Krabi is a province in the South of Thailand, at the coast of the Andaman Sea, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Most of Krabi is part of the mainland, but it also includes the islands of Ko Phi-Phi, Ko Lanta and several smaller islands.

What to do there

How to get there

By Air: Thai Airways (3 flights per day) and Bangkok Airways have flights from Bangkok to Krabi Airport. Bangkok Airways also has a connection to Ko Samui.

Accommodation

Krabi Town

There are a number of small hotels in Krabi town which may feel less touristic than hotels in in Phra Nang Bay.

Phra Nang Bay

Ao Nang: The greatest choice in terms of accommodation is in Ao Nang, which is also a good base for those who want to visit Krabi’s hinterland in addition to the beaches. You can find everything from cheap and simple bungalows to high-end resorts.

    Places I’ve stayed:

  • Ao Nang Paradise Resort: Some 20 or so cozy but comfortable bungalows, quiet location around 400 m from the beach, inexpensive. Very nice staff.
  • The Cliff Ao Nang: 500 m from the beach, very romantic bungalows, great design concept, nice furnishing, classy pool, but very expensive. Looks like a spa, but there is none.
  • The Pavillion: Large building, very nice rooms, good restaurant, brilliant but expensive spa.
  • Phra Nang Inn: 30 m to the beach (behind the beach road, though), large rooms, good value for the money, good spa, good food, but make sure your room is not located next to the noisy main road
  • Ao Nang Sunset: Rather dull looking inexpensive hotel, 150 m to the beach, massage on-site

Nopparat Thara Beach

Only few places to stay because it is part of the National Park, a bit secluded from “life”.

    Places I’ve stayed:

  • Krabi Success Resort: I was in quite a nice room (”Honeymoon Suite” – ???) which was not expensive. Large pool, but it might be noisy there at the moment since another resort is under construction next to the hotel.

Klong Muang Beach

Klong Muang Beach is the place for some of the more up-scale resorts. It is around 15 km from Ao Nang.

    Places I’ve stayed:

  • Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort: Nicely decorated, large rooms, not too expensive (3000 baht), good choice of restaurants which are very expensive. The pool is very beautiful, and so is the beach but unfortunately there are many sharp rocks in the water, so it’s not perfect for swimming.

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