Krabi lies along the coast of the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand, 800 kilometers south of Bangkok. A growing destination, Krabi is the perfect choice for those looking for relaxation and soft adventure due to the area's plentiful natural attractions which include white sand beaches, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs, caves and waterfalls.Krabi boasts over 130 islands, including Koh Lanta and Phi Phi Island, which offer varied options for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. In addition to the islands, there are waterfalls, hot springs, a lively morning market in Krabi Town and the famous Buddihist pilgrimage site of Tiger Cave Temple.
Characterized by the dramatic limestone cliff formations that dot its landscape, Krabi is also a rock climbing center with climbers from around the world coming to scale the rock faces around Railay Beach and Tong Sai Bay. In addition to tourism, the people of Krabi live from agriculture, with large tracts of land covered with rubber, palm and pineapple plantations and from fishing and prawn farming; both important contributors to the local economy.
Krabi is blessed with a warm and pleasant climate, with the air and sea temperature usually hovering around a perfect 28 C year round. From November through April, the weather is usually dry and cool while from May to October, you can expect more frequent rain showers that colour the jungle and surrounding mountains a lovely palette of green.
A NOTE ON OUR BEACHES:
The three beaches that border Rayavadee are part of krabi Marine National Park and regulations are strictly in place to upkeep the preservation of this unique ecological area. As such, sun lounges are not permitted to be placed directly on the beach. For guests’ comfort and relaxation, Rayavadee provides these at The Umbrella Tree Court overlooking Phranang Beach as well as by the pool next to Railay Beach.
Please note that all beaches in Thailand are public and the area around the resort is visited by other boats and travelers throughout the year. During long weekends and festive periods such as Christmas/New Year and Chinese New Year, the beaches are busier than usual, particularly between the hours of 10am-4pm.