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 chance to support the local economy.
The accommodation is laid out around a swimming pool and surrounded by beautiful green foliage and tropical flowers, with a backdrop of the towering Ao Nang cliffs that border the resort grounds.
Each pair of the 24 deluxe and superior rooms is made entirely from a different tropical wood (and different panelling designs), with bamboo accents. Deluxe rooms come with double beds only, are slightly larger and have a bathtub in the bathroom; but otherwise are identical in facilities to the superior category.
The resort swimming pool is a good size and offers a proper children’s area with safety barrier; there is a restaurant and pool bar next to this; as well as a small massage pavilion and herbal steam room for the use of in house guests.
Phu Pha (pronounced poo-paa, not foo-faa!) is located 800m as the crow flies from the Andaman Sea at Ao Nang Beach, though twists and turns in the road make it a 1.5km walk; the final 1km of this is lined with shops and restaurants. The resort also offers a complimentary 4 times daily shuttle service to the beach front, with return at appointed times, or on demand.
Service at the resort is friendly and personal; the romantic setting would make it an ideal honeymoon location for those on a budget, or for any couples getaway. Also worth noting for Muslim travellers: the resort is Muslim-owned, so Halal food is served here, both for breakfast and other meals.
Last updated: July 9, 2014