Slowly the temperature rises, slowly it creeps up to those soaring heights of maybe 20, 22 degrees. You get your shorts out knowing you’ll still need your jacket in the shade, don factor 30 trying not to think about those small dark patches on the horizon. Suddenly every one you meet says ‘It’s summer at last!’ but only because if they don’t say it now they never will. You look for a city park, a rocky beach, perhaps one of those sprawling grass fields. You tell yourself this is it: this is summer. But you know you’re wrong.
Summer At Last!
While we were waiting for spring to kick-off way back in April, Thailand already knew it was summer. Lounging in the tropical heat, the Krabi river wound an easy path through Longan trees, past Jasmin flowers and Cassia’s before yawning into the cool waters of Phangnga Bay. Crystal clear waters graced the wide-eyed smiles and happy chatter of friends and families who’d escaped Britain’s meteorological ambiguity. There are dozens of reasons to visit Krabi, but sun is Number One.
The Sites, The Sounds – The Boats!
From the Khao Khanab mountains to the many beaches, coves and islands surrounding Krabi, the scenery here draws in tourists from all over the world. With kayaking a speciality, swarms of bespoke and near-artisan boats, and boasting splendid forests, caves and a beautiful temple, you’ll enjoy your Krabi holidays even more by securing your vacations early. The climate and un-missable landscape ensure you’ll spend a good deal of your time outside, and you should secure accommodation with all right creature comforts. It's easy to forget about the availability of a freezer, for example, and a freezer is not something you want to be without in Krabi.
Not To Be Missed
However you decide to spend your time in Krabi, there are some attractions that really make it a unique spot to visit.
Krabi’s caves are a natural wonder, and together with a network of rivers, canals and waterfalls there are dozens of sites to choose from.
Be sure to visit the Tiger Cave Temple and the breath-taking Wat Klong Thom Museum for a spot of culture, while if you’re more interested in food, fun and a vibrant nightlife, Krabi also boasts a variety of bars, restaurants and chic hangouts.