Thinking of visiting Krabi Thailand with kids? Krabi is an ideal spot for families, with plenty of activities for parents and kids. In this family travel guide, we’ll take a look at all the must-see attractions, best family-friendly hotels, and recommended activities that make Krabi an unforgettable destination for families.

Krabi Thailand with Kids

Getting to and around Krabi Thailand with Kids

Getting to Krabi is easier than you might think, and once you’re there, getting around is a breeze. The easiest way to reach Krabi from outside of Thailand is by flying into Krabi International Airport, which is well-connected to other major cities in Asia. From the airport, you can easily find taxis or shuttle services to take you to your accommodation or area attractions.

If you’re already in Southern Thailand, you can take a ferry or speedboat to Krabi from these piers: Ao Por Pier, Yamoo Pier, Bang Rong Pier, Rasada Pier and Klong Hia Pier. If you’re already on another island like Phi Phi, you can catch the same ferries from their local pier. We took a ferry from the Ton Sai Pier in Phi Phi to the Klong Jilad Pier in Krabi Town. This route runs about 7 times per day for around $60.

Once you’re in Krabi, getting around is convenient and affordable. The most common mode of transportation for tourists is by using tuk tuks or songthaews, which are small open-air trucks that operate as shared taxis. They are a great way to travel short distances and explore nearby attractions. Another popular option is to rent a scooter or a bicycle, which allows you to explore the city at your own pace.

Note: You will need an international driver’s license to ride a motorcycle or scooter in Thailand.

Where to Stay in Krabi Thailand With Kids

Finding the perfect accommodation is a crucial part of planning a family vacation, and luckily, Krabi offers a wide range of family-friendly hotels and resorts. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious beachfront resort or a cozy guesthouse nestled in the jungle, there are options to suit every family’s needs and preferences.

Best Areas to stay in the Krabi Province

Krabi Thailand with Kids

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang has everything you need for a family vacation! Not only does it have great restaurants and cafes, but the beaches are very nice too. The stunning Railay Beach is only a short 15 minute longtail boat ride that only costs 100 baht per person. Ao Nang is a great area to to stay in Krabi for first-time travelers, as it provides a convenient location and offers wide range of activities.

Ao Nang’s great attractions:

  • Ao Nang Night Market
  • Monkey Trail
  • PhraNang Cave Beach
  • Ao Nang Beach
  • Bamboo Island

Railay Beach

Situated off the coast and only reached by boat, Railay Beach is a secluded paradise perfect for families seeking a tranquil environment. Though not completely isolated, it still provides a calm atmosphere. Here families can stay in a wide selection of comfortable resorts and bungalows, surrounded by beautiful limestone cliffs and enchanting, crystal-clear waters. A wonderful way to enjoy nature whilst still savouring comforts of today, Railay Beach is ideal for families wanting to escape.

Klong Muang

Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle and treat themselves to a more serene and luxurious vacation should check out Klong Muang Beach. This picturesque spot is known for having fewer crowds than Ao Nang and boasts a wide selection of sumptuous resorts equipped with large guest chambers, private coastline access, and all the modern amenities you could dream of. Not to mention, its close proximity to Krabi’s best attractions makes it the perfect place for a tranquil yet exciting trip.

Tubkaek Beach

Tubkaek Beach is an ideal place to visit for families who are seeking a beautiful and peaceful spot. Fabulous resorts along the beach offer stunning vistas of the Andaman Sea and the surrounding islands. The calm atmosphere of Tubkaek Beach is perfect for families who want to relax, enjoy time away from their usual surroundings, and make special memories that will last forever.

Krabi Town

If you’re a family wanting to fully experience culture and be a part of everyday life in Krabi, Krabi Town is an excellent choice for lodging. Here you’ll find a wide selection of budget-friendly hotels, guesthouses, and boutique hotels. Even though it isn’t located right on the beach, Krabi Town is a great opportunity to interact with locals and explore the area’s vibrant markets, eateries, and landmarks.

Ao Nam Mao Beach

Ao Nam Mao Beach is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature and escape from the busier parts of Krabi. It’s a great destination for families with lots of fun activities and beautiful sandy beaches. There are lots of great resorts, many restaurants and plenty of shops for everyone.

Best Hotels + Resorts in the Krabi Region

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Holiday Style (Ao Nang Beach)

Holiday Style Ao Nang is an ideal vacation resort located in the heart of Krabi city. This is where we stayed and it’s the perfect destination if you’re looking for a tranquil getaway experience with a luxurious touch that’s family friendly. 

The resort offers plenty of amenities and services including modern-style suites, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a spa and more. The resort staff is friendly and helpful, and are available to provide assistance with anything guests may need during their stay.

Book your stay at Holiday Style HERE

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas (Ao Nang Beach)

A pampering resort offering large accommodations and amenities that appeal to families, such as a kids’ club, swimming pools, and several dining choices.

Book your stay at Centara Grand HERE

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort (Klong Muang Beach)

Located at a stunning stretch of Klong Muang Beach, this resort has something for everyone in the family. They’ve got a kids’ club, a variety of water sports, and lots of fun activities all ages can enjoy.

Book your stay at Dust Thani HERE

Holiday Inn Resort Krabi (Ao Nang Beach)

Families who are looking for a peaceful getaway at the beach should consider this resort, which has a kids’ club, a children’s swimming pool, and accommodation that is convenient for the entire family.

Book your stay at the Holiday Inn Krabi HERE

The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort (Tub Kaek Beach)

This resort creates a tranquil and private atmosphere, while having features fit for the whole family like a separate pool area for children and roomy lodgings.

Book your stay at The Tubaak Resort HERE

Krabi Resort (Ao Nang Beach)

Families looking to explore the area would find this resort, situated on Ao Nang Beach, most convenient because it offers family rooms and a children’s pool.

Book your stay at the Krabi Resort HERE

Pakasai Resort (Au Nang Beach)

This resort, which is situated close to Ao Nang Beach and local attractions, provides family-friendly accommodations in an eco-friendly manner.

Book your stay at the Pakasai Resort HERE

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Tub Kaek Beach)

An elegant accommodation situated on Tubkaek Beach, complete with family villas, various kids’ club activities, and an idyllic atmosphere, is the perfect place for a family getaway.

Book your stay at Phulay Bay HERE

Aonang Cliff View Resort (Ao Nang Beach)

This resort provides pleasant accommodations for families, with a kids’ pool and a convenient location close to Ao Nang’s shops, eateries, and sightseeing spots.

Book your stay at the Aunang Cliff View HERE

Krabi La Playa Resort (Au Nang Beach)

This resort, located in Ao Nang, offers family-friendly rooms and is conveniently placed for discovering Krabi’s coasts and islands. 

Book your stay at the Krabi La Playa HERE

Where to Eat in Krabi Thailand With Kids

Krabi Thailand with Kids

One of the highlights of any family vacation is trying out new and delicious food, and Krabi has plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for authentic Thai cuisine, international dishes, or kid-friendly options, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and eateries to choose from. These are the places we ate in Krabi, Thailand.

Breeze Cafe & Bistro (Ao Nang Beach)

Kids will love the restaurant’s cool décor, which is full of bright colors, plenty of seating and plenty of space to run around. The menu offers Italian and Mediterranean dishes, with pizzas, pastas, grilled seafood and meat dishes, so there is something to suit everyone. The portion sizes are generous, and the service is friendly and attentive. There is usually a special children’s menu here as well.

Tom Yum Kung (Ao Nang Beach)

This restaurant is clean and well set up for families, with a large variety of dishes to choose from. They have a variety of Thai dishes that are made with fresh ingredients and served to perfection. The spicy flavors of Tom Yum Kung are sure to please the more adventurous eaters in the family, while the milder dishes can appeal to even the littlest eaters. The friendly staff always make sure to look after young diners and cater to their needs.

BangBang Cafe (Railay Beach)

This cafe offers a variety of delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients so you can enjoy a unique dining experience. The environment is also family-friendly and the kids can have fun with the sand castle building and glo Bliss activities while you relax and savor the cool ocean breeze. There are swings and hammocks along the beach to keep your children entertained while you enjoy a beverage and an amazing view. The staff are very friendly and attentive and you can be sure that you and your children will have a pleasant, memorable experience.

Aula Cafe (Ao Nang Beach)

This cafe is family friendly and offers a good range of delicious dishes and snacks. There are plenty of options for both adults and children alike, including healthier choices like salads and grilled dishes. You can also find some Italian-style dishes complete with pizza and pasta. The cafe is also well known for its espresso coffees and fresh juices. The staff are friendly and attentive as well.

Ao Nang Night Market

The Ao Nang Night Market is a great for visitors, as it offers a wide variety of delicious street food and traditional Thai dishes to try. Night Market is a lively atmosphere with friendly local vendors that make the environment enjoyable for both adults and kids. Not only is there great food choices, there’s also unique handicrafts, live music and street performances for all night entertainment.

We gave our kids each 100 baht (around $6) to try whatever they wanted:

Amazon Cafe (Ao Nang Beach)

This popular cafe has hearty breakfast items, delicious sandwiches and pastas, plus fresh salads and fruit bowls. Enjoy local delicacies like Thai fried rice or Tom Yam soup. Plus, the cafe has free Wi-Fi and serves many vegan and vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff is friendly and helpful. Plus they have a kid-friendly play area and a menu specifically for little diners.

7-Eleven (Ao Nang + everywhere in Thailand)

7-Eleven is a great place to grab a quick and affordable snack for the kids. There are lots of options like cold drinks, snacks, and pre-packaged meals that are easy to eat on-the-go. They also has some healthier options like salads and fresh fruits which are good options for kids looking for something nutritious. The store is generally clean and the staff is friendly which makes it a great option for families.

Ao Nang Boat Noodle

This restaurant offers a relaxing, family-friendly environment and a wide variety of traditional Thai boat noodles and regional cuisines.

Carnivore Steak & Grill (Krabi Town)

This restaurant provides something for everyone, with a selection of grilled meats and seafood, making it ideal for families with diverse palates.

Jungle Kitchen (Ao Nang)

This restaurant, situated in a beautiful landscape of greenery, provides Thai and foreign meals, including kid-friendly options.

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Mr. Krabi Seafood Restaurant (Krabi Town)

This restaurant, aptly named, specializes in seafood dishes. It provides a pleasant atmosphere for families to savor delicious, fresh seafood.

Gecko Cabane (Krabi Town)

This family-friendly restaurant provides a variety of both Thai and Western dishes, as well as indoor and outdoor seating for a comfortable atmosphere.

Umberto’s Cuisine (Krabi Town)

If you and your family have a taste for Italian cuisine, this eatery offers delicious pizzas and pastas, as well as an array of other food options.

Krua Thara (Ao Nang)

Krua Thara, providing both Thai and seafood dishes, is in a scenic riverside setting, making it a great dining spot for families, couples, and anyone else looking for a pleasant dining experience.

Sand Sea Resort Restaurant (Ao Nang)

This restaurant with a breathtaking view of the sea offers a selection of both Thai and international cuisine.

The Hilltop (Ao Nanag)

A restaurant with a view, The Hilltop serves a mix of Thai and Western dishes. It’s known for its panoramic views of Ao Nang and the surrounding area.

Ao Nang Buffet

If you want a buffet-style eating experience, this restaurant has so many dishes to choose from, such as Thai and sea food selections.

What to See in Krabi Thailand With Kids

Krabi Thailand with Kids

When it comes to exploring the beautiful destination of Krabi with your family, there are plenty of incredible sights to see that will leave you in awe. Be sure to put these places on your list of things to see.

Railay Beach

Railay Beach in Krabi is a great place to take the kids for an action packed beach adventure. The beach’s location is sheltered from the wind and waves, making it the perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming. 

Away from the beach, there are plenty of things to do including mini golf, cliff climbing, elephant trekking, kayaking, and beach volleyball. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, resorts and other activities to keep the kids happy as well.

Book your Railay Beach and 4 Island Tour HERE

Check out some of our day at Railay Beach:

Hong Island

This lush tropical island filled with white sand beaches and clear blue waters is easy to access by boat from Krabi. There is plenty to explore with little ones, from snorkeling and kayaking around the picturesque coast line to visiting the Lagoon with its small, secluded beach. The surrounding park features plenty of jungle paths, rope swings, and even an elephant camp. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants and beach bars to enjoy a snack and cool down.

Book your Hong Island Day Tour HERE

Chicken Island

Visiting Chicken Island in Krabi with kids is a great way to experience some of Thailand’s natural beauty as well as have a lot of fun! With its stunning sheer limestone cliffs, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and gorgeous white sandy beaches, this picturesque island boasts plenty of wonderful things to do and see. 

Kids will love exploring the far-reaching mangroves, snorkeling to see the amazing coral reef, playing in the warm sea, and discovering the many sea creatures that inhabit the island. In addition, visitors also have the chance to trek through the jungle, ride a long tail boat, and relax under a shady palm tree. 

Book your Longboat Island Tour Here

Phra Nang Cave Beach

With crystal-clear waters, white sand, and plenty of things to explore, this beach is a kid-friendly paradise. You can expect safe and shallow waters that are ideal for young swimmers while older kids can go kayaking, snorkeling, or rock climbing along the beach. Closely situated limestone cliffs are also perfect for exploring and discovering secret passages and caves. And if you’re looking for an educational experience, you can organize a tour to learn about the important role caves play in the history of the region. There are plenty of accommodations near the beach, with plenty of options for families travelling with children. 

Book your Sea Cave Kayaking Tour HERE

Tup Island 

This island is located close to the shore and accessible by boat. There is a beautiful beach surrounded by limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You can also explore the island itself, which is teeming with wildlife, like monitor lizards, monkeys, and seagulls. There are also plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, like kayaking and fishing. Plus, there is a local restaurant on the island, so you can enjoy a delicious meal before returning to the mainland.

Book your Longboat Island Tour Here

Poda Island

This island is known for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and beautiful coral reefs! Snorkeling and swimming are popular activities to do here, offering a great opportunity for children to spot colorful fish and explore the underwater world. The island is relatively small, but it has plenty of activities like kayaking, banana boating, and guided hikes. There are also several restaurants and bars which makes it perfect for a family day trip.

Book your Longboat Island Tour HERE

Bamboo Island

The island offers visitors an amazing range of activities, from snorkeling, kayaking, and boat tours to beach lounging and swimming. There is plenty of shallow water and soft white sand for the younger visitors, making it a great spot for families. Children can explore the abundant marine life in the crystal clear waters, while adults can relax in the shade under lush palm trees. You’ll want to bring your own food and drinks, and keep in mind that the island can be crowded on weekends.

Book your Longboat Island Tour HERE

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Seua Krabi)

The Tiger Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple in the northeastern part of Krabi, named after the tiger paw prints in the cave. It has a very strenuous flight of stairs to reach the summit, approximately 1,400 steps. While there are tall statues and other great sites, it can be a little much for younger kids.

Take a Krabi Jungle Tour including the Tiger Cave Temple HERE

What to Do in Krabi Thailand With Kids

Krabi Thailand with Kids

Island Hopping

​​Island hopping lets you explore the beautiful islands of Krabi and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. For a fun day out, you can hop on a long-tail boat and cruise around the islands of Krabi. You can explore elephant sanctuaries, visit beaches with clear water, and take in some breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. 

Most island-hopping tours offer lunch and snacks on board, too, so you don’t need to worry about packing your own. For a fun adventure, take your kids kayaking around the islands.

Book your 4 Island Book your 7 Island Longtail Boat Tour HERE

Book your James Bond Island Tour HERE

Longtail boat Rides

Longboat rides in Krabi with kids is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the region and enjoy a unique experience together. The longboat ride will take you through many different waterways, mangroves, and limestone cliffs, and you will have the opportunity to explore caves and other natural wonders. 

During the ride, there are often various stops that give you the opportunity to go swimming or kayaking and experience the various different fish and wildlife. These types of rides often last from one to two hours, and will usually cost around 1,000 Thai Baht per person. We negotiated to 2,500 THB for the entire family. Most longboat rides in Krabi are family friendly and can accommodate children of all ages. Many companies also provide blankets and life vests to keep the kids safe and comfortable. 

While on the boat, you can expect to see a variety of wildlife including many species of fish, monkeys, and birds. There are sometimes stops where you can feed these animals, or get food offered by local vendors. These stops also provide a great opportunity for photos and to learn more about the region. 

Check out one of our long tail boat experiences from Krabi:


Krabi is a great place for snorkeling with kids. It’s warm, shallow waters provide a safe environment for the whole family to explore the wonders beneath the sea. The main snorkeling sites are located around the Phi Phi Islands and Railay Bay, where you can find a variety of colorful fish, coral, and sea creatures. There are a few operators that provide snorkeling trips that are specially designed for families with children. These trips usually include life jackets and a professional guide who will make sure everyone is safe.

Book your Sea Snorkeling Tour HERE

Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach is a popular beach destination in Krabi Province, Thailand. The beach and its surroundings offer plenty of activities and attractions to keep children entertained. Ao Nang beach is often filled with tourists and families enjoying sun bathing, swimming, and relaxing in the sand. 

Other things to do with kids include snorkeling, shopping, kayaking, hiking, visiting nearby islands, and elephant rides. Ao Nang has some of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery in Thailand, so it’s perfect for parents and kids to explore.

Krabi Thailand with Kids

Ao Nang Night Market

Ao Nang Night Market in Krabi is a great place to take the family at night. With a wide array of street food, clothing, souvenirs, trinkets, and more, this open-air market has something for everyone. Children will love browsing the selection of toys and cuddly stuffed animals, while parents will enjoy the often low prices. 

The Ao Nang Night Market is located in the heart of Krabi town and is open from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM every evening. Visitors of all ages are welcome, and the atmosphere is friendly and safe. Enjoy strolling the many stalls under the starlit sky and finding that perfect souvenir. You’re sure to find something for all the family here!

Emerald Pool

The Emerald Pool is a natural lagoon n the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Although it’s not very close to Krabi Town or Ao Nang Beach, it really is worth the trip with the family. The cool water is very refreshing and the pool’s color changes depending on the temperature, minerals, and limestone leaching from the nearby hillside.

Book your tour including the Emerald Pool HERE

Monkey Trail

The Monkey Trail is located in Ao Nang and is only about 800 meters long. The Monkey Trail takes you from Ao Nang Beach to Pai Plong Beach and should not take you longer than 20 minutes. Nice and short, with monkeys along the way, which is a perfect activity for the kids.

Things You Should Know About Traveling to Krabi Thailand With Kids

Pack appropriate clothing

Make sure to pack light, breathable clothing for the hot and humid climate in Krabi. Don’t forget to bring swimsuits, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect your kids from the sun.

Here’s some of what we packed and repacked on our trip:

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Stay hydrated

Keep your family hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially during outdoor activities. Coconut water is a great supplement for hydration, which is readily available everywhere in Krabi.

Bring insect repellent

Mosquitoes and other insects are common in tropical areas like Krabi. Apply insect repellent on your children to prevent mosquito bites and potential diseases.

Be mindful of food and water

While Krabi generally has safe food and water, it’s important to exercise caution. Stick to bottled water and eat at reputable restaurants. Avoid street food if your kids have sensitive stomachs. Skip using reusable water bottles for this trip and grab bottled water at shops throughout the day.

Plan for breaks

Remember to plan for breaks and downtime during your itinerary. Kids can easily get tired or overwhelmed, so schedule time for relaxation or play.

Learn basic Thai phrases

Knowing a few basic Thai phrases like “hello,” “thank you,” and “where is the restroom?” can go a long way in communicating with the locals and creating a positive experience.

Pack entertainment for travel

Keep your kids entertained during long flights or bus rides by bringing books, toys, or electronic devices. This will help make the journey more enjoyable for everyone.

Embrace the local culture 

Encourage your kids to learn about the local culture and customs in Krabi. This can include trying new foods, participating in cultural activities, or learning a few Thai phrases.

While you’re in Thailand, you may also want to check out Phi Phi Islands and Phuket:

Check out our Phi Phi Islands Travel Guide here.

Check out our Phuket Family Travel Guide here.

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