We spent 5 nights in Ao Nang & 2 nights on Railay Beach. Hotels in Ao Nang are quite cheap in general and it’s easy to get around. Most people stay there as a hub to go to the nearby islands during the day. I highly recommend to stay 1-2 nights at Railay Beach for rock climbing, hiking to viewpoint and to enjoy the beautiful view of the beach.
Before the trip
There are not a lot of guide books about Krabi, do some research on internet before the trip. I think it is more about finding the right hotel in the area. Once you get there, you can refer to the tripadvisor reviews or ask the concierge for recommendations.
Best time to visit Krabi
It is best to visit Krabi is from November till May and avoid rainy seasons which starts from May to Oct.
Packing checklist for Krabi
– high SPF sunblock (personal choice – banana boat sport SPF 110 water/sweat resistant)
– mosquito repellent
– swimsuits X 2 (You will spend a lot of time on beach or in the pool. It’s better to bring extra swimsuits as it might not dry up overnight)
– waterproof camera
– antibacterial wipes (to clean your sandy hands before eating)
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