How to be a Digital Nomad in Krabi, Thailand

How to be a Digital Nomad in Krabi, Thailand

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Krabi is famous for its scenic view and breathtaking Beaches and Islands. Its coral reef vistas are also one of the world’s most beautiful, which makes the city a great spot for coral diving.

With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more.

If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or Restaurant.

“Town” to most visitors is Ao Nang, a seaside strip of guesthouses, hotels, bars, restaurants, and Souvenir shops that continues to grow as tourist arrivals increase, now spreading north into Noppharat Thara, whose quiet, shady beach is part of the National Park that includes the Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang is the major launching point for Boat trips to nearby islands and the isolated beaches of Phra Nang Cape, where the famous former hippie enclave of Railey Beach is located.

Azure blue waters, incredible karst peaks, places to discover and islands to last you weeks are just a few of the main perks of visiting the lovely province of Krabi in the south of Thailand. This is one of Thailand’s most happening tourist destinations and a famous background to some of Hollywood’s prominent flicks. So who wouldn’t want to vacation in this idyllic region of Thailand? Better yet, who wouldn’t want to live here?

Landscape of Railay beach at sunrise in Krabi, Thailand.

Krabi, the capital of southern Thailand’s Krabi Province, is a resort town near the Andaman coast. It lies in an area of limestone karsts and mangrove forest. On a hilltop reached by stairs, the Tiger Cave Temple is a Buddhist site with panoramic views. Khao Kanab Nam, 2 slanting hills rising out of water, form a local landmark. Andaman Sea destinations like the Phi Phi Islands are accessible by ferry.

For those of you who need to work (and I mean really work) and are possibly trying to save money, living at the busy and budget-busting beaches isn’t always ideal but could still be doable.

Either way, the Krabi region is a perfect place for a digital nomad who wants beach and mountain life, an affordable base, and plenty of fun in their backyard.

Oh, and good wifi too!


  • 🌟 Total score 70% 3.75/5% 70% 3.75/5%
  • 🛍️ Quality of life score 85 Good% 85 Good%
  • 👪 Family Friendly Score 70 Okay% 70 Okay%
  • 💰 Cost of Living 100 Affordable: $1,034 / mo% 100 Affordable: $1,034 / mo%
  • 🖥️ Internet 100 Fast: 29Mbps (avg)% 100 Fast: 29Mbps (avg)%
  • 🌴Adventure 85 Good% 85 Good%
  • ☀️ Temperature 50 Sweaty: 92% 50 Sweaty: 92%
🗺️ Continent Asia 🏳️‍🌈 Country Thailand
✈️ Average trip length 📅6 days 🖥️ Internet speed (avg) 🚀29 Mbps
☀️ Weather (now) 🌧 29°C + 🥵 Sweaty (92%) = feels 37°C 💨 Air quality (now) 👍 9 US AQI  🍃 OK
🔋 Power 230V 50Hz 🚖 Best taxi app* Grab
The climate of Krabi is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy season due to the southwest

monsoon, which runs from May to October, and a dry season from December to March. … At

night, temperatures rarely drop below 20 °C (68 °F), although this can sometimes happen

between December and March.

The climate of Krabi is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy season due to the southwest

monsoon, which runs from May to October, and a dry season from December to March. … At

night, temperatures rarely drop below 20 °C (68 °F), although this can sometimes happen

between December and March.

Krabi, Krabi weather forecast hourly

krabi thailand trends
🚬 Social smoker +96% 🎾 Tennis +79% 🚐 Vanlife +35% 🎸 Acoustic music +26%
👋 Hospitality +90
🏍 Motorcycling +74% 💰 Crypto +32% 🎒 Backpacking +25%
🗃 Dev Ops +89% 📝 Blogging +64% 🌊 Diving +29% 🛒 Ecommerce +24%
⛳️ Golf +88% 🏂 Skateboarding +40% 📱 Mobile Dev +28% ⛱ Beach +22%
💵 Cost of living for nomad $1,034 / month 💵 Cost of living for expat $774 / month
💵 Cost of living for family $1,448 / month 💵 Cost of living for local $414 / month
🏠 1br studio rent in center $320 / month 🏢 Coworking $169 / month
🏨 Hotel (median price) $355 / month 🏨 Hotel (median price) $17 / night
🏡 Airbnb (median from 397 listings) $1,564 / month 🏠 Airbnb (median price) $51 / night
Krabi Town may not be your first choice as it’s still about 30-40 minutes away from the beach, however, the perk is that you’re closer to the airport, it’s cheaper, and there aren’t as many tourists around.

Must be at the beach? Go for it! There’s still plenty of spots that aren’t crawling with holidayers but are close to or on the beach like some parts of Koh Lanta or Klong Muang.

It’s not too hard and the locals would rather have someone stick around long term. If wifi is the one thing that will make you happy and earn them some easy cash each month, they will do it.

As mentioned, Krabi Town will definitely be cheaper and possibly even have more available. Everyone flocks to the beach. If you can ride a scooter or don’t mind public transportation, then stay in town. Don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks and searching in a slightly more competitive area? Head to Ao Nang.

Want a dose of island life? Start house/apartment hunting on Koh Lanta.

If you’re looking for a nice apartment to just plop down at while you get your life sorted, I lived in Hello House in Krabi Town. I lived there before it was a proper guesthouse and the owner Kune is a sweetheart. The wifi was good enough for me (YouTubers and those with massive files may find it a bit slower) and the rooms feel like home and offer plenty of space!

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✅ Affordable to live ❌ Freedom of speech is weak
✅ Pretty safe ❌ Not very democratic
✅ Fast internet ❌ Very sweaty and humid now
✅ Lots of fun stuff to do ❌ Quality of education is low
✅ Warm now ❌ Roads are very dangerous
✅ Warm all year round ❌ People don’t speak English well
✅ Good air quality usually ❌ Not family friendly
✅ Many Nomad List members have been Nomad List members liked going here
✅ Easy to make friends ✅ Spacious and not crowded
✅ Great hospitals ✅ Very easy to do business
✅ Not many people smoke tobacco ✅ Safe for women

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Krabi Town has plenty of decent cafes where you can grab a coffee and work but your best bet for a dedicated co-working space is Phansa.Space, a short drive from Krabi Town near Ao Nang Beach.
Ted Jr

Krabi is one of the cheapest places to live in Thailand because there’s an abundance of accommodation and you won’t be affected by inflated island prices in peak seasons. 

Krabi has more of a reputation with backpackers than digital nomads so you can find the community transient as people journey between Thailand and Koh Lanta for digital nomad life. 
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