Krabi Weather April Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather like in Krabi in April
Weather in April in Krabi, Thailand is very similar to that of March high temperatures with a little bit rainfall. During this month, the average temperature starts off at 28°C (created by highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C) and rises up to 29°C (highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C) by April 13th, only to drop down to 28.5°C (highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C) by the end of the month.
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 34°C and fall below 23°C in Krabi in April. The hottest temperature ever recorded in this province during this month is 38°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered here at this time of year is 23°C.
With average temperatures as hot as this, April is only suitable for travellers who really love the heat. If you're determined to visit Thailand but aren't a fan of high temperatures, you're best off forgetting about April and visiting Krabi in January, which is usually the coolest month of the year for the province. Whenever you decide to visit Krabi, you'll need to pack lots of light and airy clothing, plus protective hats and suntan cream in order to stay comfortable and avoid sunburn.
Throughout the month, Krabi is subject to an average of 106mm/4 inches of rainfall spread out over eight rainy days, making it the dampest month of the year so far. The likelihood of precipitation falling starts off at 49% on April 1st and rises up to 51% by April 11th, 52% by April 21st and peaks at 53% by April 29th, making the start of the month the best time to visit if you want to avoid a shower. The month common types of precipitation you can expect to experience in Krabi in April are thunderstorms (63%), light rain (16%) and moderate rain (16%).
Across April, Krabi enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine every day, alongside median cloud cover which fluctuates between 65% (partly cloudy) and 73% (partly cloudy).
The average sea temperature in Krabi hardly changes at all throughout the year, just like the average temperature. In April, the average sea temperature is 30°C that's 1°C warmer than last month which is the perfect temperature to enjoy a swim.
Because of its tropical climate, Krabi is mostly humid throughout the year. In April, the relative humidity ranges between 54% (mildly humid) and 94% (very humid), rarely dropping below 46% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is usually at its driest around April 13th, when the relative humidity falls below 57% three days out of every four, whilst the air tends to be at its most humid around April 27th, when it rises above 92% three days out of every four.
Krabi is subject to hardly any strong winds in April. At this time of year, typical wind speeds vary between 0 m/s (calm) and 4 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 6 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) occurs on April 2nd, when the average daily maximum is 4m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s happens on April 12th, when the average daily maximum is 4 m/s.
Krabi Hotels in April
For a luxury spa hotel in Krabi, it's got to be Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa. This hotel is located just off the Ao Nang and Nopparathara beaches and boasts a spa which offers modern and traditional therapies such as Thai body massages, reflexology and steam rooms as well as signature treatments, like the Even Miracle Grain Body Exfoliation. Accommodation is designed in a Southern Thailand-style and comes in the form of deluxe rooms and suites, some of which have direct swimming pool access. Other onsite services and facilities include swimming pool with slide, fitness centre, kids' club, free WiFi access and Thai cooking classes.
Railay Bay Resort & Spa is another top pick when it comes to spa hotels in Krabi. Here you can choose between deluxe rooms, cottages, suites and villas, each of which comes with ethnic Thai décor, in-room safe and coffee making facilities. The onsite restaurant serves freshly-prepared Thai cuisine, seafood, pizza and a handful of other Western options, all in incredible beach surroundings. Full-day excursions to neighbouring islands can be booked from reception and there is also a swimming pool onsite which faces the Andaman Sea.
Cha Wan Resort is the newest boutique hotel in Krabi, found just a stone's throw away from Ao Nang beach. This small hotel is spread over two floors and only offers ten rooms, making it perfect for holidaymakers in search of an intimate, friendly experience. There is a small selection of facilities onsite, such as a restaurant which serves Thai and international cuisine and cocktails, room service and swimming pool, with many more shopping and entertainment options available between the Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beaches.
For something a bit more affordable, check out the Dee Andaman Hotel. Located in the heart of Krabi town close to many bars, restaurants and shops, this eco-friendly hotel minimises its impact on the environment and uses the least intrusive products possible, making it perfect for those concerned about their carbon footprint. Accommodation is provided in the form of double, twin and family rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning, free WiFi access and satellite TV. There's a rooftop restaurant which serves Asian and Western cuisine, a pool bar, outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and free shuttle service between the hotel and the Krabi Town Shopping Centre.
Krabi Beach for April
Kaw Kwang Beach in the north of Koh Lanta Yai is perfect for holidaymakers who want to pretend they own their own tropical island. This secluded beach curves around the island and is made up of soft white sand and very clear, calm waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. When the tide is low, you can safely walk from the beach to a small rocky island just a short distance away. There are no sun loungers, parasols, food kiosks or any other facilities here, so you'll need to bring all commodities with you. Although the lack of amenities can be a hassle, it makes this beach rather unpopular, creating quiet and peaceful surroundings perfect for relaxing.
Klong Dao Beach in Ko Lanta Yai stretches on for 3km, making it perfect for those who love walking up and down the beach. Thanks to the soft white sands and shallow, calm waters which are perfect for swimming, this beach is the most popular in the area, but because of its large size, you'll never be stuck for somewhere to lie down your towel. Although there are no food kiosks or facilities available on the beach, there are many top-end resorts located just off the beach, each of which has a selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Bars and Restaurants
Hippies Bar and Restaurant is the place to go if you're in the mood for Thai food, European dishes, Italian cuisine or seafood. The menu features a selection of pizzas, sizzling seafood platters, Thai curries and noodle-based dishes, all of which is very affordable and come in generous-sized portions. There's also a small dessert menu available with exotic ice creams and well as a varied drinks menu which features beers, spirits, cocktails and milkshakes. This restaurant attracts visitors of all ages and nationalities making it suitable for everyone and offers live entertainment most nights, usually bands, DJs or fire shows.
Satisfy your sweet tooth by popping into the Maharat Bakery. Located on Maharat Road in Krabi Town, this bakery is run by a Dutch-Thai couple who create a wide selection of cakes, brownies, pies, muffins, pastries, breads, sandwiches and pizzas freshly every day. You can choose something from the counter and take it away with you or sit down and eat it on their small undercover seating area. You can also place your order in advance over the phone or by email.
When it comes to live music, you can't beat Roots Rock Reggae Bar. Located in Ao Nang, this bar serves reasonably priced drinks and has a resident band which plays popular reggae songs by artists such as Bob Marley and Desmond Decca from about 8.30pm onward. There is a break around 10pm when an impressive fire show is performed, before the live band carries on playing. If Roots Rock Reggae Bar doesn't serve the specific spirit you're after, you can bring your own bottle and pay a small corking fee.
If there's a must-see sports match on TV during your holiday in Krabi, pop into Mermaids to watch it. This bar is located in a back street just off Ao Nang beach and offers a huge flat-screen TV which is used to show premiership football games as well as various other live sports. If sports aren't your thing, you can entertain yourself with the pool table or have a chat with the staff who are very friendly.
Things to do in Krabi in April
Krabi is full of natural attractions, Pranang Cave being one of the best. Located on Phra Nang beach in Ao Nang, between the eastern and western beaches of Railay, this cave acts as a small tunnel between the two beaches. Winds are often very strong inside this cave which can sometimes make the five-minute walk through it a bit tough, but it's worth it for the chance to see the multicoloured stalactites and stalagmites within. The entire cave can be fully explored within 15 minutes, making it an interesting place to visit if you get fed up of sunbathing on the beach.
For an open-air spa experience, visit the Saline Hot Spring. Situated in the south of Krabi in Klong Thom, this hot spring is made up of several natural pools which are full of water from thermal springs that originate in underground volcanic chambers. Since the pools take on the shape of smooth baths and the water is 35-42°C, it really is like an open-air spa. If the hot temperatures of the springs get a bit much for you, you can cool off in the river below. Basic changing facilities are available onsite, as well as a number of man-made pools for when the site is especially busy.
The Lane Bay Discovery Tour is a great way to explore the local area without getting lost. Suitable for groups of between two and eight people, these tours start at 8.45am with a hotel pickup, followed by a drive through limestone cliff valleys before you stop for two hours of kayaking through mangrove forests and limestone canyons. There is a break at a panoramic restaurant for lunch before the tour carries on to the Tha Pom National Park where you'll enjoy a walk whilst learning about pineapple fields and rubber trees. The last stop is the Aonang local market where you can chat to the locals and try some food. You'll then be dropped off at your hotel around 5pm.