From Surat Thani to Ao Nang you can travel by bus /van. Travel by bus /van from Surat Thani to Ao Nang in Krabi costs about $15/pp and it takes about 4.5 hours. There are some buses from Surat Thani town or Surat Thani train station, check and book tickets on 12go.asia.
Krabi sure is worth a trip, check out Tezza’s beaches as recommended above to get an idea about the beaches, you have to get out of Krabi town. There’s something for everyone in the area, from budget hostels to resort hotels with swimming pools, and bungalow resorts in between.
The best Krabi itineraries. Travel agents will of course sell a 3 night stay in Krabi as “3 nights / 4 days ” but in reality, flight times mean you will only get 2 clear days in which to do activities. So the proposed itineraries reflect this, with 2 full days of excursions.
There are also regular taxis, which people often hire as a ‘car and driver/guide’ on a daily basis for around 2500 baht , depending on where you wish to go. They will also take you from Ao Nang to the airport for 600 baht , to Krabi Town for 500 baht and to Phuket for around 2500 baht .
1. Re: Is surat thani worth a stay? If you like Thai towns (as I do), then yes, but many people think it’s not worth visiting and bypass it – it’s not really a tourist destination, but is quite interesting if you’re into local markets and food.
The Suratthani Koh Samui ferry route connects Thailand with Koh Samui Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Lomprayah High Speed Ferries. The crossing operates up to 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes .
Krabi is famed for its breathtaking karst landscape, and Tiger Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Suea in Thai, is a series of temples that includes a stunning Buddha statue just a mere 1,247 steps up to the summit of a mountain.
Koh Samui is one of the most expensive destinations in Thailand, and is ideal if you have a higher budget and your trip falls between January and August. If you have a standard budget and are going between November and April, Krabi is a better bet.
A two metre crocodile has been caught in a mangrove forest in Klongtom, Krabi whilst another crocodile was sighted last night. Officials from the Krabi Provincial Fisheries Office arrived at the area after being notified by locals that a crocodile has been caught.
How much money will you need for your trip to Krabi ? You should plan to spend around ฿1,486 ($49) per day on your vacation in Krabi , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿367 ($12) on meals for one day and ฿134 ($4.42) on local transportation.
Several months later, I visited the province of Krabi on Thailand’s south-west coast to see how the area was recovering. It was the tourist high season when the tsunami struck Thailand, and the impact of this natural phenomenon was catastrophic.
Krabi Town is a good base for doing day trips to cool spots in that area, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a honeymoon. And if you want a beach location then I would probably recommend Railay Beach over Ao Nang .
Best area to stay in Krabi Ao Nang : probably the most popular place in the Krabi area. Railay & Tonsai Beach: the remote area of Krabi, reachable only by boat. Nopparat Thara & Klong Haeng: a long shallow beach, very quiet, a perfect spot for a family holiday with kids or just a peaceful stay with a few sunset walks.
Tuk tuks – For just 30 baht per person, a tuk tuk should take you anywhere within Ao Nang . There is a minimum 60 baht charge so if you’re travelling solo it will work out as slightly more expensive. You’ll find plenty of tuk tuks available along the main street, so waiting shouldn’t be an issue.
Getting from Krabi Airport to Ao Nang is quick and easy because it’s only about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the airport into the town, and a further kilometer or so to get to the coast and Ao Nang’s beaches.