Many of its fabulous beaches can only be reached by travelling by boat hence helping to keep development to low levels. One of its attractions is that it is far less commercialised than other of the main tourist area of Thailand such as “KohSamui” and “Phuket”. It’s a great place to visit to just relax and soak up the fantastic scenery and crystal clear seas whilst enjoying the hospitality and friendliness’ of the Thai people. So special is Krabri Province that a large part of it has been chosen as a national park of outstanding beauty containing ”KoLantaYai” the largest island and headquarters of the national park authority and “KoLanta National Park” with its coral fringed islands, beautiful diving sites and gorgeous isolation.
When is the ideal time to visit Krabi? Due to its location Krabi Province benefits from a tropical climate providing warm weather throughout the year tempered by the “monsoon winds” that bring seasonal variations. There are two hot periods between April and May and secondly between September to October. During these times temperatures can frequently reach 36 degrees Celsius with the occasional thunderstorms bringing only short relief from the heat. At the height of the Southwest Monsoon in May it frequently rains making it one of the most uncomfortable months of the year with its high humidity. During the Northeast monsoon between November to March the area is bathed in mainly sunny weather with blue skies and reasonable temperatures averaging 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. For the best weather visit Krabi in late January to February when you are most likely to have ideal conditions with only a slight chance of a shower. Coming at this time has the additional bonus of avoiding the higher seasonal charges around the Christmas and New Year Festivities.
There is an excellent choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from cheap backpacker hostel accommodation to Luxurious 5 Stars hotels to fabulous Spa Resorts. To truly enjoy the Thai experience it requires you to leave the comfort of your luxury accommodation and venture out and take part in some of the following activities and “Day Trip Excursions” including: