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Where to Stay in Krabi Thailand in 2023: 15 Amazing Choices

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Wondering where to stay in Krabi, Thailand? I just spent the last few months living and traveling through Thailand, and Krabi was one of my favorite areas – partly due to it’s incredible accommodation options!

With long sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and awe-inspiring limestone formations, the Krabi province is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Thailand. 

In this guide, I’ve compiled 15 of the best places to stay in Krabi.

These luxury resorts will ensure you enjoy a relaxing and memorable vacation with top-class spas and restaurants, amenities like infinity pools and private balconies, and views out over the spectacular surroundings. 

Any of these resorts in Krabi would make the perfect setting for your holiday in Thailand. They’re also an ideal base for exploring the best beaches and offshore islands of Krabi province.

15 Best Places to Stay in Krabi

#1 Aonang Princeville

⭐️ Rating: 8.4/10 |📍 Location: Ao Nang | 🏩 View on Agoda

The boutique Aonang Princeville resort has a fantastic central location on the main road, just across from Ao Nang Beach and the Andaman Sea.

You’ll be in the center of town with shops and restaurants just outside your door, yet the resort is tucked away from the noise in a tranquil setting.

This exclusive resort offers spacious and comfortable rooms decorated in the traditional Thai style, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.

I stayed in the loft-style rooms, which were two stories and furnished with modern amenities. I was in awe when I walked in!

The top floor has a comfortable king-sized bed, and the bottom floor has a kitchen, living area, and luxurious bathroom with a soaker tub.

In the open-air White Orchid restaurant, you can choose from both Thai and international cuisine and fresh seafood from the local fish market. We enjoyed a fantastic three-course meal with the hotel manager during our hosted stay – each plate more beautiful than the last!

Drinks and snacks are available from the poolside bar, and the Princeville Spa and wellness center is the perfect place for a pampering massage. It was one of the better massages I had while living in Thailand, and was the perfect way to end a day of adventuring.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Ao Nang, this resort is easily one of the best options.

#2 Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

⭐️ Rating: 8.4/10 |📍 Location: Klong Muang | 🏩 View on Agoda

Guests at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa enjoy world-class service at a luxurious resort with Klong Muang Beach on one side and lush rainforest on the other. We spent our second night in Krabi here, and it was a fantastic experience.

The spacious rooms are decorated in an elegant Victorian style, with wooden teak floors and stunning views over the Andaman Sea. I loved how much light poured into the rooms, and the balcony was ideal for relaxing on.

24-hour room service is available, along with several dining options, including Thai and Indian cuisine at the White Lotus restaurant or Italian cuisine at the Ristorante Venezia. There’s also a poolside barbecue at the Koh Poda pool bar, or you can indulge in ice cream and other sweet treats at Le Glacie.

Spend your days relaxing on the private yacht or at the spa, or if you’re feeling more energetic, the resort also has tennis courts and a golf course.

#3 Islanda Hideaway

⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 |📍 Location: Koh Klang | 🏩 View on Agoda

Get away from it all at the beachfront Islanda Hideaway resort on Klang Island. While I didn’t stay here overnight, we got the opportunity to visit during the day to check out the beautiful facilities.

It’s an adventure just getting to this unique hotel, taking TukTuks through a small village to this secluded paradise.

The large rooms at this secluded resort have open-air bathrooms and stand on stilts like traditional southern Thai houses. They overlook the sea and are all equipped with air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs.

Islanda also offers weekly stay rates, which is perfect if you’re a digital nomad in Thailand looking for a workcation.

The Sea Breeze restaurant serves a range of delicious Thai and international meals, and in-room dining is also available. We took part in the resort’s cooking class to make a fresh Thai salad which was one of the most delicious things I ate during my time in Thailand!

Islanda Hideaway is the perfect Krabi resort for relaxation. But if you don’t want to spend all your time relaxing in the infinity pool, the front desk staff will happily help you arrange day trips. 

#4 Venice Krabi Villa Resort

⭐️ Rating: 8.9/10 |📍 Location: Ao Num Mao Bay | 🏩 View on Agoda

Venice Krabi Villa Resort is a unique place for your Thai vacation. It’s an eco-resort with a design inspired by the Thai sea gypsies who live in Krabi province.

When you arrive at the resort, you can opt for the option to be transported in small wooden boats to your hotel room, which is such a fun experience.

Each air-conditioned villa stands on stilts over the large central swimming pool, in a lagoon surrounded by rice paddies and mangroves. Some villas have their own terrace, others have a private kitchenette, but all offer the chance to watch the glorious setting sun. Although I recommend heading to the outdoor pool – the view from here is amazing and it’s the perfect place to cool off from the heart.

The restaurant serves farm-to-table food from local and international cuisines, with a fantastic breakfast buffet included in your stay.

You can be pampered at the resort’s luxurious spa, explore the resort in a kayak, or even take a gondola picnic out on the lagoon.

#5 Krabi Resort

pool surrounded by cottages at krabi resort
Krabi Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 7.9/10 |📍 Location: Ao Nang | 🏩 View on Agoda

Lying close to Ao Nang Beach and its spectacular limestone cliffs, the Krabi Resort is the only resort in Krabi that enjoys direct private access to the white sands of Ao Nang Beach. 

The luxurious rooms are decorated in either traditional Thai style or contemporary decor, and each has a private terrace. All rooms have a mini-bar, cable TV, and a comfortable seating area; some also have a luxurious bathtub.

The resort’s all-day restaurant, The Boat, offers both Thai and international dishes as well as fresh seafood from the grill. There’s a large outdoor swimming pool with a pool bar serving refreshing drinks, and both the pool and restaurant have gorgeous views out over the sea. 

Facilities at the resort include a fitness room, rock climbing, and scuba diving, or you can pay an additional fee for tour services. 

Great resort with two pools. Next to beach. Good breakfast. Amazing bungalows with huge rooms and huuge bathrooms with showers and Bathtub. Close to city and night market.

– Rafgre (see more reviews here)

#6 Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

spa with forest at phulay bay
Phulay Bay Reserve | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.1/10 |📍 Location: Klong Muang | 🏩 View on Agoda

The 5-star Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton Reserve, with its stunning views of the Andaman Sea’s turquoise waters, is the ideal resort for a memorable Thai vacation.

The impressive rooms feature traditional Thai wood decor and have a flat-screen cable TV and DVD player. Each has a stylish bathroom and are surrounded by tropical gardens, while the private veranda allows you to enjoy the evening air.

You can book diving and kayaking tours, Thai cooking classes, and batik painting lessons. But if you want nothing more energetic than a quick swim, Phulay Bay has a gorgeous infinity pool. Several private villas also have their own pool. 

The resort’s five restaurants offer everything from the best Thai cuisine at Sri Tang to the freshest grilled seafood at Lae Lay Pavilion. Linger over a cocktail at sunset from Chomtawan Lounge, or if you don’t want to leave your luxurious room, 24-hour butler service is also available.

Perfect for everything. Room, Facilities, Breakfast, Restaurants, Spa and the staffs!

– Yuto (see more reviews here)

#7 Zeavola Resort

trees surrounding pool, lounge, and hut
Zeavola Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 8.9/10 |📍 Location: Ko Phi Phi | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Zeavola combines the luxury of a five-star hotel with the charm and rustic feel of a jungle resort. It’s located on the northeast coast of Phi Phi Don, far away from the noise and crowds of Ton Sai beach, and can only be reached by boat. 

At the Zeavola resort, you’ll find grass-roofed teakwood villas decorated in the traditional Thai style. You can enjoy a rainfall shower, a dip in your private pool, and all the comforts of a five-star hotel.

These include luxurious linens, turndown service, and full-length windows that open to flood your room with the fresh sea air.

Of course, there’s a rainforest spa for perfect pampering, and the two restaurants prepare delicious Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. But for a very special evening, why not take a romantic sunset cruise or ask for a table on the beach for dinner by candlelight.

For those wondering where to stay in Krabi for couple, the Zeavola Resort is a perfect choice.

The Zeavola Resort is true paradise. We stayed for 4 nights in the rainforest villa with the pool and it was amazing.

– Denesh (see more reviews here)

#8 Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort

pool and lounging area with coconut trees
Dusit Thani Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 8.8/10 |📍 Location: Klong Muang | 🏩 View on Agoda

The Dusit Thani Krabi Beach resort looks out over the white sands of Klong Muang Beach. With tropical gardens, large outdoor pools, and delicious food, this is the perfect Krabi resort for relaxation.

Each of the resort’s spacious rooms features Thai-style decor, air-conditioning, and a private balcony as standard. Some of the suites also enjoy their own private plunge pool. 

The two restaurants at Dusit Thani Krabi offer a choice of buffet-style and a-la-carte dining. And with two beachfront pools to choose from, Cocovida Pool Bar provides a range of delicious drinks and both Thai and international food. 

Enjoy a pampering massage in the spa, doze in a soft hammock in the garden, or stroll along the soft white sands next to the Andaman Sea. This really is a resort that’s made for relaxation!

Amazing staff, room was big, good facilities, and the beach access is great. Kids club very nice with great staff again. Highly recommended for families

– David (see more reviews here)

#9 Rayavadee

pool area surrounded by trees
Rayavadee Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.3/10 |📍 Location: Railay | 🏩 View on Agoda

When people ask where to stay in Krabi, Thailand, the name Rayavadee always comes up. So when you’re planning your dream Krabi vacation, you have to book Rayavadee, even if it’s just for one night. 

It’s no wonder that Rayavadee gets booked up so quickly. Rayavadee is one of the best 5-star Krabi hotels and this resort is a very secluded and nice place to stay. 

You’ll need to take a 25-35 minute speedboat ride to reach Rayavadee. Once you get there, you’ll find luxurious Thai-style bungalows with decor from the pages of a magazine and sweeping views over the ocean. Each room has a mini-bar, flat-screen TV, and its own private terrace.

As well as luxurious accommodation and picture-perfect surroundings, guests at Rayavadee can enjoy a full-service spa, four restaurants, and an infinity pool that seems to blend seamlessly with the turquoise waters off Railay Beach.

Everything! There is nothing that was not excellent! Staff, location, facilities – everything was great and thought through.

– Josephin (see more reviews here)

#10 Bhu Nga Thani Resort 

tables and chairs with pillows and trees
Bhu Nga Thani | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 8.4/10 |📍 Location: Railay | 🏩 View on Agoda

Traveling a short distance by boat from Krabi Town will bring you to Bhu Nga Thani Resort, a luxurious Krabi resort on East Railay Beach.  

Dark wood furnishings give an opulent air to the comfortable rooms at Bhu Nga Thani Resort. Each room has complimentary luxury toiletries, a flat-screen TV, and a daybed on the private balcony.

Bhu Nga Thani has breathtaking views of mountains and mangrove forests on one side and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea on the other. The tour desk can organize island hopping or snorkeling excursions, or you can stay and enjoy the elegant outdoor pool, massage center, and well-equipped gym. 

And the Bhu Nga Sari restaurant serves a tempting choice of Thai and western dishes, as well as fresh seafood.

We had an amazing and very (very!) spacious room, with a comfortable bed and a huge bathtub – we loved it.

– Diana (see more reviews here)

#11 Arawan Krabi Beach Resort

pool area with lounge and beach view
Arawan Krabi | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 7.9/10 |📍 Location: Ao Num Mao Bay | 🏩 View on Agoda

The spacious rooms at Arawan Krabi Resort are all air-conditioned and each has a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and slippers. Each room also has a flat-screen satellite TV and a comfortable seating area. 

Most rooms have stunning sea views over the Andaman sea or look out over the resort’s two pools and private gardens.  

As well as the on-site restaurants serving Thai cuisine, guests at Arawan Krabi Beach Resort can enjoy access to the private beach of Ao Nam Mao or take the complimentary Tuk Tuk shuttle service to nearby Ao Nang beach.

Perfect hotel with clean and nice rooms, friendly and very helpful staff.

– Huba (see more reviews here)

#12 The Brown Hotel Krabi

hallway and stairway in Brown Hotel Krabi
Brown Hotel Krabi | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.2/10 |📍 Location: Krabi Town | 🏩 View on Agoda

Wondering where to stay in Krabi town?

The Brown Hotel is a chic 3-star hotel in one of the best areas of Krabi Town, set within walking distance of Wat Kaew Korawaram and the local markets. This is a budget boutique hotel, and visitors to the Brown Hotel in Krabi love its fantastic location and friendly welcome. 

The modern rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with a flat-screen TV, mini-bar, and tea/coffee-making facilities. All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFI, and a private bathroom, while some have a balcony. 

Breakfast in the Brown Hotel‘s restaurant includes à la carte, Full English/Irish, and Asian breakfast options.

A new, beautifully designed hotel with great breakfast and very friendly staff. Would come back anytime!

– Claudia (see more reviews here)

#13 Banyan Tree Krabi

pool and trees by the beach
Banyan Tree Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.2/10 |📍 Location: Tub Kaek Beach | 🏩 View on Agoda

The Banyan Tree is an exclusive Krabi resort where you can leave your everyday stresses behind and indulge in pure luxury. 

Described as a “sanctuary for all senses,” this beachfront resort is just a few steps from the white sands and turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Towering mountains and lush jungle landscape provide the backdrop to your luxury stay at the Banyan Tree.

Inside your air-conditioned suite or villa, you’ll find luxurious decor and various facilities like a mini-bar, coffee machine, flat-screen TV, and private pool. Guests who book into a suite at the Banyan Tree also enjoy complimentary laundry service and well-being activities, plus afternoon tea service or fruit platter. 

You can choose from à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options, while the Banyan Tree’s two restaurants offer delicious Thai and international cuisine. 

Location, room, breakfast, service and the whole vibe of the place was excellent! Its definitely highly recommended.

– Sushil (see more reviews here)

#14 Tubkaak Boutique Resort

pool with trees and lounge chair with towels
Tubkaak Boutique Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.0/10 |📍 Location: Tub Kaek Beach | 🏩 View on Agoda

The Tubkaak Boutique Resort offers spacious beachfront rooms, each with traditional Thai wood decor. Each room also has a tropical-style outdoor bathroom and a balcony looking out over the mountains and lush greenery in the surrounding areas. 

This resort is designed to give guests the perfect relaxing vacation in Krabi. Sun loungers are available on the beach and by the pool, or you can enjoy a relaxing massage at the full-service spa. And if you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, you can curl up in one of the oversize armchairs in the resort’s peaceful library, which also has its own bar.

The Arundina restaurant is surrounded by serene water lily ponds and has stunning sea views.

You can choose from a range of delicious Thai and European dishes in the restaurant, enjoy breakfast in your room or request a private evening meal on the beach. 

Great hotel in one of the best possible locations in Thailand.

– Oliver (see more reviews here)

#15 Pimalai Resort and Spa

overlooking pool with woman posing
Pimalai Resort | Photo from Booking.com

⭐️ Rating: 9.6/10 |📍 Location: Koh Lanta | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Exclusive accommodation and personalized service make the Pimalai Resort and Spa one of the best resorts in Krabi, Thailand. 

Pimalai is secluded in a lush tropical forest on the island of Ko Lanta, overlooking the soft sands of Ba Kan Tiang Beach and the clear blue waters of the Andaman sea. You’ll reach the resort on a complimentary round-trip transfer from Krabi International Airport.  

Once you arrive, you’ll find that each room at this elegant resort is decorated with sumptuous Thai fabrics and polished teak floors. Air conditioning and high-speed free Wi-Fi are standard, and each room has a private balcony with amazing views. 

girl getting a massage in Pimalai Spa

You can spend your days lounging by the infinity-edge pool or relaxing in the resort’s spa and library. If you feel more energetic, a fully equipped fitness center, water sports facilities, and tennis courts are also available. 

And guests at Pimalai Resort and Spa also have three restaurants to choose from, including western cuisine at Seven Seas and authentic Thai dishes at Rak Talay and Spice and Rice.

The spa and treatments we had were AMAZING. Rooms are very comfortable and the whole vibe of the hotel is incredibly nice – with beautiful views everywhere.

– Jack (see more reviews here)

Best area to stay in Krabi Thailand

Krabi is the name of a province in southern Thailand. A little confusingly, it’s also the name of a city within that province. 

Krabi province is a large area, but most visitors tend to stay in a few mainland locations. The most popular areas include Krabi Town, Ao Nang, Railay Beach, Nopparat Thara, and Klong Muang.

Phi Phi Island, Koh Lanta, Koh Ngai, and Koh Jum are also popular islands to stay in Krabi province.

There’s a massive choice of accommodation in Krabi to suit every taste and budget. So if you’re wondering where to stay in Krabi, Thailand, you might need help choosing the best location.

Some of the best areas to stay in Krabi are the beaches below.

Ao Nang Beach

Once a fishing village, Ao Nang Beach is now the busiest tourist center in Krabi province. The long beach at Ao Nang is popular with visitors, and numerous longtail boats wait to whisk you off for day trips to the nearby islands. 

You’ll find every type of accommodation to suit all budgets here, along with countless bars, restaurants, and a great choice of nightlife along the main street. 

Klong Muang Beach

Klong Muang Beach is a great place for a quiet vacation in Krabi province. This is still a popular beach but it’s quieter than other Krabi locations, and the hotels and resorts at Klong Muang tend to be close to the long beach. 

Klong Muang Beach is also a great starting point for an island hopping trip, giving easy access to Koh Poda, Koh Hong, and Chicken Island.

boats in water during sunset at Railay Beach
Railay Beach

Railay Beach

Railay Beach is a small peninsula in Krabi and the best area to find the beautiful beaches and rock formations that Thailand is famous for. 

Railay Beach is one of the most popular places to stay in Krabi, Thailand. So the hotels and resorts here get booked quickly, especially in peak season. 

Tubkaak Beach

The Tubkaak beach is near Klong Muang in the north of Krabi province. This is a good place to find some of the best luxury hotels in Krabi, Thailand, including luxurious 5-star hotels. 

The long sandy beach has stunning views over islands like Koh Hong and Koh Yao Yao and is spacious enough to find a stretch of sand all to yourself. 

With warm seas, soft sandy beaches, and dramatic landscapes, it’s no surprise that Krabi is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Thailand. 

So if you’re planning a vacation and wondering where to stay in Krabi, Thailand, this guide has hopefully helped you narrow down your choices!

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