Krabi is an amazing destination in Thailand and very famous for its sandy beaches and tropical islands, but what not many people know is that hidden in the jungles that surround the province is a hot waterfall!
Khlong Thom Hot Waterfall, also known as Krabi Hot Springs, is the perfect place to relax after so many days at the beach, and here’s everything you need to know before you go:
Krabi Hot Springs – How to Get There
Located about 65 km or a 1-hour ride from Krabi Town (location here), Krabi Hot Springs are usually visited in combination with the Blue & Emerald Lagoons which are just a few minutes away. This is how you can visit both these destinations:
Hop on a Guided Tour
A tour is usually the easiest way to visit any destination as everything will be taken care of for you. The downside is that you’ll probably arrive with the crowds… We recommend the following tours that include both a visit to the Hot Springs early in the morning and a good amount of time to explore the Blue & Emerald Lagoons.
Get a taxi from Krabi Town
You can get a taxi to Krabi Hot Springs from Krabi Town. The two-way journey should cost around 2,500 to 3,000 Baht (around 70-85 EUR) and it can be shared with up to four passengers. This is not the cheapest way to visit but if you want to get there before the crowds it’s a good option (make sure to leave at around 7 AM).
DIY and drive there on a scooter
Probably the cheapest way to visit and our chosen option! You can rent a scooter for as little as 200 Baht per day in Krabi and expect to spend around 80 Baht in fuel to get there and back.
Since we had a scooter, we opted to do the Blue Laggon & Emerald Pool on the same day and highly recommend this day tour combination!
Opening Hours & Ticket Prices
Krabi Hot Springs is open every day from 8:30 AM to 6 PM and the entrance fee is 200 Baht per adult and 100 Baht per child.
Note: The best time to visit is during the early mornings and weekdays. After 9:30 AM a lot of tours arrive at the same time to visit the springs.
Krabi Hot Springs
Khlong Thom Hot Waterfall is considered the only hot waterfall in Thailand with water flowing all year round. The waterfall is not big but has a few natural hot tubs where you can sit and relax in 35-42°C water that comes from volcanic chambers!
This water here is rich in restorative minerals. It has many benefits for the skin, and for treating aches and joint pains as well as helping relax both the body and mind.
Although having a very pleasant temperature, it is not recommended to bathe here for more than 20 minutes at a time. The high levels of Sulfur in the water can cause dizziness, dehydration, overheating, and fainting. We recommend alternating between the springs and the river to freshen up or even getting a massage in between the bathing sessions.
Note: Massages are offered right next to the waterfall and cost around 300 baht for a 1-hour session.