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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Krabi

When to go

Like most places in Thailand, Krabi boasts a high average temperature of around 32°C all year round, with around eight full hours of glorious sunshine a day during dry season. If you're looking for guaranteed sunshine and lively nightlife, the best time to travel to Krabi is between December and May, when temperatures slowly rise and showers are unheard of.

The wet season begins around June, with showers becoming most frequent around September but brightening up by October. As this time is off peak, it's a good time to book yourself a cheap Thailand holiday package.

Health and safety

It's best to buy bottled drinking water for your trip to Krabi, it's available widely and for a reasonable price. There are also several water dispensers around most main towns where you can safety refill your bottle for a small charge.

In terms of vaccinations, you should make sure you're up to date on all routine vaccines such as MMR. Additionally, it's recommended that people holidaying in Thailand also get vaccinations against Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip.

If you're visiting Krabi specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information and for the latest health and safety information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/health.

Passports and visas

British citizens don't need a visa to enter Thailand if you're staying for less than 30 days, but must have a valid passport. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/entry-requirements.

Getting around

The main airport for this region is Krabi International Airport, located just outside of Krabi Town. Most tour operators include transfers as part of a holiday package so getting to your resort is easy.

When you're at your destination, getting around will be easy thanks to the public transport, known as songthaews. These are much like buses but converted from vans and trucks. As many of the best resorts, beaches and restaurants are spread around Krabi's coast and its many islands, you may find yourself on the public boats a lot, too.

Advice for travellers with children

Holidays in Krabi are perfect for children, with beaches that boast clean sand and shallow, warm waters – ideal for splashing around and learning to swim. Outside of the beaches there are plenty of ways to keep young ones entertained. Think temples offering spectacular scenery and zoos filled with exotic animals.

Due to the heat, it's a good idea to stay in a hotel with a pool and shaded area, making it easy to cool the family down during the hottest hours of the day. As a result, All Inclusive Thailand holidays are a popular choice among families keen to stay nearby to their accommodation.

Electricity

Connector type: Two and three pin plugs, type A, B, C, F and O. Voltage Info: 220 Volt

Emergency information

English-speaking tourist police: 1155 Police: 191 Ambulance: 1554 Fire: 199

British Consulate

If you're a victim of crime or affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner, contact the British Consulate in Bangkok.

Address: 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Email: Info.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk Phone (from within Thailand): +66 (0) 2 305 8333 Phone (from the UK): 020 7008 1500

Hospitals

The main hospital of the region is Krabi Nakharin International Hospital in Krabi Town. There are also smaller private clinics in most towns.

Krabi Nakharin International Hospital Address: 1 Soi Pisanpop, Tambon Pak Nam, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000 Phone: +66 75 626 555