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krabi province with children and snorkling quality

Canberra, Australia
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krabi province with children and snorkling quality

Hi all,

If we were to spend 16 days in the krabi province (thinking a week around railay and a week on Koh Lanta) would there be enough interesting activities to do with a 4 year old? While we are interested in relaxing on the beach we are also interested in some cultural experiences and some of the typical touristy activities that children may enjoy like elephant rides etc?

Also, if you have been to krabi recently, what is the quality of the snorkling around railay and koh lanta? is there quality coral or is most of it dead like in so many areas these days?

Ao Nang, Thailand
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1. Re: krabi province with children and snorkling quality

The beaches of Railay and Koh Lanta are sandy and therefore, not really good for snorkeling, although it can be interesting, as well. The best snorkeling spots are out on the islands. Make sure you have a right sized life vest for your kid. Most boats do not carry children sized life vests, if they carry any. There is a shop in Ao Nang you can buy kids sizes or bring it from home.

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2. Re: krabi province with children and snorkling quality

What activities does a 4 year old need. My kids were happy to play on a nice beach at 4, snorkelling not so easy for a 4 year old and you don't say what time of year, if seas are choppy then it wouldn't be such a good idea. Also be aware that elephants are not native to southern Thailand so are only their for tourist dollars and are not always treated that well. For more cultural experiences better off heading into town and visiting a wat or two. We always visit at least one wat on our travels and like to sit with the monks while they are chanting, a lovely experience.

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