Best Nightlife in Krabi

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Best Nightlife in Krabi
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The province of Krabi is quickly becoming a popular travel destination for the many tourists visiting Thailand every year.

Less developed and crowded compared to Bangkok and Phuket it also has a safer nightlife feeling that would suit a family who will like to enjoy the authentic Thai restaurants and indulge in some of the many bars, without the crazy hustle and bustle of the capital city.

In terms of activities, Krabi has plenty of water and land-based things to do, in addition to a great choice of dining and entertaining, you can be sure that Krabi has something for everyone.

Despite being a little less developed, Krabi has its own international airport and it’s just a 90 minutes flight from Bangkok!

Check out this list of nightlife places and activities you can’t miss if this is your first time visiting Krabi.

Ao Nang Center Point

AO nang Center Point
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Located on Ao Nang beach road, as the name suggests this is the epicenter of the nightlife in Ao Nang, a recently renovated three stories complex dedicated to entertainment. It features great options in terms of dining and bars, as well as shop and unique shows— such as the Lady Boy Dance at The Blue Dragon.

Here you can shop for local souvenirs, hit one of the many bars and while you’re at it, even get a new tattoo!

While the ground floor is a large open-air space surrounded by restaurants and bars, the higher floors feature a series of venues for adults only, the go-go bars were barely dressed ladies (and ladyboys too) pool dance sensually for the patrons.

Other bars, like the Rocky Bar or the KR Bar & Pub, offer a different atmosphere, even tho some good company might be found here too— if you know what I mean.

  • How to get there: Central Beach Road, by the Burger King
  • Opening hours: 18:00 – late

Krabi Night Market

Krabi Night Market
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Like other big resort towns in Thailand, Krabi has its own Night Market. It’s held on the Krabi Walking Street on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 17:00 to 22:00.

With more than 70 street food and beverage stalls plus all the souvenirs you can possibly imagine, you’ll quickly realize why it is so popular. Shuttle services are organized by the hotels in the area to visit this event.

Walking around the market you will probably encounter the kids of the local schools playing music or entertaining the tourists with shows to raise funds for local charities.

It has cheaper prices compared to the more popular resorts in Thailand. if you’re good at bargaining you could possibly get deals for almost nothing!

If you’re lucky enough to be in the area on a weekend, make sure you’ll visit this market— you must try the coconut ice cream, loved by locals and tourists alike!

  • How to get there: 8 Soi Maharaj, by Vogue Department store
  • Opening hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 17:00 – 22:00

Soi RCA

YOUR BAR at AO NONG KRABI
YOUR BAR at AO NONG KRABI

Soi RCA Entertainment is the other nightlife hotspot of Ao Nang.

RCA stands for Royal City Avenue— the main clubbing location of the capital Bangkok— and it’s located on Ao Nang Road, heading out to Krabi Town.

If you’re a man, when entering Ski RCA you will be closely observed by the bar girls that are standing in front of all the venues available in this street.

It can be considered a smaller version of Bangla Road in Patong Beach, Phuket— but loyal to the Ao Nang more laid back style, it is much more low key than the Phuket equivalent.

Loud music and neon lights, these are the common features of the bars of this strip, with names that leave almost nothing to the imagination— such as Amy’s 69 Bar, Kiss Bar and Climax Bar to name a few.

Even though Soi RCA is a spot that winks more to men, women and couples are obviously welcome, and whether you’re after some company or not, Sri RCA is definitely a great place for people watching!

  • How to get there: 249/2 4203 Tambon Ao Nang, opposite McDonald’s
  • Opening hours: 17:00 – late

Seven Islands Sunset Tour and Beach BBQ

ซันเซ็ททัวร์กระบี่ Krabi Sunset Tour
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The seven islands, off of Ao Nang, are great spots to swim and do snorkeling, and it represents a great option if you want a change from the evenings on the mainland. You can dive in the water from the top deck, or just relax and enjoy the sunset with a drink.

Some of the highlights of this trip are the beautiful Railay Beach, Poda Island, Pud Island, Chicken Island, and the rock formations of Phra Nang Cave.

Explore from the comfort of a traditional Siamese Sailing Junk while enjoying this relaxing sunset cruise, observe the unique phenomenon of the sparkling bioluminescent plankton, and finally enjoy an authentic Thai BBQ beach dinner.

There are many operators from which you can book the Seven Islands Sunset Tour online, or you can ask your hotel to arrange your booking.

  • Departure: Your Hotel – Krabi town – Klong Muang – Ao Nang
  • Tour hours: The tour departs every day, from around 14:00 returning around 21:00
  • Price: From 499TBH per adult 399TBH per child from 4 to 11 years old, children from 1 to 3 years old do not pay any ticket. Not included is a National Park fee of 400TBH per adult and 200TBH for children to be paid cash on the tour date

Boogie Bar

Boogie Bar
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Back on the mainland, on Ao Nang Walking Street, right by the beach, you can’t miss the Boogie Bar— pretty hard to miss as you will probably hear the live music before even getting there!

With Beatles and Jim Morrison posters on the walls, this bar’s atmosphere will bring you back to the ‘70s, with its live music bands for which the Boogie Bar is famous for, playing some western music classic mixed in with some of the local Thai favorite hits!

Great service and amazing cocktails are what people love of the Boogie Bar, dance your night away on the dance floor or just have a seat and watch the band playing while drinking some of the drinks on promotion, or perhaps an imported beer!

  • How to get there: 459 4203, Ao Nang, Amphoe Mueang
  • Opening hours: 15:00 – 01:30

Lucky Restaurant & Last Bar

The Last Bar ,Railay Beach
The Last Bar ,Railay Beach

Located on Railay East, as the name suggests, this used to be the last restaurant of the strip before its extension in 2013.

The Lucky Restaurant & Last bar offers a kid-friendly all-day menu, it’s also famous for the reasonable price of its drinks and for what is probably the longest Happy Hour around, from 15:00 to 21:00!

Besides the bar and restaurant, you’ll find Muay Thai exhibitions (during the high season) as well as Tattoo Studio.

At night, the UV strobe lights are on, the volume of the dance music is turned up and the rave is on! It can be quite crowded and somewhat rowdy when is the time of full moon parties.

Railay Beach is accessible only by boat. Public longtail ferries to Railay depart from three places: Ao Nammao, Ao Nang and Krabi town.

  • How to get there: Railay East, at the end of the beer bar strip
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – late

Dine-in a cave at Phranang Beach

Dine-in a cave at Phranang Beach
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If you’re traveling with your special one, you have the one in a lifetime opportunity to wow your better half with a luxurious dining experience in a cave, right under a limestone cliff on Phranang Beach.

The Grotto at The Rayavadee is probably going to be your most expensive meal in Thailand, but for sure it’s dinner that you will hardly ever forget. The food here is top-notch and the service is excellent.

You’ll need to arrange booking and boat transportation to and from The Grotto— unless you’re lucky enough to be staying at The Rayavadee Resort!

  • How to get there: The Ao Nang Princess Ferry operates between Krabi and Phuket, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta Islands according to a timetable which you can find by following the link here http://www.aonangtravel.co.th/home/en
  • Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:00
  • Price: 4100THB per person for the buffet
  • Dress code: Casual, no swimwear