Quick Tips for Budget Holiday in Krabi Island, Thailand
Krabi Island, a very popular tourist site in Thailand especially among honeymoon makers and western tourist. The crystal clear water, snorkeling and island hopping are common activities here.
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The tips is more specific for people who are looking for budget trip in Krabi.
Check the Weather Forecast & Ticket Booking
Before making any decision to book your ticket to Krabi, you have to check the local weather forecasting. The best time to go here is in between November to March. This is because Krabi receive less rain during this season, but it doesn't mean no rain at all during this time. In case its heavy rain, high possibilities the water activities will be cancelled.
Book your hotel
After booking your flight ticket, you may book your hotel and activities in Krabi. There are various websites for you to do hotel booking and always remember to check for the best deal. You can check on AirAsia Go, Agoda or Booking.com because their price are absolute cheaper than directly deal with hotel's reservation staff. As for activities, you can book earlier from your home country, but actually, the price is much cheaper when you booking here in Krabi. Totally easy!
The activity in Krabi is mostly focusing on the beach activities. So, don't forget to bring sunblock, sun shades and cap. Good if you can bring a small mat or big towel for relaxing on the beach.
You need to at least change your home currency to US Dollar before changing it to Thai Bath (THB). If you are in Singapore or Malaysia before going to Krabi, you may directly change Thai Baht with a sufficient rate. This is another option for you in case you will have problem to find money changer in Krabi.
if you are Muslim, don't worry! Halal food is almost everywhere. If you would like to have Thai Muslim's food, you may enjoy the mixed rice at Krabi night market. Normally 1 serving of mixed rice will cost you around THB40. There are a lot of 7 Eleven here, I would say almost at every few blocks, you will see one 7 eleven outlet here. So, you won't get hungry in the middle of the night.
you can buy local simcard when you arrive to Krabi. It is very cheap to call or sending SMSes compared to roam your home network. Normally, you will get free THB100 phone credit when buying the sim card and for example, calling to Malaysia will cost you THB4/minute compare to THB40 if you are roaming by using Malaysian simcard.
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