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What You Need to Know to Plan a Krabi-Island Hopping Trip

Krabi, located on southern Thailand’s west coast, is the gateway to the Andaman Islands. It is known for its steep limestone cliffs, thick mangroves, and various offshore islands. With its turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, and natural assets, Krabi has become a traveler’s paradise.

One way to fully experience the beauty of Krabi is by doing an island-hopping. You can explore dozens of islands scattered off the coast of Krabi.

The best islands to visit in Krabi

There are about 150 islands along the Krabi coastline, ranging from uninhabited rocky outcrops to larger ones with beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Koh Poda, Hong Island, and Chicken Island are some of the must-explored islands in Krabi.

Koh Poda

Koh Poda is a small limestone island that is perfect for anyone who seeks seclusion. On the east side of where the boats landed, the island is deserted, so you relax in quiet. You can also explore the surrounding coral reefs that are great for snorkeling.

Hong Island

Hong Island is one of Krabi’s most beautiful islands, with calm and shallow waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. It has twin bays with white-sand beaches. This is an uninhabited island, so make sure you bring the stuff you need, such as water and food, along with sunblock and towel.

Chicken Island

Chicken Island got its nickname from tourists because of a chicken-shaped rock at the southern tip. Its original name is Koh Hua Gan. Chicken Island is known for its sand bridge that connects it to Koh Tup and Koh Mur islands. The sand bridge is visible only during low tide.

Where to set your base and find accommodation

Krabi Town and Ao Nang are the two choices you have when it comes to picking your hub. Ao Nang is often preferred by tourists because it is the harbor for long-tail boats and speed boats, making it largely accessible. There are also lots of food and hotel choices that are affordable. Choose an accommodation that is close to the main pier to save time on traveling. It is also best to choose one that is close to restaurants, so you can easily have your meals.

The best time to go island-hopping

Choosing the right timing to visit Krabi will ensure that you can do island hopping and you can enjoy the trip. Late January to March are the best months to be in Krabi when you can enjoy clear blue skies, calm waters, and moderate temperatures. Peak seasons in Krabi are around December to January, taking into account the Christmas and New Year holidays. Some prefer to visit from May to November despite the chances of rains because the crowd is much less and the temperature is cooler.

Planning your island-hopping trip

It is always best to have a plan before the trip, identifying your route and islands to visit. Don’t try to visit every island to avoid exhausting yourself. Pick just only a few, so you can relax more.

After spending the day on island-hopping, rest at the Bluesotel Krabi, a modern hotel in Ao Nang. Call now to know about our exclusive offers.