Destination guide

Coastal getaways in the Krabi Province of Thailand

The Krabi Province on the west coast of Thailand is a nature lover's dream, full of mangrove forests, limestone cliffs, hot springs and more than 100 gorgeous offshore islands. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, in the form of rock climbing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, or prefer to lounge beachside on white sands with a lush, green backdrop, you'll find a perfect holiday awaiting here. There's plenty of Krabi Province vacation rentals to choose from, too, on popular beachy destinations like the Phi Phi Islands, or in the mainland town of Krabi, close to temples, night markets and many local eateries.

Things to do

Discovering the temples of the Krabi Province

Though there's plenty to do along the coastline of the Krabi Province, spending some time on the mainland can lead you to fascinating caves and temples. In the town of Krabi, you'll find the Wat Kaew Temple, where intricate gold and white carvings line a staircase leading to the hilltop structure. Further inland, Wat Tham Sua is known as the Tiger Cave Temple and features a cavern system, full of relics. If you're feeling up to it, a climb of over 1,000 stairs here leads to a large golden Buddha and 360-degree views of the hilly countryside and sea beyond.


Island hopping around the Krabi Province

With so many islands to explore in the Krabi Province, booking a boat excursion is a must while staying here. Nothing beats the experience of skimming over the waves of the Andaman Sea on a longboat, with views of limestone cliffs and lush, green islets jutting up out of the waters. Boat rentals and guides are available from the coastal town of Krabi, where you can head off to popular hubs like lively Ao Nang or the white sand beaches of the Phi Phi Islands, an excellent spot to jump into the water for some snorkeling and scuba diving adventures.


Warm winter days in Krabi Province

November through April is the dry season in this part of Thailand, perfect for boat outings and days on the soft sands of island destinations. Temperatures are quite warm during this time, averaging in the upper 80s and 90s during the hottest time of day, and reaching their peak February through April, making late fall and early winter the ideal time to visit. Since the remainder of the year is monsoon season, most travelers choose to stay around the winter months, so you'll want to reserve your Krabi Province vacation rental well ahead, to ensure your ideal dates are available.

Natural features

Natural treasures in the Krabi Province

The Krabi Province is known for its many offshore islands on the Andaman Sea, full of rainforests, limestone cliffs and white-sand beaches. Around the islands, plentiful snorkeling and diving spots display a world of color beneath the clear waves. On the mainland, you'll find tucked away spots like Railay Beach, where cliffs on either side make the sandy swath accessible only by boat, and inland parks like Thung Teao Forest Natural Park with its dazzling emerald pool to swim in. No matter what locale you choose for your Krabi Province vacation rental, you'll find a wealth of natural wonders await.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Krabi

The nearest airport is in Krabi (KBV-Krabi Intl.), located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.), which is 41.8 mi (67.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Krabi Province?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 482 vacation rentals near Krabi Province. From 148 Houses to 154 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Krabi Province for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Krabi Province?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Krabi Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Phi Phi Islands: 208 vacation rentals
  • Ao Nang Beach: 208 vacation rentals
  • Ko Lanta: 67 vacation rentals
  • Railay Beach: 202 vacation rentals
  • Koh Lanta Lighthouse: 65 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Krabi Province! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Krabi Province?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Krabi Province:

  • Ao Nang Beach: 208 rentals
  • Ko Lanta: 67 rentals
  • Krabi: 211 rentals
  • Nong Thale: 209 rentals
  • Koh Phi Phi Leh: 205 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Krabi Province?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Krabi Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Koh Lanta Lighthouse: 65 rentals
  • Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint: 224 rentals
  • Phra Nang Beach: 380 rentals
  • East Railay Beach: 284 rentals
  • Tonsai Pier: 210 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Krabi Province listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.