The very image of a secluded, sedate getaway, Krabi is actually several paradises all rolled into one. This haven of tranquility comes with its very own archipelago of 200 islands making it an excellent spot for going on an adventure or even putting your sailing skills to good use. This unspoilt town in southern Thailand sits facing its closest rival and firm tourist favorite, Phuket across Phang Nga Bay. Surat Thani, Ranong and Chumphon, lie to its north while Trang, Songhkla and Satun are located to its south.

If your dream getaway is made up of white beaches, hot springs, leisurely boat rides and secret caves, every second spent vacationing in this quiet coastal town is guaranteed to be extremely enjoyable. Krabi's soothing ambience make it the ideal spot for unwinding away from the crowds. If you have been enjoying the joyful mayhem of Bangkok and want to indulge in a touch of tranquility instead, you will be able to alight at Krabi International Airport following a 75-minute flight. Chiang Mai with its many delights is a bit further with flight trips lasting about 2 hours on average. However, traveling from arch rival Phuket may take 75 minutes and even as long as 5 hours in some instances. One of the most popular options for exploring this seaside town are the public transport vehicles known as songthaews. Renting a car and driving yourself around is also a quite convenient means of navigating the town while long tailed boats are extremely handy for getting from island to island.

One of the best ways of unwinding from your trip to Krabi is by enjoying a thoroughly relaxing soak at its Klong Thom Hot Springs. Warm and cozy with waters enriched by mineral salts, the springs also boast lush, tropical greenery all around, making it one of the most picturesque spots to treat yourself to a touch of pampering by nature. For a truly sedate experience, Koh Lanta Yai is the place to visit. Especially since it boasts its own lovely beaches which rival any found in the region meaning you don't have to forgo lovely beaches to enjoy a bit of tranquility.  Best of all, a visit to this tiny island also means loads of diving and the opportunity to explore its surrounding coral reefs and beautiful marine life.