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Krabi Sightseeing – Hidden Gems

There’s always the challenge of narrowing down your sightseeing list while on vacation. You don’t want to put too many things on your list and run out of time to see everything. But you also don’t want to find out about cool places after your trip is over. If you’re hoping to land in Krabi, Thailand any time soon, this is a list of Krabi sightseeing spots that are considered to be off the beaten path.

Nam Tok Rawn – Steamy Krabi Sightseeing

The hot springs are in the same jungle reserve as the Emerald Pool and Thung Teao forest Natural Park (which you should also check out if you have time). The water averages at a warm 35-40 degrees Celsius and is full of natural mineral salts. It does tend to get busy so you should try to get there early to enjoy it before anyone else! On a cooler or rainy day this would be the perfect place to make the most of the poor weather.

Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Natural Trail

It’s more of a hike than a walk. This “nature trail” has rough terrain and gets quite steep, but it’s totally worth it to see this view. You will be able to see for miles once you get to the top. For this reason, it had to make the Krabi sightseeing list! Make sure you have decent footwear and lots of water, the hike there and back (plus an amazing photo shoot) can be done in four hours.

Huai To Waterfall

Located in Khoa Phanom Bencha national park, this waterfall has crystal clear water that’s cool enough to refresh anyone after they walk around. There are five large pools the waterfall cascades down before it reaches the bottom. There’s also a “hidden” waterfall beyond this one that requires another short hike to see.

Caves in Ao Luek

Ao Luek is well-known for a mangrove forest and tons caves to explore. The caves can be reached by long-tail boat and have many ancient cave drawings on their walls. It’s highly recommended to do this as a guided tour to learn all of the history as you are exploring each cave.

Island Hopping Cruise

Out of everything on this list, this is likely one of the more well-known Krabi sightseeing adventures… but the views are so unbelievable that we couldn’t help but add it! There’s no way you can go to Thailand without hitting the water and exploring nearby islands. The island cruise allows you to see a different side to Thailand that not everyone is lucky enough to experience. You can even watch the sunrise or set across the Andaman Sea, which is just as stunning as it sounds.

You already knew the beaches were legendary, but now you have so many other things to check out in Krabi, Thailand. From hidden waterfalls to hiking trails and caves, Krabi offers so many different experiences that aren’t as well-known. The best part is, these are only some of the many Krabi sightseeing adventures you can go on while you’re there!

Railay Beach, Krabi – What Dreams Are Made Of

There are very few people that would need to think long and hard about whether or not they would go on vacation to Thailand. It’s reasonably priced, has delicious food and warm weather, plus the scenery will take your breath away. But exploring all of Thailand might not be an option for you, so we’ve narrowed it down to the one place with it all – Railay Beach in Krabi. It has everything you could every want from a vacation destination and then some!

A Railay Beach for You

If you’re looking for a vacation that revolves around lounging on a picturesque beach, Railay Beach is your perfect paradise. You have the choice of four beaches to lounge on, including Railay West, Ton Sai Beach, Phra Nang Cave Beach and Railay East.

Railay West

The main beach and where some of the best restaurants and cafes can be found. It is often times busier than the other beaches but has unreal views of the limestone cliffs and is the start of the Walking Street. Most of the island cruises depart and return here throughout the day so it’s definitely a side adventure you should look into!

Ton Sai

It’s much quieter than the other beaches because the close reefs and shallow water deter people from swimming and snorkeling. Rock climbing is one of the most popular activities for this beach with a variety of climbs from 5 to 8c difficulty.

Phra Nang Cave Beach

Near the southern tip of the peninsula, it’s more popular than Railay West during high season because it offers everything. There’s shallow, crystal clear water that’s perfect for swimming, two small nearby islands and caves to explore.

Railay East

A narrow beach that’s home to many local fishing boats. While it might not look similar to the other beaches, this is where the parties happen during high season. The care-free vibe is enjoyed by everyone while music is blasting and fruity cocktails are being made. Tew Lay, Joy’s and The Last Bar are only some of the few hot spots along the strip you can stop at.

Into the Jungle

The beaches offer some of the best views and nightlife in Thailand, along with tons of adventures from rock climbing and shopping to exploring the waters. But what if you want to change things up? Well, Railay Beach, Krabi isn’t just about beaches!

If you’re in for leg day, hiking to the Hidden Lagoon and Railay Beach Viewpoint is for you. It’s very important to note that this is NOT for everyone! The “hike” is more of a climb and is quite treacherous (especially to the hidden lagoon). When you reach the top of the viewpoint you’re rewarded with some amazing views of the area. If you found the climb to the viewpoint manageable then you could consider continuing to the hidden lagoon.

The hidden lagoon looks like something straight out of a movie. Take a look at these pictures to see for yourself! The difficulty in getting there also means it’s never crowded. Allot at least two hours for the hike to both spots (ensuring you’ll be back before sunset).

By now you can understand why Railay Beach, Krabi is what dreams are made of. The beaches are known world-wide for their beauty and offer so many other adventures! It’s the perfect destination for every traveler and will always leave you wanting more.

Private Morning Cruise – Go for It!

Giving people the chance to cruise around the Andaman Sea in a wooden Siamese junk and take in sights they have never seen before is something we never get tired of doing. The look of excitement and amazement never fades, and it’s something we want to try and help everyone experience. But being cautious about taking our word for how great this cruise is, is pretty understandable, which is why we openly share reviews as well. This recent customer wanted to share their experience of the private morning cruise to let you know what’s in store.

 

My husband and I both wanted a simple wedding with close friends and family. Neither of us saw the need to have a glamorous wedding, and this actually meant we had saved a reasonable amount of money by doing so. While some would keep those savings tucked away for future investments or expenses, we wanted to celebrate with our wedding party!

Where to go?

I scrolled through countless travel blogs, Instagram pages and everything else I could find about where we should go. When I started looking into Thailand I noticed that there were a bunch of vastly different things our party could enjoy, but a private morning cruise is where I stopped scrolling.

I got in touch with Krabi Sunset Cruises to get more info about the activities and pricing. When you factor in everything that’s included, renting a private morning cruise for your wedding party is more affordable than expected!

Bright & Early Morning Cruise

I’m not a huge morning person, so getting up before 10 while on vacation wasn’t something I was looking forward to… but it was totally worth it! Our group was on the water before anyone else, it was so peaceful. It’s probably the one and only time I will be drinking coffee and eating breakfast while floating on the Andaman Sea! Taking the morning cruise also meant we still had time to go out later that afternoon.

Dive in

The real fun began when we arrived at our first stop. Everyone jumped into the water with snorkeling gear, paddle boards, and even a kayak and went exploring. The crew got some of the coolest pictures of my husband diving off of the top deck of the boat. My mom is a little less adventurous than the rest of the group, but she was happy soaking up the sun and occasionally putting her feet in the water.

Book it

This was hands down one of the best trips I’ve ever taken! There were a bunch of different options so everyone in our group could do something they wanted.  The entire experience felt like a dream. I would highly recommend this private morning cruise to anyone who is travelling with a group! You get privacy and adventure bundled up in the perfect package with an amazing crew to take care of you.

Hopefully this has given you a better idea about what to expect and whether or not it’s for you. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, get in touch with us. We’d love to chat about all of your different options to make sure you have an unreal time!

Trips in Krabi for Absolutely Everyone

Some people are lucky enough to be able to travel without having to constantly think about possible accessibility restrictions, others aren’t as lucky. Travelling with a disability usually results in having to miss out on certain activities and excursions. However, more companies are trying to make sure that everyone can enjoy the experience. One of the top trips in Krabi that makes sure everyone can enjoy the beautiful Thailand waters is an island cruise.

Trips in Krabi for those with Physical Disabilities

You may have thought jumping into the sea and snorkelling is something that would never be possible for you, and you’re not alone. Many travellers believed that they would have to sit out and miss the experience of a lifetime. However, Krabi Sunset Cruises wanted to change that for those travelling in Thailand. If you’re interested in taking this cruise and need extra assistance just let the staff know beforehand. That way they can make sure they have everything they need in order to make this a wonderful day for everyone. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not they can accommodate you or someone you know, we encourage you take a look at a previous customers’ review.

In case you were wondering – prescription goggles are on hand for those who require glasses. You’ll be able to see the beautiful marine life clearly.

No matter what disability you have, it’s recommended that you prepare in advance to make sure everything goes smoothly. Remember to keep these things in mind as well when you’re booking your trip.

Novice Swimmer

To further prove that they cater to everyone, the staff make sure that novice swimmers are comfortable in the water. There are basic swimming lessons offered, so you feel more comfortable in the water. Staff and other travellers will be close by at every stop if you need help while you’re in the water. There are always life jackets, paddle boards and kayaks available if you feel more comfortable floating.

Best Value Seekers

This cruise is not only for those with physical limitations, but also for those who want the absolute best value for their travel dollars. Considering that you get an entire morning or afternoon cruise, with full access to all the gear needed for snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking, for roughly $90 USD, it works out to an amazing deal. Especially if this is one of the bigger excursions you plan on doing while in Thailand.

Whether you need glasses, assistance in the water or don’t have a lot of extra money to spend on excursions, Krabi Sunset Cruises is one of the trips in Krabi for you. It is so good to see that companies are implementing training and specialized equipment to ensure that everyone is accommodated, and able to travel with ease. If you want to do a little more research about the cruise, check out all of these other reviews. It will give you a good idea about what to expect and prepare for during this trip in Krabi. If you still have questions please reach out directly. In doing so you’ll be able to explain your situation, and know for certain whether you or a person in your travel group can be accommodated.

5 Thailand Facts – Krabi Island Hopping and more!

As one of the most visited countries in South East Asia, Thailand gives everyone the trip of a lifetime. But what do you really know about Thailand? Some facts (and the history behind them) have shaped Thailand into what we know it as today and you might not have known until now! Here are 5 interesting facts from walking fish to Krabi island hopping so you can get to know Thailand a little better!

1. It’s All in the Name

You probably know that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. But did you know that Bangkok technically isn’t the full name? The real name is one of the longest names of a place in the world! Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. It means: City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.” But you can just continue calling it Bangkok.

2. Endless Krabi Island Hopping

Sure, “endless” might seem like an exaggeration, but 1430 islands is still a lot! The best part about Thailand’s islands is that you can visit them!  Unlike some tourist places that just take you near an island, with a Krabi island hopping cruise you get to stop at some of the islands and actually explore the waters for a bit! How cool is that?!

3. Creatures of all shapes and sizes

Thailand is actually one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, ranging from lush forests to sandy beaches. Because it’s so diverse, Thailand is home to many creatures. The bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal in the world and is found in Thailand. It’s also where the largest fish, the whale shark, can be found. But one of the most interesting animals in Thailand is a fish that can walk on land. Totally serious! Cryptotora thamicola, also known as the blind, waterfall-climbing cave fish. It uses its fins to crawl on land just like any other four legged land animal.

4. A Famous Delicacy

If you have a weak stomach you might want to skip to the next fact! The edible-nest swiftlet is a bird that got it’s name for an interesting reason… people eat their nests! The nests are made from the strands of saliva and are one of the most expensive delicacies on earth. They can sell for more than a thousand dollars!

5. Where Red Bull got it’s wings

The ever-so-popular energy drink Red Bull was inspired by Krating Daeng, a drink from Thailand that directly translates to “Red Bull”. Dietrich Mateschitz created his own version of the drink with ingredients that Western people would enjoy, and Red Bull was born.

There’s no denying that Thailand makes for a beautiful vacation destination, but there are so many other things to enjoy about Thailand that you might not even know! So whether you’re going to check out tiny the bumble bee bat actually is or see which islands are part of a Krabi island hopping cruise, keep learning about Thailand. Hopefully these interesting facts have sparked some curiosity for you to dig a little deeper!