Both Phuket and Krabi are wonderful places to travel, each with their own quirks and idiosyncrasies that make them great tropical destinations. However, depending on your holiday style, group and budget, one may be better suited than the other.
If you’re looking for an off the beaten path experience, backpacking through the jungle and snorkelling on the beaches then Krabi is the place for you. The island offers an experience rarely found in the tourism hotspot of Thailand, among wild mangroves and beautiful beaches.
However, if you like being in the middle of everything and love to have a night out drinking then Phuket is best. The island is popular with groups of friends, families and couples for its choice of fun activities and high-quality infrastructure.
Is the beach calling to you but Thailand doesn’t seem like the right place for you? Take a look at our list of unusual beach holidays to shake up your tropical getaways.