Krabi is your gateway to a perfect island holiday in Thailand. Aside from the main draw of sun, sea and sand at the beaches of Ao Phra Nang, Koh Lanta Yai, Koh Phi Phi and surrounding islands on the Andaman Sea, Krabi offers wonderful national parks, temples and sacred archaeology sites. Go rock climbing at Railay, ride an elephant, try full moon kayaking, swim the clear waters of Sa Morakot (also known as the Crystal Lagoon or Emerald Pool), or join a liveaboard diving expedition. The secrets of the limestone cliffs are yours to discover—Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) and Khao Khanap Nam Cave are ideal even for non-spelunkers to explore. Further inland, the waterfalls of Khao Phanom Bencha National Park are well-loved by visitors. Songkran in April and Loi Krathong in November are red-letter days. The Andaman Sea Festival and the sea gypsy festival Loi Ruea Chao Le are also worth noting. End your days in paradise with nourishing Tom Kha Gai (a coconut chicken soup) and a soothing Thai massage.