Probably the oldest province of Thailand is located about 1000km north of the equator on the south coast of the country. The bay off Krabi is hugged by the island of Phuket, which also shields it from the Andaman Sea to the west. The location near the equator determines the climate of the country and provides high temperatures all year round. Especially along the coastline travelers are offered an almost breathtaking sight: Endless fine, white sandy beaches and, to compensate, rugged limestone cliffs rising from the shallow bays, covered by a seemingly endless green flora. Water temperatures of about 27 degrees also allow the underwater world to thrive magnificently.
Krabi is a popular destination especially among couples and families. Depending on your taste, Krabi offers accommodations for those seeking tranquility or those who want to be in the center of the action. Besides the fantastic tropical vegetation and the dreamlike biggest beaches like Ao Nang Beach, Nopharat Thara Beach or Klong Muang Beach, there is also a lot to discover culturally. Dripstone caves, stone-age wall paintings and endless waterfalls can be marveled at in 2 national parks. For athletes and active vacationers, numerous climbing rocks have been developed directly above the sea. Those who don't like high places can snorkel underwater and observe the colorful reef life or pass the time with golf and horseback riding. After a spectacular sunset, the nightlife attracts with bars, night markets and discos but also cozy beach bars.
Unlike in temperate latitudes, the climate in Krabi is determined by the amount of rainfall. The proximity to the equator results in two seasons for the province. The dry season, known as summer in Thailand, begins in Krabi in November and lasts until April. During these months, temperatures can reach 38 degrees. The most popular travel time for tourists is between January and the end of February. During this high season, vacationers will find the most pleasant temperatures of 29 -32 degrees, with many clear sunny days, an average of 9 hours of sunshine daily and a calm sea. At the end of April, just before the rainy season, the climate becomes hot and humid with maximum temperatures. In the low season from May to October, the monsoon brings increased rainfall, which climatically provides a cooling. However, temperatures remain around 27 degrees. The rains can last for several days from mid-September to early November, with an average of 20 days of rain in those months. Otherwise, the precipitation tends to fall at night.