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The Only Honeymoon Guide to Krabi You’ll Ever Need!

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Krabi, situated on the Western coast of Southern Thailand is a lesser-known gem. Krabi is less trendy for the tourist crowds who flock to major tourist hubs such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, leaving you to enjoy tranquil beaches and stunning limestone cliffs suspended high above the clear waters of the Andaman Sea, making it the picture-perfect honeymoon destination.

Discover romantic secluded beaches where you can watch the breath-taking Andaman sunsets, hop on a boat and go island hopping, dive into the tropical waters and immerse yourself in an underwater world full of colourful fish and marine inhabitants, or if you fancy getting your adrenaline pumping, you can climb the striking limestone cliffs that are iconic of Railay Beach.

Here in the only honeymoon guide to Krabi you’ll ever need you’ll find hotels, restaurants and activities to suit your budget and give you the most unforgettable honeymoon experience and memories you could ever wish for.

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Where to go in Krabi on your honeymoon

Ao Nang

Ao Nang is one of the main tourist spots in Krabi. This relaxed town by Ao Nang beach offers incredible sunsets and is a fantastic place to base yourself for island-hopping and exploration.  You can find different kinds of accommodation to suit every budget and plenty of activities, beautiful beaches, restaurants and nightlife for those who want to enjoy more atmosphere.

Ao Phra Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Thailand

Railay Beach

Just south of Ao Nang, you will find the postcard-perfect landscapes of Railay Beach which boasts two of the best beaches in the province: Phra Nang Beach and West Railay Beach. Railay is also an excellent spot for those who love rock climbing, with the incredible, towering limestone cliffs which draw climbers from around the world, rising above the golden beaches.

Railay can only be accessed from the sea by speedboat or longtail and from Ao Nang you can catch a local longtail boat from around ฿60 one-way.

Amazing view of beautiful beach with longtale boats. Location: Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand, Andaman Sea. Artistic picture.

Nopparat Thara & Klong Haeng

Noppharat Thara is a long stretch of beach divided by a river, Klong Haeng, which shares its name with the nearby village just a short stroll from the beach. It is actually a sub-district of Ao Nang. Noppharat Thara is also a National Park though tourists are able to stay here and there is a range of accommodation for tourists which includes boutique guesthouses and bungalows. 

There are restaurants and shops in the area but choices are restrictive, so most tourists staying there will travel by tuk tuk (฿40 one-way) to Ao Nang for a greater selection.

Nopparat Thara, Nopparattara beach. Andaman Sea, Krabi Province, Southern Thailand

Klong Muang and Tupkaek

Klong Muang is situated to the north of Ao Nang and has tranquil beaches such as Ao Siew, Hang Nak Cape and Klong Muang beach. This area is best for upmarket four and five-star hotels and luxury villas making it the best choice for a romantic upscale honeymoon.

There is little nightlife in the area but there are lots of excellent restaurants in the area as well as a taste of local Muslim cuisine in the local village of Klong Muang that still retains its authentic charm.

Klong Muang beach in Krabi province Thailand

Important information on Krabi for your honeymoon

Krabi is situated in Southern Thailand on its Western Coast. It is easily accessed by plane, train and overnight buses from Bangkok. If you are flying from overseas, you will need to take a connecting flight from Bangkok to Krabi and there are plenty of low-cost carriers such as Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air that provide plenty of budget options.

The currency used in Thailand is Thai Baht and there are plenty of ATMs in Krabi, there are also many places that will accept payments from major credit cards.

The average daily budget would be around ฿1,486 per person per day which is approximately €44 per day.

If you are a foodie, Thailand is a gourmand paradise. Krabi is situated on the coast and there is an abundance of delicious seafood fresh from the sea. Local food, in general, is safe to eat as long as it is well-cooked or if there is a regular turnover of diners, you can visit local restaurants which are full of locals or where the food is cooked fresh in front of you, the Krabi night market is an excellent choice to savour some local cuisine.

Eating in Krabi is very cheap, you can look at an average budget of ฿367 or around €11 per day. A casual lunch for two will set you back only ฿250, with more luxurious dinners costing you from ฿620 upwards for two people.

Though you may be careful, it’s advisable to bring with you some diarrhea medication and rehydration salts, also easily purchased in local pharmacies, just in case. Water from the taps can be used for brushing teeth but you should always drink bottled water and avoid drinks with ice in them.

Krabi is easy to get around and there are plenty of local buses called Song-taews as well as colourful tuk tuks as a method of cheap transportation. The price for a single journey from Ao Nang to Krabi Town costs approximately ฿50 on either form of transportation. If you are planning on doing tours or staying in a tourist area such as Nopparat Thara Beach, Klong Muang, Ao Nang Beach or Krabi Town, most tours will include pick up and drop off.

Travel insurance is essential prior to your departure on your honeymoon.

If you want sunshine during your holiday to Krabi, be sure to book between the high-season months of November to March. You will have guaranteed sunshine and hot temperatures with high levels of humidity during the high-season. Unfortunately, this is also one of the busiest tourist periods in Thailand. Monsoon season falls from June to October, with plenty of heavy tropical rainfall on the coast and is best avoided during your honeymoon.

Cruise at long tail boat with view to tropical islands at pink sunset in Andaman Sea, Thailand

Where to stay in Krabi on your honeymoon

Luxury:

Rayavadee Resort

Rayavadee Resort is located in Railay Beach and offers luxurious two-storey pavilions and beachfront villas surrounded by the verdant greenery of tropical jungles. Accessed by boat, the hotel provides airport pick-ups and transfers included in your booking. The rooms are equipped with minibar, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi and a terrace.

The hotel has four restaurants including a seafood restaurant, Thai and Western restaurants and also has an upmarket spa offering relaxing massages and sumptuous facial and body treatments. The hotel also has an outdoor pool as well as easy access to the gorgeous beaches. Prices start at €541 per night.

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

For five-star luxury head to Phulay Bay. Situated on picturesque Railay beach, this resort is surrounded by lush palms and jungle and is nestled below the limestone cliffs that make up the impressive landscape of Railay. The beach resort can only be accessed by boat which gives it an exclusive feel. You can stay in the stylish Thai-style pavilions which have their very own sundecks and have Wi-Fi, flat screens, tea and coffee making facilities.

For honeymoon couples, the Ocean Villas offer sea views with gardens, private pools or hot tubs. A butler is available 24/7 to ensure that your every need is catered for. The hotel has six restaurants and bars and a very luxurious spa and infinity pool, they also offer different activities including yoga and kayaking. The price per night starts at €509 per night and includes breakfast.

a luxurious resort in Phi Phi Island a tropical Thailand island

Mid-range:

Nakamanda Resort and Spa

This gorgeous mid-range resort offers beautifully decorated villas with balconies and terraces equipped with minibars, tea and coffee-making facilities, DVD players and cable TV. Upgraded suites have private plunge pools, indoor hot tubs and living spaces within the villa.

The beautiful views over the Andaman will take your breath away and can be enjoyed from the restaurant, outdoor pool or sundeck. There is also a charming garden and fitness centre and spa on-site. The resort is aimed at couples and is ideal for a romantic, yet budget-friendly honeymoon stay. Prices for the rooms start at €234 per night.

Beyond Resort Krabi

This excellent hotel can be found near Klong Muang Beach and is within easy reach of restaurants and bars in town. The rooms are bright and airy as they are fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the views over the sea or the pool.

The rooms boast balconies, while the suites offer private hot-tubs whilst the elegant private villas have their own plunge pools. The hotel has an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace, gym and spa and offers complimentary breakfast and morning yoga to all their guests. The rooms start at €101 per night.

Railay, Krabi, Thailand - : The pond at Railay Village Resort at tropical Thailand island at Railay, Krabi, Thailand

Budget:

Islanda Hideaway Resort

If you’re looking for a relaxed resort on Klang Island away from the crowds, this is the hotel for you. Situated on Klang Island, the beachfront resort offers thatched bungalows with private balconies and fully-equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and tea and coffee-making facilities. The upgraded bungalows also have outdoor soaking tubs and views over the beach.

The hotel amenities include a saltwater infinity pool, open-air bar to watch the sunsets and a fantastic seafood and international dining restaurant. The hotel is reached by a 10-minute boat ride from Chaofa Pier and pick-ups can be organised through the hotel at an additional cost. They can also organise day trips and activities such as batik painting and rice farming. Prices start at €84 per night.

Pakasai Resort

The gorgeous and upscale resort is situated on the beach just a short distance away from Nopparat Thara Beach and offers rooms with modern Thai-style décor. The rooms have balconies and living areas, there are also chalets and villas for a more luxurious stay which are fitted with rainfall showers, outdoor bathtubs, kitchenettes and terraces.

The hotel boasts a fitness room, a rooftop infinity pool, a relaxing spa for beauty and massage treatments and prepared picnic boxes for your outings to the beach are a nice touch. The hotel also organises activities such as handicraft classes and Thai sweet tasting among some of their offerings. Prices for rooms start at €79 per night, making this a great option for an indulgent honeymoon with a wallet-friendly price.

Krabi, Thailand - Cityscape of downtown in Krabi, Thailand. Krabi is the main town in the province on west coast of southern Thailand.

Things to do in Krabi while on your honeymoon

Catch the sunset on Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Krabi Province and has a lively atmosphere during the day and night. Enjoy soaking up the sunshine and bathing in the cool tropical waters during the day time and sipping on a cocktail on the beach whilst taking in the changing colours of the incredible renowned sunsets that can be seen from here.

Ao Nang Krabi Thailand The beach has plenty of people in the evening.Golden light

Scale new heights at Railay Beach

For adventure lovers, head to Railay beach to enjoy some world-class rock climbing at the limestone cliffs which form the iconic backdrop of Krabi’s landscape. Railay is only accessible by longtail boat, as the famous cliffs cut off all land access, there’s more to rock-climbing at Railay Beach and here you can explore caves, viewpoints over the gorgeous blue of the Andaman Sea and hidden lagoons. There are plenty of climbing schools to suit every level of climber.

KRABI, THAILAND - Rock climbers climbing on Railay beach in Krabi, Thailand. Railay beach is one of the most popular rock climbing locations in Asia.

Kayak through the mangroves

Krabi has incredible natural landscapes, from the towering cliffs to the dense, lush mangrove forests of Ao Thalane. For an incredible experience, head out to the mangrove forest by kayak, discovering caves, secret lagoons and inlets in your kayak. Paddling through the serene landscape you can also discover the local wildlife both above and under the water’s surface.

From the kayak, you can see hunting kingfishers diving into the water or monkeys suspended from the branches of the trees, you can also explore the local reefs as part of a full day tour of Ao Thalane and Hong Island with pickup and drop-off included, kayaks, dry bag and national park fee.

Phang Nga Bay, Thailand Group of tourists kayaking into mangrove jungle of Krabi in Thailand

Soak in a hot spring

Nestled in the jungle near Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, you will find the thermal springs of Klong Thom. It may seem contradictory to soak in a hot spring in the humid climate of Thailand but this thermal spring heated by volcanic chambers is believed to relieve all kinds of aches and pains due to the mineral salts present in the water, though there is no scientific proof that mineral springs have health benefits, a relaxing soak in the midst of a jungle setting is sure to leave you relaxed and revitalised.

The springs are open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. The entrance fee is ฿90 or alternatively, if you would like to explore the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve and the Emerald Pool it would costs ฿200 per person.

Waterfal Hot Spring in the south of Krabi province in Klong Thom Thailand

Immerse yourself in the Emerald Pool

Take a trip into the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park where a 20-minute walk along a wooden broadwalk leads to a tempting Emerald Pool, known in Thai as Sa Morakot. The pool is named the Emerald Pool for its clear aquamarine waters which the sunlight dances on and makes it look both inviting and enticing.

A walk through the natural park will allow you to come face-to-face with the local wildlife, including colourful birds and monkeys. This trip can be combined with the hot springs for the price of ฿200 per person for the entrance fee, it is best to arrive early to avoid the crowds.

Beautiful Emerald pool in deep Forest at Krabi THAILAND

Climb 1,237 steps to Wat Tham Sua

Wat Tham Sua, meaning Tiger Cave Temple, is one of the highlights of Krabi. Those who make it to the top of the 1,237 narrow steps up the steep mountain will be greeted by the sight of an enormous Golden Buddha. The climb to the top takes at least an hour and it is recommendable to bring drinking water for the long climb.

From the top you can enjoy the incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. You can also explore the temple complex below with its walls embellished with delicate carvings, remember that the area is a sacred one and therefore you should be dressed in long trousers and cover your shoulders, those dressed in shorts and skirts can rent a sarong for modesty.

Landscape of Wat Tham Sua Temple (Tiger Cave Temple) in Sunset scence with Jasmine rice fields at Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. Is an important landmark that everyone must visit

Explore the underwater world

Krabi is an excellent place to learn to scuba dive. There are over 32 accessible sites from Krabi and plenty of diving schools offering courses and day diving trips to various locations. Discover the local marine life which includes resident hawksbill turtles, shy reef sharks and other colourful marine residents of the beautiful reefs which hug the Krabi coastline.

There are also underwater caves and fascinating natural formations to explore in the underwater landscape which are shallow and suitable for all level of divers. Head to Poseidon Dive Academy in Ao Nang to begin your diving adventure: four-day open-water courses cost ฿14,900 including all equipment and four open-water dives whilst certified divers can head out on a day trip for ฿2,800.

Fantastic scuba dive in Thailand. This location is the number 10 best diving location in the world according Jacques Cousteau places to dive. Great visibility and a lot of maritime life.

Take a stroll around Krabi Town

Strolling around Krabi town is an authentic experience and insight into Thai culture. The town has a laid-back atmosphere with plenty of local restaurants and bars and at the fishing port you can see the local fishermen bringing in the catch-of-the-day. Drop into the local Wats or temples to see a slice of Thai life.

Krabi also has excellent night markets including the Chao Fah Night Market which is one of the province’s largest food markets. Here you will find 1,400 square metres of food stalls with plastic chairs and tables serving up authentic local flavours incredibly cheaply. Here you can enjoy a meal from ฿40 upwards which includes barbecued freshly-caught seafood. Take in the local vibes by spending an evening at a night market and watch the world go by.

Cityscape of downtown at twilight in Krabi, Thailand. Krabi is the main town in the province on west coast of southern Thailand.

Hike to the viewpoint at Khao Ngon Nak

Krabi is ideal for those who love getting out and about, with plenty of excellent nature and hiking trails in the province. You can climb the 565 metres to the summit of the Dragon Crest Mountains, known in Thai as Khao Ngon Nak, to take in the views at the very top.

Along the way, you’ll pass a waterfall and two smaller viewpoints and can take over two hours uphill through uneven jungle terrain, so be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring waterproof clothing and mosquito repellent! This is not one for the faint-hearted!

beautiful mountains layer in the morning mist for background Khao Ngon Nak or Dragon Crest mountain Krabi

Enjoy a relaxing Thai massage

One of the highlights of visiting Thailand is experiencing a Thai massage, a must during your honeymoon. You can enjoy a couples massage. For a luxury experience head to Massage Corner in Ao Nang which offers traditional massages, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments using natural ingredients and their homemade oils.

A traditional Thai massage will set you back only ฿250 for an hour. The luxury hotels in Krabi will also offer high-end beauty and massage treatments and there are also plenty of cheaper massage parlours situated throughout the province.

Thai Masseuse doing massage for lifestyle woman in spa salon. Asian beautiful woman getting Thai herbal massage compress massage in spa.She is very relaxed. Healthy Concept.

Learn to cook Thai Cuisine at Ya’s Thai Cookery School

Love Thai food? At Ya’s Thai Cookery School you will embark on a journey to the local markets to learn about the ingredients that make up this flavourful cuisine, then head to the kitchen and learn to cook delicious specialities such as Massaman curry and Pad Thai so that you can go home and impress your friends with your new-found culinary skills. Prices start from €39 per person.

Khao Soi. Curried Noodle Soup Thailand call Khao Soi. Khao Soi thai food style. Noodle Curry Soup or Khao Soi with chicken. Khao soi Traditional Thai Food. Thai noodle curry soup with chicken.

Romantic places to eat on your honeymoon in Krabi

Khao Thong Terrace

For uninterrupted views over the sea, head to Khao Thong Terrace for a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy excellent Thai cuisine on their open-air terrace with the incredible views. Due to its quiet location, you can enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of avoiding the crowds and dining in style.

The Grotto

Located in the five-star Rayavadee Resort situated on Phra Nang Cave beach, this unique restaurant is within a large, open cavern looking out over the warm and of the beach and the sea. The restaurant mainly serves lunch and their menu serves expensive western dishes with western prices, salads and burgers priced at around ฿400 upwards each. They also serve an early romantic sunset dinner and end their dinner service at around 8 pm and on some days of the week, they have a barbecue menu.

Romantic and festive dinner at beach of Phi Phi island, Krabi Province, Thailand

The Hilltop

This Ao Nang restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner because of its impressive views and sunsets. It has gained a lot of popularity and you may find queues jostling for photos of the views but the crowds leave by around 8 pm once the sun has set.

You can book the “love seats” poised on the edge of the cliff and enjoy a mouth-watering dinner of local seafood and Thai dishes. The hotel also offers free pick-ups for diners that reserve in advance. Dishes start at around ฿250 and there is a wonderful selection to choose from.

The Last Fisherman

This restaurant can be found on the Southern part of Ao Nang beach and offers dining on the beach, where you can feel the sand beneath your toes and take in the views of the azure Andaman waters. The restaurant is made from recycled materials such as driftwood and bamboo and is the ideal casual- dining  destination to enjoy a relaxed meal under the shade of the towering coconut palms. Freshly-caught seafood is the popular choice in this restaurant as well as other local Thai dishes.

Thai Food

Tours to do in  Krabi on your honeymoon

Take a four-island tour

A visit to Krabi would not be complete without a tour to the four islands of Koh Poda, Koh Tub, Koh Mor and Koh Gai. This tour will take you to the gorgeous beaches of Koh Poda, where you can bathe in the Andaman Sea and snorkel with the colourful tropical fishes or laze around on the white sand of the beaches.

Koh Tub and Koh Mor are connected by a sandbar. The tour will then take you to Railay where you can see the beautiful limestone cliffs and visit the Diamond Cave before heading to Ao Nang and Koh Gai, or Chicken Island, named after its unique shape. Enjoy a final snorkelling stop before returning to your hotel. This full-day tour includes all transfers, national park fees, lunch, snorkelling equipment and guide and prices start at €118 per person.

wooden longtail boat at Koh Poda island in Krabi province. Ao Nang, Thailand

Venture on a romantic sunset cruise

What could be more romantic than feeling the wind whip through your hair and the sails on this sunset cruise on a replica junk boat, complete with a delicious seafood barbecue and Thai buffet. As you sail from island to island and explore secluded beaches and pristine and clear waters of the Andaman where you can snorkel or fish.

You will visit Pranang Cave, Railay Beach and Pirate Beach and enjoy the views of the setting sun disappearing into the Andaman Sea. Prices start at €83 per person.

Koh Phi Phi Lee, Thailand A big boat in pirate style with many tourists enjoy a sunset at Maya Bay on Phi Phi island.

SUP Bioluminescence tour

Discover the natural wonder of bioluminescence, a light show caused by planktons which illuminate the inky darkness of the water. On this tour, you will head out on a stand-up paddle-board with a guide to see this natural spectacle up close and enjoy an unforgettable experience. The tour departs from Railay Beach and prices start at €54 per person.

Bioluminescent plankton. Glowing wave with long exposure.

Day trips from Krabi on your honeymoon

Island-hop over to Phi Phi Island

Visit the famous island of Koh Phi Phi Ley, famed for being the backdrop of the movie “The Beach” which featured Leonardo Di Caprio and captured imaginations everywhere. Enjoy a day of snorkelling, sightseeing and relaxing with a guide and avoid the crowds. Prices for the full-day tour start from €88 per person and includes drinks, snorkelling equipment and transfers.

Koh Phi Phi Ley Island, Pileh lagoon, the Andaman Sea, Thailand. Famous tourist destination

Recommended Honeymoon tours in Krabi

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The Only Honeymoon Guide to Krabi You’ll Ever Need!

The Only Honeymoon Guide to Krabi You’ll Ever Need!

The Only Honeymoon Guide to Krabi You’ll Ever Need!

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