Great news for travelers looking to escape the winter and get to the tropical beaches of southern Thailand, Qatar Airways has just launched its inaugural direct service to Krabi (KBV) airport from Doha! This new direct route gives passengers a quicker way to start their beach vacation without having to make land/sea transfers from Phuket or air transfers in chaotic Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. Travellers can now fly to Krabi via Doha and enjoy an easy transfer at Hamid International Airport in Qatar, one of the newest and most modern airports in the world with some of the best airline lounges in the industry for business and first class passengers.
Avoid being crushed on budget carriers on the long flight to Thailand, instead fly to Krabi in style on Qatar Airways, winner of the Skytrax 2016 Best Airline Staff Service Award. Qatar Airways fields one of the most modern fleet of airplanes in the world, with comfortable seating options even in economy class and one of the largest selection of entertainment options on board. Fly to Krabi this 2017 and start your vacation the moment you board your Qatar Airways flight.
Qatar Airways began its 4 times weekly Doha-Krabi service in December 2016. As one the Middle East’s superconnector airlines, Qatar Airways offers some of the most competitive prices for travellers to Asia. Travellers can now fly to Krabi on Qatar and enjoy the wonders of the Andaman Sea.
Krabi (KBV) Basics:
Although not as famous as neighboring Phuket, Krabi has been on the radar for the last few years as one of the best destinations for a Thai beach holiday.
Destinations in Krabi:
Ao Nang – The most developed commercial area for tourism, this area has the largest concentration of accommodation, facilities, markets, bars, and restaurants. With transport links to popular spots like Ray Lei and Ko Phi Phi, Ao Nang makes the perfect place to base yourself for a holiday.
Ray Lei – A beautiful peninsula that is only accessible by longtail boat or kayak, Ray Lei is a mecca for rock climbers looking to scale Krabi’s numero7us karst formations set against the stunning Andaman Sea.
Ko Lanta – A sleepy island to the south of the province, Ko Lanta is probably the best place to discover Thailand’s beaches the way it was before development. An easy place to explore by motorbike, the island features lots of quiet beaches set against the spectacular Andaman. A perfect place to spend a quiet beach holiday with the family.
Ko Phi Phi – Phi Phi Ley features some of the most stunning scenery in Thailand and was the setting for Leonardo Dicaprio’s “The Beach”. Nowadays, day trippers crowd the beautiful islands, but if you stay on nearby Phi Phi Don and charter your own boat early enough, you can still enjoy “The Beach” by yourself.
What to do in Krabi:
Avoid expensive roaming charges when visiting Thailand. Grab a local sim card to stay connected during your holiday!
Getting Around Krabi:
Taxis in Krabi can be expensive if travelling back and forth between Ao Nang and other areas. If you decide to stay away from Ao Nang but still want to go to town to browse markets, eat at restaurants, or go to bars, renting a car is recommended. Krabi. Krabi is not as crowded as other areas of Thailand, so driving here is easier. For travelers not confident with a self-drive vehicle, hiring a car with driver to get a around is a good solution.
The best beaches and scenery and Krabi is usually found offshore in the Andaman Sea. The only way to experience this is by hopping on a boat! The ubiquitous long-tail boats that ply the shallow waters between the islands is the most common way to get around, but you can also paddle your own way by kayak, or charter your own speedboat!