Krabi, to the east of Phuket on the mainland, is the capital of the Krabi province. Krabi is a clean, neat little town, without the usual tourist focus, which is characteristic of Phuket. The town has a small airport and is a useful anchorage for cruising yachts and yacht charters who may need supplies.
Navigators who arrive in Krabi will normally anchor off Ao Nang beach, a beautiful beach, well worth a visit. Ao Nang offers all the facilities that one could wish for; hotels, restaurants and spas and these are, most of them being of good quality but rather pricey. The development is concentrated at the northern end so the rest of the beach which has no road retains its untouched, natural appeal. There is a direct road to Krabi and taxis are available at the spot.