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Formally “Ao Phra Nang” (Princess Bay), Ao Nang is the most “Westernized” beach in Krabi and was originally a hotspot for backpackers. The beach is not quite as scenic as Railay, but there is a good range of accommodation, restaurants and tour agencies, making it a good base for exploring Krabi.
164 Moo 2, Ao Nang | map
8.1 Very Good based on 552 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near restaurants & beach. Modern Thai style. Great value.
If you prefer to stay close to the coastal resort town of Ao Nang, with its great choice of restaurants 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.
193 Moo 2, Ao Nang | map
7.9 Good based on 1171 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near the beach. Fantastic views. Great facilities.
A beautiful resort in Ao Nang just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Peace Laguna offers 83 contemporary Thai-styled rooms and private cottages surrounding a private lake with breathtaking views of Krabi’s granite mountains.
The resort has three swimming pools, a gym, a library, a spa, and an all-day restaurant serving Thai and international cuisine.
168 Moo 3, Ao Nang | map
8.1 Very Good based on 531 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Stylish design. Excellent pool & dining.
Stylish boutique resort with views of Nopparat Thara National Park and a short walk from the beach. Combining modern convenience with cool ambiance, Red Ginger Chic offers 63 spacious rooms, freshwater swimming pool, pool bar and gym. Free WiFi in the lobby, otherwise charged.
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, friendly service.
For a more laid-back experience in Krabi, check out Red Ginger’s sister resort – Islanda Eco Village Resort.
328 Moo 2, Ao Nang | map
8.2 Very Good based on 936 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Wonderful views. Modern rooms. Near the beach.
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, mini bar and tea & coffee making facilities. AoNang Cliff resort has elevators, a gym, spa and a restaurant that serves pretty good seafood and Thai cuisine. Having said that, you have a huge choice just moments from the hotel.
166 Moo 3, Ao Nang | map
7.8 Good based on 1970 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Fabulous pool. Near the beach & market.
4-star hotel located close to Ao Nang Beach and the market. Ananta Burin Resort offers first-class service with modern facilities including a beautiful swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage service, an onsite restaurant that serves Thai and international cuisine. Good service and good value for money.
Located on the Andaman Coast of Thailand, Railay (also spelled “Rai Leh”) is a peninsula surrounded by ocean and mountains that can be accessed by boat. The area is primarily known as a rock climbing hotspot, attracting climbers from all over the world to its superb towering limestone.
214 Moo 2, Railay Beach | map
9 Very Good based on 115 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Exquisite villas. Beautiful views. Railay Beach's finest.
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-story, 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.
145 Moo 2, Railay Beach | map
7.9 Good based on 3194 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Beachfront location. Excellent views. Popular choice.
So we tempted you with Rayavadee and then you checked the price and nearly had a heart attack? Don’t worry. Railay Bay Resort is next door to Rayavadee and much more affordable.
These traditionally-styled bungalows are nicely done, and the view from the swimming pool is just as spectacular. Management and staff offer a warm and friendly welcome to gay guests
To reach this resort, take a taxi from Krabi airport to Ao Nang Beach and then ask one of the many longboat men to take you to the resort (journey time is less than 10 minutes). For the less adventurous, contact the resort in advance to arrange transfers.
479 Moo 2, Railay Beach | map
8.1 Very Good based on 418 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Fabulous pool. Spacious rooms. Excellent location.
Offering modern rooms and villas next to the beach, Bhu Nga Thani is one of the best resorts on Railay. Each generously-sized 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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A wide range of accommodations are located in Krabi town and nearby beaches. While the water is not best for swimming, the area offers a more lad-back environment where visitors can enjoy many interesting activities such as kayaking, fishing and exploring the local village.
123 Moo 3, Tumbol Nongtalay, Tubkaek Beach | map
8.9 Very Good based on 160 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Beautiful views. Peaceful & private. Boutique choice.
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.
177 Moo 5, Klong Prasong, Koh Klang | map
7.7 Good based on 81 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Very gay-friendly. Stylish villas. Choice of activities.
This private, gay-friendly resort is rather special. Located on a secluded, natural, unspoiled area on Klang Island, the Islanda Eco Village offers 30 creatively designed, Thai village-style houses, each with 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. This resort and Red Ginger Chic Resort on Ao Nang are both managed by the MarKrabi Collection.
120 Moo 4 Tumbon Thaliangchan, Amphur Nuaklong, Had Yao | map
6.9 Pleasant based on 148 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Quiet location. Modern villas. Modern facilities.
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.