Located in Thailand’s Krabi province, Ao Nang is a fantastic tourist destination for Muslims. The village itself is predominantly Muslim: there are two mosques in the area and many of the commercial establishments there, if not Muslim-owned, are familiar with the customs and observances of Muslims and will thus be able to provide goods and services that respect their religious beliefs. There are also plenty of dining options here, ranging from small food stalls that offer halal food to restaurants. While there is still nightlife - largely for the benefit of tourists - offerings here are more subdued compared to other parts of Thailand. Use this list to help you find Muslim-friendly hotels in Ao Nang, Thailand.
This is a Muslim-owned resort that provides halal food to customers. Furthermore, the establishment is located close to Muslim restaurants, so finding a bite to eat while you’re holidaying here should not be an issue. The beach is a few steps as well. If, however, you do not want to venture far, the resort has its own swimming pool. Staff can book your tours if you need assistance.
The Ri Hotel is a modern establishment that caters to both travelers on business and holiday. It offers halal food for breakfast. Its location also put it just a few steps away from a mosque and Muslim Street, where you can enjoy budget-friendly halal meals. If you’re traveling with kids, they can have fun frolicking in the hotel’s kids’ pool.
Aonang Princeville Villa Resort & Spa sits right on Ao Nang Beach, allowing you to enjoy water-based activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and canoeing without needing to travel a long distance. Alternatively, you can spend time enjoying the beauty of the garden on site. Its in-house dining option is a halal restaurant that serves both Thai cuisine and international food. The mosque is less than 1 km (0.6 mi) away from the resort. Tours can be arranged with the resort if you want to explore the local attractions with the help of a guide.
Railay Village Resort & Spa is a high-end resort that sits right on Railay Beach and can only be accessed by boat from Ao Nang. It features a restaurant that serves halal food and provides diners with fantastic views, especially during sunset. It comes with two swimming pools. The resort offers guests activities such as boat trips to explore nearby islands, spelunking, canoeing, and snorkeling. There are restaurants and shops that you can reach on foot from here.
Sunda Resort is a beautiful establishment a stone’s throw from the beach and surrounded by greenery. While it does not have its own restaurant, it is located close to restaurants that serve halal food, and the resort itself provides free shuttle services (which follow a schedule) that would allow you to get to these dining options quickly and easily. There’s a mosque close by that you can visit to pray. Airport shuttle services can be provided for guests who will be flying in or out of Krabi.
Sand Sea Resort is located right on Railey West Beach. Besides serving halal food for breakfast, you can also order halal meals for your other meals from the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Its beachfront location means you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and fishing. If you want to venture further, you can rent a car from the hotel itself. The establishment also offers other services for your convenience, including airport shuttle services and currency exchange. The hotel also has its own ATM.
Ban Sainai Resort is an option to consider if you want to stay at a place away from the beach. The establishment is nestled by lush greenery, helping create the ambiance that you are in a tropical paradise. Halal options are available for breakfast, which is served from 6:30am to 10:30am. The mosque can be reached on foot from this property. Airport shuttle services can be availed of at an additional charge. Fun activities such as cooking classes, horseback riding, and canoeing can also be experienced for some extra fees.
If you love your privacy, consider staying at Tonsai Bay Resort. This resort is only accessible by boat, which you can find at Ao-Nang Pier. The resort serves halal breakfast. If you like adventure, you can join the hotel’s rock climbing club, which will take you on a fun tour to explore the surrounding cliffs. Villas in this resort come with balconies so you can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings every time you step out there.
Enjoy your holiday in Muslim-friendly Ao Nang
Ao Nang is beautiful and offers a fun family-friendly holiday for Muslims on holiday. Booking one of the hotels on this list is only one step that you can take to make sure that you will have a worry-free vacation in this tropical paradise. Evaluate which of these options is the best one for you so you can guarantee yourself a good time in Ao Nang.
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