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Krabi: Thailand's southern paradise

If paradisical beaches, sublime cuisine and eternal sunshine are something you crave then a weekend in Krabi won't disappoint. Located on Thailand's western coast, Krabi's unique limestone landscapes tower over verdant jungles and hidden coves.

Besides relaxing on the wonderful beaches, there are plenty of opportunities for rock climbing, snorkelling, kayaking and exploring the temples and bars of Krabi town. Long stretches of sandy beaches and tiny eco-friendly islands all coalesce to make Krabi a wonderfully rich and diverse destination loved by all who visit on a flight to Krabi from London.

What do you need to know before visiting Krabi?

Passengers arriving by air will do so via Krabi International Airport, and will likely be transferred through one of South East Asia's large hubs such as Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. City breaks in Krabi don't require a visa for those with a UK or EU passport, but you will receive a visa-waiver stamp upon arrival which is valid for 30 days. The airport is well connected to the wider province and your choice of transport will depend on your final destination.

Thai is the local language but English is widely spoken so you will have no issues communicating with those who work within the tourism industry. Thai Baht is the only accepted form of currency, but Thailand has numerous cash machines so you won't have a problem accessing your cash. The local time is seven hours ahead of the UK in winter and six hours during BST as Thailand does not observe daylight savings.

When is the best time to visit Krabi?

There's no bad time to book a flight and hotel in Krabi. Thailand has a tropical climate and you can enjoy excellent weather all year round. The cooler season is between November and February and there's little rainfall during this period. Package holidays to Krabi are most popular over the festive period when European visitors flock to the Land of Smiles to celebrate Christmas in the sun. The hottest time of year is between March and July, and Thailand celebrates its New Year festival, Song Kran, in early April – a wonderful time for a flight to Krabi!

What to do when you visit Krabi

Much of the activity of a weekend in Krabi is centred around the glorious beaches this stunning region has to offer. Krabi has an extensive range of places to stay; from hidden coves to developed stretches of beach with an array of bars, restaurants and water sports. Rai Leh is a popular spot for rock climbing where you can scramble up the limestone karts and take in panoramic views of this tropical paradise.

Ko Hong is famed for its superb snorkelling and kayaking, and Ban Ao Luek is the place to be for cave exploration. Those who want to experience ecotourism at its finest and away from the more developed areas should organise a trip to Ko Por Island. Ko Por has strict preservation rules and visitors can experience the unspoiled natural landscapes and get to know the small self-sustaining community.

What places should you visit in Krabi?

A flight and hotel in Krabi isn't all about the beach. There are plenty of cultural activities and attractions to enjoy, particularly in the authentic town where you can observe local life with a drink by the river after you land on your flight from Manchester to Krabi.

  • Visit the Phi Phi Islands
  • Explore Tiger Cave Temple
  • Relax at the Emerald Pool (hot springs)
  • Visit Wat Kaew (temple in Krabi town)
  • Enjoy a Thai massage
  • Take a cooking class

What to eat in Krabi?

City breaks in Krabi are a food lover's paradise. From street markets to upscale restaurants, there's plenty of variety to facilitate every budget. Some iconic Thai dishes include the classic green curry, pad thai, papaya salad, sticky rice and chicken fried rice. Massaman curry is a speciality of the local Muslim population who live in southern Thailand, which is heavily influenced by Indian cooking. You don't see this dish quite so often in Bangkok or to the north, so be sure to tuck into a hearty bowl while enjoying your package holidays in Krabi.

What to bring home from Krabi

Thailand is one of the best countries in the world for bringing home wonderful souvenirs. Pick up lovely prints and paintings or even some new tableware for your home. If fashion is your passion, then you'll be spoiled for choice with the markets and shops selling an abundance of clothes, bags, shoes and accessories to take back home with you. When shopping for souvenirs, be aware of the cultural or religious impact it might have to avoid being disrespectful.