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 impressive hotel lobby in Krabi.
The 170 rooms are spread out over the large, 24 rai (9.4 acre) garden and come either as bungalow units, or as rooms in the main hotel block. The bungalows are split into Cottage rooms, which are the furthest from the beach, but nearest the entrance on the main road, and Villa rooms, which are closer to the beach, but still in the garden – a few of these have nice sea views from the balcony. Deluxe Sea View rooms and Grand Sea View Suites are in the main block overlooking the beach and pool, while there is one single villa, the premium Villa Pamukale, which sits right next to the sand.
The beachfront area is where it all happens at Beyond Resort Krabi. There is an attractive, freeform dark tiled infinity pool stretching the length of the hotel; a great restaurant, cafe and beach bar, and a “fun zone” where water sports equipment (non-motorized, in accordance with National Marine Park regulations) may be rented. Here one can lounge in complete comfort all day, or return from a trip and take a cocktail while watching the sun set over the islands.
Within the complex, there are all the facilities and great design details one would expect from a luxury hotel: fitness centre & sauna, spa, library, indoor games room and function rooms, as well as a high standard of service. The only notable missing feature is a kids club (on its way for the 2014 season), though babysitting is available (bookable in advance only).
Cottage room / 41 Units (28 sqm)
Well-apppointed ground floor bungalows, surrounded by lush tropical plants, with a short walk to the beach. No extra beds, or connecting units.
Villa room / 59 Units (48 sqm)
Larger, hexagonal villa style rooms (upper and lower floors of one bungalow, with separate entrances) with a nature-inspired design, complemented by spacious bathrooms. All rooms have a private balcony/terrace set amidst tropical trees and greenery. Second floor rooms have double beds only and no children / extra beds allowed.
Villa sea view room / 16 Units (48 sqm)
Identical to the Villa rooms but with views overlooking the Andaman Sea.
Deluxe sea view room / 50 Units (32 sqm)
Glass-fronted rooms offer spectacular, unrestricted sea and pool views and are furnished with modern facilities. Specially designed bathrooms offer a shower with sea view. Some units available in connecting pairs.
Grand sea view suite / 3 Units (65 sqm)
Spacious oversized corner rooms with premium facilities, an indoor, sea-view Jacuzzi tub and a very wide, wraparound balcony, overlooking the Andaman Sea. Can come as connecting units with a Deluxe sea view room. Price available on request.
Villa Pamukale / 1 Unit (52 sqm)
A private and spacious pool villa just four metres from the beach, price available on request.
For full list of facilities, please see the list on this page.
With only a couple of 5 star neighbours, the long, sandy beach in front of Beyond Resort Krabi is quiet even at peak times and at low tide, rock pools and a small island, still used by local fishermen to moor their boats, can be explored. Note: unlike some other Klong Muang hotels, Beyond Krabi is not disturbed by gypsum trucks, nor has a view of the unsightly industrial pier further along Klong Muang beach.
On the road side of the resort, there are a few restaurants and shops, enough to provide variety for a short stay. The hotel also provides an evening shuttle service to Ao Nang Beach (a 15 minute drive away) 4 times a week for far more dining and shopping opportunities – perfect for an evening out.
Last updated: July 1, 2014