Krabi Sports

Nov 9 07:50 2011 Tom Mike Print This Article

The province of Krabi in southern Thailand is well known for its spectacular diving and superior rock climbing opportunities, but sports enthusiasts have a whole host of other activities to choose from on a holiday in Krabi.

On Land

Famous in particular for its crystal clear waters,Guest Posting you should not, however, overlook the sports activities that can be enjoyed on Krabi’s dramatic landscape of limestone cliffs and verdant rainforests.

Golf

Those who enjoy a quiet round of golf can visit Krabi’s conveniently located Golf Course in Neua Klong. Golf is a popular sport with the many expats living in Krabi, and provides a welcome break for tourists who want a change of scenery and some gentle exercise, away from the crowded beaches of Ao Nang and other Krabi resorts. There is also a driving range for a chance to practice your swing in Krabi Town and golfers who want to take the sport to another level, can make the two hour drive to the world class golf course in Phuket.

Trekking

The lush rainforests in Krabi offer the perfect environment for a leisurely stroll or a more energetic walk, as the tree canopy provides much needed shade and there are many natural swimming holes in which to cool off. The National Park in Huay Toh has some superb trails that take in tropical birds and picturesque waterfalls, while there is an abundance of exciting hiking routes in Khao Phra-Bang Khram nature reserve, Tharnbok Khoranee National Park and down by the beautiful Tha Pom mangrove river.

Fitness

If you enjoy a vigorous jog along the picture perfect beaches of Krabi, then you may also want to make use of the fantastic sport and fitness facilities available in most of the quality Krabi hotels and resorts. Many of the mid-range and top-end hotels include amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and spa and fitness centres where you can relax with a traditional Thai massage after all that exertion! If you are staying in budget accommodation, try out the public gyms in Krabi Town and Ao Nang.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbers flock from around the world to test their nerves on the challenging cliffs that make up the iconic Krabi landscape. There are several rock climbing schools in Krabi, that offer courses catering from beginners to the experienced climber. You can also rent climbing equipment and a qualified guide to accompany to get the most out of your climbing expedition.

Water Sports

Diving and Snorkeling

Krabi’s diverse marine environment draws both divers and snorkelers from all over the world. They are keen to explore the famously clear and shallow waters simply brimming with sea life and flourishing coral reefs. There are more than 40 scuba diving schools in Krabi, offering courses at all levels and you can even take a four day PADI Open Water Diver course during your stay.

Divers and snorkelers can expect to catch glimpses of whale and leopard sharks, turtles and dolphins, along with a staggering variety of colourful tropical fish.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking is the ideal way to explore the stunning tropical islands that Krabi is renowned for. Opting for a kayaking tour from one of the many companies that offer this service, is the easiest way to visit the intriguing sea caves and hidden lagoons that dot the Krabi coastline.

Fishing

Nothing beats the thrill of catching a giant snapper on the glorious waters of the Andaman sea! Take a day excursion which includes a personal guide who can take you to the best fishing spots in Krabi, or charter your own private boat. Because the waters of the Andaman are literally teeming with fish, a catch is almost certain. Once back on the dry land of your Krabi beach resort, you can amaze friends with your trophy fish or stories of the ‘one that got away’!

Spectator Sports

The people of Krabi are passionate about Thai Boxing and Takraw (a bit like beach volleyball, but played with the feet). Find out what all the fuss is about and go and watch a competition – these exciting spectator sports will be the icing on the cake of your Krabi holiday!

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