Krabi is a popular holiday destination in Thailand among gay travellers who are looking for relaxing holidays on the beach! It is located on the West cost of Southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it merges with Phang Nga Bay. Krabi is famous for its tourism, offering an excellent range of exotic beaches and a rich variety of activities to do in nature. The best times to visit are from November to May to avoid monsoon season. So if you are anticipating to visit Krabi Town and enjoy its beautiful scenery, you should check out our exceptional Hotel Collections and choose the best accommodation for you!
The country of Thailand can be selectively gay-friendly. As an Asian country, many individuals can be a little conservative and laws do not protect LGBTQ+ rights as much as they should. However, Thai culture and people embody a "ladyboy" culture that makes it okay for men to have feminine qualities. So legally, Thailand is not very gay friendly but culturally, it is. Krabi is much more enjoyable as a couple, as the activities on the island are more tailored towards a getaway to a relaxing area of the world, rather than one where you meet people and party with them. There are gay locals on Krabi, but not many, simply because there are not a lot of people on the island. However, many locals in general are very friendly and used to tourists, and therefore are very helpful with any questions. There is not a lot of gay-specific things to do, but there are tons of fun things to do with your boo when you visit the beautiful town of Krabi.
Thailand is very well known for being culturally friendly towards gay people, but Krabi is small and does not have any gay only hotels. However, Krabi has a handful of gay friendly hotels that we would love to recommend. Islanda Hideaway Resort, The ShellSea Krabi, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi are all examples of gay-friendly hotels spread out around the island. These hotels are all close to fun things to do around the island, including beaches, resorts, and the beautiful coastline. Click for the best gay-friendly hotels and resorts in Krabi!
The best places to visit in Krabi are not gay-specific, but perfect for a couples getaway teeming with relaxation and beauty. The main attractions in Krabi are natural beauties like beaches, caves, and parks, as well other things like temples and hot springs.
Railay Beaches & Caves is an incredibly attractive and secluded beach only accessible by boat with white sands, breathtaking views, and amazing limestone cliffs. There is a beachside bar there too! Phi Phi Islands is around 45 minutes from Krabi's mainland and people visit for their turquoise water and stunning beaches, creating the feeling of a tropical paradise. Koh Lanta Yai is an island around 2 hours away from Krabi with lots of guest houses and resorts. The prices on this island are also incredibly cheap due to their tourism being less popular than Phi Phi. Ao Nang Beach is not the prettiest beach, especially compared to the ones above, but there's much more nightlife and parties here. Ao Nang Beach is where you're most likely to find the gay community, though they're usually coupled up and spending time together on vacation. Phra Nang Beach is 20 minutes from Ao Nang Beach and much prettier, if you're willing to trade it for the nightlife. There's beautiful white sand and huge cliffs at the end of the beach, creating a feeling of serenity.
For beauty in natural greenery visit Thung Teao Forest Natural Park which has an inspiring Crystal lagoon or Emerald Pool with naturally warm clear water.
Klong Thom Hot Springs offers a beautifully relaxing hot spring in the middle of a rain forest. The water comes from deep rooted thermal springs that are inside volcanic chambers, heating it to forty degrees celsius with lots of healing natural minerals.
At Wat Tham Sua, you can visit a temple in a cave as well as climb up 1,237 steps for a priceless 360 degree view of the Andaman sea and its beautiful islands. Wat Kaeo Temple is another famous temple in Krabi with beautiful decorations on the walls.
Khao Khanab Nam Mountains are the most famous landmarks in Krabi and are truly a natural wonder. The mountains have caves underneath filled with human skeletons if you're interested in that.
Krabi town is the village at Krabi. Even though the town is covered in tourists, it has kept a local, authentic feel that makes it really cool to visit.
Songprak River has opportunities for white water rafting if you're interested in trying that. They train you and give you a safety talk so it's perfectly okay for beginners.
Koh Klang Island is different from the islands mentioned above, as it's not a sandy paradise, but more a simple fishing island filled with locals. Come visit if you're interested in real local life at Krabi.
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