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Attractions - Beach Krabi Thailand

Tham Pranang Beach
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.

Pranang Beach
Hat Pranang 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 wildlife.

Railay Beach
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 more peaceful.
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.


Yao 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.


Lanti 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.


Hin 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.

Ao 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 the island.

Laem 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 tourist.

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