*Ao Nang (อ่าวนาง, map) Ao Nang Beach is Krabi’s most developed beach. Fringed by palms, the long beach is backed by a wide range of accommodation including resorts, bungalows, and guesthouses. A large selection of bars, restaurants, and Western fast food chains can also be found here.
*Hat Rai Leh (Rai Leh Beach East/West, map) Hat Rai Leh is bounded on two sides by limestone cliffs, thus isolating it from the mainland. It is only accessible by boat. Rai Leh West has a white sand beach and is the longest of the beaches in this area. Rai Leh East is popular backpacker hang-out and offers cheaper accommodation than the west side. Rai Leh East’s beach has extensive stands of mangroves, making it less suitable for beach activities.
Of the 154 islands in the province, Ko Phi Phi Le (map) is the most famous, as it was the site of the movie The Beach.
Various tourist attractions can be conveniently reached by local songthaew. Songthaews depart from the Vogue Department Store on Maha Rat Rd (map). Trips to other destinations can be made by taxi and rental car.