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Krabi, Thailand has a distinct charm that can capture the hearts of even the most timid of travelers. It’s surely establishing itself slowly as the preferred go-to destination for many active or adventurous souls.
Not only are amenities and accommodations far cheaper here than in Phuket or Koh Samui, there are also plenty of interesting Malay influences. You can observe this particularly in their food and night markets.
But just because Krabi caters to the budget-conscious doesn’t mean it is low on luxurious offerings. On the contrary, this island can show you a thing or two when it comes to opulent vacations.
Check out these top 5 hotels and resorts for a start.
Privacy and seclusion define the makings of 5-star accommodations. And Rayavadee Resort fits the bill thanks to their location at the tip of the Phranang Peninsula, only reachable by speedboat. The 26 tropical acres inspired by a southern Thai village features large, Thai-inspired pavilions and villas of polished wood and vibrant fabrics. They offer everything your heart could ever ask for – plus dedicated butler service.
The hardest decision to make at the Rayavadee is whether or not you’ll upgrade to a Spa Pavilion, with an outdoor Jacuzzi and amazing gardens; OR the Hydro Pool Pavilion with its freshwater hydro pool surrounded by a tropical garden and sun lounges. Then again, there’s always Phranang Villa: a super private holiday house near impressive limestone cliffs and just 5 minutes from Phranang Beach.
The classic 5-star charm of the Dusit Thani Krabi is a favorite among returning guests and families from all over the globe. That’s not surprising at all, considering its reputation for excellence. This family-friendly resort on the white sands of Klong Muang Beach will make sure you and your companions have the best time of your lives.
Choose from more than 200 luxury rooms, eat at any of their 8 bars and restaurants, and take a dip at their 2 outdoor pools. On Krabi for business? Take advantage of their business center, meeting rooms, currency exchange services, outside catering, and countless recreation facilities!
Traveling with kids or teens? No problem – Dusit Thani in Krabi has babysitting services, a world-class spa, water sports center, bicycle rentals, and several hammocks for the enjoyment of everyone in your family.
Blessed by magnificent views of the 13 islands on its front, and backed by Hang Nak Mountain, The Tubkaak is a secluded sanctuary all its own. Its name meaning ‘home for visitors’, it certainly lives up to that with their selection of fine accommodations, top notch facilities, and warm, friendly service.
Perfect for couples or honeymooners, this resort is all about finding a new home on its glorious white sand beaches and cool, azure waters. Stay at their exclusive Tubkaak Suite and enjoy unobstructed views of the peaceful Andaman Sea and the 13 islands from the distance.
For full rest and relaxation, The Tubkaak recommends that you disconnect – mentally and physically. But don’t worry; their Library is filled with various books to keep you entertained. Meanwhile, drop by their L’Artisan Gift Shop for quaint, handcrafted souvenirs to remember your awesome getaway.
Follow it up by a visit to L’escape Spa for a mix of Oriental and Thai treatments that will calm your senses. Once you’re done, you and your loved one can finally enjoy delicious, fresh seafood by their beachfront restaurant. Just in time for that famous golden Thai sunset.
Stressed with life or with work? Longing for a private getaway with just you and your special someone? Dreaming of waking up in soft sheets, your soul mate by your side, with the soft lapping of waves just outside your window? Then perhaps you should book your next trip at Layana Resort and Spa.
Located at Koh Lanta Yai Island, south of Krabi province, this private adult-only resort caters to guests 18 years old and above. With the well-known Nes Phra-Ae Beach or Long Beach just out front, that’s a long stretch of golden white sand to explore from both ends!
After your little island exploration, you would definitely want to go back to their comfortable accommodations. One of their best, La Maison, is the epitome of luxury and privacy. Aside from a well-furnished villa on walled grounds with a large private pool, you also get your very own Villa Host!
But perhaps what makes Layana stand out from the rest is their salt water infinity pool, as well as their half-Olympic size wellness pool that uses saltwater treatment. Both provide a relaxing swim – with none of the stickiness from regular chlorinated pools.
The laidback vibes of Krabi isn’t just for jetsetters. In fact, there’s nothing like a quick getaway to draw a family closer together. So when you need an idea for a fun, adventure-filled vacation that the entire gang will love, look nowhere else but to Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi.
Don’t be intimidated because of its location. Just because it’s only accessible by boat doesn’t mean you can’t explore beautiful Thailand. In fact, it puts you and your family right at the helm of everything sun, sand, sea!
As expected of Centara, rooms are spacious enough for any type of family. There’s a fine selection of restaurants to choose from, a bar and lounge in an underwater theme, plus all kinds of water sports!
No matter how old the kids are, this resort has something for everyone: from babysitting services, to a Kid’s club, and children’s pool. Not to mention the 500-meter stretch of fine white sand beach not crowded by tourists. Definitely a huge plus for any guest!
It isn’t surprising that Krabi, Thailand receives its share of return travelers. After all, who can get enough of those immaculate beaches, amazing sea cliffs, and mouth-watering dishes?
Add massive, lavish rooms plus warm, Thai service, and you’ve got yourself your very own paradise on earth – even if only for a few days.