Krabi as a Wedding Destination
With over 130 islands located at the Andaman Coast, Krabi has grown to be among Thailand’s most lively and thriving tourist destinations. Known for its limestone cliffs, powdery white sandy beaches, and an abundance of exotic marine life, its picturesque natural features has made Krabi a much sought-after location for couples seeking a destination wedding. After all, who wouldn’t want to exchange vows in a beautiful, tropical paradise?
The province of Krabi is energetic and always abuzz with travellers all over the world. From the budget backpacker down to the most luxurious of travellers, there is something for everyone to enjoy here at Krabi. Its romantic allure certainly makes Krabi destination weddings a dream for lovers of nature and adventure seekers.
Getting to and around Krabi
The easiest and most convenient way to get yourself to Krabi from Bangkok are via domestic flights, which are available daily and will only take you 80 minutes.
Another option to get to Krabi from Bangkok would be travelling by land by car. If you have got more time on your hands, hop on a bus and enjoy the 12-hour scenic ride to Krabi. Alternately, you may also take the train to Suratthani, and from there you may take a bus or a mini van to Krabi.
Many travelers also head to Krabi and use it as a vantage point to other nearby tourist destinations, notably Ko Phi-Phi, Railey, Ko Jum, and Ko Lanta to name a few, via a ferry that departs from Khlong Chilat Passenger Pier.
Getting around Krabi is convenient and possible by motorcycle taxis and rentals. Car rentals are also available with rates starting at THB 1000 per day.
Things to Do and See
What’s great about Krabi is that it offers you a myriad of enjoyable activities both on land and on the water. There is definitely no shortage of amazing sights and things to do.
Initially you will find yourself in Krabi Town, which serves as the main commercial and transportation hub of the city. While it will be definitely abuzz and can be full of tourists, here you can enjoy riverfront parks, charming cafes, and enjoy a romantic stroll while soaking in a unique provincial Thai culture in the town’s night markets. Nightlife in Krabi consists of several bars, whether you are looking for a Western type of bar experience of something with a more Thai/Asian flair.
For a more immersive experience into Thai culture and a dose of solitude, there are several temples worthy of exploration in Krabi. Three kilometers from Krabi Town you can find Wat Tham Sua (also known as Tiger Cave Temple), which is among the most visited and notable temples in the province known to feature symbolic tiger paw prints and a large Buddha statue atop the summit.
Water activities are of course one of Krabi’s main attractions. Railay beach features a picturesque shore and here you may explore the limestone karsts, caves, and lagoons. Scuba and snorkeling activities are in abundance. You can find internationally renowned dive schools in Krabi Town if you’d like to pick up a new skill whilst on holiday. For outdoor sports enthusiasts, Krabi also attracts rock climbers from all over the world and offers its majestic limestone karsts.
An island boat tour or cruise can bring you to Krabi’s hot spots and unforgettable gems. With numerous islands to explore such as the Phi Phi islands, or take the popular 4-island tour to see Koh Poda, Koh Gai, Koh Mor, and Koh Tup islands. Island hopping is an activity that simply must not be missed when in Krabi.
If you wish to get away from the beaches and the coast, get a glimpse of Krabi’s biodiversity at Thung Teao Forest Natural Park. The park offers scenic treks that lead to distinct views of the unspoilt tropical rainforest, spot various Southeast Asian forest animals (as well as those indigenous to the province), and an opportunity where you can treat yourself to a tranquil freshwater dip at the Crystal Lagoon. Seventy kilometers from Krabi Town lies Klong Thom (Krabi Hot Springs), a must-see destination where you can enjoy a unique and therapeutic hydrotherapy bath under the canopy of lush forest greenery.