Krabi
Thailand
By Bianca Anjuli

It is known as a riverside town, a district, and a province. Krabi, on the southwestern coast of Thailand, is a gateway to many of the country's most revered treasures. Located on the edge of the Andaman Sea, Krabi is perhaps the oldest historically settled community in Thailand. It was discovered to have been inhabited by Homo Sapiens between 35,000-25,000 B.C.E. Today, Krabi is known for it's lush national parks, and the over 80 tiny islands all frequented by tourists from all over the world during the non-monsoon season of October through April.

When travelers arrive in to Krabi International Airport (KBV), located about 4 miles east of the city center, there are various options for transportation to your accommodation and the town of Krabi. WhatsCheaper.com suggests catching a Taxi for 500-600 baht. A seemingly reliable option, taxis can get you to and from the airport and to other nearby towns and throughout southern Thailand. For a more economic option, WhatsCheaper.com encourages travelers to catch a shuttle bus to Krabi town on Phetkasem Road and on to any other destination necessary. Plan your trip to Krabi and Thailand easily. Click the following link to get started booking your plane tickets with WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). We can also assist with booking your hotel reservations; click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to access our hotel finder.

Ko Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Hat Noppharat, Koh Lanta and Railay, all national parks, are the reason most visitors come to Krabi Province. With a plethora of adventurous activities, Krabi cannot go amiss. From snorkeling to sailing, kayaking, fishing or bird watching, trekking to caves and waterfalls, Krabi has the geography necessary to please any of its visitors. If plenty water and the beach are not your thing, try the Than Bokk-horani or Khao Phanom Bencha
National Parks. EcoTours are their forte, offering treks in to experience the waterfalls, investigate the caves, and bird watch. For scuba-diving and snorkeling in the coral-laden reefs WhatsCheaper.com suggests Phi Phi Islands, Koh Lanta or the Lanta Islands. Its the ideal for the adventurous, and is only a short day trip from Phuket.

While in Krabi, make sure to take notice of the beautiful natural surroundings, namely Khao Kanab Nam. A fifteen minute boat ride to this 100-meter high hill, it is here that many of the findings that speak of Krabi's longevous existence, were found. It is also considered a symbol of the town and province. Another interesting must see, according to WhatsCheaper.com, is Susaan Hoi more commonly known as the Shell Cemetery. Twelve miles from Krabi, not far from Laem Pho village is one of three worldwide recorded snail graveyards. It is the only of its kind in Asia. Some 75 million years ago at this site was a fresh water swamp that, over generations and global changes in weather, eventually evaporated and the snail shells fossilized. Other natural occurrences since, have splintered and broken up this fossilized slab into impressive boulders lining the shores of Cape Laem. Low tide is the ideal time to experience this impressive site. The extent of fossilized remains is a rarity, and is completely unforgettable.

Thailand is a country that has so much to offer the senses. In a short trip, to make a choice of where to go is no easy task. When you do go, it is almost certain that some way, somehow, passing through Krabi Province at the very least, is inevitable. When the time comes, use WhatsCheaper.com to help you make these choices and more. Click on the above links to get started on your travel plans to Krabi, Thailand or any other destination with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Krabi LIST:

  • 1. Hong Island
  • 2. Tiger Cave Temple
  • 3. Tup Island
  • 4. Emerald Pool
  • 5. Hat Noppharat Beach
  • 6. Phra Nang Beach
  • 7. Ao Tha Len Bay
  • 8. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • 9. Fossil Shell Beach
  • 10. Hot Spring Waterfall

Krabi EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Chinese New Year - February
  • 2. Laanta Lanta Festival - March
  • 3. Songkran - April
  • 4. Visakha Buzha - May
  • 5. Asanha Puja - July
  • 6. Queen's Birthday - August
  • 7. Loi Krathong - November
  • 8. Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival - November
  • 9. Sea Festival - November
  • 10. King's Birthday - December

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Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
155 Moo 2, Nong Thale, Muang, Krabi, Thailand
By Chrystyne Jackson

A stay at the Sherton Krabi Beach Resort will make your visit to Thailand complete. Spread out through eight buildings intertwined with tropical gardens and ponds, with easy access to the beach, the hotel is the perfect location to relax and unwind.

Rooms range from spacious and comfortable guestrooms to beautiful suites with separate living areas. The Premium Studio Suite has a private pool. Many of the rooms have private terraces. High speed Internet access is available.

Guest will appreciate the Sheraton’s many amenities. A day at the beach can entail beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, wind-surfing, or sailing. There are outdoor pools to relax by. Bicycle rentals are available. Those who like tennis can play on the outdoor courts. There are several nearby golf courses. At the end of the day, relax and unwind at the Mandra Spa, which features two spa suites, a steam room, and six private treatment rooms. There is a retail gift shop and florist on site. Martini’s Bar is a great place to socialize over cocktails and snacks. Coca Vida features light fare with entertainment from 6 p.m. until late. Malati Pool Bar is a swim up bar. Enjoy Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner at Gecko’s. The Deck is a poolside restaurant serving International food. You can also find International fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mangosteen’s. Malatis Restaurant and Bar is an open air beachfront establishment that offers Indian food. When exploring Krabi, thrills seekers will appreciate the opportunity to go cliff climbing at Rai Lay Bay, which peaks at 400 feet about sea level. Another adventure is elephant trekking through the forest.

Enhance your visit to Thailand with a stay at Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort
Klong Muang Beach Tambon Nongtalay, Krabi 81000, Thailand
By Laura Catherine Koss

Tucked away on the Klong Muang Beach seaside, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort offers a traditional Thai getaway designed to satisfy even the most exacting tastes for luxury. Travelers from the Krabi International Airport may opt for public transportation or, with free parking available at the hotel, rent a car for the 45 minute drive through unmarred paradise. After the 2 p.m. check-in time guests will arrive to the grandiose Colonial style facility situated amidst a breathtaking span of golf courses, tennis courts, lush blooming flora, and spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

With close to 300 rooms available, guests may choose a king size or twin beds arranged artfully amongst native island décor basking in the rich earthy feel of wooden teak floors. Equipped with televisions, DVD players, and complimentary WiFi, luxury suites include a private living area next to the traditional Thai-styled luxury bedroom with a large balcony offering the perfect place to watch the sunset. An efficient staff restocks complimentary bottled waters, bathrobes, slippers, and unlimited toiletries with cribs, rollaways, and even, at a small fee, in-room childcare available upon request.

With facilities designed for every social and professional occasion, an intimate business arrangement or an epic soiree for as many as 350 guests, plush conference areas and an extravagant ballroom can accommodate. Event planning associates will see to the finer facets, providing state of the art presentation equipment, secretarial services, Limo or Town Car rentals, and a roundtrip airport shuttle. Guests may delve into the full resort experience from the health club’s spa and fitness center to the upscale nightclub; exploring the beach with private yachts, parasailing, or scuba diving; meandering about the on-site art gallery, delicatessen, or gift shop; and ending the day with an icy beverage during a sunset swim around the Koh Poda Restaurant and Pool Bar. A check-out time of noon leaves time to grab a final bite at the quaint lobby café where guests will find a delicate French fare to compliment gourmet beverages steamed and whipped to perfection.

While the flourishing tropical beauty of Krabi alone will give guests an unforgettable stay, the Sofitel’s premiere event services and upscale resort offerings intertwine to create the experience of a lifetime. Whether it be a small business meeting, an annual gala, or a fairy tale wedding,visit WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to arrange the best reservation package for your dream trip.

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