Photo: Late light on a popular beach.

Things to see and do

Day trip to Ko Hong

A hundred shades of green glistened on a sea cave wall. Choppy water smoothed to a calm emerald, the wind disappearing as our boat slipped between a pair of limestone cliffs. After a deep breath, we emerged into a vast lagoon at the centre of Ko Hong, or “Room Island.” Of the many small islands off the coast of Krabi province that can be reached only as day trips, this is the one we’d ... Read more about Day trip to Ko Hong .

Day trip to Ko Poda, Ko Gai and Talay Waek

Silvery water rippled from the direction of the rising sun. To the west, a longtail boat hummed over calm cobalt blue. We stood at the centre of this Talay Waek, or “Separated Sea,” on the narrow sandbar that connects Ko Gai to a pair of islets. Nearby stood the towering cliffs of Ko Poda, its bright white sand gleaming in the morning light. “Good thing we got an early ... Read more about Day trip to Ko Poda, Ko Gai and Talay Waek .

Beaches in the Ao Nang area

Whether you’re after a lively scene or pure peace and quiet, lavish villa or bare-bones bungalow, at least one of Krabi’s coastal beaches should do the trick. Each has a different vibe, and some are prettier than others, so do your research before you follow the herd to Ao ... Read more about Beaches in the Ao Nang area .

Boat and kayak tours

Touted by every travel office in town, more than a dozen different companies offer tours to many of the surrounding islands and coastal kayaking destinations -- and that doesn’t include the private longtail boats that can be arranged on your own. While virtually all of the destinations covered by tour companies are worth a trip, crowds can detract from the experience and it pays to be ... Read more about Boat and kayak tours .

Suu San Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach)
Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
T: (075) 637 436

Known in English as Fossil Shell Beach, Suu San Hoi was a fresh-water swamp that teemed with mollusks back when the dinosaurs roamed. Today it’s a large collection of seaside fossils where local school kids get dragged on field trips. If that sounds like fun, you can drag yourself out here too. Slabs of Shelley limestone containing approximately 75-million-year-old mollusk fossils emerge ... Read more about Suu San Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach) .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ao Nang? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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