On Thailand’s breathtaking west coast is the province of Krabi. It’s renowned for its stunning scenery, lush jungle, national parks, and limestone cliffs jutting from the water’s still surface. As a top destination in the Kingdom, visitors must make their way here at least once before departing the Land of Smiles. Here are the best hotels to stay at in Krabi.
Although visitors may never want to leave this resort, they will be happy to hear that the Phra Nang Cave and the Princess Lagoon are both less than a ten-minute walk from this luxurious accommodation option. The Railay Garden View Resort is on the eastern coast of Railay, one of the most popular destinations in Krabi. It is equipped with only 19 guestrooms, making for a very intimate stay, and is surrounded by tropical palm trees and lush foliage. This makes for some incredible views, in addition to the already stunning Andaman Sea, which sits right outside the windows.
The Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is certainly a mouthful, but it’s one of the grandest resorts on the Andaman Sea. Not only is it a stone’s throw from the ocean, it is also equipped with a whopping 7,000 square meter pool! It is apparently the largest pool in Thailand. The Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort also comes with tennis courts, a spa with 12 different treatment rooms, a nine-hole golf course, delicious restaurants, and more.
Panoramic views of the Andaman Sea greet visitors at the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi, in Ao Nang. The stone entrance is enhanced with vibrantly colored furniture, and the rooms are pristine and comfortable. The resort’s most noteworthy feature (although there are many) is certainly the sprawling pool, equipped with a swim-up bar with daily happy hour specials. Guests can even opt for ground-level rooms where the porches have stairs that go right into the huge pool, making it easy to cool off in Thailand’s heat.
On the outskirts of the Krabi National Marine Park, Rayavadee is one of the most pristine and private places to stay in Southern Thailand. The suites here on the Phranang Peninsula are nothing short of extravagant, with luxurious Thai-style bungalows equipped with dreamy, cozy decor. Each room has ample natural lighting and is equipped with either floor-to-ceiling windows or large double doors that open up to impeccable views. The resort is highly acclaimed, so be sure to stay at least one night at Rayavaadee to see what all the hype is about.
Located on one of the most pristine and well-known beaches in Thailand is the Sand Sea Resort, on Railay Beach. Here, there are pristine white sands, a nearby phallic shrine, and epic rock climbing opportunities. The hotel has panoramic views of the surrounding towering limestone cliffs, and the jungle hugs the resort on the other sides, offering guests complete privacy. Equipped with two outdoor pools and adjacent the Andaman Sea, there are plenty of ways to cool off at the Sand Sea Resort. It’s also a great place for families, as there is a free children’s club on-site, free cribs, a children’s pool, and even babysitting and childcare options so parents can have a romantic night to themselves.
Beachfront properties do not get much nicer than Beyond Resort Krabi, with its 170 rooms. Although the extravagant resort sits right along the Andaman Sea, visitors will also be tempted to lounge by the sprawling outdoor pool. There’s also a fitness center, while those looking to do nothing more than relax can spend a day at the resort’s full-service spa. Many of Krabi’s top sights are just a short drive away.
The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is one of the most private and quiet resorts in the entire province. It has its own bay and is only accessible by boat, making it really private. Comfortable lounging chairs line the unspoiled beach, and limestone cliffs act as the resort’s backdrop. If you thought the scenery was nice, wait until you see the accommodation. Each room is seemingly more luxurious than the last, with suites suitable for everyone from families to honeymooners. From outdoor jacuzzis to 360-degree views of the Andaman Sea, you cannot go wrong with any one of the nine room types at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.