Space to spread out; a private pool; meals cooked to order: for many, a serviced holiday home is the ultimate in luxury.
There is an ever-growing number of self-catering and serviced houses, villas and apartments in Krabi available for rent on a nightly basis, particularly in the Ao Nang area. They make ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends travelling together.
The majority of them are high quality properties with in-room facilities equivalent to a four or five star hotel, so they offer a great deal of benefits other than space and kitchen and dining facilities. Compared with the prices for individual hotel rooms, the other, financial, advantage of this type of self-catering property is also self-evident.
The downside of villas is that the majority are located several kilometres distance from the beach; private owners simply can’t compete with commercial land prices near the sea. However most places do have a private garden and swimming pool, and offer an on-demand taxi transfer service within the local area.
More centrally located apartments – with the exception of The Lai Thai condos – are usually without swimming pool, though access to a nearby resort pool can usually be negotiated once you are here.
There is a big Airbnb presence for Krabi, though do note that 99% of these are commercial rentals (hotels, resorts and managed properties) rather than homeowners renting their house or room – many people do not realise this and are surprised when they arrive.
The link below will take you to all the accommodation with kitchen listed for Krabi on Booking.com, where you can see more pictures, read reviews and – of course – make a booking. If you do so, we may receive a small percentage of the commission earned by Booking.com, at no cost to you. This helps us to maintain the information we provide – thank you!
For villas in particular, it will be useful to enter your travel dates so you only see properties you can book; popular places get reserved months in advance and it just takes one booking to make the property unavailable!
Please also read the reviews provided carefully: as each property is individually owned and managed, services, facilities and prices can vary greatly, although all offer daily cleaning services. One final note: none of these apartments or villas will cater for single-sex groups on stag or hen holidays.