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Surrounding Krabi Town in South West Thailand, the seat of provincial government, is the beautiful Krabi Province. The area is renowned for its natural beauty but also has a story to tell. The name Krabi, meaning “sword”, is thought to stem from the legend of an ancient sword being unearthed prior to the city’s foundation (very Arthurian!). Following suit, our recommendations will unearth the best places to stay in Krabi province.
For unbridled sunshine, aim to visit from November to May. There’s also the added benefit of a cool breeze at night. August and September can be rainy but the rest of the year is typically nice and warm.
Although the area used to be renowned for its production of rubber and oranges, tourism is now their bread and butter. Unsurprisingly then, there’s lots to do!
What not to miss:
Lanta Animal Welfare (Ko Lanta)If you're looking for something to warm your heart, go visit this non-profit, dedicated to rehabilitating sick animals. As a warning, you may well be tempted to take them home with you…
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint (Ko Phi Phi Don) Hike up to one of the more spectacular views in Thailand. You may be still getting your breath back at Viewpoint Number 1, however, Viewpoint Number 2 will take it away again.
Boat Tours - The best way to explore the coast, jump on a boat and sail into the sunset.
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), Krabi Town - A must see if your in Krabi Town. The temple is still being used today and includes a labyrinth of natural caves and an ancient jungle valley.
And for the best places to stay in Krabi we recommend:
With four restaurants and everything else imaginable, Rayavadee has everything you could ever need and is a great place to explore from. It boasts white sand beaches and limestone cliffs, along with everything else you’d expect from a hotel of this caliber. Great for couples and families.
Best Hotels in Krabi
Rayavadee 102 rooms from $313Krabi
White sandy beaches, limestone cliffs and lush foliage are only part of Rayavadee’s appeal as the five-star hotel provides every luxury that could be thought of and then some. Romantic rooms in chic palettes feature private pools and huge bathtubs. Divine spa and dining.Families - There are plenty of activities for little and big kids - plus babysitting servicesRomantic Break - Simply stunning private villas with sumptuous suites, huge tubs and private poolsSailing - Hotel boats to take you out on sunset cruises and neighbouring islandsGreat walks - Nature walks through Krabi's lush forestsRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith