Typically shortened to “Ao Nang” by visitors and locals alike, Ao Phra Nang Beach is hailed as one of the best oceanfront locations in Krabi. Offering unspoiled scenery, plenty of outdoor activities and accomodadion to suit all budgets, Ao Nang is a destination for both adventurers and those looking for a relaxing getaway.
Many backpackers and budget travelers favor the area because of its affordable hostels and low cost of living. However, the oceanfront is also lined with upscale resorts that are perfect for a luxurious vacation. The beach is within easy walking distance from most lodging accommodations.
Spend the day sunbathing on the pristine beach fringed by palm trees or swimming in the ocean’s temperate waters. For a taste of adventure, go sea kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving or snorkeling. The area is renowned as a rock-climbing destination thanks to the dramatic limestone cliffs that dot the oceanfront. Even if you aren’t a seasoned climber, you can take lessons at one of the area’s many schools to master the basics.
While lounging on the beach, take advantage of the vendors offering local cuisine and massages. Away from the beach, explore the town’s many bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Although the area has recently become slightly more commercialized, Ao Nang still has a feeling of untouched natural beauty. Make sure your camera batteries are charged; almost every aspect here is a photo opportunity! Monkeys swing through the trees, and blue waters and white-sand beaches create the perfect portrait of paradise.
Thanks to the perpetually warm oceans and balmy weather, Ao Nang is an ideal vacation spot year-round. It’s also a gateway to explore nearby islands like Ko Kai, Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi, which can be accessed by ferry.
Ao Phra Nang Beach is a 20-minute taxi or shuttle ride away from Krabi International Airport.
Want to make your time spent at Ao Nang Beach even more unforgettable? Remember to try one or two of these things to do:
How about making your visit a bit more unique? A Sunset Cruise in Catamaran over Andaman Sea and a Phra Nang Beach, Tup Island, Chicken Island & Poda Island Tour by Speedboat are both worth thinking about.
For even more activities, have a look at our Krabi things to do page.
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comfortable room, excellent location, good breakfast. however, the water pressure of water is not sufficient.
BEAUTIFUL resort with fantastic location and staff. Huge resort but everthing is close eg pool, bars and breakfast room. Changes i cant thinks of any except maybe refresh paint job but thats being picky . Overall highly recommend
Private beach was cool and then you can hike (steep but short hike like 10 min) to arrive in downtown Krabi if you want more action. There is also a free hotel boat that takes you to the main pier another way to access downtown Krabi (then you need a taxi or ride to get into the action of the cute ...
The staff were really helpful and friendly throughout my stay! Everyone there has a great working attitude! Enjoyed my entire time there!
Conviently located on main aonang walking streets, easy access to everything- food, minimart, massage, money exchange across, RCA entertainment. Good for those who love convenience.Staff are friendly and helpful.
It has beautiful views from the room; relaxing and quiet although it is not far from the bars and restaurants. Staffs are not welcoming and demanding the to leave the passport to the reception upon check in. Credit card info or security deposit is good enough. Leaving the passport can be very inconvenient ...