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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!

Read more:

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13 Affordable hotels in Krabi that are close to the best beaches

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The best way to get around Krabi is to either rent a car, or hire a private chartered car with driver from Klook.

We’ve driven on road trips ourselves, and have also used Klook’s private car charter. Frankly, we preferred Klook’s private chartered car with driver – they made our road trips much more comfortable and convenient.

We didn’t have to worry about driving + it was great to have a local driver around, to help with directions and suggesting new places to visit.

If you’re on the lookout for great things to do around Krabi (with great prices, we’ve double checked!) – try Klook.

Check out Klook’s private car charter with driver to get your family escapade started.

Whether it’s a half day, or full day – you’ll get to customise the adventures you’ll have in Krabi, and all the information you’re looking for is listed there. So everything you need is easy and convenient – just the way we like it!

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Overview

 

Day 1

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?

Have a healthy and colourful welcome feast – BUZZ Organic Food & Drink (1 hour)

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!

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BUZZ Organic Food & Drinks

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $4.90 / approx. 120 Baht
Address: 873 Moo2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 80 718 1331
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm

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Put your bags down and get ready for a good night – Ananta Burin Resort (30mins)

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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Ananta Burin Resort

Rate: From USD $56 / approx. 1746 Baht (for Triple Family Room)
Address: 166 Moo 3 Tambon Ao Nang, Ampher Muang Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 661 551
Distance to Noppharat Thara Beach: 11 minute walk or 3 minutes by car/taxi to the beach!
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Other accommodations to consider: 12 Affordable family rooms at Krabi hotels with pool and near the beach under $70

Get dinner, shop and be entertained at the famous – Krabi Town Night Market

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!

Photo Via Knt.dainagoya, Katiesimmonds85

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Krabi Night Market

Entrance Fee/Price: SGD $2.45 / approx. 60 Baht
Address: Krabi town at Maharat Soi 8 (behind the Vogue Department Store), Maharat Rd., Mueang, Krabi (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Krabi Night Market/Walking Street is in Krabi town, so if you’re staying in Ao Nang you’ll want to hail a songthaew off the street to give you a ride – 60 Baht at night, 50 Baht during the day. (You can also take a tuk tuk, but drivers tend to charge extra when you going to and from the market. If you go by tuk tuk, find somewhere close to the market and walk to save from getting an upcharge. )
Opening hours: Fri-Sun, 5pm to 10pm

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!

Tip: Get a half day private car charter (SGD $86.65) for the first day, to pick you from the airport and bring you around! It’s extremely convenient and will help you to make full use of your vacation time.

Day 1 Route

Day 2

Have some beach fun, a massage with a view, Tiger Cave Temple, and more!

Massage and brunch with an oceanfront view! – Sabai Ba Bar Beachfront Restaurant (2.5 hours)

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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Sabai Ba Bar Beachfront Restaurant

Entrance Fee/Price: From SGD $4.90 / approx. 120 Baht (for a main)
Address: 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 081 891 4849
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm

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Feeling relaxed? It’s the perfect time for an adventure to – Tiger Cave Temple (4 hours)

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.

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Tiger Cave Temple

Entrance fees/price: Free!
Address: Tiger Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 87 889 5600
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Have a well-deserved gorgeous sunset and dinner by the ocean – The Last Fisherman (2 hours)

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!

Photo Via Oppehkonen,Jjgiants

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The Last Fisherman

Entrance fees/price: From SGD $4 / approx. 100 Baht
Address: Unnamed Rd Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 458 0170
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 12 midnight

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Optional: If you’d prefer a birds’ eye sunset view of Krabi Aonang – Hilltop Aonang

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!

Photo Via nah3305

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Hilltop Aonang

Entrance fees/price: From SGD $14.30 / approx. 350 Baht (for a main)
Address: Moo 4 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 637 195
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 12 midnight

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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!

Tip: Get a full day private car charter (SGD $103.15) for the second day. In a group or with kids, it’s both economical and efficient!

Day 2 Route


Day 3

It’s island-hopping time!

Load up on a sumptuous breakfast – Diver’s Inn Steakhouse (1 hour)

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.

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Diver’s Inn Steakhouse

Entrance fees/price: From SGD $3.90 / approx. 95 Baht
Address: 27 / 9 Moo 2 Ao Nang, Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 637 297
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm

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Explore, snorkel, or kayak amongst the four Hong Islands – Hong Lagoon (6.5 hours)

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!

Photo Via Safar_luxury_thailand,Hippyroom

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Hong Lagoon

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $28.65 / approx. 714 Baht (for longtail boat)
Address: Ko Hong Krabi, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
Klook Hong Island Day Tour: SGD $23.75 / approx. 581.60 Baht (SGD $86 for 2 adults, 2 children)

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Celebrate your day in the ocean with some delicious seafood – Krua Thara (2 hours)

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!

Photo Via Kwanttk,Ginlaewfin

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Krua Thara

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $6.10 / approx. 150 Baht
Address: 82 Moo 5 nopparat thara road Muaeng 81180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 661 166
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 11pm

Optional: Get a custom family portrait painted at – Dao Art Gallery

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.

Photo Via Kennythetoiletman, Datonesh

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Dao Art Gallery

Entrance fee/price: Free! (Paintings from SGD $81.80 / 2000 Baht)
Address: 459/2 4203, Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 89 294 4118
Opening hours: Daily from 1pm to 12midnight

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Tip: You’ll spend most of your day island-hopping via boat, so a car charter won’t make sense for today. The Koh Hong Day Tour (SGD $19.31 – kids, SGD $24 – adults) also includes hotel pick up and drop off – so this is the day where you’ll get to hire tuktuks or songtheaw to get to the breakfast and dinner places in close vicinity of your hotel.

Day 3 Route

Day 4

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.

Breakfast and a swim? Sounds good to us! – Sabai Ba Bar in the Jungle (2 hours)

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!

Photo Via Maiei

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Sabai Ba Bar in the Jungle

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $4.90 / approx. 120 Baht (for a main)
Address: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 891 4849
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm

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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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Khao Phra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary

Entrance fee/price: SGD $8.20 / approx. 200 Baht (Adult), SGD $4.10 / approx. 100 Baht (Children)
Address: Mu 2 Ban Bang Tiao, Tambon Khlong Thom, Amphoe Khlong Thom, Krabi (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: January to April, November to December; From 10am to 3pm
Getting there: Many tour operators offers a tour package to visit the sanctuary. By car from Krabi City Center, take Highway 4 toward Khlong Thom District. Then to Highway 4038 and 4021 and follow the signage toward the Emerald Pool

Have a late lunch at a gorgeous mountain-backed cafe – C’MORE Mount Bar(1 hour)

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 – C’MORE Mount Bar delivers.

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C’MORE Mount Bar

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $3.65 / approx. 89 Baht
Address: 4034 Road, Aonang, Krabi Thailand Muang Krabi, Thailand Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact:+66 91 824 9586
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 8pm

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Optional: Before dinner, here’s something to get the kids excited! – Krabi Kart Speedway (1 hour)

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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Krabi Kart Speedway

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $32.70 / 800 Baht (for adults); From SGD $16.30 / 400 Baht (for kids)
Address: 4034 Road, Aonang, Krabi Thailand Muang Krabi, Thailand Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact:+66 75 700 522
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6.30pm

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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!

Check into a charming little bungalow at Railay Beach – Diamond Cave Resort & Spa

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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Diamond Cave Resort & Spa

Rate: From USD $51 / approx. 1590 Baht (for Family Room Bungalow)
Address: 36 หมู่ 1 Tambon Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 819 443
Distance to Railay beach: 7 minute walk to the beach!
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Go cave-dining (dine in a restaurant in a grotto) – The Grotto @ Rayavadee (2 hours)

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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The Grotto @ Rayavadee

Entrance fee/price: From SGD $13.10-28.60 / approx. 320-700 Baht
Address: 214 Tumbon Ao-Nang Tambon Ao Nang, Krabi 81000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 75 620 740
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 8pm

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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!).

Tip: Get a full day private car charter (SGD $103.15) for your fourth day (before heading to Railay Beach at night). You’ll be travelling further out to explore incredible parts of Krabi and a private chartered car is the best option for this.

Day 4 Route 1

Day 4 Route 2 (at Railay Beach)

Day 5

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!

Tip: You’ll want to arrange for a transfer to the airport directly from Diamond Cave Resort & Spa. They offer a transfer (1800 Baht / SGD $74.17 for 2 adults & 2 kids) inclusive of a boat transfer to Krabi mainland, and a van to bring you from the mainland to the airport.

This is important as you’ll need to depart from Railay Beach early in the morning, and it’s best to have made prior arrangements for a boat to bring you back to the mainland.

Accommodation Options:

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

Accommodation:

USD $56 x 3 nights = USD $168
(USD $51 x 1 night) + USD $168 = USD $219 ~ SGD $301.58

Transport:

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.)

Inspired to start planning that family vacay to Krabi yet? Who knew it was so affordable!

Let us know which is your favourite type of vacation in the comments below. Is it the beach? It it a mountain vacay? We’d love to hear from you!

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