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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.
7.9 Good - based on 4091 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Best seller. Excellent views. Beachfront location.
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 273 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.
8.1 Very Good - based on 1117 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Popular choice. Amazing views, Excellent value.
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.
8 Good - based on 592 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 spacious 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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White Sand Krabi Hotel
3 Star - Last Minute Special Deluxe king room with sea view. Free WiFi access$228.36 / $148.44
Islanda Hideaway Resort
4 Star - Very gay-friendly. Stylish villas. Choice of activities. Ocean Family Bungalow (2Person). Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$271.97 / $231.18
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 940 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 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.
7.8 Good - based on 1872 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 83 contemporary Thai-styled rooms and private 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 978 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.
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, friendly 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 1729 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 a gym, spa and a restaurant that serves pretty good seafood and Thai cuisine. Many other dining options are just moments from the hotel.
7.7 Good - based on 2554 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 253 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.
7.8 Good - based on 113 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Very gay-friendly. Stylish villas. Choice of activities.
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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 guestroom 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.
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.