province is rich in natural wonders, all just minutes away from the Maritime
Park & Spa Resort . With so much to discover, you may run out of time
before you run out of things to see! Below, we've listed some to our cultural
wonders and spots nearby, easily accessible by car or boat.
Transportation to any of these destinations
may be arranged through the front desk and Tourist Information Center
of the Hotel. Please don't hesitate to ask us about any special destinations
or activities you might have in mind. We are always here to serve you.
1. Ao Nang
Distance from the hotel: 17 km. Traveling time by car: 25 min. by
long tail boat: 35 min.
A group of 83 islands lie within AO Nang Bay, many of which are accessible
by a quick long tail boat ride. From the town of AO Nang, you can enjoy
tremendous views of surrounding islands, including Ko Poda, while relaxing
on the long stretch of beautiful beach that runs the length of town.
Boats for Rai lay Beach and Phra Nang may easily be arranged from the
Distance from The Hotel: 17 km. Traveling time (by car/boat): 20
A short drive from the hotel, Susaan Hoi, or Shell Fossil Beach, is
the sight of a remarkable geological formation, a 75 million year-old
"shell cemetery". Successive layering of shells over millions of years
created "Shelly limestone", over 40 cm. thick. Scientifically verified,
this product of the Tertiary Age exists in only two other places in
Distance from the Hotel: 20 km. Traveling time (by boat): 30 min.
Lying just off the coast of AO Nang, KO Poda's fine white sands and
warm waters make it the perfect place to spend the day. Snorkel, scuba
or suntan on this beautiful gem of the Andaman Enjoy the 30 minute trip
across the water courtesy of the hotel's shuttle boat. Transportation
can be arranged through the hotel's Tour Information.
4. Railay and Phra Nang Beaches
Distance form the hotel: 35 km. Traveling time(by boat): 30 min.
*Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Railay beach
is just a short boat ride from the Krabi Meritime. At the end of the
beach, explore the dramatic limestone formations of the Phra Nang caves
which have drawn rock-climbers from around the world. It's one of Krabi's
most special places.
*Combine visits to Ao Nang, Susaan Hoi, Hat Nopparat Thara. Koh Poda
and Railay beach on an enioyable full day tour by boat direct from the
hotel. Or. do the same trip by car (excluding Koh Poda and Railay) in
just 3 hours.
Phi Phi Don and KO Phi Phi Lay
Distance from the hotel: 40 km. Traveling time (by boat): 2 hours.
One of the most beautiful island groups in the world, the Phi Phi Island
group actually consists of six islands Lying 43 km. from the coast of
Krabi. The two largest, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay offer spectacular
snorkeling, scuba and canoeing in protected coves amidst beautifully
preserved coral beds.
harbor secluded white, sandy beaches as well as abundant bird, animal
and sea life. You can hike the 1.2 km. nature trail on Phi Phi Don for
a stunning view of the island and surrounding ocean or take a long-tail
boat around Phi Phi Lay and view the famous Swiftlet bird nest caves,
where villagers perch on precarious bamboo scaffolds to collect the
nests, highly prized in Chinese cuisine. The Phi Phi islands may be
reached easily from the Jao Fah Pier in town or AO Nang Beach.
Forest (Sea Canoe or Long tail boat cruising)
Distance from the hotel: behind hotel Traveling time(by boat): 5
Right behind the Krabi Meritime Hotel lies one of Krabi's richest natural
wonders: kilometers of pristine Mangrove Forest, home to an astonishing
variety of birds which have drawn birdwatchers from all over all world.
Cruising in a long tail boat or sea canoe, keep your eyes open for species
such as Gurney's Pitta, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Flamebacks, Pacific
Reef Eagle and Dollarbirds.
Distance from the hotel: behind hotel Traveling time (by boat):
Regarded as the symbol of Krabi, these two limestone karsts rise up
over 100 meters from the water and contain caves complete with stalactites
and stalagmites. Located directly behind the hotel, Khao Kanab Nam is
easily reached by boat.
*Visit both the Mangrove Forest and Khao Kanab Nam on a combined
1 hour outing for spectacular bird watching and exploration of the Krabi
River either by the long tail boat or canoe.
Tham Sua Meditation Center
Distance from the hotel: 5 km. Traveling time: 10 min.
Just 9 km. from Krabi town "Tiger Cave" temple is a must-see on your
exploration of Krabi. Set dramatically against the AO Luk Tanu Mountain
Range, the dense forest shelters dramatic caves and Krabi's largest
temple. There's much to see and do here, including climbing the 300
steps to see the Buddha's footprint and exploring the trails and caves
that wind through the forest floor.
Distance from the hotel: 25 km. Traveling time: 30 min.
Located in the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, this waterfall is just
a short trip from the hotel. The waterfall has 11 levels, each of which
contains a natural pool of clear water at least 4 or 5 meters wide the
lush surrounding jungle makes the setting even more beautiful.
Phanom Bencha National Park
Distance from the hotel: 60 km. Traveling time: 1 1/2 hours
The entrance to this magnificent national park lies 20 km. outside of
Krabi town and contains many interesting sites, including the Huoy Toe,
Huoy Saday and Ton Hahn waterfalls, the Tahm Khao Ping Cave with many
fascinating stalactites and stalagmites, as well as miles of lush forest
and rugged hills. Khao Phanom Bencha is also one of Krabi's most important
wildlife refuges and is home to more than 156 species of birds and 32
species of mammals. Two hiking trails penetrate into the heart of the
park but involve steep climbs. If you're up to it however, the hike
is well worth the trip.
Tieo Nature Trail
Distance from the hotel: 60 km. Traveling time: I 1/2 hours
Located 16 km from the town of Klong Tom in southern Krabi, this natural
trail was established to help conserve the area's last remnant of true
lowland forest in southern Thailand. The trail itself is just 2.7 km
long and traverses mostly level ground through the forest. It's an excellent
opportunity to observe the many species of bird, plant and animal life
which inhabit the park. At the end of the trail lies a clear water pool,
perfect for a quick swim at the end of your walk.
Tok Ron (Hot Spring)
Distance from the hotel: 60 km Traveling time: I 1/2 hrs.
There's nothing quite so spectacular as relaxing in a shady natural
hot-spring, surrounded by the towering rainforest. You can enjoy this
unique experience at the Nam Tok Ron in the Tambon Klong Tom Nua, 12
km. from the District Headquarters.
* Trip to Tam Sua Meditaion Center, Nam Tok Ron and Tung Tiel Nature
Trail can be combined. most suitable for the forest lovers. as a full
Bokharani National Park
Distance from the hote}: 45 km Traveling time :30 min.
Located in Ao Luk, 1/2 hour from the hotel, is Than Bokharani National
Park. Shady trails wind through the park's magnificent forest. Walk
through the park to the cave at the river's source and enjoy a cool
dip ill the crystal-clear small lake in front of the cave. It is said
that if you swim once in the waters here, you will always return.
Distance from the hotel: 45 km Traveling time: 30 min.
AO Luk is
also famous for a number of other beautiful natural sites, including
the spectacular Diamond, I Hua Kalok (famous for it's ancient cave paintings)
and Tham Lod caves. All three cave are close together and can be seen
using a long tail boat from Than Bokharani, including a breathtaking
sail through Tham l.od to view stalactites and stalagmites.
* Combine visits to AO Luk cave and Than Bokharani National Park
for a fascinating full day of touring Krabi's natural wonders.
Pee Hua Toe or Tahm Hua Galok
Distance from the hotel: 47 km Traveling time: 40 Min.
Is a large cave with many grottos, situated on a hill in the middle
of the water, surrounded by mangroves. Formerly, a human skull of larger
than ordinary size was found in the cave from which became the name
"Pee Hua Toe". or "Big-headed ghost", aside from this, there are prehistoric
drawings on the cave walls in large numbers of people, animals, and
various organs. There are also vast numbers of shells in the sedimentary
rock. To get there, take a boat from Bor Tor Pier, the same place you
would leave from to get to Tahm Lod Nua Tai.
Distance from the hotel: S0 km Traveling time: 2 hours.
There are both large and small islands. The main ones are: Laga or Saga
Island, Lao Riem Island, and Lao Lading Island. These islands have great
hollows inside them. Koh Hong is the largest island. It is the rocky
island with coral formations in both shallow and deep water, they are
great for diving, fishing and boating. Boats can be chartered for the
journey at AO Nang. Travel time is about 1 hour.
Distance from the hotel: 20 km Traveling time: 20 minutes.
Canoeing at Ao Talane is the one of the most enjoyable trip in Krabi.
Exploring the sea cave, natural lagoons mangrove forest and the many
caved before going along the tidal forest to observe many species animals.
Also go sightseeing by the canoe through the majestic cliffs and the
tranquil nature along lllc gorge that leads into the mountains.