8 Amazing Things To Do In Krabi At Night
Krabi is the ideal holiday destination, popular with everyone from party-hoppers and solitude seekers to nature lovers and culture vultures.
The town’s nightlife is as easygoing as the travellers it attracts, with plenty of drinking joints for a night of relaxed merrymaking. For those looking at fun-filled nighttime experiences, Krabi has plenty to offer.
Here’s a look at the coolest things you can do in Krabi at night.
1. Spend The Night At Ao Nang Centre Point
Where: Central Beach Road, near Burger King
A bustling three-storeyed entertainment complex surrounded by bars, Ao Nang Centre Point is the heart of the party scene in Krabi. Besides, there are a lot of food joints for those who are looking for some delicious grub post a hard drinking session. You can shop here, get a tattoo, or even watch a cabaret show.
2. Drink The Night Away At Soi RCA
Where: Airport Road heading out to Krabi, diagonally opposite McDonald’s
Soi RCA is the other major party hub in Krabi. It’s a street lined with bars – all identical and playing the same kind of music. So if you are looking to drink the night away, you are spoilt for choice here. Many of these bars offer board games and pool tables to while away your time.
Soi RCA is the kind of place where you can easily mingle with the locals and, better yet, share a drink with them.
3. Go For A Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise
Where: Pick up from either West Railway Beach, or Ao Nang Beach
The dinner cruise in Krabi offers a perfect romantic evening out on the sea. Hop aboard “Pla Luang”, the last of the Siamese sailing junks – the boat sails around stunning islands like Poda, Chicken, Si and Ta Ming. You can cliff-dive from the top deck and snorkel in the waters – or you can just relax on the boat with a pint of beer.
Watch the sun sinking into the sea as you sail back. Towards the end, you get to swim in the lit-up waters near Phra Nang Beach and witness bio-luminescence – an unreal phenomenon.
Cost: Rs 5,000/ US$ 78 | Book Now
4. Take A Sunset Kayaking Trip Through The Mangroves
Where: Ao Thalane Canyons
Krabi is a mainland paradise with a dense network of mangroves – and with its twisting waterways, there’s no better way of exploring it than on kayaks. The sunset kayak lets you paddle leisurely for close to 1.5 hours. The tour ends with a barbecue dinner on an isolated beach.
Cost: Rs 2,200/ US$ 34
5. Shop At The Walking Street Market
Where: Soi Maharaj 8, behind Vogue Department Store
The “Walking Street” markets are weekly events held from Fridays to Sundays. These markets sell everything under the sun, be it jewellery, handicrafts, souvenirs or clothes. You will also find some of the best street food in these markets. (Don’t forget to try the coconut ice cream here – it justs melt in your mouth.)
Street musicians play at every nook and corner of the area, and schoolchildren sometimes perform dances. There are also plenty of sketch artists, who’ll make a caricature for you at a nominal cost – it’s the perfect souvenir to take back with you.
6. Dine In A Cave Under A Limestone Cliff
Where: Rayavadee, Phranang Beach
Grotto is the best place in Krabi for a luxurious dining experience. If you’re looking to score some brownie points by surprising that special someone, this is the perfect place. Nestled in a cave under a limestone cliff on Phranang Beach, it provides a breathtaking setting.
The buffet here is sure to burn a hole in your pocket, but it’s totally worth it. Just remember to arrange a boat for your return journey in the night.
Cost: Rs 8,000/ US$ 125 per person for the buffet
7. Witness A Cultural Show At Paka Park
Where: 196/1 Sritrang Road Sub-district Krabi Yai District Mueng
The Illumanorah is a cultural show that uses music and dance to tell old Thai folk tales. The performers in their traditional costumes, the lighting and the sound effects all come together to create an awe-inspiring visual spectacle. Don’t forget to click photos with the performers after the show.
Cost: Dinner + Show starts at Rs 2,000/ US$ 31
8. Watch Ladyboys Dance At The Blue Dragon Cabaret
Where: Ao Nang
The Blue Dragon Cabaret show is the most famous one in Krabi. Gape in awe as ladies in jazzy costumes sing, dance and mock celebrities from different eras. But watch closely, and you’ll see that the ladies are actually ladyboys – Thailand’s much-respected third gender. Their versions of “Barbie Girl” and “Gangnam Style” are simply amusing.
Cost: Rs 700/ US$ 11