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Krabi

Krabi Holidays

Located on the west coast of southern Thailand, Krabi has the usual appeal of soft white sands and swaying palms, yet also has the added attraction of stunning limestone rock formations protruding menacingly yet beautifully from the sea.

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Welcome to Paradise

The Krabi coastline is dotted with around 200 tiny islands many of which are uninhabited and just waiting to be explored. There is no disputing the natural beauty of Thailand however Krabi certainly vies for top spot with a stunning coastline backed by mangrove swamps, and if you still can't picture the beauty, imagine yourself on the sands made famous by Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach, and you've found Krabi.

Filmed in Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lay Island just off Krabi, The Beach's location was the paradise of many people's dreams; well that paradise is within reach now as holidays to Krabi are increasing in popularity and the Thomson Dreamliner flight brings it even closer with its non stop flight to Phuket.

It's difficult to decide whether to head for the tips of the rocky mountain out crops or the depths of the colourful ocean. Many people choose both. The exhilarating climb can reveal even more picturesque views, if that's at all possible whilst the ocean bed is a coral reef of life and colour.

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Great for families

Ao Nang is one of the most popular regions of Krabi with its perfect white sands backed by mangrove forests, vast choice of luxurious hotels and friendly atmosphere. Families and sports enthusiasts flock to one of the best beaches that Thailand has to offer, and that's some title to claim with so many to choose from.

Fishing, diving, kayaking and climbing are all available here and whilst it is tempting to just find a lounger and relax, it would be a shame not to join in with some of the great activities. Restaurants suit every palette and there are just enough bars and clubs for it to be lively without going over the top.

Things to do on Krabi holidays

Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

It's hard to pin point one part of Krabi to be more beautiful than the next however the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park has to come pretty high on the list. Rich in bio-diversity the park boasts a tropical rain forest, nature trial and dazzling Crystal Lagoon. Discover rare animals, exotic birds and flora and fauna than can not be found anywhere else in Thailand.

Tiger Cave Temple

Located close to Krabi Town the temple is a myriad of natural caves formed within the jungle and is home to monks who live and worship in this spiritual environment. Enjoy the interesting relics of the temple cave before ascending to the real attraction of the 'footprint of the Buddha' found 1,272 steps above you in a limestone tower. Not only are you treated to panoramic views of the surrounding area and dramatic coastline, but also, despite the hard work getting there, a real sense of calm and inner peace. It isn't advisable to try the climb in the midday sun, plus a sunrise or sunset trek also provides even further beauty.

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don are two of the most picturesque islands off the coast of Thailand, and there's a lot to choose from. Phi Phi Don has no roads and Phi Phi Leh doesn't even have people so you can imagine how laid back life is out here. Sheer cliff faces rise from the sea interspersed by stark white sands and backed by the brightest of green jungle foliage. When visiting the Phi Phi Islands, all your cares will slip away, infact you'll be so chilled out, you'll probably leave them behind when you depart.

Krabi Hot Springs

There are only so many time you can use the word beautiful to describe this part of the world, but to describe the Krabi Hot Springs as anything else would be doing it an injustice. This is your chance to embrace the true natural beauty of Thailand by relaxing in the natural hot spring Jacuzzis and literally feeling the cares of the world float away, as the water cascades through the tubs into the trickling spring below.