I’ve heard a few not-so-great things about Phuket. So I opted for the more affordable resort town of Krabi to be my gateway to the Koh Phi Phi Islands. I flew in and out of Krabi Airport which is only about an hour flight from Bangkok. The extremely picturesque town on the western coast of southern Thailand is rich with beautiful limestone cliffs and scenic beaches. Krabi is the epitome of a small beach town and was the perfect place to begin and end my island-hopping adventure.