On the west coast of Southern Thailand, Krabi is a coastal province well known for its sandy beaches, stunning waters and colourful coral reefs. So, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that you’ll want to maximize your ocean exposure during your trip. However, the popular beaches are usually packed with tourists – to get around that, we’ve rounded up 10 hotels with private beaches so you can work on that suntan in peace!
Mainland Krabi has plenty of popular beaches such as Ao Nong Beach, Railay Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. It can get a bit crowded, but you won’t have to worry about any of that. These resorts give you the best of both worlds - a well-connected location and some peace and quiet!
Krabi resort is the only resort in the Ao Nong area that has a private beachfront! It’s just steps away from Ao Nong beach, one of the most popular beaches in Ao Nong. It’s like having your own little slice of paradise, but with all the perks of staying in a touristy spot like Ao Nong – great food, lots of shops, activities and bars. Unlike the other resorts on the islands surrounding the mainland, Krabi Resort is a breeze to get to. It’s just a half hour car ride from Krabi International Airport.
Krabi Resort is also a four-star hotel, so you can be sure that the private beachfront isn’t the only perk that comes with this resort! Expect sleek interiors, fantastic food and world-class service.
Located nearby Ao Nong, but far enough to escape the main bulk of the tourist crowds, The Tubaak Krabi Boutique Resort is the perfect place for a luxurious, lazy holiday. With the Tubaak Beach right at your doorstep, lush greenery all around you and cozy wooden interiors, you won’t even feel the need to leave the resort. It’s been recognized as one of the most romantic resorts in Krabi.
You can attend cooking classes, curl up in the library for a quiet afternoon or treat yourself to a full-service spa. If you can somehow bring yourself to leave, tours can be arranged with the front desk, or you can just take a taxi to Krabi Town!
Offering a private stretch of the Klong Muang Beach, Beyond Resort Krabi is sure to leave you feeling like you’re in a tropical paradise. Away from the touristy areas of Ao Nong, you’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet, but also easily access the vibrant nightlife and activity that Krabi is known for. It’s just a taxi ride away! You can opt to stay in a hotel room, a cottage, or a cabin.
“Lovely quiet location. Relatively big resort, but no feeling of being in a tourist trap. Excellent personnel.” – Pedro, Belgium
Nestled along a stunning cliffside, Centara Grand Beach Resort is the ultimate blend of nature and luxury. The property is located on the private Pai Plong Bay, giving you lots of opportunities for quiet lounging on the sand or romantic, candle-lit dinners. You’ll find no shortage of activities to do here – go hiking on the Monkey Trail or sign up for activities at the Dive and Watersports Centre.
Hailed as Krabi’s chillest island, Ko Lanta is perfect for those who just want some laid-back lounging. It’s not as isolated as some of the other islands, but it’s not nearly as bustling as popular islands such as Phi Phi either.
This is the perfect little getaway for couples who want a vacation without breaking the bank. Located on Klong Khong Beach, the resort is isolated enough that the stretch of beach is essentially private. This is rustic, down-to-earth vacationing – accommodations are bamboo huts or old-school bungalows. However, what everyone loves about this resort is how soft and intimate it is – forget the glitz and glamour of bigger and more expensive spots. Here, the owner gives you free cooking classes and a kitten prowls around the grounds looking for cuddles. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Perched on the peninsula of Ko Lanta, the Crown Lanta Resort offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset along the private beach or from the terrace of your poolside villa. Expect luxurious accommodations, a fantastic breakfast buffet and friendly and welcoming staff. You can rent bicycles, kayaks or snorkelling gear, or use the shuttle transfer to get to nearby shops and restaurants.
Phi Phi Islands
A group of six islands off the coast of Krabi, Phi Phi has grown from a backpacker’s retreat to an international tourist spot bustling with nightlife, restaurants and dive schools. Despite the commercialisation, Phi Phi still retains its bohemian charm and jaw-dropping natural landscapes.
Located on Phi Phi Island’s Long Beach, The Beach Resort offers stunning hillside accommodation and breathtaking ocean views. It has one of the best locations on the island - you can easily walk to the city but still enjoy peace and quiet. You can also enjoy snorkelling spots along Long Beach or kayak around the island.
“This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The view from our bungalow and anywhere on the resort is spectacular. The beach is gorgeous as are the pools. Dinner on the beach was extraordinary.” - Brigitte, USA
Nestled next to the stunning emerald waters around Lo Ba Goa Bay, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort promises a relaxing, first class beach stay. Aside from the private beach, you can grab a drink at the infinity pool’s pool bar, work out at the fitness centre or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. There are four restaurants to choose from at the resort, each serving a different kind of cuisine.
If you’re desperate to get away from it all, then Ko Jum is the place for you. It’s a small island with nothing much to do, and that’s precisely why people are attracted to it. It’s the perfect place to wake up with the sun, take long meandering walks and laze in a hammock. There’s no pressure to see every landmark or do every activity - here, you can just be.
Offering rustic villas and cottages tucked away on a hillside, you can look forward to a relaxing and rejuvenating stay at Kohjum Resort. Expect thatched roofs and bamboo furnishings nestled among tropical greenery. It’s perfect for those who are looking to laze around and reconnect with nature and each other. Every room has been designed such that you’re able to enjoy the panoramic view of the sea right from your room.
“The view from the room and the sound of waves in the night were amazing! Very clean room, one of the best beaches on the island, nice food and helpful staff - you can rent a motorbike or arrange a ferry from the hotel desk.” - Przemek, Poland
Here, you’ll wake up to a view of the ocean and monkeys scurrying about outside. Jungle Hill offers rustic bungalows with terraces overlooking the ocean. Laze in hammocks, paddle out to the sea with the free kayaks, or cycle around Koh Jum and explore the town. While Jungle Hill might not have the luxuries of bigger hotels, this family-run resort offers a relaxing stay that will help you enjoy the simpler things in life.
Slather on some sunscreen!
Krabi is a well-known tourist spot, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend your vacation time fighting over beach chairs. Many of the hotels listed here have limited space, or are very popular destinations. Remember to book them early, and get ready for some serious relaxation!
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