With dramatic limestone karsts and opalescent sands kissed by turquoise waves, Krabi is one of the loveliest seaside retreats in the Land of Smiles. Rock-climbers head here to scale the formidable cliffs, while couples come to bask in the tropical rays. Whether you’re looking for a trip the little ones will enjoy or a serene retreat for you and someone special, this paradisiacal coastline has something for everyone.
When You Want to Treat Yourself
Sometimes when you need to get away from it all, nothing but five-star pampering will do. Should you find yourself longing for a private, ultra-luxe retreat, book a room at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas. Situated on the secluded shores of Pai Plong Bay, this lavish resort is easily accessible, yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. With private villas decked out in tasteful Thai silks and polished wood, not to mention five onsite restaurants serving gourmet Thai, Japanese and international dishes, plus superb seafood barbecues, you may be tempted never to leave. Should you crave a little extra adventure, however, the resort has its own dive center and the knowledgeable staff are more than happy to arrange complimentary water sports activities including windsurfing, snorkeling, and sea kayaking, plus day trips to nearby islands.
When You’re Looking for Fun for the Whole Family
Set in the heart of Ao Nang, Krabi’s lively shopping and entertainment district, Centara Anda Devi Resort is a four-star retreat perfect for travelers of all ages. All of the 135 rooms and suites offer easy access to swimming pools and all-day al fresco dining spot, Palm Court, serves a crowd-pleasing mix of Thai and international staples. Children will never get bored here, thanks to the resort’s exceptional Kids’ Club, Camp Safari, and E-Zone, all of which offer a range of daily entertainment options led by enthusiastic staff.
A quick weekend by the sea can work wonders on any stressed-out city-dweller, but not every trip to the beach needs to require a massive splurge. At the three-star Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi, guests enjoy easy access to all of Ao Nang’s attractions, plus unimpeded views of the cerulean sea from the resort’s infinity pool. Thoughtful perks like free Wi-Fi, a top-flight fitness center, and an all-day bistro by the pool make this spot feel indulgent.