Forget about Phuket for now. Krabi is also to the south of Bangkok, and for many paddlers, swimmers, and sunbathers, its mainland beaches and island destinations are exemplary. Krabi is situated on the Andaman coast of Thailand. If you want to see caves and karst formations and stay for a while in a provincial town, then Krabi is a great place to visit. Foodies will find enough adventure for their palates at Krabi. There’s plenty of flavorful plates that would drive Instagram followers in a frenzy. For those seeking a spiritual experience, Krabi is an ideal pitstop for nearby is Tiger Cave Temple, and at the top of more than a thousand steps is a giant statue of Siddhārtha Gautama, The Buddha. Krabi is the ultimate destination in Thailand. To clinch the argument, we’ve prepared for you a wonderful list of the best sea-view hotels in Krabi, Thailand.
Charming, clean, and secure. These are three very important qualities travelers look for in a hotel when visiting a strange place for the first time. In Krabi is JS Residence, which has an impeccable reputation. Wood figures appear significantly in the furniture and interior design. When you look outside the full-length window of your room’s balcony, you’d find a welcoming garden or better yet the deep blue sea. The rooms are equipped with modern conveniences for a comfortable rest after a day at the beach. And yes, you can walk or drive to the town’s shopping areas to purchase souvenirs.
If you’re an adult who cannot get enough of the water, then you’ll end up spending at least a day at Sea Seeker Krabi Resort’s pool area. It’s big enough for you and similarly inclined guests, and sparkles blue from a distance. If you have kids who’d rather spend the day with playground equipment and games, you won’t be disappointed in the resort’s dedicated areas for children. Sea Seeker Krabi resort is a four-star hotel that delivers its mandate on a day-to-day basis. They have high expectations from their staff and you’d find no better place for pampering and service.
Modern rooms with a blue-and-white theme that speaks comfort and elegance. A private beach where you can frolic in the water. A garden where you can sit in the shade and an infinity pool to wade in or swim, whichever fits your mood. Blue Orchid Beach Krabi offers these and much more, specifically organized tours for hotel guests who are keen on exploring the town’s key tourist destinations. For sure, you’d want to try out the waters of nearby beaches having heard of Krabi’s stunning shores. Just let the Blue Orchid Beach Krabi staff know and they will make it work for you.
How about a continental breakfast in the pool? Do not fret. The food is fresh and warm and served on a woven basket. It’s quite lovely and something 7HEAVEN Residence Krabi insists on. After all, your convenience is their priority. The sea view is breathtaking. You can sit comfortably in the spacious balcony to photograph each and every sunrise and sunset during your stay. To explore Krabi town by bicycle is another experience altogether. 7HEAVEN offers bike rental for avid cyclists. Car rental is an alternative for those who’d rather drive.
7HEAVEN Residence Krabi
Address: 388/63 Building 2 Moo 5 Sai Thai, Ao Nam Mao, Muang,krabi, Thailand 81000
Price: from 65 USD
Breakfast in the room Outdoor pool WiFi Head massage Outdoor pool (all year) Currency exchange Pool with view Shuttle service (free)
Thinking of going away to Southeast Asia for a few days? Escape to Beyond Resort Krabi and you’ll find yourself in a Thai paradise. The view from your room is incomparable. The rooms are all modern but still very Asian and thoughtfully decorated. The building itself is an architectural curiosity. Perhaps you’d find yourself wanting to stay in. After all, the sea is just beyond glass doors–so close you could smell the salty breeze on a good day. The restaurant at Beyond Resort Krabi serves exceptional local cuisine, as well as international dishes, in case you have a hankering for a taste of home.
A seaside panorama makes all the difference in the world. Eclectic choices in design and interior decor make for an interesting stay. ChaoKoh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort happily gives you both in spades. The outdoor pool is a visual wonder in itself. The rooms are individual masterpieces. Seating areas are numerous and riveting. Aside from the physical charm of the place, guests can revel in the care and attention given by the staff. It is possible to arrange for sightseeing sojourns to nearby islands, where more of Krabi’s treasures can be found.
Ao Nang Beach is a tourist center in Krabi. It may be crowded at times, but the relaxed vibe is always in the air. Panan Krabi Resort sits on a corner of Ao Nang that makes it an ideal station for nature lovers. You can sit in your room or lounge by the outdoor swimming pool while staring at rocky cliffs and craggy faraway islands. Panan Krabi Resort wants guests to be as comfortable as possible. The hotel’s restaurant offers many types of cuisine, as well as a tasty selection for vegetarians.
A private bungalow for a holiday home sounds fine. What if you can get a room with a balcony and your own private rectangle of a pool? Some guests at Lanta Miami Resort prefer taking a siesta on hammocks hanging between trees. Where’s the beach, you ask? Well, white sands and blue-green waters are just a few meters away. Every bungalow is furnished comfortably and secure. Mayhap, you’ll find extra security in your very own mini-bar. The option to stay in is tempting, but make sure to check out the nightly entertainment by the beach for an unforgettable Krabi vacation.
Phi Phi Don Island is located on the Strait of Malacca and is considered part of Krabi province. It is one of the two biggest in the local island group. Phi Phi Nicebeach Hotel Hip is a top booking for fans of Maya Bay, the very place where “The Beach” was filmed. This particular tourist hotspot is a boat ride away. Phi Phi Nicebeach Hotel Hip offers big rooms with modern furnishing, including a balcony for 24/7 views of the sea. Aside from the dining facilities of the hotel, you can head out on foot to local shops and bars. Booking a hotel that’s not on the mainland could be a very enriching and memorable experience for you.
The 3-kilometer long (1.86 miles) Nopparathara (Noppharat Thara) Beach is part of Hat Nopparat Thara-Koh Phi Phi National Park. Its peaceful shores attract beach lovers. You can choose to stay right across it, at Maneetel Krabi Beachfront where they have some of the biggest and most comfortable beds you’ll find in Krabi. Well, we don’t really encourage lying down all day and enjoying the modern amenities. There’s much to explore outside your room, starting with the outdoor pool and restaurant. Ao Nang Beach is also quite near. Maneetel Krabi Beachfront is in a very ideal location indeed.
Whether you are visiting Krabi for a few amazing days at the beach, for island-hopping, or simply lounging by the pool and browning under the sun, it always matters where you choose to stay. You need not be parted with the great blue beyond even as you are comfortably indoors. All you need to do is book a room with a great view of the sea.
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