This tropical island on Thailand’s West Coast is a popular destination for honeymooners and partygoers. It’s famous for its pristine beaches, nightlife, snorkeling and scuba spots like Phi Phi Island. Incidentally, that’s where 'The Beach’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio was shot.
Best time to visit Krabi
The best time to visit Krabi is between November and March, which is also the peak tourist season. June to October Krabi experiences heavy rainfall and is therefore not frequented by too many tourists. Here's a seasonal break-up for every month so you can plan your trip better: November to mid-March: This is the coolest season in Krabi after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Krabi and enjoying water sports in the calm sea.
One of the reasons why you should plan a trip in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year when people sprinkle water on each other!
June to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. While the weather is humid, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost-effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September, and October, but continuous days of heavy rainfall are rare.
How to travel to Krabi from India
There are many flights from the Indian cities make one stop at Bangkok in Thailand, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. From those airports, there are connecting direct flights to the Krabi International Airport which is around 15 km away from the Krabi city center. The flight time varies depending upon the city from which or the airlines on which one is flying.
The whole journey, excluding an extended gap between the two connecting flights, can take around 7 hours if one is flying from Mumbai to Krabi, 7.30 hours if it is Bangalore to Krabi and 8.30 hours if the journey is Delhi to Krabi. For convenience and cost-cutting purposes, as well as to see the city of Bangkok, most people fly to Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi Airport there.
Best places to visit in Krabi:
Krabi, Thailand is fast becoming a very popular tourist destination and has loads to do. It has its own airport which handles international and domestic flights. Considering the miles and miles of spectacular coastline, lush hinterland and lots of leisure activities at hand, it's no wonder that the area is growing as a tourist hotspot.