Krabi is a province in the south of Thailand. Geography for the region is the forest and plantations of rubber trees and oil palms as well as many fruits mainly pineapple, durian and rambutan orchards. Beside of that, there are also many agricultural gardens growing Coffee, Cashew nut, Coconut and of course Rice. The uniquely differences for the province are heavy limestone rocks, all of them very outstanding formations. And also caves and natural springs are being there, ideal for the world animal life. When you look out to the sea, it become very quickly understood that powerful storms have cut into the land and shaped the islands around Krabi. Along the beautiful sea beaches with its tender, fine sandy beaches around Ao Nang, the sea water is normally very clear and glassy to see many under marine world lives easily, by occupied during a holiday for a couple of weeks.
Most of the accommodations except town in Krabi are provided at Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. As the pretty fast growing in tourist industry which is younger sister of Phuket, we would not recommend any specific hotels or resorts, just a few names at this place: Somkiet Buri Resort and Spa, Guitar Residence, Srisuksant Resort along the beach and Peace Laguna Resort approximately a hundred from the beach.
On the beach through Nopparat Thara Beach, there are many hotels, resorts and restaurants namely Srisuksant Resort, Noppharat Seafood Restaurant holding ones breathes also touch of the sea beach. The price is classified by the style of resorts as well as some economy tariff rate are available for your budget counting from five hundred Baht through ten thousand Baht per night per room which serving your satisfactions. At Ao Nang Beach, mostly there are various international restaurants, Pubs and bars offering all beverages as well as Thai food and fresh seafood in very Western flavors and modern kitchens. We are recommended your dinner to taste Thai food at Baanlay Thai Kitchen and delicious Italian food at Jeseao Italian Restaurant. For those how love to taste Indian culinary, moreover, we are recommended visitors to visit Royal Tandoor Restaurant. It is very easy to find cause the restaurant is located along Ao Nang BeachRoad.
How to get around KRABI
ROAD SERVICES: Song Taew, Local Transport
Open-aired buses, converted trucks and motorcycle taxis provide a cheap and efficient public transport service throughout this city. Fares vary according to the destination- whether you’re running around town, or traveling from Krabi Town to on of the beach resorts. Services are efficient and regular with buses stopping wherever you wish to get on or off
Krabi has a good road network, especially round the national parks and local attractions, so renting a car and driving yourself is easy. Car-Rent is available at most hotel desks or travel agents. Better still; hire a Song Taew to drive you all day long.
RIVER SERVICES: Local Long Tailed-Boats
Krabi Town (Chao Fah Pier): as well as the provincial capital is also the main pier for local boat services. Long tailed-boats operate regular services to the small islands across the Krabi River and along the coast to Railay and Phra Nang Beaches. Larger ferries launch to Phi Phi Islands, Jum Island and Lanta Islands being further away.
Note: Some services stop during the monsoon season (May-October) and are substituted by a combined bus and long tailed-boat system which operates from small piers along the coast. If you do not want to use this service, a private transfer is the only choice for certain islands like Lanta Islands which twice car ferries being connecting the islands to the mainland service from 7.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. Transfer times about 2 hours from Krabi town.
Ao Nang or Railay Beaches: served by local long-tailed boats association. Fast, reliable and economy, these boats depart from Ao Nang Beach (just go to the seafront) to Railay, Phra Nang and Krabi town.
Fares average not over a hundred Baht depending on your destination and the time (day or night)-the fare is higher, the moon is brighter. The boats spin paddle regular between Ao Nang and Railay (They leave when passengers are full or worth ones work) and services visitors all year round (subject to weather conditions)
Note: Prices of local long tailed-boats are fixed so do not try to show your bargaining power unless you hire a whole boat.
Ao Nang Road Service: There is the fastest service on the road in front of Ao nang beach that is three wheeled-Motorbike service. This service is offering your destination around Ao nang and Nopparat Thara Beaches. A fare is calculating according to a distance, the more you fun, the higher you pay!!