Our 2016 Krabi resort recommendations are divided by area:
Railay Beach (or “Rai Leh”) is a peninsula with superb towering limestone – popular with rock climbers. These hotels are some of the best choices in the area, offering beautiful views, great location and facilities.
7.8 Good - based on 4269 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Excellent views. Beachfront location. Free WiFi.
One of the most popular hotels on Krabi. Railay Bay Resort offers traditionally-styled bungalows and rooms with updated facilities, a restaurant, spa and outdoor pool. The view from the pool is spectacular.
Management and staff offer a warm and friendly welcome to gay guests.
To get there, take a taxi from Krabi airport to Ao Nang Beach and ask one of the many longboat men to take you (journey time is less than 10 minutes). For the less adventurous, contact the resort in advance to arrange transfers.
9.2 Fantastic - based on 298 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Exquisite villas. Beautiful views. Railay Beach's finest. Free WiFi.
Rayavadee is an astonishingly beautiful resort. It really is difficult to describe the natural environment that surrounds this 5-star resort adequately in words. You need to see the pictures for yourself.
These two-storey, private pavilions are tastefully decorated in traditional Thai style, offering the finest facilities. Expensive, but if you are planning a special romantic holiday with your boyfriend or husband, then consider the Rayavadee.
8.1 Very Good - based on 1172 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Amazing views, Excellent value. Free WiFi.
Located on the west side of the Railay Beach with limestone cliffs all around, the Railay Village offers a sense of exclusivity as the resort can only be accessed by boat.
The modern, spacious rooms and villas feature wooden flooring, free WiFi, cable TV, minibar and private balcony with nice views. There is an outdoor pool with jacuzzi, restaurant, spa and 24-hour room service. The resort’s staff can help arrange for activities and tours including boat trips to Phi Phi Islands.
8 Good - based on 626 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous pool. Large rooms. Excellent location. Free WiFi.
Offering modern rooms and villas next to the beach, Bhu Nga Thani is one of the best resorts on Railay.
Each large room features a private balcony, LCD TV with free movie channels, DVD player free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are spacious with separate shower and bathtub.
The hotel has a fabulous swimming pool and a sun terrace with ocean views. Railay Beach is a 5-minute walk from the resort. Great, friendly service.
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Beyond Resort Krabi
4 Star - Limited Time Offer. Superior Garden View (Ground Floor) - Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast Included$115.21 / $57.61
Aonang Cliff Beach Resort
4 Star - Wonderful views. Modern rooms. Near the beach. Superior. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$85.26 / $57.97
Railay Bay Resort & Spa
4 Star - Best seller. Excellent views. Beachfront location. Railay Deluxe. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$147.47 / $73.73
Aonang Villa Resort
4 Star - Limited Time Offer. Superior. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$650.89 / $455.63
5 Star - Exquisite villas. Beautiful views. Railay Beach's finest. Terrace Pavilions. Breakfast Included$218.9 / $124.77
Nakamanda Resort & Spa
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Sala Villa. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi accessSee all offers and discounts in KrabiIn partnership with Agoda.com
Originally a hotspot for backpackers, Ao Nang (Princess Bay) is one of Krabi’s best-known tourist destinations. Its sandy beach and nearby areas are home to many great hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
8.1 Very Good - based on 1017 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near restaurants & beach. Modern Thai style. Great value. Free WiFi.
If you prefer to stay close to the coastal resort town of Ao Nang, with its great choice of restaurant and (straight) bars, then consider the very affordable Ao Nang Priceville.
The resort is just a few steps from the beach, and the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished in a contemporary Thai style.
The hotel has its own private pool surrounded by mature, tropical landscaped gardens.
8.2 Very Good - based on 1465 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Private bay. Beautiful views. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.
The popular Centara Grand Krabi is located on the private Pai Plong Bay, a quiet beach area that is accessible by boat but not too far from Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach (just 3 km away) – free speedboat shuttle provided.
Modern guest rooms feature a balcony with garden or sea views, flat screen cable TV, free WiFi, minibar and tea & coffee maker. The tropical-style villas have outdoor spa baths, living and dining areas. Room service is available.
The hotel has an excellent range of facilities, with two outdoor pools, well-equipped gym, spa, restaurant and bar. The Dive & Watersport Centre offers many activities such as sailing and windsurfing. A tour desk is available.
7.8 Good - based on 2005 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the beach. Fantastic views. Great facilities.
A beautiful resort on Ao Nang, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Peace Laguna offers modern Thai rooms and cottages surrounding a private lake with breathtaking views of Krabi’s granite mountains.
The resort has 3 swimming pools, a gym, a library, a spa, and an all-day restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine.
8 Good - based on 1019 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Stylish design. Excellent pool & dining.
The stylish Red Ginger Chic is a short walk from the beach and offers views of Nopparat Thara National Park. This boutique resort offers modern rooms with cool ambiance, a freshwater swimming pool, gym and bar.
The onsite restaurant serves Thai and international dishes, with optional in-room dining. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or rock climbing. Tours and activities can be arranged at the tour desk. Excellent service.
For a more laid-back experience in Krabi, check out Red Ginger’s sister resort – Islanda Eco Village Resort.
8.1 Very Good - based on 1785 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Wonderful views. Modern rooms. Near the beach. Free WiFi.
Set on a hillside off the Ao Nang’s main street, this fabulous resort is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. The raised position means that the pool, sun deck and many of the guest rooms have great views of the cliffs and ocean beyond.
Rooms are stylish and modern and feature a LCD TV, minibar and tea & coffee maker. The hotel has a gym, spa and a restaurant that serves good seafood and Thai cuisine. Many other dining options are nearby.
7.7 Good - based on 2617 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous pool. Near the beach & market.
This great-value, 4-star hotel is located close to Ao Nang Beach and the market in Krabi.
Ananta Burin offers first-class service with modern facilities including a beautiful swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage service. The onsite restaurant serves authentic Thai and international cuisine.
While the water in these lesser-known areas in Krabi is not good for swimming, the laid-back environment offers visitors a range of interesting activities such as kayaking, fishing and exploring the local village.
8.9 Very Good - based on 268 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beautiful views. Peaceful & private. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.
The first thing to point out is that The Tubkaak is an ‘away from it all’ resort (albeit with some interesting local exploration options). The nearest town of any size is around 30 minutes by car and the resort itself is relatively small. But it is beautiful.
The views over the Ko Hong archipelago are picture-perfect. Watching the sunset over the distant islands whilst sipping a cocktail is magical.
We can testify that both staff and management offer an exceptionally warm welcome to gay guests. This is a place to bring a boyfriend and a couple of good books.
7.8 Good - based on 120 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? On peaceful Koh Klang. Stylish villas. Short boat ride from Krabi. Free WiFi.
This private, gay-friendly resort is rather special. Located on a secluded, natural, unspoiled area on Koh Klang, the Islanda Eco Village offers 30 creatively designed, Thai village-style houses.
Each guest room has free WiFi, open-air bathroom, flat screen satellite TV and DVD player. You can enjoy swimming in the infinity-edge pool, go kayaking, take leisurely classes on batik painting, go fishing and rice farming with the local people, or simply relax quietly at the resort.
The onsite Sea Breeze restaurant serves Thai and international food, with optional in-room dining. The resort is a convenient 5-minute boat ride from central Krabi and about 15 km from Krabi International Airport. Chargeable transfers are provided.
6.6 Pleasant - based on 200 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Quiet location. Modern villas. Modern facilities. Free WiFi.
Peaceful boutique resort surrounded by scenic views and local fishing villages along Had Yao Beach. The Sea House is a great choice if you’re looking for some place private – a bit further away from Krabi town.
The resort offers 9 spacious deluxe villas, furnished with Thai accents and modern amenities including free WiFi. There is a restaurant onsite and a very nice outdoor swimming pool.