Krabi & Ao Nang, Mar de Andamán
Krabi is in a great geographical location to reach many of the best beaches in Thailand, either taking a day trip or for an overnight stay.
There is also an airport near to the coast so that you can literally fly in the morning and be down at the beach in the afternoon, making it a very popular destination.
Check the possibility of a combined ticket (flight, bus and ferry), a good option.
Air Lines. Check the section Means of Transport in the General Info menu.
How to go by bus
There are buses from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi.
It takes roughly 10 hours.
There are minibuses and minivan from Krabi city to Ao Bang Beach.
You can take a bus to transfer to Krabi from the nearest train stations in Surat Thani and Trang.
Ao-Nang is a coast town near Krabi in the Andaman Sea.
Tourism-oriented, it has a good range of accommodation and restaurants, as well as all the other amenities you may require on a visit to this coastline of exceptional beauty.
From here, you can take numerous boat trips to some of the prettiest beaches in the country.
Ao Nang’s main street runs parallel to the beach and most of the businesses here are oriented towards catering to the needs of tourists: local travel agencies, shops, health services, all types of accommodation and restaurants.
Geographically, both towns are very well located. On the one hand for day trips southwards to the islands of Poda and Phi Phi and northwards to the island of Hong and they also have good connections with the coast in general, from Phuket to Koh Lipe, making it easy to combine the different destinations of interest to travellers.
The rocky cliffs along the coast of the Andaman Sea are the perfect backdrop for the attractive landscape in this area and also provide an ideal opportunity for rock climbing enthusiasts to pursue their favourite sport.
There are also plenty of activities at the beaches: canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving as well as enjoying a swim in delightfully transparent water.
Getting to the well-known beaches of Railay and Phra Nang is no problem thanks to the numerous long-tailed boats that go back and forth all day as soon as they fill up with passengers. The options are to either stay overnight in the accommodation available or to return to Ao Nang or Krabi for the night.
The rainy season begins in April and ends in November. February is the driest month.
The beautiful video will be useful to know if this destination is the one you are looking for.