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AliSea Boutique Hotel

AliSea Boutique Hotel

A modern hotel, with large rooms and global design influence With its Moroccan-Thai deco and elements of unfinished, shabby chic, AliSea Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Alis Hotel) would not look amiss on the pages of a style magazine, though its trendiness is not intimidating. AliSea welcomes all guests, provided they are aged 18 or…

Amorn Mansion

Amorn Mansion

A clean, family-run guesthouse in a central location next to Ao Nang Beach Amorn – or Amon – Mansion (the Thai pronounciation is somewhere between the two) is a locally-owned, 5 storey guesthouse, located on a quiet side street less than 200m from the beach. The layout of the guesthouse is fairly standard: stairs lead…

Ao Nang Cliff View Resort

Ao Nang Cliff View Resort

A natural retreat still within reach of the beach Ao Nang Cliff View Resort is a one of a kind place, at least in the now heavily commercialised Ao Nang area. Its name belies its actual location, directly at the foot of the magnificent rocks that can in fact be seen from all over (a…

Ao Nang Goodwill

Ao Nang Goodwill

Good value guesthouse with large rooms and free wi-fi Ao Nang Goodwill is one of a row guesthouses on the main road down to the beach – which is approximately 10 minutes walk downhill. Its location, on the outskirts of the village of Ao Nang, means there is good street food available nearby in the…

Ao Nang Orchid Resort

Ao Nang Orchid Resort

Mid-range, comfortable pool resort near to the beach Ao Nang Orchid Resort is a good choice for those who want well-appointed rooms and a big swimming pool but don’t expect much else in the way of facilities from their hotel. Set back from the main road, it is less than 100m to the sand of…

Ao Nang Phu Petra Resort

Ao Nang Phu Petra Resort

Peace and quiet in a quality, service-minded setting Ao Nang Phu Petra Resort is a boutique-style hotel in a stunning natural setting in front of the Ao Nang cliffs. With only 27 “villa” rooms in a large open space, the resort feels both intimate and very peaceful. The contemporary Thai-style rooms are above average size…

Ao Nang Premier Resort

Ao Nang Premier Resort

Get the boutique style on a budget Tropical Herbal Spa & Resort has recently (early 2012) been taken over by a management company who have decided to rename it as Ao Nang Premier Resort. We have not been informed of any other changes (refurbishment etc.) that have happened as part of this change. This is…

Ao Nang Princeville Resort

Ao Nang Princeville Resort

Beachfront hotel strong on service and design Ao Nang Princeville Resort is a lovely boutique hotel in a similar style to the popular Somkiet Buri Resort. What it lacks in greenery compared with the latter, however, it more than makes up for with a great location – it is one of only a handful of…

Ao Nang Village Bungalows

Ao Nang Village Bungalows

Basic but friendly and centrally-located bungalows Guests of Ao Nang Village enjoy that rare thing: a patch of green in the centre of Ao Nang. The owners have chosen not to cram as many rooms into the space as possible, instead creating a pretty garden in the middle, set back from the road, meaning you…

Baan Andaman Hotel

Baan Andaman Hotel

Comfortable flashpacker accommodation in town Baan Andaman is a pleasant, service oriented guesthouse on the outskirts of Krabi Town. The owners have years of experience dealing with foreign tourists so everything is fine tuned – from onward ferry tickets to cigarette lighters and Thai sim cards, they have thought of everything. There are 16 rooms…

Baan Banyan Tree

Baan Banyan Tree

A cheap and cheerful guesthouse in an excellent location Baan Banyan Tree would suit those looking to be very central, but requiring only a clean room with the basic facilities and no frills. One of only a few hotels situated directly on the beach front road, half the rooms – including a more fancy “penthouse”…

Baan Chang Villa

Baan Chang Villa

Comfortable pool villa, sleeping up to 8 guests Baan Chang (Elephant House) villa is located on a quiet and exclusive development of five houses, around 5km from Ao Nang Beach in the village of Baan Chong Pli. Spacious, light-filled and decorated tastefully with contemporary Thai furniture, it offers more than the average holiday rental property…

Baan Gecko Villa

Baan Gecko Villa

Space and privacy for families and small groups Baan Gecko villa is part of the exclusive Nathai Estates, accessed by private road around 5km from Ao Nang Beach in the village of Ban Chong Pli. The property is L-shaped, wrapping around a small private swimming pool and deck which benefits from sunlight right from the…

Baan Lompai Villa

Baan Lompai Villa

Spacious, family-friendly pool villa, sleeping up to 8 guests Baan Lompai offers comfortable, newly renovated accommodation (2015) with a private pool and walled garden, just 3km from Ao Nang Beach. The 4 bedroom property consists of a spacious 200sqm single storey house, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A separate guest bungalow with 1 bedroom…

Baan Malisa

Baan Malisa

Luxury villa for the discerning traveller Baan Malisa is a chic and contemporary luxury villa for rent in Krabi. The two bedroom, 190sqm holiday home is a stunning example of modern Thai design and architecture, as well as being tastefully appointed to a high standard and very well maintained. The open-plan, L-shaped layout makes it…

Baan Oriental

Baan Oriental

Mediterranean-style private pool villa, sleeping up to 10 Baan Oriental is a beautifully designed house that for large families or groups of friends, is infinitely preferable to a series of hotel rooms. For one it is huge: the main villa, which sleeps up to 8 in three en-suite bedrooms, has a surface area of 340sqm;…

Baan Sawan Resort

Baan Sawan Resort

Good value family accommodation with both kitchen facilities and resort services Baan Sawan Resort is a group of managed private homes located in a quiet residential area of Klong Haeng Village. Boasting spacious grounds and a big swimming pool (larger than many hotels!), it would be suitable for families or groups of friends who perhaps…

Ban Sai Nai Resort

Ban Sai Nai Resort

An idyllic bungalow retreat Ban Sai Nai is a new, and highly recommended resort, located at the foot of the famous Ao Nang cliffs. It can best be described as “rustic chic”, with sufficient mod cons (and sealed windows) to make it appealing to those who appreciate natural style, but don’t actually want to live…

Beyond Resort Krabi

Beyond Resort Krabi

Highly recommended beachfront resort in an ideal location The stunning Beyond Resort Krabi is a fresh, modern luxury hotel enjoying an absolute beachfront location at the end of Had Klong Muang. The design and architecture take full advantage of the slightly sloping site with a large number of sea view rooms and perhaps the most…

Cha Wan Resort

Cha Wan Resort

Small, attractive boutique resort with traditional Thai design Cha Wan Resort is a pretty Thai-style resort, on the outskirts of Ao Nang. The setting is small and intimate, with only 10 rooms arranged in tall, 2 storey buildings with high Thai roofs around a two level swimming pool. The overall plot of land is fairly…

City Hotel

City Hotel

Cheap and well-located hotel for an overnight transit City Hotel, as its name suggests, is bang in the middle of Krabi Town centre, directly opposite the excellent night market and around the corner from the river and the main shopping drag. It is also conveniently located for local transport to the beach areas of Ao…

Dee Andaman Boutique Hotel

Dee Andaman Boutique Hotel

Enjoy a stylish, upmarket stopover in Krabi Town Dee Andaman Boutique Hotel is one of the new wave of modern Thai hotels opening up in town. Although it’s nice enough for a long stay, most people will find it a great place to bed down for the night after a long haul flight and then…

Dream Valley Resort

Dream Valley Resort

Recently upgraded climbers’ favourite in peaceful hillside setting Dream Valley Resort was one of the first bungalow operations to open in Ton Sai, and is owned by a local Ao Nang family. Stretching back up the pleasant green hillside from the main walkway behind the beach, it offers a wide range of accommodation, including a…

Golden Hill Hotel

Golden Hill Hotel

An urban hotel with a resort mentality A hotel in Krabi Town with sea view and swimming pool? Golden Hill Hotel was a first for the town centre when it opened in 2004. But though it resembles a resort in facilities and services, make no mistake that this is a city hotel, nowhere near a…

Haleeva Sunshine Resort

Haleeva Sunshine Resort

An upmarket guesthouse – or budget resort – a good choice for young couples Haleeva Sunshine is not a traditional resort, custom built in its own grounds. Instead, it consists of a row of the ubiquitous Ao Nang shop-houses that have been restructured inside and given the contemporary Thai style design treatment. The small open…

Krabi Apartment Hotel

Krabi Apartment Hotel

Ideal for a hassle-free long stay or families with small children As the beach area in Ao Nang becomes more and more crowded, lots of new hotels are opening up further away. Krabi Apartment is one of these, and would be an ideal choice for those staying several weeks in the area, or those looking…

Krabi Aquamarine Resort

Krabi Aquamarine Resort

Modern, mid-range family accommodation near to the beach Krabi Aquamarine is a modern hotel with a white, minimalist design, located on the rapidly developing area along the road to the Thai boxing stadium behind Nopparat Thara Beach. It is a 250m walk to the sea, and tuk-tuks that will take you into Ao Nang of…

Krabi La Playa Resort

Krabi La Playa Resort

Good destination-style resort with huge swimming pool Krabi La Playa Resort is a good medium-sized resort, very-well run with thoughtful facilities and good attention to the details of your stay. Until recently, the resort could be thought of as out of the way, but with all the new development, it is no longer so. The…

Krabi Resort

Krabi Resort

Calm and space in the heart of Ao Nang Krabi Resort is the “grande dame” of Ao Nang. The very first true hotel (as opposed to backpacker huts) in the village, it was opened in the early 1980s (bringing electricity and running water to the few homes then on the beach front), and to this…

Lai Thai Resort

Lai Thai Resort

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Lai Thai Resort is now closed. The old resort has been demolished and the owners are erecting a luxury pool condominium development, “The Lai Thai”, in its place. Units are available for sale and will also be for rent to holidaymakers when completed, which is expected to happen in early 2015. However, no…

Me Mee Bungalows

Me Mee Bungalows

Basic but friendly accommodation in the centre of Ao Nang Belonging to the brother of Ao Nang Village‘s proprietor, Me Mee (a.k.a. MiMi, Mee Mee or even Meme) Bungalows is located right next door to that establishment and is a small, clean, family-run place in much the same vein. The room layout is a little…

Mountain View Resort

Mountain View Resort

Basic accommodation in a dramatic setting The sister property of (the very different) City Hotel in Krabi Town, Mountain View Resort is set in a sprawling but well-tended garden behind Ton Sai Beach. Bungalows are spartan but spotless: everything inside is white, or pale pistachio green, with tartan trimmings, an odd deco-choice, but one that…

Nadivana Serviced Apartments

Nadivana Serviced Apartments

A family resort in a quiet area Nadivana Serviced Apartments is a western-owned and run hotel, in a similar style to the more typically Mediterannean “holiday villages”. Located around 3km from the beach, in the residential area of Klong Haeng – Nateen, it has just about everything on site – pool, restaurant, minimart and massage…

Noppharat Resort

Noppharat Resort

Reasonably priced bungalows near to the beach Offering decent budget bungalows, Noppharat Resort was opened in December 2006, part of the growing area along the road to the Thai boxing stadium behind Nopparat Thara Beach. It is a 250m walk to the sea, and tuk-tuks that will take you into Ao Nang of an evening…

Peace Laguna Resort

Peace Laguna Resort

High quality accommodation in a unique setting Easily the most stunningly located resort in Ao Nang, the bungalows of the newly renovated Peace Laguna Resort are laid out around a curved lake with the majestic backdrop of the Ao Nang cliffs. It is also, true to its name, very peaceful, being set back far from…

Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort

Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort

A spartan retreat in a glorious natural setting Khao Phanom Bencha Mountain Resort is located some 10km further inland from a Krabi landmark, Tiger Cave Temple, and it is as close to a spiritual retreat as you will find in Krabi. Set in magnificent, awe-inspiring surroundings, the ecologically-designed resort offers perfect peace and quiet in…

Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort

Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort

Unusual and excellent value boutique property with all-wood design Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort is one of Krabi’s best value boutique hotels. Taking nature as its inspiration, it transforms locally sourced materials into a gorgeous and unique place to stay. Owned by a native Ao Nang lady, it offers excellent value, as well as a…

Phu Pi Maan Resort

Phu Pi Maan Resort

Chic, Thai-style boutique resort in a great setting Phu PiMaan Resort (pronounced Pu Pee Maan) translates roughly as “resting place of the gods” and it seems the owner – an Ao Nang villager – has indeed tried very hard to make it a mini oasis in a desert of bland guesthouses. Thus Phu Pi Maan…

Railay Bay Resort & Spa

Railay Bay Resort & Spa

A popular family beach resort, with a huge range of recently upgraded accommodation Railay Bay Resort, which occupies a prime spot on the stunning West Beach, is the only resort that has been here since the very beginning of Railay’s development more than 18 years ago. As can be expected, it has come a long…

Railay Princess Resort

Railay Princess Resort

Newly refurbished rooms close to Railay West Beach Railay Princess Resort, along with its sister resort, Railay Bay, is at the forefront of the unrelenting gentrification of Railay. A newish resort, that opened in early 2006, and recently completely refurbished, it is large in scale and catering mainly to couples and families, rather than the…

Railay Village Resort

Railay Village Resort

A chic resort for grown-ups on Railay Beach Railay Village Resort & Spa is under the same ownership as Somkiet Buri Resort in Ao Nang, and this more recent property has taken the trademark Somkiet style (lush garden, natural materials) to a new level. Railey Village is now competing with Railay Bay Resort for the…

Sand Sea Resort

Sand Sea Resort

Best value resort on Railay West Beach Sand Sea Resort is perfectly located bang in the middle of the spectacular west Railay beach. It’s a well-maintained resort, with all its pretty, individual bungalows spread out over a large tropical garden filled with flowers and exotic leaves. Bungalows are spacious, spotlessly clean and, for the most…

Somkiet Buri Resort

Somkiet Buri Resort

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE Somkiet Buri will be doing extensive renovation work inside the resort, starting 1 June 2015. The resort will be closed for business during this time. They expect to complete this work and reopen in early 2016. Beautiful garden resort in central location near beach Somkiet Buri is one of the most attractive resorts…

Srisuksant Resort

Srisuksant Resort

Excellent value upgraded property close to two beaches Srisuksant (pronounced ‘See – sook – san’) is a medium-sized resort on the rapidly developing beach known as Klong Haeng or Nopparat Thara. Its prime location directly on the beach road at the Ao Nang end means you have two beaches, plus all the nightlife and shopping…

Sunda Resort

Sunda Resort

Pretty, boutique style bungalows in a quiet location Sunda Resort is a 3-star bungalow resort, in natural surroundings and with comfortable accommodation, decorated in contemporary Thai style (plenty of dark wood and splashes of rich colour against a neutral backdrop). There are 48 very clean rooms on the property, classified according to their location (facilities…

Sunrise Tropical Resort

Sunrise Tropical Resort

Value for money resort on east side of Railay The accommodation at Sunrise Tropical offers similar standards and quality to next door Railay Bay Resort, in a more intimate setting and at half the price. However, it could be argued that it also has half the location, being stuck on the east side of Railay…

The Krabi Sands Resort

The Krabi Sands Resort

Mid-range resort with nice attention to detail The Krabi Sands Resort is a pretty bungalow development straddling the main thoroughfare along Klong Muang beach. The resort restaurant, The Beach House, opens out directly onto the sand, while the accommodation and pool is on the other side of the street in a private garden bounded by…

The L Resort

The L Resort

High tech gimmicks in an unbeatable location The L Resort – the newly renovated Andaman Sunset Resort – combines a great location with the latest in modern hotel amenities. Its focus on “lifestyle” means that the usual in-room experience is enhanced with a variety of gadgets: TVs are huge 40″ LED displays; there is an…

The Small Krabi Resort

The Small Krabi Resort

Peace and quiet in a quality, service-minded setting Probably the most inappropriately named hotel in Krabi, “The Small” is a hulking great building on the corner of Nopparat Thara Beach road, whose exterior is painted in a not-so-discreet bright vermilion. Admittedly, compared with its sister hotel, Krabi La Playa, it is smaller, with a comparatively…

The Tama Hotel

The Tama Hotel

A boutique gem tailored to the Asian traveller The Tama Hotel takes its name from the original moniker of Ao Nam Mao, the beach near which it is located. Owned by a local politician, the lobby is filled with chic memorabilia from a bygone age – there’s even a few old scooters parked inside. The…

Thip Residence

Thip Residence

Excellent value budget hotel Thip Residence is a very nice, friendly and spotlessly clean hotel that’s actually very conveniently located, despite being “off the beaten path” in terms of tourists. There’s a pier to go to Railay and the islands a short walk away, a beach right across the road (swimmable at high tide only;…

Tipa Resort

Tipa Resort

Centrally located family resort, with lots of open space Tipa Resort is a modern, family-oriented place, very well located less than 150m to the sea in Ao Nang. An entrance down a private road ensures peace and privacy in your room. The resort is well laid-out in large, landscaped gardens so even when full, it…

Tolmaj Family Apartment

Tolmaj Family Apartment

The only apartment for large groups close to the beach A unique proposal for large groups of friends or families in Ao Nang, this huge, centrally located apartment offers excellent value for money, with the in-room facilities of a 4-5 star resort. The large communal spaces mean that even at maximum capacity (10 pax) the…

Tonsai Bay Resort

Tonsai Bay Resort

Reasonable bungalows in a good location As hotels in Railay become ever more expensive, the adjacent beach of Ton Sai is looking increasingly more appealing for the budget traveller, though the recent price hike at this resort means things may soon be changing here as well. Nonetheless, Tonsai Bay Resort, opened in late 2005, still…

Tupkaek Sunset Beach Resort

Tupkaek Sunset Beach Resort

An incredible setting at incredible prices This highly recommended beachfront resort offers close to idyllic seclusion on a fabulous stretch of deserted beach, and at a fraction of the price of its 5-star neighbours. Although very far from the crowd, Tubkaek is still part of the mainland so is convenient to get to and from…

Villa Pimmada

Villa Pimmada

Large luxury villa ideal for celebrations or family reunions This spacious five bedroom property is located in a peaceful corner of Klong Haeng village, around 10-15 minutes walk from Nopparat Thara beach. It consists of two buildings: a superbly styled main house, with 3 spacious bedrooms and a well-designed open plan living-dining and kitchen area;…