Discover the beauty of Krabi Destination
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort is located in one of the country’s most picturesque spots in Southern Thailand. Known for its stunning natural beauty, gorgeous palm-fringed beaches and vast limestone scenery that can be seen throughout the entire region, Krabi is one of Thailand’s top travel destinations. Sofitel Krabi is located just a minute’s walk from the Klong Muang beach, and boasts magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and surrounding islands.Guests will find so many exciting activities to do in Krabi, Thailand, from rock climbing on the tall limestone cliffs, and snorkelling in the crystal blue waters to elephant trekking through the lush vegetation of the rainforest. That’s not forgetting all the Krabi free things to do in the main town. Krabi market shopping at the prime tourist beach town Ao Nang, the electrifying seaside nightlife, and most especially the cruises and boat trips to the several islands that encircle the Krabi region are other huge points of interest. To help you make the most of your stay in Krabi, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort offers several Krabi tours and packages that cover island trips, snorkelling, scuba diving, elephant trekking, cooking classes, rock climbing, bike trails and kayaking in Krabi.
One of the top Krabi activities is island hopping and as Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort believes in making every moment truly magnifique, we have provided a luxury speedboat service, complete with a personal leisure butler that will see to your every need. Guests can travel in safety and style, exploring the heavenly islands, while sipping on champagne, indulging in gourmet delights ad enjoying a spectacular Andaman Sea sunset. Alternatively, guests can rent a local boat from Krabi Town or Railey Beach and try their hand at some snorkeling or scenic kayaking in Krabi.
Phi Phi Island
Another highlight are the Phi Phi islands, known as the “jewel of the Andaman Sea,” located just 45 minutes from Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. Explore its turquoise waters and snow-white beaches by the resort’s luxury speedboat service. A must-see thing to do in Krabi, Thailand, is taking a tour of Phi Phi Ley, the smaller island, which was the setting for Leonardo Dicaprio’s famous flick ‘The Beach.’ A full day tour lasts approximately seven hours and includes a delicious lunchbox, snorkelling equipment, and towels presented by Sofitel Krabi.
Scuba diving is another popular activity. Known for being one of the best dive spots in Thailand, the Krabi area attracts divers from all over the world who are enthralled by its unique underwater sites. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort recommends diving at King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point and Ha Island. King Cruiser Wreck is a passenger ferry that sank at the Anemone Reef and is teeming with colourful fish and marine life. Meanwhile, at Shark Point you can catch leopard sharks swimming among the multicoloured reef, while Ha Yai Island entices with its mysterious underwater caves. For those who can’t dive, but are curious to try their hand at it, Sofitel Krabi also offers diving courses and excursions. Beginners can receive expert lessons from dive-schools, accredited by Professional Association of Diving Instructor (PADI).
Elephant Trekking & Rock Climbing
If the ocean isn’t your idea of adventure, don’t fret as Krabi offers mainland experiences such as elephant trekking and rock climbing. Just seven kilometres from Ao Nang Beach, the elephant trek takes nature lovers along a river and into the forest, where guests will witness plenty of beautiful birds and monkeys in their natural habitat. Sofitel Krabi provides a transfer round trip with insurance, water and fresh fruits. For thrill-seekers, rock climbing in Krabi provides an inexhaustible source of fun. With over 650 routes that can be accessed by boat, via jungle walk or abseiling over the ocean, there are plenty of spots that will challenge both beginners and more experienced climbers. Those interested can contact the Activities Centre of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort for more information.
Thai Cooking Classes
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a break after all the exertion outdoors, look no further than Sofitel Krabi’s very own Thai cooking classes. Learn how to balance the sweet, salty, spicy and sour favours of Thai cuisine with this fun and informative Krabi cooking class. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s professional chefs will teach you how to prepare seafood soup with coconut milk, Massaman curry, Pla-Goong, and much more.
Another sea-bound adventure that is popular to do in Krabi, Thailand, is kayaking. Krabi is home to several hidden caves, lagoons and unique eco-systems filled with unforgettable sights. Sofitel Krabi recommends Ban Bor Thor for a full day of kayaking. Ban Bor Thor is a small fishing village, where you can discover the waterways of the mangrove forests, and see first-hand the ancient cave paintings of the Pee Hua Toe Cave.
Krabi also offers bike tours, another physical activity fitness enthusiasts will particularly love. Travelling by bike is a great way to experience a locale up-close and personal and the Krabi Eco Cycle promises adventurous travellers spectacular, unspoiled places found along fire trails and backcountry single tracks. For those interested, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort can assist in arranging bookings.
Or if you’ll rather enjoy a tour seated comfortably in a van or bus, the Krabi town tours are great for introducing the highlights of this intriguing provincial city. Sofitel Krabi provides a half-day Krabi town tour where you can visit Khao Khanap Nam, and stand on both sides of the Krabi. It is the most photographed site in the province. Then you can take a cruise to Khanap Nam Mountain and discover an impressive cave with models of prehistoric dwellers and important cave paintings. Within Krabi town itself, there are plenty of attractions and free things to do. The Khanap Nam mountain is very popular. Known as the gateway to Krabi, it reaches 100 metres out of the water. The Ngon Nak mountain viewpoint is another highlight – rich with a virgin forest and an abundance of wildlife, it can be reached by a day trek along a four-kilometre trail. Then there is the Emerald Pool, located in the Thung Teao Forest National Park. The emerald waters of this crystal lagoon are wonderfully warm and make for great picture opportunities. The Krabi Hot Springs are another must-see trip to do in Krabi, Thailand, where guests can relax in ‘hot tubs’ fed by water in a cool stream emerging directly from the jungle.
Another free thing to do in Krabi is go visit the Tiger Cave Temple, just three kilometres from Krabi town. 1,237 steps set in a limestone tower lead to the footprint of the Buddha, along with stunning panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. In the meantime, the Krabi Contemporary Art museum houses a diverse collection of Southeast Asian art, making it one of the best Krabi free things to do.
Nightlife & Shopping
As for shopping in Krabi, the town offers several choices which include walking streets, a Krabi night market and souvenir shops selling all kinds of unique knick knacks and keepsakes. At night, guests can join in the lively nightlife in Krabi, with beach clubs and reggae bars aplenty to tempt the veteran party-goer. If you’re on a tighter budget, other Krabi free things to do include the Krabi Riverside walk and a visit to Wat Kaew Korawaram, a Buddhist temple on a hill overlooking Krabi downtown.
No matter what your preference is, Krabi has activities and packages to suit everybody. Make the most of your stay with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort and relish all this fascinating town has to offer.