Everyone needs a holiday at some point of time in his or her life. Be it a budget trip, a backpack tour or even a luxurious and extravagant vacation – we all need one. But planning a holiday is also not an easy task. There are so many aspects that one has to cover during the research period such as the budget, duration and most importantly, where to go.
Krabi is located at the Southern part of Thailand and is widely known as a beautiful beach destination. It is surrounded by the crystal clear Andaman Sea where there are many limestone cliffs – something that Krabi is also well known for. Most often, people visit Krabi for the purpose of having a quiet and peaceful beach vacation. But why Krabi out of so many other beach destinations? This is why…
1. Caters to Both Family and Friends
Krabi is one of the most flexible places to go because the activities available there cater to both the needs of adults only and families with young children. There are numerous activities suitable for both the young and old.
If you are traveling with young children, you can bring them on educational tours such as hiking trails and discovering Mother Nature. As children are generally inquisitive, they will also be excited to explore the many hidden caves of Krabi – just like a cartoon movie, so they can definitely relate to the activity. Fret not, if you wish to go for some quality stroll with your other half because most resorts in Krabi provide babysitting services! That is how child-friendly Krabi is!
It gets even better if you are in Krabi with your friends as there are so many activities that can keep you on your toes from dusk till dawn. There is the live shooting in Ao Nang – a must-do! They have a variety of weapons ranging from a semi-auto.22 to a.357 Magnum. You can also go for a refreshing swim at Emerald Pool, which is a crystal clear natural pool. At night, there are several bars such as Viewpoint Bar (Railay Beach), where you can settle for some drinks as you watch their live fire shows performed by the locals.
2. Many Hidden Gems
“There is more than what meets the eye” is probably the right phrase to describe Krabi because it houses a number of beautiful gems hidden in idyllic spots. Go for a canoeing trip out into Bo Tho, which houses a number of lagoons and caves. You will be amazed at the numbers of unpolluted caves that greet you and beautiful mangroves, which hide an expanse of calm water beyond.
3. Great Food
Food glorious food! Thailand is known for offering a variety of delicious and exotic food – all at a very small price, especially if you come from the Western part of the world. Many tourists visit Thailand with one motivating factor – cheap, good food and Krabi has a weekend night market that offers just that.
They have many food stalls selling all kinds of snacks like friend ice-cream, deep-fried pineapples topped with chocolate or maple syrup, lovely crepes and so much more! If you are feeling adventurous, do not forget to try their fried crickets, grasshoppers and maggots!
4. Fantastic Beach
What other reasons would it be for you to visit Krabi if not for its beautiful, breath-taking beaches and sea? Krabi offers a great deal of exciting sea sports such as canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and of course diving. The Andaman Sea is home to many exotic fishes and colorful, rich coral reefs that are untouched by man. The sea is crystal clear and very clean despite the number of tourists visiting it day after day. On top of that, you can also witness the magnificent Krabi sunset by the beach or beach bars with loved ones
5. Fairly Cheap
Because the Thai Baht is not very expensive, you will have the privilege to stretch your dollar in Krabi. Things that were once expensive in your hometown may not be so expensive anymore when you are there. Suddenly taking taxis everywhere and drinking a cup of cappuccino from your favorite café every single day did not burn a hole in your pocket.