You know those days where you’re riding the train/bus to work, feeling simply tired of your daily routine and wishing for something more exciting?
It won’t get more exciting than planning for an upcoming holiday, something to look forward to. Your journey to the next holiday starts here! Escape boring routine and head to Krabi with the family. (It’s 5D4N, so you only need to apply for 3-4 days leave if you’re planning to spend a weekend here.)
From sailing on the ocean marvelling at the vast blue skies and sparkling sapphire ocean (island-hopping), to checking out other incredible sights (like the Tiger Temple)…
There’s no time like now to start dreaming of a fabulous time with the family in Krabi!
Indulge in street food, be entertained with performances, and go shopping!
Assuming you take the cheapest flights we’ve found from Airasia, you’ll reach Krabi at 3.40pm. What’s there to do in Krabi upon arriving in the middle of the day?
Fresh smoothie bowls, juices, salads, scrambled eggs and more. BUZZ offers hearty and healthy meals that is sure to put the family in a good mood. Have a fussy kid? No problem!
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PS: Another healthy dining option is the cute Lion and Shark cafe!
From Krabi Airport, take a 30-minute ride to your resort to put down your bags, and get refreshed before heading out for the night!
PS: You can choose to head to the beach since it’s only an 11-minute walk away or 3 minutes by car – for a quick sunset view before heading out!
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Other accommodations to consider: 12 Affordable family rooms at Krabi hotels with pool and near the beach under $70
Krabi Town Night Market is a must-visit for any traveller. Your family can have dinner here, and both parents and kids will have fun shopping around. There’s everything from handmade clothing to souvenirs and cocktails in bamboo and freshly-made smoothies.
Get your family caricature drawn, indulge in fresh seafood and sample the best of local Thai fare – as you shop, and enjoy traditional music performances too!
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It’s been a long day of travel, and it’s time to turn in early to be well rested for a full day tomorrow!
Have some beach fun, a massage with a view, Tiger Cave Temple, and more!
This incredible restaurant is sure to keep the whole family happy. The family can get their first taste of the ocean with a quick dip of toes… Massage with a view for the parents, and beachfront dining. How’s that for a fabulous breakfast/lunch?
Tip: We recommend heading down by 10am so you can spend 2-3 hours enjoying brunch, some beachside play, and even a massage! Make sure to load up on food so you’ll have enough energy for the next activity!
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We’ve heard that even smaller kids from the ages of 3-6 have enjoyed this adventure. The family will marvel at this famous Krabi temple complete with its dreamy misty views. There are 1,256 steps you’ll have to climb to get there, and the rewards are more than well worth it once you reach the top.
You’ll get to explore little caves along the way, and experience how the monks go about their daily lives.
PS: There’ll be monkeys along the way that your children will enjoy seeing, and you can buy bananas to feed them too. Do remember that these are wild animals, be careful to hold onto your belongings and keep an eye on the kids!
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Tip: Do prepare tidbits, water and snacks to have along the way.
By now, the family will be ravenous for some food, and The Last Fisherman is a treat on both the eyes and the belly. Catch the sunset and dine by the the sparkling sea.
This restaurant is both affordable and offers a variety of food that caters to even the fussiest of eaters!
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The sunset views here are known to be amazing, as is their food. A little on the fine-dining side of things, Hilltop Aonang is a place for memorable romantic family dinners.
Here, you’ll be able to indulge in fresh seafood, Western and Thai staples, so there’s something to tickle everyone’s palate!
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After filling up your bellies, you can choose to continue walking around Ao Nang Village if the family’s still up for it. Otherwise, head back to your stay for an early night. We also recommend making full use of Ananta Burin’s bathtub for some bubbly family fun bonding!
It’s island-hopping time!
Contrary to its name, Diver’s Inn Steakhouse doesn’t just focus on delivering quality steaks, they also serve up a mean breakfast and brunch menu!
And coincidentally, while you won’t be diving, your family’s about to have an unforgettable time snorkelling in crystal clear waters after. 😉
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PS: We recommend having breakfast by 8.30, so you’ll have ample time for island-hopping.
Your family will want to take your time exploring the Hong Islands, and it’s great to leave your worries behind and travel on a boat here.
This is what we meant by sailing on the ocean marvelling at the vast blue skies and sparkling sapphire ocean together. You can spend half a day exploring, snorkeling through crystal clear waters, and relaxing amongst the fishes.
It’s a new experience for the kids, and one where off-the-beaten-path meets tranquility for the adults.
PS: It’s easy to plan a trip around the Hong Islands to Hong Lagoon with Klook’s customisable private boat tour services! Whether it’s a longtail boat or speedboat, snorkelling gear rental or lunch – they have you covered!
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After a day of snorkelling, what better way to end it than with a delicious fresh seafood dinner? Krua Thara’s extensive menu and fresh seafood is another reason your family will fall in love with Krabi, just like other travellers have!
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Whether it’s a custom portrait of your kids or your whole family, travellers love getting a beautiful souvenir with a special twist from this artist in the vicinity.
If you’re interested, head over to nearby Dao Art Gallery after dinner to get your own special takeaway from Krabi! It’s a cosy little artist’s haven filled with colourful paintings by the gallery owner and artist, Ratchadaporn.
Spend some quiet time admiring the art, and maybe pick up a piece or two – nothing like travel memorabilia for home decor with a personal story behind it.
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Swim with the fairies at the Blue Lagoon, Emerald Pool and Krabi Hotsprings!
We recommend reaching Sabai Ba Bar in the Jungle by 9am, so there’s ample time for the day’s activities! You’ll also be staying one night at Railay Beach today, so check out and leave your luggage in the car for the day.
Sounds familiar? That’s because it is! The sister restaurant to Sabai Ba Bar Beachfront Restaurant, Sabai Ba Bar in the Jungle is actually a ‘treehouse kitchen’. In contrast to its beachfront sister, this lovely diner oozes refined jungle vibes.
They also have a nice swimming pool where the family can swim in free of charge. Have a swim and enjoy your breakfast or vice versa – you decide. Great for some simple family bonding too!
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Frolic with the fairies at the Blue Lagoon, Emerald Pool, and Krabi Hotsprings – Khao Phra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary (2 hours)
Get 3 for the price of 1? That’s exactly what you’re getting when you visit this wildlife sanctuary. A must-visit for every traveller to Krabi.
Stumble on this magical Blue Lagoon (for photos only), then take a dip in the Emerald Pool that’s nearby. Follow that up with a soak in the famous Krabi Hotsprings a short drive away.
Ahhhh, what a relaxing way to cap off your second last day in Krabi!
PS: Make sure to get to the Emerald Pool before 2pm when it starts to get crowded!
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This highly instagrammable cafe with its architectural splendour – set against the backdrop of mountains… What a way to end the trip!
Not to mention, the food here’s good too. Whether you’re looking to have your last authentic Thai meal, or your kids are craving some good old comfort Western-style dishes – Hub Cafe delivers.
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Here’s a simple but fun activity to do before heading over to Railay Beach. How about go-karting? It’s something fun your kids will definitely look forward to! (2-seater cars for adults with younger children are available, so no one misses out on the fun.)
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Note: Do leave Krabi Kart Speedway by 5pm in order to catch the boat to Railay Beach. The only way to get to Railay beach (East and West) where Grotto is at, is to hop on a long tail boat (100 Baht) at Klong Haeng Fishing Pier at Nopparat Thara Beach (14min drive from Krabi Kart Speedway). The last boat back to Krabi mainland from Railay Beach is at 6pm, and you won’t be able to make it back after dinner, so you’ll be staying a night here!
Put your luggage down before heading out for dinner. Spend your last night in Krabi at Diamond Cave Resort & Spa, a lovely and affordable stay at popular Railay Beach!
For families with kids, simply opt for their family room bungalow which comes with a side of garden views! The room boasts all your necessary comforts – air-conditioning, bathtub and comfortable beds! Your stay also includes a swimming pool – and a spectacular beach awaiting for you just a 7 minute walk away.
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Ready for an elegant and unique way to end your last night in Krabi? Sit down to an unforgettable sunset family dinner in a romantic grotto.
Enjoy a full meal or indulge in a glass of wine for the parents – while the family takes in the stunning views from Phra Nang Beach.
PS: The dress code is casual, so you don’t have to worry about getting dressed in fancy clothes for yourself and the kids!
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TripCanvas Tip #1: We recommend strolling around the hip area of Railay Beach (reminds us a lot of Seminyak Beach in Bali!).
It’s time to head home!
The Airasia flight departs at 11.30am and you’ll have to be at the airport by 8.30am. Please arrange for a boat to get back to Krabi mainland with your hotel, and your driver will pick you from the pier and transfer you to the airport.
At the airport, you can then load up on breakfast before flying home!
Depending on which areas you’d like to be based in Krabi, whether it’s at Railay Beach, near Ao Nang Beach, or Noppharat Thara Beach – we’ve picked out the best 3 options!
Looking for more family stays?: 12 Affordable family rooms at Krabi hotels with pool and near the beach under $70
Total Cost Breakdown
For 2 adults & 2 kids – excluding flights
USD $56 x 3 nights = USD $168
(USD $51 x 1 night) + USD $168 = USD $219 ~ SGD $301.58
Day 1 = SGD $86.65 (for half day private car charter)
Day 2 = SGD $103.15 (for full day private car charter)
Day 3 = SGD $15 (budget a small amount to take tuktuk or songtheaw to your breakfast/dinner place, as you won’t need a car charter for this day. Koh Hong Day Tour cost included in attractions cost breakdown below.)
Day 4 = SGD $103.15 (for full day private car charter)
Day 5 = 1800 Baht / SGD $74.17 (for Diamond Cave Resort’s transfer to airport – inclusive of boat and van)
TOTAL = SGD $382.12
Meals & Attractions (shopping and optional activities not included):
Day 1 = SGD $16.35
Day 2 = SGD $35.60
Day 3 = SGD $126.62
Day 4 = SGD $96.60
Day 5 = SGD $34.20
TOTAL = SGD $309.15
Total cost (from Singapore – if hiring Klook’s private chartered car with driver) = From SGD $992.85 ~ SGD $248.20 per person
When is the best time to visit Krabi?
November to March: With the cool monsoon season with lovely temperature, it’s the best time to visit Krabi!
April to May, September to October: If you’re the type that needs to keep cool, these are the hottest periods in Krabi. If you enjoy the summer heat on the other hand, it’s good to go!
September to October: The wettest season in Krabi with frequent showers. (However, there are people who love visiting during this time due to the cooler temperature, lesser crowds, and cheaper prices!)
Getting there and around
How to get to Krabi?
The best way to get to Krabi is via plane.
From Singapore, AirAsia has the cheapest return flights from SGD $93 (excluding taxes and surcharges)
From Malaysia, KL, AirAsia has the cheapest return flights from RM181.54 (excluding taxes and surcharges)
How do I get around Krabi?
The most convenient way for families to explore Krabi is via car.
(Unless you plan to stay in the Krabi town area for the duration of your trip, then you might prefer travelling via tuktuks. However, do be careful of tuktuk scams.)
Book a private chartered car with driver:
Highly recommended. We’ve rented cars and driven on road trips ourselves, and have also tried hiring private chartered cars with driver (most convenient!). You won’t have to worry about taking turns to drive or getting lost, when there’s a local who’ll handle these. All you’ll need to do is focus on your family and enjoy the trip to the fullest!
Klook offers very competitive rates from SGD $102.25 per car. Check out their customisable Krabi Itinerary with Driver!
Rent a car:
Not recommended for inexperienced drivers. If you’re confident on foreign roads, then you can simply load the directions on GPS (or Google Maps on your phone).
When renting a car, make sure to check your rental car thoroughly – from ensuring that everything is working fine, to when it was last serviced.
(Europcar Thailand, from USD $35 / approx. 1091 Baht per day)
TripCanvas Tip: Krabi travel essential! You’ll need a local SIM card for your Krabi travel. We highly recommend AIS telco (SGD $8.15 / approx. 200 Baht). We’ve heard that it has the best reception in the island areas.
Useful Family Tips!
If you’re worried that you or your kid will get seasick, try using a sea band on your wrists. We’ve heard that it helps!
Worried about you or your kids getting bitten by a Jellyfish? Wear long-sleeved swimming tops and long swimming pants.
If you’re concerned about stepping on sharp objects in the water or at the beach, you might want to get some water booties in Ao Nang to protect your feet.
Do prepare charcoal pills, diarrhea and food poisoning medication as the family will be enjoying seafood. While the places we recommend are proven to serve quality food – it’s best to always come prepared, especially with little bellies in the picture! (Charcoal pills are good for pre-emptive measures.)