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3 star Discount Hotel 20 km from Krabi
airport; Resort in Aonang Beach with amazing seaview tropical garden.
Krabi's beaches are some of
the best to be found anywhere and lie within easy
access from the main town of Krabi. Each
has its own attractions to offer the tourist --
be it simple relaxation in the sun and sea,
seclusion, or the opportunity to indulge in water
sports and other activities in the ultimate tropical
paradise locale. Krabi's main beaches are as follows:
Nang or Ao Phra Nang, features Krabi's most
developed beach. Fringed by palms, the long beach
is backed by a wide range of accommodation
including resorts, bungalows and guesthouses. Most
travel services can be found here, and there is a
good variety of restaurants featuring both local
and international cuisine. Due to it's locale and
range of services and accommodation, Ao Nang
serves as the ideal place to both stay put and
relax, or from which to explore surrounding
islands and beaches.
west side of the headland features a beautiful
curved beach backed by limestone cliffs and jungle
which provide contrast with the flat blue waters
of the Andaman sea. The very picture of tropical
paradise, it is a favourite place for climbers and
water sport enthusiasts. Accommodation choice is
surprisingly varied for such a small area -
everything to luxury resort style to the most
basic bungalows, and a few restaurants and bars
provide the basic necessities. High season is busy,
but it's also worth making a trip in low season
when most activities can still be enjoyed, and
monsoon weather changes provide spectacular views
over the ocean. The east side of Rai Leh Beach is
home mostly to mangroves, some accommodation and
restaurants. It is also the most convenient spot
from which to hail boat transport (unless you want
to hike back over the headland).
Within 10 minutes walk of
Rai Leh east, this beach lies on the outer most
point of the headland and backed by a limestone
cliff housing the Outer
Princess Cave or Tham Phra Nang Nok.
Swimming and snorkeling can be enjoyed off this
pristine, white sandy beach, and from here it is
possible to hike to the top of the headland to get
spectacular views of the entire area.
Located within 18 km west
of Krabi town, this quiet beach lies within the Hat
Noppharat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park
and features a long sandy stretch lined by
casurina trees. Popular with local Thai picnickers
and those who like to swim and sun worship, it is
also possible at low tide to walk from the beach
across to some of the islands dotted in the bay.
Great for a day visit.
In the coastal waters off
Krabi, lie more than 200 islands, some of them
inhabited, and many that belong to Hat Noppharat
Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park. These islands
offer a host of recreational opportunities
including reef diving and world-class rock
climbing, and harbor some of the most exotic,
Comprising of two main
islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, these
islands are a part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Ko
Phi Phi National Park.
Phi Don Island One of southern Thailand's
most popular tourist destinations, features sheer
limestone cliffs and sandy beaches. Anvil in shape,
the island covers a total area of 28sq km in
length and 3.5km at its broadest point. The neck
or handle of the island is where the majority of
the tourist accommodation and services are located,
and is the central point for boats to dock. An
uninhabited section of the island lies to the
west, and Cape Laem Tohng, on the northern tip, is
home to the Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsys. Diving at
Laem Tohng is excellent, as it is also at Hua Rah
Ket to the extreme south.
Phi Ley Island Eentirely comprised of
steep cliffs, with caves and a sea lake. It
features several beautiful bays ideal for
snorkeling, and on the northeast side, the famous Viking
Cave, which contains pre-historic
paintings. The island is also a popular site for
nesting swifts, and local people come there daily
to collect the nests used to make Bird's Nest Soup,
a Chinese delicacy.
To the north of Phi Phi Don lies Koh Yoong
Island featuring 2 small beaches and well
preseved coral gardens off shore.
Adjacent to Koh Yoong lies Koh Pai Island
with small swimming beaches on the north and east
side, and coral gardens off the south end.
About 53 islands are
included in this group, which form the southern
most district of Krabi Province.
Koh Lanta Yai
largest of the islands,it was known long ago by
its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which
means Long Beach Island. The island is a favourite
spot for those who seek peace and solitude, and is
the home of the District and National Park offices.
Mountainous and rugged in some spots, especially
near the southern tip; with a combination of
gravelly and fine white sandy beaches, the island
is also home to a clan of Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsies
who preserve many of their ancient customs and
ceremonies. Some accomodation and services are
available, and the island is easily accessed by
ferry from Ban Hua Hin Pier in Tambon Koh Khlang;
Bor Muang Pier in Tambon Sai Kao; or Jao Fah Pier
in Krabi Town.
Koh Taleng Beng
Lies in the Lanta district and similar in shape to
Phi Phi Ley. Swallows also nest at this island
which at low tide features a small beach and
Mu Koh Hah
Still in the Lanta area, this is a group of 5
islands featuring coral gardens and good diving
Koh Ngai, Koh Rock
Nai and Koh Rock Nok
South of Lanta Island, these 3 islands are close
to Trang Province. Koh Ngai is
easily accessed via ferry from Pak Meng Beach,
others are accessed by hired boat and feature both
beaches and coral gardens.
Frittomisto Villa. 90/66 Moo 3 Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Tel. +66.75.637692 - Fax. +66.75.637691
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