in the morning is provided.
The Maritime Park & Spa Resort in Krabi provides its guests a friendly setting for an enjoyable stay. It offers comfortable and cosy furnished rooms equipped with many modern amenities. The daily breakfast of the Maritime Park & Spa Resort ensures guests are well prepared for an eventful day. In the Adora Spa, guests may treat themselves to traditional Thai massages.
Located on the East Beach*the sunrise side of Railay Bay*Diamond Cave offers a range of rooms to suit every traveler*Diamond Rooms*Deluxe Rooms*and Private Bungalows. Most are with air conditioning but there are some without for the adventure traveler. Diamond Cave is integrated amongst natural surroundings in the shadow of a huge limestone rock where the adventurous can enjoy rock climbing*and has all the facilities to make your stay comfortable. A large open air waterfront restaurant serving Thai and International dishes*a swimming Pool and bar*Mini mart*Laundry*and much more. A ten minute walk takes you to the beautiful sandy West Beach and in the evening you can walk to nearby bars and restaurants to enjoy the exciting Railay Bay nightlife.
Spend a relaxing holiday at the Krabi Heritage Hotel and rest in spacious and comfortably furnished rooms that are decorated in Thai style and feature modern amenities. Experience all day long the taste of Thai and Western dishes in the restaurant and savour an exotic cocktail at the pool bar.
Treat yourself to a memorable stay in this classic resort hotel and relax on the swing bench on your spacious balcony. Handsomely furnished rooms combine traditional design elements with modern comforts and the restaurants serve delightful international and Thai specialties. Benefit also from a panoramic outdoor pool and modern multifunctional meeting facilities.
Mercure Krabi Deevana is conveniently located in the prime area of Ao Nang, just 10 minutes by foot to Krabi beach, shopping areas and eateries. A perfect place for business or leisure, our 213 guestrooms are designed with a private balcony, pool view and some with direct access to the pool. This resort features well appointed bars, restaurant, kids club, fitness centers, spa facilities and a large ballroom suitable for meetings and events for up to 400 guests
Nakamanda Resort and Spa is the perfect pampering paradise in an unspoiled tropical landscape surrounded by the deepest turquoise sea. The traditionally-designed villa accommodation comes with a wealth of activities, a spa that is heaven on earth and unbeatable local diving. The accommodation is divine,truly sophisticated with rich fabrics, a wealth of polished teak, space, huge comfy beds, canopied balconies and sea or garden views. Some villas have an outdoor Jacuzzi or a private pool. Take English high tea in the cocktail bar and dine on exquisitely fresh food alfresco, overlooking the pool. Pamper your body and soul with a Royal Thai massage or choose something a little different such as a Velvety Massage with yogurt. Nakamanda Resort and Spa is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.
All rooms at the Krabi Resort are spread around the tropical garden, luxuriously furnished and feature modern amenities including Internet access. Relax with a colourful cocktail at the bar and enjoy delicious Thai food as well as international culinary delights in the Boat Restaurant.
The traditionally styled Railay Phutawan Resort warmly welcomes its guests. All rooms are functionally and comfortably furnished. After a sound sleep, a continental breakfast will be served by the attentive staff that will be happy to give you sightseeing advices.
The Klong Muang Inn in Krabi is a friendly retreat and well-suited for adventurers. Its rooms are functionally furnished and feature free Wi-Fi access. Enjoy delicious Thai dishes in the idyllic restaurant, where you are surrounded by tropical plants and flowers. Moreover, the Klong Muang Inn provides complimentary parking spaces.
Stunning resort providing traditional Thai hospitality. Close to AoNang, Phi Phi & James Bond Island. 276 Victorian-style rooms & suites with spectacular views. Includes Thailand's largest pool (75,347 sq. ft/7000 m²), private yachts, golf course, tenniscourts, Kids club, Spa and a line-up of restaurants: Pizzeria, White Lotus with Thai & Indian recipes and Poda with pool-side BBQ's rounding off your culinary experience. The indoor and outdoor spaces are ideal for weddings & events.
The child-friendly Koh Jum Resort offers its guests well-equipped and beautifully furnished villas and bungalows with free Wi-Fi. In the restaurant of the Koh Jum Resort, guests may sample delicious dishes while enjoying a magnificent view of the sea.