Tourists who book trips to Krabi are often looking for a place where they can unwind and relax without the crowds gathering on the beach for some sand and sun. If you are the type who wants some variety in their trip but cannot be bothered with long queues and crowds, read on. We have a few suggestions for day trips you can take from your resort in Krabi.
1. For unspoiled beauty – Koh Lanta
Krabi is a contender for the title of the most beautiful beach in the world. Because of the tourist boom, some beaches in Krabi get plenty of visitors. However, there are still places like Koh Lanta, which are relatively untouched and retain their rustic charm.
Koh Lanta is an island just off Krabi’s coast. It contains kilometer upon kilometer of sand, all sparsely populated and perfect for a quiet getaway. At the southern tip of the island is Moo Koh Lanta National Park, a nature preserve. This veritable paradise is perfect for people who love the idea of a quiet picnic by the sea or for those who like meditating in nature.
If you get tired of the beach (if that is even possible), you can head to Klong Jark or Waterfall Bay for a nice cool dip, or to the Koh Lanta caves for a guided tour.
2. For local adventures – Nong Thale
A sub-district of Krabi Province, Nong Thale is yet another place people are missing out on by not exploring. Though it is also known for its stunning coastline, there is more to this area than beaches. Seafood lovers will have their fill here, as Nong Thale is at the mouth of Phang Nga Bay. This area is rich in various types of crabs, fish, and other seafood.
Aside from this, visitors can also enjoy island hopping. There are dozens of trips to Koh Hong, Nong Thale’s most famous island, as well as surrounding islets. If you are up for more challenging activities, you can go kayaking in the mangrove forests or hiking to Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint, which has the most beautiful view of Krabi province.
3. For idyllic island life – Koh Jum
This island is in between Koh Lanta and Krabi Town and is the best example of island life around. The seven kilometers of sandy beaches on the west coast are lined with resorts, with simple accommodations. For the most part, you will not find luxury villas in Koh Jum, and it is like stepping into the past. If you long for the Thai beach experience of the 80s and 90s, this is the place to go.
Get a motorbike so you can explore the entire island. You can also get around with the help of tuk-tuks, as most roads on Koh Jum are unpaved. Aside from eating, strolling on the beach and exploring the town and Pu Mountain, there is little else to do—and for visitors to Koh Jum, that is exactly what they are looking for.
4. For the cultural experience – Wat Tham Sua
Wat Tham Sua, or Tiger Cave, is about five kilometers away from Krabi Town. Every vacationer to Krabi should make it a point to visit Tiger Cave, as it is one of Thailand’s natural wonders. It is also an important spiritual landmark, as it contains ‘the footprint of the Buddha.’
You will reach the site of the footprint if you can endure 1,237-step climb. Those who make it are rewarded not just with Buddha’s footprint but also a stunning 360-degree view of the province. Make your climb right before sunrise or towards sunset, so you don’t get too tired from the heat.
Krabi has plenty of tourist attractions and a lively local scene. Sometimes, though, what you need is some peace and quiet, or a way to reflect on a place uninterrupted. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, there is no place like Tubkaak Resort. We are nestled in the forests of Hang Nak Mountain, away from the bustle of other destinations. Contact us today to learn more.