Krabi , Info &Travel Guide
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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