These Krabi sea view hotels have been further classified according to whether they offer direct beach access, i.e. if the resort is located directly on the sand, with no road to cross inbetween. The very few resorts on the mainland that offer this quieter type of location are marked with this wave symbol ≈.
If direct beach access is important to you, you will also find a good choice of hotels and resorts right next to the sand in both Koh Lanta and the Phi Phi Islands, as well as on Koh Jum and Ko Ngai.
Beachfront hotels in Ao Nang
These hotels are located along the main beachfront road, which means you can see the sea as soon as you step outside. The majority of the rooms inside, however, are non sea view; though some hotels do have a premium category of seaview rooms. Note that these are usually partial sea views as there are tall palm trees, and various electric cables that block the horizon.
≈ Krabi Resort
The L Resort (formerly Andaman Sunset Resort)
Ao Nang Princeville Resort
Ao Nang Seafront Thai Resort (now closed – Nov 2012)
Ao Nang Beach Resort
Ao Nang Villa Resort
Best Western Ban Ao Nang Resort
Golden Beach Resort
Phra Nang Inn
Sea Star House
Beachfront hotels in Nopparat Thara (Ao Nang side)
Baan Banyan Tree Guesthouse
Ao Nang All Seasons Resort
Ao Nang Buri Resort
Sala Talay Resort (Holiday Inn Krabi)
Chaya Resort (no seaview rooms at all)
Blue Bayou Resort (no seaview rooms at all)
Ayodhoya Beach Resort
Beachfront hotels in Nopparat Thara (Klong Muang side)
≈ Emerald Bungalows
≈ PAN Beach Bungalows
≈ J2B Beach Bungalows
≈ Sand Beach Bungalows
≈ Private Beach Resort
Beachfront hotels in Ao Nam Mao
≈ Krabi Tropical Beach Resort
Hotels and resorts with sea view rooms in Ao Nang
These hotels are not directly on the beach front, but their higher floors or elevated location allow a few rooms to benefit from partial sea views.
Ao Nang Inn
Ao Nang Orchid Resort
The Small Krabi
Pavilion Queen’s Bay Resort
Vogue Ao Nang Resort
Hotels and resorts with seaview rooms on the Railay peninsula
Although most hotels in Railay and Ton Sai beaches are located on the sand, only a handful have rooms with sea views – it is usually the restaurant and pool that have the direct views of the beach. In Railay West, all 4 beachfront resorts have a few rooms with seaview:
≈ Railay Bay Resort and Spa
≈ Railay Village Resort and Spa
≈ Sand Sea Resort
≈ Railei Beach Club (private houses)
On the east side of Railay, some hotels up on the hillside have sea view rooms:
Diamond Cave Resort
Anyavee Railay Resort
Railay Great View Resort
No hotels in Tonsai Bay have rooms with sea views.
≈ Centara Grand Resort in Ao Pai Plong (between Tonsai and Ao Nang) has all sea-facing rooms directly on the sand, and, like the rest of Railay, has no road access.
Hotels and resorts with seaview rooms in Klong Muang and Tubkaek
The Krabi Sands Resort
Krabi Sofitel Phokeethra Resort
≈ Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
≈ Beyond Resort Krabi
≈ Nakamanda Resort
≈ Tupkaek Sunset Beach Resort
≈ The Tubkaak
≈ Amari Vogue Resort
≈ Anyavee Tubkaek Resort
≈ Ritz Carlton Reserve Phulay Beach Resort
With the exception of the first two resorts listed, whose rooms are located on the beach front road in Klong Muang, all the other resorts have locations with direct access to the sand.
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Last updated: October 8, 2013