In the last few years, Phuket has become one of the more well-known parts of Thailand. Yet, of late, over-tourism has dulled Phuket’s sparkle. But it’s not the only Thai destination where you can marvel at white-sand beaches, decorative longtail boats, and striking island towers that seem to surge out of the water. You can savor these natural treasures in peace, away from the Phuket party scene, in the Thai province of Krabi. And outdoor things to do in Krabi are pretty much endless.
While most of the province of Krabi, which lies due east of Phuket, is on the mainland, it also has an estimated 200 islands that surround the coastline. Outside of the town of Krabi, outdoor adventurers will be captivated by its thick jungle, steep limestone mountains with caves to explore and cliff sides to rock-climb, and, of course, aquamarine waters that lap up against irresistible beaches. You can fly directly to Krabi from Bangkok, and here’s what you can do when you get there.