Budget Travel Tips to Krabi

April 26, 2018

As much as we all love to travel, we also love to save as much money as we could while on the go. Be it on shopping, dining or even tours, saving cash in a holiday is considerably a challenging thing to do. Especially if you come in a more wealthy state such as the West, cause you tend to think everything is economical even when it is not considered so in a neighborhood context.

Krabi, Thailand, is a popular tourist destination due to the cheap meals, lodging and available tours. These few areas are constantly packed with travelers from all over the world. So how can you save your money and still get the best from your holiday in Thailand?

Eat the Neighborhood Way
A fancy restaurant does not absolutely guarantee the quality of meals. Head to where the locals eat. Following the rule of thumb, even if there is a crowd in a specific food house, then the meals there should be good.

Bargain, Bargain Bargain!
The locals can spot a foreigner easily especially if you are not of Asian descent. Additionally, it is very common for them to try their fortune and jack up their sales price when they see a possible tourist-customer. So do not be fooled and set your bargaining skills to check. Never settle for the initial price they provide you - always try to reduce or pretend to walk away if they refuse because it’s quite likely that they will call for you with a cost that is way lower than the initial one. But obviously, you also have to be reasonable at the price that you quote.

Proceed During Off-Season
If you visit Thailand between Jan and May or July to Nov, odds are you can get a complimentary upgrade to larger rooms without needing to top up. Sometimes, hotel rooms will also be cheaper than said.

Walk Or Rent a Bike
Forget taxis! If the place is near, then simply walk rather than flagging a cab. The streets of Krabi and Phuket are constantly filled with stores so that it isn’t a truly lonely and dull walk. Otherwise, rent a bicycle. Renting a bicycle is very common in Thailand and cheap also. If mythailandtours do not, then just walk out and you’ll definitely see at least one motorbike rental store out there.