and Travel Guide - Attractions
- Beach Krabi Thailand
The area possesses some of the best Scuba-diving sites in
the world, with certified instruction courses offered on
site. In addition, some of the most sought after rock-climbing
sites are found in the vicinity, making it a perfect area
for a truly complete vacation.
Hat Tham Pranang can be reached from town
via longtail boat from the Chao Fah jetty for a fee of 40
baht, and also from Hat Pranang, and the Phi Phi Islands.
These trips cost 20 baht and 150 baht respectively.
is a long, beautiful stretch of beach, located just south
of Hat Noppharat Thara. This stretch of beach is rapidly
developing, however, it still remains quite stunning. In
addition to the broad, white-sand beach, Hat Pranang has
clean, clear water and a backdrop of striking limestone
islands and cliffs. There are a total of 83 small islands
in the bay, and they can be explored by boat trips arranged
by many of the guesthouses. Unlike Hat Noppharat Thara,
Hat Pranang is a full service beach offering a wide variety
of recreational water sports. This entire area offers excellent
Scuba diving, with both reefs and a wide variety of marine
This beach is generally divided into two sections, East
Hat Railay and West Hat Railay. Of these two, West Hat Railay
offers visitors more traditional beach scenery. The bay
is rather pretty, and there is a broad sandy beach and clean,
clear water. Although it has less to offer in the way of
facilities, and has a more limited variety of recreational
activities than Ao Nang, West Hat Railay is quieter and
Across the peninsula from West Hat Railay is East Hat Railay,
which varies from the other beaches in the area in that
it could actually be classified as a mud flat, especially
during low tide. Even so, it does offer some rather remarkable
views. One end of the beach is covered with mangrove trees,
and good views of mountains and islands are available.
As for sandy beaches, East Hat Railay has
relatively little to offer, but is within walking distance
of both West Hat Railay, and Hat Tham Phranang, which offer
some of the best beaches anywhere.
Both East and West Hat Railay can be reached
by boat from Krabi's Chao Fah Bridge. These boats cost 50
baht per person, and typically take about 45 minutes.
However, outside of the months between
November and April, these boats usually do not go all the
way around to West Hat Railay, because of unfavorable sea
conditions. During this period, you must get off the boat
at East Hat Railay, and then walk to your final destination.
Beach, Phi Phi Don
This beach, also known as Long Beach, is one of the most
famous on the island. Not only does it offer a broad, sweeping
beach and unbelievable scenery, it also is home to some
of the best coral reefs in the area.
Snorkeling and Scuba diving top the long list of things
to do here, and accommodation is plentiful. The only complaint
might be a little too much development. Hat Yao can be reached
on foot or by longtail boat from the pier at Ton Sai.
Beach: Phi Phi Don
This beach is in close proximity to Hat Yao, and is equal
to it in nearly all respects. Once underdeveloped, Hat Lanti
has only recently given way to commercialism, and remains
quite beautiful. Offshore coral reefs provide for some great
snorkeling, and accommodation is cheap and decent.
Hat Lanti is accessible on foot via the viewpoint trail.
Boats to Hat Lanti are difficult to find, because bungalow
owners refuse to pay commissions, but boats can be arranged
from Hat Lanti quite easily.
Khao Beach, Phi Phi Don
This is one of the more isolated beaches on Phi Phi Don,
accessible only on foot. This beach offers good views, and
peace and quiet.
Ton Sai, Phi Phi Don
This is the oldest developed beach area on Phi Phi Don,
and the most congested. Still, Ton Sai offers some rather
good views of the surrounding territory, and although lacking
beauty, it is the most accessible and convenient place on
Tong, Phi Phi Don
This is one of the nicest beaches on Phi Phi Don, offering
spectacular views and a nice stretch of marvelous beach.
Hat Laem Tong has its own pier, and therefore
is accessible. However, it is targeted at the high-budget
Provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand