A short plane ride from Bangkok, the beautiful beaches of Krabi in Thailand attract visitors from all over the world with their silvery stretches of white sand fringed by towering palm trees. Warm, calm waters are the big lure here, and snorkelers take local charters to view the exotic underwater life and colorful coral reefs. At dusk you can watch the fishing boats return with their catch and then head to a nearby waterfront restaurant serving delicious local cuisine. Accommodations are in beachside bungalows or tiny resorts, most within an easy stroll of the tiny village.
Less crowded than its sister Phuket, Krabi is the place for peace and calm in a sometimes crazy world.