What to Do in Krabi in 2 Days

Discover the best of Krabi in just 48 hours

Discovering all of Krabi province’s most popular attractions in only two days is something of a challenge; Krabi counts so many natural and man-made stunning sites to explore that it is impossible to see them all in such a short period of time. Yet, this mini-guide is here to help you to organise a pleasant short stay in Krabi, a busy short stay filled with interesting discoveries.

With over 150 islands off its coast, mangrove forests, rain forests, beautiful beaches, limestone cliffs, small villages in rather undeveloped rural areas, and only one main resort town, the province of Krabi is the perfect place to spend at the same time a relaxing and exciting holiday. This mini-guide aims to show you the must-see places of Krabi, you surely won’t be able to see them all in two days but you at least have something to start from. The best is to plan the visit of three places per day – morning, afternoon, and evening. This way, you are sure to make the most of your two-day trip to Krabi.

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Day 1 – Discover Krabi Coast and Islands

Daytime: Discover Krabi Coast and Islands

The first ‘must-see’ area in Krabi is Railay Peninsula. Getting there early will permit you to easily explore the three main beaches of this unique site in southern Thailand. Reachable only by boat, you will land on Railay West before to head to Railay East, then Phranang Beach on foot. Its remote location makes Railay a wild place with a strong hippie atmosphere and stunning landscapes; you’ll feel like you stepped back in time.

After lunch, you can go island-hopping by long-tail boat, and head to Koh Poda or Koh Hong – two of the most popular islands located in the vicinity - for an afternoon dedicated to sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling.

  • Beaches in Railay

    4 Beaches of Railay

    Accessible only from the sea, Railay's four beaches Ton Sai, Railay West, Railay East and Phra Nang (often referred to Read More»

  • Poda Island, Krabi

    Koh Poda

    Located just 6 kilometres offshore, (around 25 minutes by boat) from Ao Nang, Koh Poda is a small island no more than a Read More»

  • Koh Hong

    Koh Hong

    Get away from it all at Koh Hong, on the Krabi coastline. Spend your day doing nothing but lazing on virgin sands. This
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Day 1 Evening - Enjoy Dinner and Nightlife

Evening: Discover Krabi Coast and Islands

At the end of the afternoon, get back to Ao Nang, the prime resort town in Krabi, to enjoy the eclecticism of its nightlife scene. From the hustle and bustle of Soi RCA or Soi Bamboo to the quieter ambience of beachfront venues such as The Last Fisherman or The Last Café, there’s enough choice for everyone to spend a great night in Ao Nang.

  • The Last Fisherman in Ao Nang, Krabi

    The Last Fisherman

    The Last Fisherman is a tropical restaurant dream come true: set right on Ao Nang Beach, this bar and restaurant offers Read More»

  • Ao Nang Center Point

    Ao Nang Center Point

    Center Point on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi is the place to be when you feel like partying or are thirsty for something Read More»

  • Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant

    Ton Ma Yom Thai Food Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind eatery in Ao Nang as, despite its small size, unpretentious aspects, Read More»

  • Bombay Palace Indian Restaurant

    Bombay Palace

    Bombay Palace is one of the best (if not the best) Indian restaurants in Ao Nang. Opened in 2007, it offers a great Read More»

  • Bussaba Thai Restaurant

    Bussaba Thai Restaurant

    Bussaba Thai Restaurant is a modern, neat, and charming venue located in the northern part of Ao Nang. Opened in 2005, Read More»

Day 2 – Discover Inland Krabi

Daytime: Discover Inland Krabi

On the second day, you could explore the most famous sites located away from the coast in Krabi Province: take a long-tail boat to explore the mangrove forest and the caves in Ao Luk district, or challenge yourself by climbing the 1,260 steps that lead to the summit of Tiger Cave.

After an invigorative lunch on Krabi Town’s riverside (at Bai Toey Seafood for instance), you can drive south to visit the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park which houses unique natural wonders such as Krabi Crystal Pool and the Blue Pool. On the way back toward Krabi Town, you can stop by Klong Thom Hot Spring to take a bath in these thermal springs which are believed to have therapeutic effects.

  • Krabi Tiger Cave (Wat Tham Sua )

    Krabi Tiger Cave

    Wat Tham Sua or Tiger Cave Temple offers a genuine spiritual experience in stunning natural surroundings. Located close Read More»

  • Thung Teao Forest Natural Park & Crystal lagoon

    Krabi Emerald Pool

    Krabi is well-known for areas of outstanding natural beauty and one place that should make your must-see list is the Read More»

  • Klong Thom Hot Springs

    Klong Thom Hot Springs

    Therapeutic and soothing, the Klong Thom Hot Springs in Krabi are ‘hot tubs’ crafted into smooth rock channelling water Read More»

Day 2 Evening - Inland Krabi Town Markets and Nighlife

Evening: Discover Inland Krabi

Late afternoon, you can go and sample a great choice of local dishes at Chao Fah Night Market which is held everyday on Krabi Town’s Riverside and offer both cultural and gastronomic interests. The rest of the evening could be spent at one of the cool bars – Chilling, Old West Bar, or the Rooftop Bar - situated in proximity of Krabi Riverside. In case you'd be around Krabi Town on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you should not miss the most important weekly event in the capital of Krabi Province: the Walking Street!

You could also get back to the shore in a way to enjoy the sunset for dinner. Whether you choose to go to Ao Nang, Klong Muang, or Nopparat Thara, there's an astonishing choice of cool venues to dine on Krabi coast...

  • Krabi Night Markets

    Krabi Town Night Market

    Krabi’s largest night market is called Chao Fah Night Market and it features outdoor food stands and stalls along the Read More»

  • Krabi Riverside & Thara park

    Krabi Riverside Walk

    Krabi Riverside walk is a large manmade footpath starting at Chao Fah Park – where the Chao Fah Night Market is held Read More»

  • Krabi Town Walking Street

    Krabi Town Walking Street

    Krabi Town Walking Street (Thanon Khon Dern in Thai) is certainly the most important shopping event in Krabi Town. It is Read More»

  • Ao Nang's Seafood Street

    Ao Nang's Seafood Street

    Ao Nang is a seafood lover’s heaven. The heart of all this whiteflesh trading is on the aptly-named Seafood Street. It Read More»

  • Sabai Ba Bar

    Sabai Ba Bar is certainly the most original venue in Nong Thale. Located on Klong Muang beachfront, this restaurant, Read More»

  • Malati Restaurant

    It seems incongruous that people should come all the way to Thailand and eat Indian food. But when Thai cuisine is Read More»

Where to Stay

So now, that you have a better knowledge about what to do during your short stay in Krabi, it would be nice for you to know where you are going to rest and sleep. Lucky you, we have an amazing inventory of hotels for you to stay, from cheap inn to extravagant resorts.

They are organised in a way to make this important decision on picking the right accommodation easy for you: best hotels, beach resorts, boutique hotels, family resorts, luxury and budget hotels, there’s no doubt that you could find a place for your taste in our listings.

  • Top 10 Krabi Hotels & Resorts

    10 Best Hotels in Krabi

    The great thing about hotels in Krabi Province is that guests are never far from the beach. Mother Nature is the star in Read More»

  • Top 10 Beach Resorts in Krabi

    10 Best Beach Resorts in Krabi

    Read up here about Krabi's best beach resorts to make an informed choice as to where the best feet-in-the-sand Read More»

  • Top 10 Krabi Luxury Hotels

    10 Best Luxury Hotels in Krabi

    It wasn't long ago that Krabi was pure backpacker and beach bungalow territory and nowadays, even though the natural Read More»

  • Top 10 Krabi Family Hotels

    10 Best Family Resorts in Krabi

    Krabi Province is a destination made in heaven for families. There is so much to do and see that you'll never have a Read More»

  • Top 10 Krabi Budget Hotels

    10 Best Value Hotels in Krabi

    The best value hotels in Krabi have plenty of facilities for a comfortable and affordable stay in this superb and still Read More»

  • Top 10 Krabi Pool Villas

    Top 10 Krabi Pool Villas

    The best pool villas in Krabi are the right choice for those looking for an independent style of holiday in the company Read More»

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