With three days in Krabi, you can wander temples and markets, explore jungles and caves, and chill out on white-sand beaches. There’s even time to try out a few exciting activities, such as climbing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Krabi.
Wareerak Hot Spring Spa
18 Moo 7, Khlong Tom Nua, Krabi, Thailand, 81120
Wareerak Hot Spring Spa is a great place to experience the warmth of flowing water or a full program of hydrotherapy. Indulge in wraps, scrubs, massages, and other treatments from the extensive menu surrounded by the sounds of the forest or the burble of a rushing river, then follow with a long, warm soak. Many travelers prebook a half-day or full-day package with transfers, hot springs bathing, treatments, and a local, organic, seasonal lunch; others stop by for a bath as part of a Krabi sightseeing tour en route to the nearby Emerald Pool.
Things to know before you go
- With programs including Thai yoga, Thai massage, and Thai traditional medicine, Wareerak Hot Spring Spa is a great choice for anyone interested in wellness traditions.
- There are two sets of springs at Wareerak. Kinaree Hot Spring has smaller cold, warm, and hot spring pools; the Anodad Onsen has larger pools, which are all hot.
- While naturally heated, the Wareerak springs don’t have the pungent sulfur scent of many geothermal springs.
- The hot springs at Wareerak are not wheelchair-accessible. Travelers with mobility issues may need assistance to enter and exit the springs.
How to get there
Wareerak Hot Spring Spa is in Khlong Thom, about a 32-mile (51-kilometer) drive southeast of Krabi and around 7 miles (12 kilometers) from Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot). There’s no public transportation and traffic on Highway 4 is heavy, so most travelers prefer to book transfers.
When to get there
The Wareerak hot springs are open daily, although the baths close during lunch. Book well in advance if traveling during Krabi’s peak season (December–January).
Which Krabi Hot Springs Are Right for Me?
The volcanic chambers below Krabi fuel a wealth of hot springs. Some travelers opt for Namtok Ron (Hot Spring Waterfall), a natural hot waterfall in the jungle, but the falls are compact and can get very crowded. The Nattha Waree Hot Spring Resort & Spa has a series of large, artificial hot spring pools—including bathing rooms designed for travelers with disabilities—as well as fish therapy pools. Wareerak Hot Spring Spa is more intimate and wellness-focused.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Wareerak Hot Spring Spa?
What else should I know about attractions in Krabi?
- Wat Khlong Thom Museum
- Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
- Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
- Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)
- Railay Beach
- Tup Island (Koh Tup)
- Poda Island (Koh Poda)
- Ao Nang Beach
- Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)
- Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay)
- Koh Yao Yai (Ko Yao Yai)
- Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)
- Ao Luk
- Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)
- Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)