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Mangroves and water in Khao Kanab Nam in Krabi Thailand

Journey Into Paradise

Article by Petrina Tinslay 08.02.2016

On Thailand’s southern Andaman Coast, the town of Krabi and its lush tropical islands are living postcards: stretches of deserted sand, soaring limestone karsts and mangrove forests rich with wildlife. When your eyes are dizzy from the splendor, ocean adventures and a fragrant but spicy cuisine provide diversion. A travel photographer shares her journal and images of this bustling paradise.

Mangrove shallows overlook turquoise blue water in Krabi

Ao Thalane’s mangrove shallows, frequented by monkeys, monitor lizards and sea kayakers.

Maharat Morning Markets in Krabi, Thailand

Local transport outside the morning market.

Poda Island Krabi, Thailand

A fisherman trying his luck off Poda Island.

Golden statues outside the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi

Gilded Tiger Cave temple statues framing a misty vista.

Thai Pavilion at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

A candlelit Thai pavilion provides a welcome at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.


Plan Your Stay in Krabi

  • Phulay Bay

    Location Krabi, Thailand

    Experience A luxurious spa sanctuary with an aura of serenity and surrender.

    • 5-day retreats led by wellness experts 
    • Full moon and candlelight yoga
    • Meditation & Pilates overlooking a lavish jungle