Krabi Weather May Averages, Thailand
What's the Weather like in Krabi in May
The weather in Krabi, Thailand changes very little throughout the year. In May, the average temperature is a constant 28.5°C, created by highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at the beginning of the month and highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at the end of the month.
Even though it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 34°C and fall below 24°C during this month in Krabi. The highest temperature ever registered in the province during May is 38°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered here during this month is 20°C.
With average temperatures as hot as these, Krabi in May is perfect for holidaymakers who love high temperatures and lots of sunshine. On the other hand, if you're not a fan of the heat, but you're determined to visit Krabi, you're best off forgetting about May and visiting the province in January, when temperatures are usually at their coldest. Whichever month you choose to visit Krabi, you'll need to bring lots of light and airy clothing with you, as well as suntan cream and protective hats in order to stay comfortable and avoid sunburn.
Across the month, Krabi receives an average of 216mm/8 inches of rainfall divided between 14 rainy days this is more than twice as wet as April. The probability of rainfall making an appearance in Krabi in May starts off at 53% on May 1st and gradually rises up to 55% by May 11th until it reaches 59% by May 26th, making the start of the month the best time to go if you want to avoid storms. The most common types of rainfall you can expect to experience in Krabi in May are thunderstorms (44%), moderate rain (28%) and light rain (23%).
Throughout the month, Krabi boasts an average of eight hours of sunshine each day, alongside median cloud cover which ranges between 72% (partly cloudy) and 80% (mostly cloudy) which means that you might not get much of a chance to sunbathe.
The average sea temperature for the water around Krabi at this time of year is 30°C that's the same as last month which is more than warm enough to enjoy a swim, whether or not the sky is overcast.
Thanks to its tropical climate, Krabi remains mostly humid all-year-round. In May, the relative humidity for the province fluctuates between 59% (mildly humid) and 94% (very humid), rarely falling below 51% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air tends to be at its driest around May 1st, when the relative humidity drops below 63% (mildly humid) three days out of every four, whilst the air is usually at its most humid around May 8th, when it rises above 92% (very humid) three days out of every four.
Krabi is hardly affected by any winds at all at this time of year. Across May, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 4 m/s (gentle breeze), rarely going over 6 m/s (moderate breeze). The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) happens around May 12th, when the daily maximum wind speed is 4 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s occurs around May 1st, when the daily maximum wind speed is 4 m/s.
When it comes to an affordable place to stay in Krabi, take a look at the Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang. Just a short distance away from the Aonang and Noppharat Thara beaches, this hotel provides guests with 213 contemporary rooms divided between low-rise buildings. There are deluxe, premier, pool-access and family rooms to choose from, plus deluxe suites, each of which comes with free WiFi access and coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant onsite which serves Thai and international dishes, two bars, three outdoor swimming pools and spa which offers Thai massages, aromatherapy and herbal treatments.
Krabi Hotels in May
The Phra Nang Inn is another mid-range hotel in Krabi. Located in the centre of Ao Nang beach, this hotel is situated perfectly for spending days at the beach, dining in local restaurants and shopping at various stores and boutiques. The three-star boutique hotel provides guests with 69 deluxe rooms divided between two buildings the Beach Wing and Spa Wing. There are loads of services and facilities onsite, including three restaurants, open-air beach bar, babysitting services, two swimming pools and spa with private treatment rooms, massage beds, steam rooms and saunas.
Found just 400m away from the Ao Nang beach, Aonang Paradise Resort is ideal for families and couples who want to spend their days sunbathing and snorkelling. This hotel features a contemporary design, with the accommodation options set amongst indigenous trees and bushes which have been growing for the past ten years. Guests can choose between superior, deluxe and family rooms, each of which features WiFi access and air conditioning. Onsite services and facilities include swimming pool, children's pool, fitness room, Thai and Western restaurant. Offsite excursions for scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and golf can be booked at reception.
For a pure relaxing experience, it's got to be Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort & Spa. This resort features accommodation in the form of wooden huts scattered amongst dense forest, giving guests the impression that they're staying in the middle of the jungle. Superior and deluxe twin and double rooms are available, each of which features WiFi access and air conditioning. The resort comes with everything you could ever need including fitness centre, spa, restaurant, swimming pool, café and babysitting service but if you'd like to explore further afield, there's also a free shuttle service provided to take you further into Ao Nang.
Krabi Beach for May
Pra Ae beach (sometimes known as Long Beach) is the second beach on Ko Lanta Yai, just south of Klong Dao. It stretches on for a staggering 4km, making it ideal for leisurely strolls and children who need lots of room to play. Its huge size also means that no matter how busy the beach is, you'll always find the perfect spot to lie down your towel. The white sandy beach is littered with sea shells whilst the tropical coconut and pine trees which line the beach provide plenty of natural shade. This sea can sometimes be a bit rough, making it unsuitable for children but great for adults who love splashing about in the waves.
For a beach with fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities, you can't beat Klong Kong beach. Also located in Ko Lanta Yai, this beach is known for having shallow, clean and clear waters where an abundance of marine life lives. The waters are so clear that you don't even have to stick your head underwater to see the fish and other aquatic creatures you can see them if you swim offshore just a few metres. There are no facilities available on the beach, which means there isn't much else to do apart from swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and sunbathing.
Bars and Restaurants
Khaothong Terrace Restaurant is the closest you'll get to dining in a tree house. Located in Krabi Town, this restaurant serves a selection of traditional Thai dishes and fresh seafood, all of which are presented beautifully by friendly staff. The highlight of the restaurant is definitely its location tucked into dense green forest and with fantastic views which overlook the nearby beach.
The award-winning Gecko Cabane restaurant is a must-visit for foodies in search of a gourmet experience in Krabi. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is located in Krabi Town and is run by a French-Thai couple who have injected their cultures into the menu. What makes this restaurant really stand out is that diners can have the spiciness of each dish customised to suit their palate. There is also a comprehensive wine menu available, with French and international bottles.
The Deck Cocktail Bar and Beyond is the only rooftop bar in Ao Nang, situated on top of the massage centre in Downtown Ao Nang. This bar is open from 5pm until 2am every day and serves a range of affordable drinks in a friendly atmosphere. If you're feeling hungry, you can even order some food from one of the nearby restaurants and eat it in the bar, providing you've bought some drinks.
Funky Fish Bungalows are home to the Funky Fish Bar and Restaurant the perfect place to grab a drink and relax. There is a wide selection of drinks available here, including local and imported beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, which are served each night after sunset. Monday is the best time to visit, when drinks promotions are available and live entertainment is scheduled.
Things to do in Krabi in May
The Emerald Pool is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Krabi. Located inside the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, this large natural pool can only be reached by following a 1.2km trek through a jungle, past a number of smaller pools, waterfalls, streams and hundreds of tropical trees and plants. The Emerald Pool is filled with natural spring water which is the perfect temperature for swimming. The colour changes over the course of the day as the sun shines from different angles if you want to see the true emerald colour, you'll need to visit in the early morning.
For a glimpse at the real Thailand the locals experience every day, take a walk along Ao Nang Walking Street. This bustling street is lined by shops selling everything from raw ingredients, prepared food and drinks to clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs. There are also several hostels, fast food restaurants, bars and massage parlours located along the street. Whilst you can walk up and down, it's faster and easier to rent a scooter and ride along the street, plus there is plenty of parking available.
When it comes to a diving school in Krabi you can trust, look no further than Poseidon Dive Centre. This diving school employs divers who teach in six different languages, including English, and are qualified to take visitors out for fun diving, certified diving courses and free diving. The Poseidon Dive Centre covers loads of diving locations, including the waters around Ao Nang, Phi Phi Islands, Koh Si, Koh Ha, Koh Ya Wa Bon, Shark Point, Anemone Reef, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Hin Bida and King Cruiser Wreck.