Krabi Hotels

Interesting Activities


Canoeing

One of several ecotourism activities available in Krabi is sea-canoeing, and there are few better ways to enjoy the spectacular scenery than by drifting leisurely amongst the limestone cliffs. This is perhaps the best way to explore Krabi's countless inlets and deserted beaches, allowing travellers to discover the true magic of the area at their own pace.

Kayaking

Kayaking is available in the waters off Krabi and Phang-nga provinces, which boast some of the most spectacular seascapes and marine life anywhere. The sport is accessible to beginners and veterans alike, since operators offer training at the start of the trip. The sea-kayaking centre is at Ao Nang, which blends the rugged appeal of rocky outcrops with the serene beauty of beaches and crystal-clear water. Off its shore lie limestone outcrops honeycombed with caves and hollows and fringed by mangrove forests. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at many of the guesthouses in the Ao Nang area, and guides are also available to lead you through the myriad of small, deserted islands.

Snorkelling & Diving

Dive shops provide mask, snorkel and fins for hire at around 150 baht a set per day. You will probably have to pay a deposit of around 500 baht. They also offer you dive trips and advice about some of the most spectacular destinations in Southern Thailand.

Biking

Mountain bikes can be found around Ao Nang. The terrain is spectacular and this is a great and healthy way to take in the most captivating scenery.

Rock Climbing

Every year thousands of climbers come to Krabi specifically to challenge themselves on the famous limestone karsts, and most agree it's well worth the trip. There are over 150 bolted routes, concentrated primarily on the Phranang peninsula, between Hat Tham Phranang and Hat Rai Le. These routes are typically in the mid-to-high difficulty range, with numerous overhangs, and sheer limestone faces. However, there are also several beginner climbs, so that even the novice climber can experience the thrill of climbing. Equipment rentals, instruction, and guides are all available.

Dining and entertainment

Fresh seafood is among the gastronomic highlights of Krabi. Distinctly different from other regions, south Thailand's cuisine has Malay and Muslim as well as Thai influences. Restaurants and cafes, often open-air or by the sea, range from modest to expensive, but choice is wide and quality superb whether in Asian or Western styles. Main centres for entertainment are in hotels and Krabi town, where regular cultural shows, bars, clubs and discos cater for nightlifers.

Krabi Spas

Krabi's lush greenery and tropical climate make this the ideal location to indulge in a spa treatment. Most spas in Krabi take full advantage of Krabi's natural assets and are situated outdoors in fragrant gardens with old-style Thai wooden pavilions and inspiring views. There are both kinds of spas – for upper market which are mostly run by the resorts and for cheaper market which is not bad to try.

Bungee Jump

krabi Bungee Jump is one of the most exciting activities available - and at 56 metres it is the highest bungee jump in Thailand. The krabi Bungee Jump is now nine years old and during that time many hundreds of jumpers have experienced the adrenaline rush only a bungee jump can provide. In addition to the traditional bungee jump there is also a catapult, which will rocket you 56 metres into the air. To ensure your safety, all staff are fully trained and under the direction of an experienced jump master. All equipment is regularly maintained and equals that of bungee jumps in New Zealand.

Things to buy

A diversity of worthwhile souvenirs and gifts can be found in hotel shops and Krabi's bazaars and open-air markets. Local bargain specialities include hand-crafted cottons and silk, woven rattan and cane wares, jewellery and cultured pearls, beach fashions, ceramics and shell crafts.