If you want to visit here and wondered what to do in Krabi, you may get ready for an unforgettable journey of discovery. The area is renowned the world over for its pristine exotic nature, world class beaches like Aonang and Railey, national parks and marine parks showcasing diverse and colourful marine life, lush rain forest and plethora of off-shore islands. Aonang is the area's primary commercial and entertainment centre which brag with the biggest concentration of restaurants, bars, shops, markets and moderate nightlife. But even here you will not experience the suffocating crowds and noise sometimes found elsewhere. Krabi will appeal to those with an appetite for the out-doors, for adventure in nature like scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, elephant treks in untouched jungle or island hopping in Phang Nga Bay. The area's beaches are some of the most extraordinary in the world and set within the centre of this exotic picture, 5 star hotels in Krabi facilities will see to it that on those days when you feel like doing as little as possible you can simply kick back unhindered and have all your needs catered to.
► Krabi Town
Krabi Town, though rather undistinguished, is the capital of the region with a well developed infra structure and its pier also the main entry point for boats arriving from places like Phuket and Phi Phi. However Krabi Town has a delightful night market selling the most delectable fresh fruits and exotic delicacies and strolling around here amid the relaxed atmosphere is quite refreshing. Along the waterfront a selection of both formal and informal street restaurants creates a wonderful ambiance.
► Rock Climbing
The area is renowned among rock climbers with lime stone mountains and huge boulders jutting toward the sky creating the perfect playground. One of the most popular climbs is the over hang offering views of the incredible Railay Beach and Princess lagoon.
► Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Several Padi certified dive operators offer daily dive excursions and offer all the needed dive gear, the under-water world around Krabi's shores is teeming with colourful marine life. Scuba and snorkel destinations include Phi Phi islands, Koh Po Da Nok which offer cave dive opportunities and over-night excursions on live-aboard-boats to locations such as Surin and Similan islands are also available.
► Phang Nga Bay
Apart from islands to visit on a day trip like Kai, Tap, Podah and Mor Island, island hopping in Phan Nga Bay is a memorable experience. This area is the stuff post card pictures are made of showcasing mysterious lime stone formations and amazing snorkeling opportunities. Here you can visit James Bond island where part of the movie "Man with a Golden Gun" was filmed. Koh Panyi is a community build on stilts across the water against the cliff face of an enormous lime stone boulder. During the day, the inhabitants operate a market where you can buy e selections of items and at night it is converted back to being their homes.
► Hong Islands
An absolute must-do in Phan Nga Bay is visiting the Hong islands. Hong is the Thai world for cave. These are flooded cave systems of which the roofs have collapsed over many years. During a day trip you have the opportunity to kayak through the remaining walls and feat your eyes on the incredible scenery. Make sure you also visit the crystal lagoon fed by a spring and also stop by the viking caves.
► National Parks
If you have the time, there are at least three national parks to visit including Khao Phanom Bencha, Thanboke Khoranee and Khao Sok which is an approximate 2 hours drive. The latter especially is one of the most beautiful and captivating in Thailand showcasing breathtaking nature scenery. Here you can hike in the forest, go on elephant treks, bamboo raft on the placid lakes and even stay over in floating lake cabins.