Compared to nearby Phuket, Krabi bar girls and prostitutes are almost nonexistent and somewhat of a side attraction. There is very little action here, apart from pockets of girls in Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Town and Phi Phi. You don’t have to go without at either destination, but be aware that it is limited and quite pricey for what you get.
Ao Nang has the best selection of bar girls in Krabi for tourists. Koh Phi Phi is more for backpackers, although it does come with one or two girlie bars that blend in, along with freelance prostitutes that hang in the discos. Krabi Town is best for massage parlours and karaoke.
A note on freelancers: they hang around all areas at night and though they are cheaper than Krabi bar girls, avoid going with them as there is a much higher chance of being duped and robbed.
Ao Nang bar girls
There are two main areas with bar girls & prostitutes; one just behind the shops on the main beach at Centre Point, which has a dozen or so bars with a few girls in each, and another section on the road into Ao Nang. The latter is 200m up from the beach and has about 20 bars and is less pushy than the section at Centre Point.
To snag these girls, simply walk into to any one of the bars – they adjoin one another – have a beer and get chatting. The girls will talk to you immediately and also ask for a drink (lady drinks are about 180 baht).
You will also need to pay a ‘bar fine’, which is 300-500 baht and goes to the venue to cover loss of earnings.
These places have fewer girls than they’ve had in the past due to less tourists and that many girls simply move onto Phuket. The selection is actually quite poor, such that it may even be best to bring a bar girl over from Phuket. In addition, a lot of these bars close at around midnight. Keep an eye on roving ladyboys at the north end of beach road if walking back to your hotel at night!
Krabi Town bar girls
Krabi Town is more for the locals and doesn’t really have the quintessential girlie bar, since Thai males prefer the karaoke joints. The best place for Krabi bar girls & prostitutes in town is Maharat Road and its sois. Head for sois 2, 7, and 11 where wandering hostesses poor your drinks and bounce on your knee. You can take these girls out of the building for about 2,000 baht a pop. That is considered the bar fine and her fee rolled into one.
The karaoke next to the Greenhill Hotel on Maharat Road is pretty popular. The girls here can be taken out for about 1,000 baht short-time, 1,500-2,000 all night. The girls have their apartments nearby so no need to go back to your hotel. The Thai Hotel also has a karaoke joint with prostitutes for 2,000 baht.
There are also several massage shops in this area and Chao Fa Road where you can have an oil massage and a wank, but little in the way of Krabi bar girls. The massage is typically 300 baht for two hours and the extra about 500 baht but only lasts a short tme.