Weather Averages for Krabi in January
Averages for Krabi in January
Krabi province is a popular beach destination in southern Thailand. It’s thought to be one of the oldest communities in the country and rivals the nearby Phuket and Bangkok in terms of beaches, activities and nightlife.
Krabi only really has two distinct seasons; hot and rainy. January is part of the hot season and is one of the busiest times of the year in the area, only second to the crowded festive period. Temperatures are much different to a British January, ranging from 22 to 31 degrees celsius, and with rainfall averaging just 30mm during the month, January is one of the driest times of the year.
The beautiful January weather makes it ideal for exploring Krabi’s Phi Phi Islands. There are six islands in all, but two of them really stand out above the rest.
Koh Phi Phi Lee is the most well known of the Phi Phi Islands, thanks to the stunning Maya Bay which was used as a main filming location for the Hollywood blockbuster The Beach. Another top attraction on this island is Tham Phaya Nak; a cave housing numerous wall paintings thought to have been drawn by pirates seeking shelter during the rainy season.
Koh Phi Phi Don is the other notable Phi Phi island. The top attractions here include the memorial garden paying tribute to those lost during the 2004 tsunami, the hilltop viewpoint commanding spectacular sights over Krabi, and ‘monkey beach’ - be sure to secure any valuables before heading here!
Stay at the Phi Phi Bay View Resort on Koh Phi Phi Don. For just £33 per night guests can enjoy luxury bungalow accommodation, private beach access and outdoor swimming pool complete with jacuzzi. There’s also a pool bar and an alfresco beachfront seafood restaurant.