Krabi Town is the capital of the province and also your ferry connection point to Koh Phi Phi, Koh Jum and Koh Lanta. The scenery comprises of massive limestone structures that some great rock climbing. Overland journeys in this area will often take you passed rubber and coconut plantations. Unless you are transferring to other destinations, you will not likely stay in Krabi Town but instead head to the beach.
Ao Nang is the most popular beach and where the concentration of facilities and resorts are. Compared to Phuket, Ao Nang is not as brash but it is still lively. It’s not the prettiest beach in the area, though. Railay is far more picturesque, as is Haad Noppharat Thara. If you fancy an even quieter locale head to Khlong Muang. That said, staying in Ao Nang does give you easy access to these other locales as day trips so you could get the best of both worlds.
Railay and Tonsai are both close by and offer some stunning and chilled beach locations as well as some of the best rock climbing in Thailand.
Krabi Airport lies around 10 miles (15km) outside of the town centre and 15 miles (25km) from Ao Nang, which typically takes a little over 30 minutes to transfer by road.