Krabi is an area of turquoise sea, tropical forests, spectacular limestone cliffs and beaches.

Set on the southwest coast by the Andaman Sea and once a favourite hideout for pirates due to the number of islands and coves.

It would take you an eternity to explore this vast district, much of which has been designated as national park; so let us point you in the right direction for your visit to this gorgeous part of the country. Fortunately the pirates have now left the area to be replaced by those in search of beauty, relaxation and a little adventure.

Krabi is a secluded area of turquoise sea and tropical forests, spectacular limestone cliffs soar out of the ocean.

It is an idea area for snorkelling, diving and rock climbing. The main tourist area is Ao Nang beach, where many hotels, gay friendly bars and restaurants line the beach road and those that run inland.

The gay friendly beach here is quite narrow but long-tail boats run throughout the day to the many tiny islands and coves that dot the nearby shoreline. Less crowded than Phuket and more laid back than Koh Samui, the province of Krabi has become a favourite for those who desire romantic isolation in an unspoilt paradise.

Once you have found yourself your own little beach, your favourite restaurant and a perfect spot for watching the sun go down over the sparkling Andaman Sea, you will come back here again and again.

Most hotels are only available for a 2-night minimum and * indicates a preferred partner.

Getting there

By far the quickest option to get to Krabi from Bangkok is to fly. There are more than 90 flights each week from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport and Don Mueang International (DMK) Airport, and the average flying time for a direct flight from Bangkok, Thailand to Krabi Town is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Hotels in Krabi

*Nakamanda Resort

The Nakamanda resort is a perfect getaway for those who would like to relax and unwind. It’s idyllic.

The resort lies in a private cove on Klong Muang Beach, about 30 minutes’ drive from Krabi Airport and about the same distance to Ao Nang.

The facilities for guests are second to none and the pool at The Nakamanda is simply amazing. There is also a full service spa offering many indulgencies at reasonable prices. There is also a small fitness room.

The resort has a pool side restaurant and beach side bar, which offer many local and international foods and drinks.

For those guests who would want to take their work with them, the resort offers a meeting room cum library.

The Nakamanda has 39 rooms in total which are very well maintained and guests will feel at home away from home. A true Boutique hotel!

The resort's rooms are very spacious equipped with phone, cable TV, and refrigerator. Guests will definitely enjoy soaking in the bath tub under a glass ceiling in some rooms. Other amenities that are available for the guests to enjoy are huge balconies or terrace areas, and well equipped bathrooms with separate shower.

For those of you who wish to visit nearby Ao Nang and Krabi Town with its vibrant night market, the hotel offers free shuttles most nights of the week.

Stays are based on Bed and breakfast and airport transfers are highly recommended.

The Tubkaak

Tubkaak literally means 'home for visitors', the beach is a hidden corner of the stunning archipelago of 13 islands that rise dramatically from the calm Andaman Sea.

A secret to the beauty of Tubkaak is the large twin islands Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi in the distance that provide great shelter from the southwest monsoon winds thus creating a safe beach with calm waters all year round. The heavenly location of our Krabi hotel offers the most beautiful sunsets against limestone cliffs and the fresh sea breeze leaves your skin feeling smooth rather than sticky.

Architect 49 designed the unique villas with cosy, inviting interiors and distinct Thai ambiance, perfectly suited to the environment. Our latest collection of private pool villas offer added luxuries including spacious layouts, large private pools and exquisite furnishings. Guests will also be delighted with the exceptional design of L ‘escape Spa and Di Mare Italian restaurant, situated on the beachfront.

All accommodation is unique with different decorative details and colour schemes, making each visit a brand new experience. The impeccable details, quality furnishings and delightful outdoor bathtubs are just a few of the special features in each of the well-appointed rooms. The new villas also boast spacious outdoor pools for extra indulgence, perfect for honeymooners.