When to go to Krabi
Krabi by seasons
Just 500 miles above the equator, Krabi enjoys a tropical climate, with high temperatures and high humidity levels year round. If swimming’s your bag, you’re in luck – the sea here hovers at around 30°C all year; it’s like diving into the bath, minus the bubbles of course! To help you choose the best time to visit, we’ve split the year into its two seasons:
November to April
The Dry Season sees warm, sunny days and little rain, making it the most popular time to visit Krabi. It’s great for going to the beach, trying rock climbing or just generally exploring the landscape. Between March and April there’s normally a month-long heatwave, with no rain and temperatures hitting 37°C, before the Wet Season hits, although nights can still be chilly, sometimes as low as 5°C.
Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival: translating as ‘the Openeing of the Andaman Sea,’ this festival is held in November and features parades, music, boat races and sea kayaking to welcome the start of the new Dry (and therefore tourist) Season.
Chak Phra Festival Krabi: in December, head to Krabi Town for parades of monks and locals in yellow shorts in honour of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
May to October
The Wet Season is the low season for tourists in Krabi, meaning that there are good deals to be found and you’ll share the sights with fewer people. While it can and it will rain, storms rarely last longer than an hour or so and are replaced with bright sun, temporarily lowering the humidity and bringing lush green foliage to the jungle-covered karsts. Just remember an umbrella.
Sat Duan Sip Festival: in August, join in with this festival, celebrating our ancestors. Families make offerings of food and flowers, which are taken to the monastery in a colourful procession.
Chak Phra Festival: to commemorate the day Buddha returned to earth, locals pull a huge statue of Buddha through the town, accompanied by colourful floats and a few monks.