Inland, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave) is a forest monastery with dozens of kutis (monastic cells) set into the limestone cliff. It takes its name from the large tiger that apparently once lived here and left his paw prints behind as proof. The site is surrounded by ancient mangrove forest and rocky hillsides dotted with caves and offers fantastic views from the summit.
Foodies should note that Krabi has excellent bakeries and, in recent years, the burgeoning Muslim population has clearly influenced the food, so that, along with hot Thai salads, you can also find halal meat, roti and Malaysian-Thai fusion cuisine. For a nocturnal nibble alfresco and a promenade walk, head to Krabi pier, which is thronged with people at twilight.