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Krabi Islands Info

 
Krabi Islands Info
In the coastal waters off Krabi, lie more than 200 islands, some of them inhabited, and many that belong to Hat Noppharat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park. These islands offer a host of recreational opportunities including reef diving and world-class rock climbing, and harbor some of the most exotic, private beaches.  
 
 
Phi Phi Islands Info
Comprising of two main islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, these islands are a part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park.

 Phi Phi Don Island One of southern Thailand's most popular tourist destinations, features sheer limestone cliffs and sandy beaches. Anvil in shape, the island covers a total area of 28sq km in length and 3.5km at its broadest point. The neck or handle of the island is where the majority of the tourist accommodation and services are located, and is the central point for boats to dock. An uninhabited section of the island lies to the west, and Cape Laem Tohng, on the northern tip, is home to the Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsys. Diving at Laem Tohng is excellent, as it is also at Hua Rah Ket to the extreme south.

 Phi Phi Ley Island Eentirely comprised of steep cliffs, with caves and a sea lake. It features several beautiful bays ideal for snorkeling, and on the northeast side, the famous Viking Cave, which contains pre-historic paintings. The island is also a popular site for nesting swifts, and local people come there daily to collect the nests used to make Bird's Nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy.
To the north of Phi Phi Don lies Koh Yoong Island featuring 2 small beaches and well preseved coral gardens off shore.
Adjacent to Koh Yoong lies Koh Pai Island with small swimming beaches on the north and east side, and coral gardens off the south end.
 
 
Lanta Islands Info
About 53 islands are included in this group, which form the southern most district of Krabi Province.

Koh Lanta Yai
The largest of the islands,it was known long ago by its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which means Long Beach Island. The island is a favourite spot for those who seek peace and solitude, and is the home of the District and National Park offices. Mountainous and rugged in some spots, especially near the southern tip; with a combination of gravelly and fine white sandy beaches, the island is also home to a clan of Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsies who preserve many of their ancient customs and ceremonies. Some accomodation and services are available, and the island is easily accessed by ferry from Ban Hua Hin Pier in Tambon Koh Khlang; Bor Muang Pier in Tambon Sai Kao; or Jao Fah Pier in Krabi Town.

Koh Taleng Beng
Lies in the Lanta district and similar in shape to Phi Phi Ley. Swallows also nest at this island which at low tide features a small beach and tunnel.

Mu Koh Hah
Still in the Lanta area, this is a group of 5 islands featuring coral gardens and good diving spots. 

Koh Ngai, Koh Rock Nai and Koh Rock Nok
South of Lanta Island, these 3 islands are close to Trang Province. Koh Ngai is easily accessed via ferry from Pak Meng Beach, others are accessed by hired boat and feature both beaches and coral gardens.
 
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  Diving
Krabi's close proximity to Phuket, about 45km west, brings it within close range of one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world. Though not of the standard of diving available in Phuket, Krabi has much to offer, with a wide range of diving possibilities that is sometimes simply fantastic.  The remarkable variety of dive sites that are concentrated in such a small area, particularly off Phi Phi Don Island, is what makes this area unique, as do the amazing limestone cliffs that rise dramatically out of the sea and plunge equally dramatically straight down underwater. The opportunity to relax on exquisite beaches, explore the numerous coves and bays, whilst enjoying some colourful and enticing scuba diving or snorkeling in this yet relatively unexplored marine park environment, is one not to be missed.

Day trips and overnight excursions can easily be arranged through the multitude of dive shops around Krabi year-round, with late-October to mid-May being peak season. Snorkeling and diving equipment is easily acquired at most places. A number of first-rate Dive Shops offer affordable scuba accreditation all the way from absolute beginner up to master instructor.

 

 

Tours & Excursions  Info

 
Krabi Boating and Yachting
Explore and discover some of the hidden secrets of this area by chartering a boat to cruise around the islands. The water clarity is near crystal around the islands off Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands are a must-see port of call. Anchorages here are plentiful, usually deserted and always beautiful. Even in the southwest monsoon season the calm, protected waters in fascinating Phang Nga Bay provide the ultimate in boating enjoyment, even for the least experienced of sailors. There are many charter sailing boats available and some even offer "join-in" day trips for two or more people. 
 
 
 
Sea Kayaking
Krabi's shoreline is dotted with caves, mangroves, beaches - all harbouring a wealth of marine, animal and plant life. For a close and leisurely look, there is no better option than to spend a day or few hours in a sea kayak. Access to the caverns or hongs is a breeze at low tide in these low lying craft which can be hired in most tourist locations in the area, along with experienced guides if 

    

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