Is it worth visiting Krabi, Thailand, in August?

Krabi Thailand August Weather Sea Town Sofitel

Is August a good time to visit Krabi? It's the question we asked ourselves before heading to Thailand. August is low-season in Krabi, and can be characterised by high temperatures and rainy days. On the plus side, unlike a visit in January, the beaches aren't packed, attractions are less crowded and prices lower. In the end, we decided to take the plunge, and spent a week in Krabi - and didn't regret it.  Before continuing, it should be pointed out

The amazing Hong Island – Krabi, Thailand

Hong Island Krabi Thailand 2017 Beach Long Boat

Having heard about its beautiful beach and lagoon, we were keen to take a trip to Hong Island to check it out for ourselves and weren't disappointed. From Krabi, it's possible to take a group tour (either in a long boat, or via speedboat) or alternatively you can charter your own transport to the island. We opted to rent a longboat for the afternoon, and this set us back 2000 baht. We were staying at the Sofitel, but chose not