Located in southern Thailand, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most diverse and popular holiday destinations, which attracts Finns in winter. Krabi’s best delicacies include paradisiacal beaches, incredible views, diverse recreational opportunities, some of the best food in the world and a general atmosphere that instantly takes you away from the gray of everyday life. Krabi is a friendly and harmless holiday destination where almost everyone enjoys it and is a popular holiday destination for families and couples. It’s worth going there from November to April, and the best thing there is to visit when there are no public holidays.
1. Things to do
Thai food is some of the best in the world, and Krabi also has the potential to sample unbeatable food. Although Krabi is not one of the best shopping areas in the country, one can do a variety of shopping there. Diving, rock climbing, cruises and boat tours around the islands, kayaking and fishing are some of the things Krabi has to offer. Instead of traditional cultural outings, Krabi can go to watch Thai boxing, there are various events and the nightlife attracts many.
2. Things to see
Krabi has a plethora of natural attractions, and touring them together in addition to staying on the beach and various excursions make up for the lack of traditional attractions. From the city of Krabi, you can reach destinations along the Pak Nam River. The largest and most popular resort is Ao Nang, which is a lively but quite clean and harmless place to spend your holidays. Adjacent to it, Noppharat Thara is a less popular holiday destination, but it has its own strengths and is a very different place from Ao Nang. Located close to them, Railay is a paradisiacal headland that is well worth a visit during your stay.
3. Survival Guide
The best time in Krabi starts during December, and January, February and March are the sunniest and wettest months of the year. If you fly directly to Krabi from Finland, Bangkok or elsewhere, the transfer from the airport is relatively easy and fast. The walk is very successful, especially in the city of Krabi, Ao Nang and the nearby resorts. In Railay, otherwise, you can’t go right than walking. You can take a flatbed bus from one place to another. You can take a boat to Railay and the islands. Krabi is in many ways the cleanest, safest and most harmless of Thailand’s popular tourist destinations. It is suitable for both families with children and those with teenage offspring.
4. Hotels and accommodation
Hotel and area tips tell you about the areas of Krabi that are best for your hotel or other accommodation in terms of location and services. In addition, the best and most liked hotels and other accommodation in these areas are presented.
Krabi has a tropical climate that includes a couple of seasons. From early December to mid-March, there is little rainfall and sunshine, and temperatures and humidity are at their most tolerable at this time of year. In March-April the weather heats up, and in May the monsoon rains begin, which continue until October-November.
During November, the rains gradually recede, it becomes sunnier, but there are still more than 15 rainy days in November. However, the humidity percentage is starting to fall to its lowest level of the year and will be below 80% from December onwards.
The best time in Krabi, like in many other corners of Thailand, starts during December, and January, February and March are the sunniest and least rainy months of the year. The humidity percentage is somewhat below 80, but this “cool and dry season” also includes relentless moisture that quickly takes away juices.
During the travel season, the maximum daytime temperature is 31 to 34 degrees, and it is rarely hotter. Night temperatures range from 22 to 24 degrees, and on the coldest night of all time, mercury in Krabi has dropped to 15.3 degrees in January. Although temperatures rise easily above 35 degrees from early February until early May, especially as April approaches, Krabi has relatively small temperature fluctuations during the year. There have never been temperatures above 39 degrees and never below 15, and for most of the year the daytime temperature is around 32 degrees, and the night temperature 24 degrees.
The rainy season is slowly starting as early as the last week of March, and during April the rains become more common and become heavier. The humidity percentage is at its worst in October (88%), and the wettest is in August, September and October. Temperatures are high throughout the rainy season, but only rarely are they above 35 degrees. The hottest is from March to May, and this is also the sunniest time of the year.
Krabi as a whole is not one of the sunniest places as the sun shines less than 2000 hours a year. From early December to late March, however, it’s often sunny, but many vacationers in Krabi quickly realize that Cloudy Days aren’t that bad, as they provide an opportunity to tour places more than the sun shines directly from the top of the horizon.
Best travel times
It’s worth traveling to Krabi in the winter, and it’s not really worth going there anymore after the beginning of April. The entire travel season is from early November to early April. From early December to early March is busiest and both November and March may be at least in part less ideal times to holiday in southern Thailand than mid-winter.
Krabi has the most tourists from the beginning of December to mid-March , and the busiest is during the Christmas and ski holidays. If the trip is scheduled for the first three weeks of December or the second week of January to mid-February, Krabi can enjoy the best conditions without the largest number of visitors.