Krabi, in Thailand, along its eastern coast, is a tropical setting of idyllic natural beauty. Virgin white sands, turquoise seas, coral reefs, limestone formations, waterfalls and caves make it the ideal beach destination. It has a relaxed and unhurried pace of life. Fresh seafood, authentic Thai delicacies and international cuisines are served here, in beachside eateries as well as in restaurants at Krabi town. Outdoor activities like rock-climbing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing attract adrenalin-junkies to Krabi. Visitors head to the Phi Phi Island, Phang Nga Bay and Koh Rok to reconnect with nature. The Hat Noppharat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park here, comprises more than 80 islands, with pristine sands and clear waters.
Meet the ‘sea-gypsies’ or the ‘Chao Le’ in the island of Ko Lanta Lai, the site of the Ko Lanta National Park Headquarters. They are the ‘people of the sea’ who sustain themselves mainly through fishing. These seafarers follow a semi-nomadic lifestyle due to their food-gathering habits and visitors are advised to be respectful of their culture and customs.
How to reach Krabi from Melbourne
The Krabi International Airport is about 15 km from the city center. It is easy to reach from other parts of Thailand and from cities across the world. Thai Airways
International and domestic airlines like Bangkok Airways
, Nok Air and Thai Air Asia operate nonstop domestic flights to Krabi from Bangkok. From Koh Samui, there is a direct flight on Bangkok Airways. AirAsia offers a direct connection from Kuala Lumpur.
Best time to travel to Krabi
Krabi enjoys tropical monsoon climate and is hot throughout the year. The best time to visit is between November and March, when the day temperature hovers around 30 degree Celsius, with controlled humidity. The days are mostly dry and breezy, well-suited for outdoor activities. This period coincides with the Chinese New Year celebrations. Christmas and New Year parties at Krabi, make it popular holiday destination. In the off-season, between the wet months of June and October, the hotel rates are cheaper and the beaches less crowded.
Several international carriers fly to Bangkok, from where it is easy to connect to Krabi via domestic airlines. Malaysia Airlines
allows a generous 30 kg of checked-in baggage allowance. Thai Airways International offers Wi-Fi for nominal charges on some of its aircrafts. Onboard AirAsia, your duty-free shopping is delivered to your seat, upon pre-booking 48 hours before departure. Several airlines offer special assistance to wheelchair passengers, lounge privileges and web check-in facilities.
• Which airlines offer cheap air-tickets from Melbourne?
The airlines which offer cheap air-tickets from Melbourne to Krabi are AirAsia
and China Eastern.
• What is the time taken to reach Krabi from Melbourne?
The average time taken to reach Krabi from Melbourne is about 12 hours 30 minutes.
• What is the time difference between Melbourne and Krabi?
Melbourne is 4 hours ahead of Krabi.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Melbourne to Krabi?
For connecting flights from Melbourne to Krabi, the major layover airports are Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok.
• When is the first flight from Melbourne to Krabi?
The first departure for Krabi from Melbourne is at 12:10 AM on AirAsia.
• When is the last flight from Melbourne to Krabi?
The last flight from Melbourne to Krabi departs at 11:40 PM on Cathay Pacific.
• What are the airport codes for Melbourne and Krabi?
The airport codes for the Tullamarine Melbourne Airport and the Krabi International Airport are MEL and KBV, respectively.
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