Cheap flights to Krabi from Australia might take over 15 hours in the air on average, and include at least a single stopover along the way, however there's plenty to look forward to you after touchdown. A tuk-tuk from the airport can bring you to the palm-fringed beaches of Ao Nang, where infinity pools and massage parlors roll into a lapping Andaman Sea. The hidden sands of Railay are a longboat from those shores, too, offering bamboo shacks beneath carved karst cliffs. Then come the hammock-swinging isles of Koh Lanta, Koh Jum, and the Phi Phis, where the vibes are always good, the jungles emerald green, and the ocean virtually see-through.
Prepare to gasp the first time you see the Phi Phis, which rise like sleeping giants from the Andaman Sea with jungles and white-sand coves.
Chill out with a cold beer on Long Beach in Koh Lanta, where rickety bamboo bars set the rhythm with reggae nights and sunset bonfires.
Railay draws climbers and sun seekers with its mix of cathedral-like karst cliffs and pristine tropical beaches.