Coming: Fly in, bus in or come from other islands. You’ll find much more detailed (and helpful) information on arriving here. Once here, rent a motorbike. If you’re not comfortable, you can take songthaews around.
Sleeping: Pak Up Hostel – A great hostel! The rooms were nice, the bathrooms were clean and the vibe was social and chill. It had a decent location as well.
Overall: 10/10 Price- ฿355 THB in a 10 bed dorm ($10.86 USD) Average for Krabi
Eating: There are a few really cute cafes where you can find a more western vibe that are great for breakfast. The night market is footsteps away with a lot of food as well or head a little south to the park along the river for street food!
Doing: Tiger Cave Temple, Railay beach, hang out at Pak-Up
Tiger Cave Temple-A Buddhist temple with a view. Climb the 1,237 steps to the top and be rewarded for your effort! Bring water, take deep breaths, feel the burn and laugh with others as you all struggle together in the climb upwards. Ladies- this is a temple, bring something to cover up with up top. I had shorts underneath some classic lightweight pants you’ll see everywhere in Thailand and brought a scarf for my shoulders. The climb is long and it’s going to be hot, so just cover up once you get to the top.
Railay beach- Take a tuktuk to Klong Jilad Pier where you can take a public boat the Railay peninsula. The boat will leave when it is full an takes around 30 minutes. Spend the day swimming around and through the peninsula and check out the penis cave (yes, the penis cave where phallic offerings are made).
Relax by the tranquil waters and take in the beautiful scenery. There are no cars or roads so you walk or swim to get around the peninsula.
Price- Boat one ฿200 THB ($6.12 USD)
Hang out at Pak-Up- They have competitions going on here that are a ton of fun! I made it to the finals in the giant Jenga tourney but lost under pressure. It was devastating.
Staying: Two full days would be enough.
Going: From Krabi I headed to Ao Nang but there are plenty of options here. Take the ferry to Phi Phi (more on that later), head over to the other coast, Phuket, fly out of the airport or head south on a bus to Malaysia!