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Ring in the New Year in Krabi 2024 Where to be & What to See!

lanterns on the beach in krabi thailand

New Year in Krabi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. This tropical paradise in southern Thailand offers a perfect blend of stunning natural beauty, and vibrant culture, and there are so many things to do in Krabi to make your New Year celebration in Thailand truly memorable.

The breathtaking beaches in Krabi are famous for their crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery, with towering limestone cliffs anywhere you look. With its postcard-worthy scenery, Krabi provides a breathtaking backdrop for welcoming the Krabi New Year in style.

Whether you’re looking for Krabi nightlife or seeking a more serene experience, Krabi has something to offer for everyone.

  • Check out my Krabi Travel Itinerary & if you are lucky enough to be celebrating New Year in Krabi it is one that you will never forget.

What to do for Krabi New Year

For the partygoers, Krabi’s nightlife scene comes alive during New Year’s Eve with beach parties, music festivals, fireworks, and fire shows everywhere you look. It is one of the best places in Thailand for New Years celebrations.

Light Laterns on the Beach & Watch the Fireworks Show

The best part of celebrating the New Year in Krabi is lighting a lantern on the beach. We looked around a few days before to try and find a lantern and everyone told us they don’t sell them. But in true Thai fashion, the street hustlers (and I say that with so much love) were selling New Years Eve for 100 baht each.

We bought two lanterns and set one off right away, and then waited until midnight for the other. It does get jam-packed. And I had to sneak into one of the hotel bathrooms, but it was worth it and one of the best ways to celebrate the New Year in Krabi.

And let me tell you celebrating Krabi New Years Eve this way is something you will NEVER forget. It was the most magical thing I have ever seen. The fireworks, long tails on the beach, and the floating golden lanterns are enough to make you tear up a bit. And be so hopeful for the new year.

Head to a Rooftop Bar

Another way to bring in the new year is at a rooftop bar where you will get a bird’s eye view of the fireworks.

The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant at Aonang Cliff Beach Resort: The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant is perched on a hilltop at Ao nang Cliff Beach Resort. It offers panoramic views of the beach and the firework show. The bar features a cozy and romantic setting. Plus, there is a poolside terrace that serves a wide range of food and cocktails.

This is one of the best places to celebrate Krabi New Year’s Eve with live music, DJ performances, and a festive atmosphere. Be sure to check their website. Or stop by and book a table to bring in the new year with a view.

friends having out a rooftop bar in krabi new year

The Rooftop Bar at The ShellSea Krabi: The ShellSea Krabi is a luxury resort located on Fossil Shell Beach, which is only about 10 minutes away from Ao Nang. It also is a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of the sea.

The bar has a modern and chic ambiance with comfortable seating and serves a variety of cocktails, mocktails, and light apps. On New Year’s Eve in Thailand, you can expect special events, live performances, and a vibrant atmosphere to celebrate the countdown. Plus, the ShellSea hotel is amazing and right on the beach, so why not book a room for the night?

Another rooftop with a pool and Bar is the Terrace at Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort and Spa, and here they really bring the party. Down below is a beautiful photo of the hotel!

a beautiful beach hotel in Krabi
Credit: Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort Via: Booking.com

Ao Nang Beach Party Krabi

There is no party like an Ao Nang party! The whole strip comes alive every night. But the New Year’s Eve Krabi Thailand celebration is something special. Many of the bars and beach hotels in Krabi will host special evenings to ring in the new year. You can enjoy a champagne toast, buffets, and fireworks.

As you stroll down Ao Nang Strip on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be swept up in the festive atmosphere. The streets are lined with twinkling lights and colorful decorations, and the air is filled with anticipation.

You’ll hear the laughter and chatter of fellow travelers, as well as the upbeat rhythm of music coming from the numerous bars and restaurants that line the strip. You are allowed to walk around with your drinks, so 711 is also another option.

We packed a cooler and just purchased ice. Luckily our hotel has a spare for us to use. But you can also find them to purchase around town, try Lotus if you are looking for one.

fireworks during krabi new year

And what better way to celebrate the New Year than with a refreshing cocktail in hand? The bars along Ao Nang Strip offer a wide range of drinks. From classic mojitos to tropical concoctions, perfect for toasting the arrival of the New Year in Krabi.

As the evening progresses, the party really heats up. You’ll find yourself drawn to the pulsating beats of live music and DJs spinning tunes. Dance the year away with fellow revelers, or simply sit back and enjoy the vibrant entertainment happening around you.

The energy is so contagious, and you will find yourself caught up in the excitement of Krabi Thailand New Years Eve!

And when the clock strikes midnight, get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s countdown! Join the throngs of people as they eagerly count down the seconds to the New Year.

When the clock strikes midnight, the sky above Ao Nang Strip lights up with a spectacular display of fireworks and lanterns to bring in the Near Year in Krabi!

Join in on a Bar Crawl

If you’re looking for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience, a bar crawl in Krabi, Thailand is the perfect way to celebrate! Krabi is known for its vibrant nightlife and buzzing bar scene, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.

As the crawl begins, you’ll be guided through some of the best bars in Krabi, each with its own unique vibe and character. From beachfront bars with the sand between your toes to cozy speakeasy-style joints tucked in a narrow alley. The variety of bars in Krabi ensures there’s something for everyone.

The energy builds as the night goes on, and the party gets into full swing. The bars come alive with live music, DJs spinning upbeat tunes, and dance floors filling up with enthusiastic revelers. You’ll find yourself caught up in the vibrant atmosphere, dancing, laughing, and celebrating well into the early hours of the morning.

And when the clock strikes midnight, get ready for an unforgettable Krabi New Year’s Eve countdown! The atmosphere is electric, with fireworks lighting up the sky and cheers filling the air.

It’s a moment you’ll never forget as you bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with newfound friends by your side. You will see why Krabi is the best place to spend New Years Eve in Thailand.

You will want to check out the Krabi Nightlife blog to find out more details for the New Year’s in Krabi.

a fire work show to bring in the new year in krabi thailand

Watch From Railay Beach New Years Eve Krabi Thailand

Railay is one of the very best beaches in Thailand, and spending your New years in Thailand is always a good plan. Railay Beach is well known for its stunning limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, and pristine white sands. Making it a picture-perfect setting for a happy new year on the beach.

As the evening approaches, the atmosphere on Railay Beach becomes electric with anticipation. The setting sun casts a golden glow over the towering limestone cliffs, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for the New Year festivities to come.

As the sky turns dark, you’ll notice a buzz of activity on the beach. Bars and restaurants set up special New Year’s Eve events, with twinkling fairy lights and festive decorations.

You can relax with a refreshing cocktail in hand or indulge in a delicious Thai feast as you await the countdown. One of the best restaurants in Krabi is the Tree House & Bar Mueang Krabi District Railay!

You’ll join in counting down the seconds to the New Year as midnight approaches, the excitement builds. The beach becomes illuminated with colorful fireworks, lighting up the night sky in a spectacular display of lights and sparks. The sound of laughter, cheers, and music fills the air as everyone eagerly anticipates the arrival of the New Year in Krabi.

After the countdown, the celebrations continue well into the night. Join the lively beach parties, dance under the stars, or take in the festive atmosphere with your loved ones. The beauty of Railay Beach at night, with its lit-up cliffs and serene waters, adds to the magical ambiance of Thailand at new year.

a bunch of lanterns in the sky

Sign up for a Beach Hotel New Year Parties in Krabi

Many beach hotels in Krabi host special New Year’s Eve parties. Offering a range of exciting activities and entertainment to make your celebration truly unforgettable. Here’s what you can expect when you sign up for a beach hotel New Year’s Eve party in Krabi.

  • Decorations
  • Live Music
  • Delicious Dining options
  • Fireworks & Countdown
  • Beach Bonfires
  • Champagne Toast

New Year parties are often the best parties in Thailand. And when celebrating at one of the many hotels in Krabi you will be safe, and stylish all night long.

big lanterns about to be released on the beach in Thailand

Relax at one of the Beach Bars/Cafes

In Krabi, there are endless beach bars and cafes. All you have to do is walk down the beach and you will see chairs, patios, hammocks, you name it, they have it. Some of the best beach parties in Thailand I have just stumbled across on walking down the beach.

Some of my favorite hidden gems are Joy Beach Cafe and The Last Fisherman.

Both of these beach restaurants in Krabi have amazing views with chairs right on the sand. You may want to head over before New Year’s Eve in Krabi to make sure that they are open, but I almost guarantee that they are.

Book a Private Boat Cruise for a New Years Thailand Style

Another way to experience an unforgettable krabi Thailand New Year’s Eve is to book a private boat to take you out on the water. You may have to pay a little extra because of the holiday, but it will still be relatively affordable.

Taking a boat cruise is one of the best tours to do in Krabi, and New Year’s would make it extra special.

Railay beach during the day

Day of The Krabi Thailand New Year 2024

Another reason Krabi is one best places to celebrate New Year’s is that pretty much everything stays open. On January 1 you have ample options for what to do in Krabi. A beach day on New Year’s? Yes, please! Most people tend to sleep their day away at one of the beaches or book a spa treatment.

You can spend your New Year’s Day Thailand style with a picnic in the shade with yummy drinks and have the time of your life.

Which Thai island is best for New Year?

Krabi is the best Thai Island for New Year! But there are plenty of Thai Islands to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Thailand. Koh Samui nightlife is always world class and Koh Phangan is one of the best party places in Thailand.

There are so many different types of Thai islands with their own vibes. Koh Larn would be an amazing island to celebrate if you are looking for chill island vibes for the new year and are located near Bangkok.

Where is the best place to spend New Year in Thailand?

The best place for celebrating the new year in Thailand is Krabi! There is a bit of everything here. You can release lanterns on the beach, get down at a hotel gala, or party the night away on the strip.

There are also rooftop bars in Krabi and almost everywhere is family-friendly! Krabi is home to the best new year party in Thailand year after year!

a bunch of fireworks for New Year in Krabi

How do Thai people celebrate the New Year?

The new year in Thailand is actually April 12-15, but most places do observe the western new year of January 1 as well. The Thailand New Year tradition is known as Songkran. It is a unique and vibrant celebration deeply ingrained in Thai culture and traditions.

While January 1st is recognized as New Year’s Day according to the Gregorian calendar, Songkran takes place from April 13th to 15th each year, and it is a time when Thailand comes alive with joyous festivities. It is an epic time to be in Thailand.

the Songkran festival in Thailand is how they celebrate a new year

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