This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Krabi. To help you make friends with Krabi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Krabi, Thailand, is a region in the South of Thailand on shore of the Strait Of Malacca, a stretch of water between Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is famous for its splendid beaches, breathtaking islands, crystal-clear water, and natural beauty. Therefore, it is very popular with tourists from all around the world. Around four hundred fifty thousand people live permanently in the province. Besides tourism, agriculture is a big economic factor. Krabi town is the capital of the province. The most popular attractions include Koh Phi Phi, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, Koh Lanta, Emerald Pool, and Khlong Thom Hot Spring Waterfall.
There are two seasons in Krabi -- the rainy season (which starts in May and ends in November) and the dry season (which starts in December and ends in April). The mean maximum temperatures range from thirty-one to thirty-four degrees Celsius all year round. At night, you can expect temperatures from twenty-one to twenty-four degrees Celsius.
Since Krabi is a popular tourist destination, you can choose from all sorts of accommodations -- if you want to stay in a fancy resort or an inexpensive hostel in Krabi, Thailand, there's something for everyone. Budget travelers can enjoy reasonable prices in hostels in Krabi, Thailand, as well as guesthouses and hotels. Almost all places, including Krabi, Thailand hostels, offer free Wi-Fi. Generally, the quality of the facilities is quite high.
Active tourists can try out various water sports such as rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, or sailing. Since the water is clear and the marine life is diverse, the conditions are almost perfect. If you prefer are calm and more relaxing trip, hanging out on the beach and sunbathing is possible at any time. Beautiful cascades of warm water you can find at Khlong Thom Hot Spring Waterfall. The water is around forty degrees Celsius -- warm and perfect for relaxing a bit. The creeks boast many natural hollows where you can watch the water gently flow down into the cool pools.
Koh Phi Phi is situated around forty kilometres off the Krabi coast. The archipelago consists of six islands. Beautiful beaches and a stunning nature such as Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi Leh are the main reasons for tourists to come. Snorkeling enthusiasts should consider a day trip to Bamboo Island. There you can find superb coral reefs only in a short distance to the shore, mostly on the western side of the island.
Written by local enthusiast for Krabi hostelsFlo