The Best Hotels to Stay at in Krabi

Krabi is home to some of Southern Thailand's most spectacular beaches
Krabi is home to some of Southern Thailand's most spectacular beaches | © Beáta Angyalosi / Alamy Stock Photo
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14 September 2021

On Thailand’s breathtaking west coast is the province of Krabi. It’s renowned for 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, all bookable with Culture Trip.

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Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

Resort
4.1/5 (444 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $125 per night

Surrounded by verdant gardens overlooking the karst-dotted seascape of the Andaman Sea, the Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort features 79 modern rooms and villas – all fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and either a private balcony or terrace. Cool off in a choice of two outdoor pools – one with a sea view – then dine al fresco and sip ice-cold cocktails at the beachfront or roof terrace restaurant, accompanied by live music. Still not relaxed? A massage service, spa and jacuzzi are all available, too.

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Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Spa Hotel, Resort
4.8/5 (192 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $457 per night

Expect elegantly furnished villas and pavilions with walk-in wardrobes, rainforest showers, private jacuzzis and garden-view verandas at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Choose from five restaurants with a cuisine for every taste, including authentic Thai, Mediterranean-inspired and locally sourced seafood options. You can also enjoy alternative dining experiences like wine tasting or even personalised dinners cooked to your taste. With 11 treatment rooms, a wellness cafe and vitality pool, the lavishly equipped spa offers a serene spot for reflection and rejuvenation. Combining innovative design with a soft ambience, you’re guaranteed an all-out-luxury experience at Phulay Bay.

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Nakamanda Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel
4.6/5 (377 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $82 per night

The stylish Nakamanda Resort and Spa, overlooking a secluded bay on Klong Muang Beach, makes for a refreshing retreat from the crowds of nearby Krabi Town and Ao Nang. Luxury villas are designed in a layout reminiscent of a local village, interspersed between lush greenery, with spacious terraces ideally suited to switching off and connecting with nature. Head to the Beach Bar for sunset drinks, cool off at the seafront pool, indulge in a range of soothing treatments at the Naga Spa, and dine under the stars at the exquisite Kitchen restaurant. The Nakamanda Resort and Spa ticks all the boxes for families, couples and solo travellers.

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The ShellSea

Resort
4.5/5 (68 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $171 per night

If elegant rooms, fine dining, arty cocktails and idyllic sea views are top of your must-have list, you’ll be more than satisfied with a stay at the ShellSea on Fossil Shell Beach. The Otium Spa offers a range of massage treatments and aroma therapies, plus a jacuzzi, steam room and relaxation lounge. All rooms and villas come with opulent living areas, private balconies or terraces and spacious bathrooms stocked with luxury toiletries. If you’re keen to stay active, make use of the cutting-edge Wave fitness centre, swim in the family-friendly or adult-only pools, borrow kayaks or join a Thai boxing class.

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Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

Resort
4.3/5 (357 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $95 per night

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 7,000sqm pool that’s supposedly 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 and top-of-the-range restaurants.

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  • Amari Vogue Krabi

    Resort, Luxury
    4.5/5 (350 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $83 per night

    With direct access to a private stretch of Tubkaek Beach, the rooms at Amari Vogue Krabi subtly combine modern decor with traditional Thai art and craftwork for an authentic, homely feel. Tuck into a delicious buffet breakfast at the Lotus Restaurant, which offers an à la carte Thai menu in the evenings, or head to Marco’s Restaurant and Bar for Pan-Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and cocktails in a relaxed beach front setting. On-site facilities include a choice of three swimming pools, a spa and a fitness centre. The nearby Koh Hong islands are easily reachable by longtail boat, while Ao Nang and Krabi Town are just 25 and 40 minutes’ drive away.

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    Rayavadee

    Resort, Hotel
    4.8/5 (420 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $329 per night
    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 bang on the money – think luxurious Thai-style bungalows equipped with interior design magazine-style decor. Each room has ample natural lighting and is equipped with either floor-to-ceiling windows or large double doors that open up to sweeping views. The resort is very popular, so be sure to stay at least one night at Rayavaadee to see what all the hype is about.
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    Sand Sea Resort

    Resort
    4.1/5 (991 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $71 per night

    Located on one of the most unspoiled white-sand beaches in Thailand is the Sand Sea Resort, on Railay Beach. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the surrounding limestone cliffs, and the jungle hugs the resort on all other sides, giving guests absolute privacy. There are two outdoor pools to cool off in, unless you’d rather bathe in the Andaman Sea. The Sand Sea Resort is a great place for families, too – owing to the free children’s club on-site, free cribs, a children’s pool, and even babysitting and childcare options to allow parents a romantic night to themselves.

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    Beyond Resort Krabi

    Resort
    4.2/5 (974 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $41 per night

    Beachfront properties don’t get much dreamier than those at Beyond Resort Krabi, equipped with no less than 170 rooms. The extravagant resort sits right along the Andaman Sea, so you can grab your spot on the beach early unless you’d rather spend the morning by the sprawling outdoor pool. There’s also a fitness centre and a full-service spa, and many of Krabi’s top sights are just a short drive away when you’re ready to explore.

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    Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

    Resort
    4.3/5 (757 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $116 per night

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is one of the most private resorts in the entire province. It has its own bay and is only accessible by boat, giving you all the privacy you could want. Comfortable lounging chairs line the beach, and limestone cliffs provide the backdrop. As for the accommodation, each suite is seemingly more luxurious than the last, designed for families and honeymooners alike. From outdoor jacuzzis to 360-degree views of the Andaman Sea, you can’t go wrong with any one of the nine room types at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.

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    These recommendations were updated on September 14, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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