Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Ao Nang.
The 40-room Ban Sainai Resort is an upper-middle-range property nestled amid gorgeous tropical landscaping and views of Krabi's limestone karsts. Several restaurants and bars are within walking distance, but the beach is about a five-minute drive and the hotel provides free tuk-tuks to the shore. Rooms are spacious and have bright details, with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning. All also have balconies or terraces with lovely views. Breakfast is free, and lunch and dinner are also served, but beware that alcohol isn't available. The outdoor pool is beautiful and relaxing, and massage services can be arranged, but there is no spa. Guests who would like to be closer to the beach could check out the Anyavee Ban Ao Nang Bay Resort Krabi, which also has lower rates.
The six-room Baan Habeebee Resort is a rustic two-and-a-half-pearl property located outside Ao Nang, about a five-minute ride from the beach. It's a quite, peaceful place with bungalows and a villa crafted of wood in a traditional Thai Lanna style. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and balconies, and the two-bedroom villa has a private pool. There's not much in the way of features except a lovely outdoor pool, and while there's no proper restaurant or alcohol available, a free breakfast is offered and other meals can be ordered as well. Travelers looking for more action closer to the beach could check out the Aonang Villa Resort, which has a spa, fitness center, and on-site restaurants. Rates there are just slightly higher.
Although the small and quiet Aonang Phu Petra Resort sits a mere five minutes' from the main road through Ao Nang town, it feels worlds away. Surrounded by limestone karst mountains and plenty of greenery, this quiet, four-pearl spot is a welcome retreat from the noisy Ao Nang scene. 25 bungalows are spacious and have pleasant terraces to sit on, but mosquitoes can be an issue. Rooms set around the central swimming pool feel less private than those on the hillside. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi are nice perks.
One of the larger properties in Ao Nang, the Aonang Cliff Beach Resort is located right off the main road and offers some of the best views in town. Built into a hillside up above the street, it feels private, yet fine dining and shopping are a short walk away and the beach is only five minutes down the street. The rooms here are spacious and all have open-air terraces or patios along with rainfall showers, and some even have panoramic ocean views. The resort has a sun-drenched natural saltwater pool with plenty of lounge chairs, a seafood grill restaurant, and a large shopping plaza downstairs.
The Centara Grand Beach Resort sits alone on a private bay in the Andaman Sea, surrounded by limestone karst mountains. The rooms and villas here are huge, and all come with large balconies and open-plan bathrooms with soaking tubs and rainshowers. The luxury resort has four restaurants to choose from, along with a spa, a fitness center, a fun kids' club, several swimming pools, and even a library. However, the only way to town other than by boat involves a steep path over the mountain, and some guests might feel isolated here. However, with such great facilities, a long white sand beach, water activities, and spectacular views, those wanting to literally get away from it all will find little need to go anywhere else.
Aonang Fiore Resort is a beautifully landscaped hillside property at the end of Ao Nang’s main drag. The 70-acre property has several elements that make it a one-of-a-kind stay for the area: extensive organic gardens filled with flowers, fruit trees, and butterflies; an on-site zip-line park; and 79 hexagonal cottages built into the side of a mountain. These domed cottages and villas offer (alcohol-free) minibars, coffee/tea facilities, and private balconies looking over the lush property and the iconic Krabi cliffs beyond. Other notable property features include an infinity pool with splendid views, a halal restaurant focusing on seafood, and a coffee shop. No other Ao Nang hotel offers a comparable experience, but if beach proximity is a priority, go for a place like The L Resort Krabi or Aonang Buri Resort instead.
The lovely Ao Nang Phu Phi Maan Resort & Spa is a boutique halal resort located a 20-minute walk from Ao Nang Beach. The resort offers something that few area hotels do: quiet outdoor space -- all rooms have good-sized balconies, and there are two wonderful pool areas, an infinity-pool terrace and a garden pool. The 77 rooms, suites, and villas are stylish and spacious, with glossy wood floors, dark-wood furnishings, and big bathrooms. Some rooms have direct pool access or private infinity pools. The hotel also has two halal restaurants, a fitness center, a kids' room, and a spa. No alcohol is served on-site and it is far from the beach, so this isn't the place for partiers wanting to be in the center of the action. By comparison, L Resort Krabi has a central beachfront location, a pool bar, and alcoholic minibars in the rooms.
The Centara Anda Dhevi is one of Ao Nang's more elegant resorts. Located on a side street just up from the beach in central Ao Nang, the Centara is surrounded by other high-end boutique properties. Thai-style rooms have balconies or terraces as well as marble bathrooms with separate tubs and rainfall showers. There's a large swimming pool with a small waterslide, and the on-site Palm Court Restaurant is among Ao Nang's finest, serving gourmet international cuisine. The only major drawback beside the high room rates is that the nearby beach isn't the most pleasant in the area.
The mid-range Holiday Inn Krabi Ao Nang Beach is hands-down the most family-friendly spot in the Andaman region. Family and Kids Suites have kid-size showers, and some rooms have private access to the communal pool. The hotel has the area's largest kids' club, and among the three huge swimming pools, one is completely designed for children, with waterslides, a playground, and plenty of shallow water. Couples will appreciate a swim-up bar and free breakfast buffet, along with a dedicated Couples Wing and adults-only pool. The Holiday Inn Krabi sits right across from the beach in the middle of the Ao Nang and Noppharat Tara Beach Road, but it's more suitable for sunsets than sunbathing. For the price, the resort offers excellent value for Ao Nang.
The 34-room AliSea Boutique Hotel is an upper-middle-range property located off the main road in Ao Nang, within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops. Its attractive rooms are styled with charming a mix of Thai and Mediterranean decor, and they feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and balconies or terraces. Some have outdoor tubs. The hotel's Italian restaurant gets rave reviews, and the rooftop infinity pool is a big plus, as is the spa. A billiard table and small cinema room are popular on rainy days. Travelers who would prefer to be right on the beach could check out the Golden Beach Resort, where breakfast is included in its room rates.
A 2018 arrival, the upper-middle-range Panan Krabi Resort has a chic, contemporary look that is sharp enough to stand out in Ao Nang. In addition to trendy decor, the 199-room hotel has an all-day restaurant with a great free breakfast, a kids' club, an activity program for all ages, and two pools with bars. The rooftop infinity pool is a noteworthy feature for downtown Ao Nang (few properties have this), plus it has, at this writing, some of the town's best and clearest views of the cliffs (which may be compromised by new construction). The large, air-conditioned rooms have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and private balconies. Some rooms have swim-out terraces connecting to the main pool, and others have private whirlpool terraces. BlueSotel is a comparably modern and priced property; it adds a spa, but is slightly farther from the beach and loses the rooftop pool and bar.
The 40-room Phu Pha Ao Nang Resort and Spa is a mid-range hotel off Krabi's pretty Ao Nang Beach. Rooms are housed in separate four-unit buildings, and all have private terraces or balconies, along with air-conditioning. On-site features include a small spa, a tiny fitness center, and a small pool area with lounge chairs, drink service, and perhaps too much shade. For something a little more elegant and with a bigger pool, guests may want to compare rates at the nearby Golden Beach Resort, which also has direct beach access.
The upper-mid-range Pakasai is one of Ao Nang's greenest properties and is set around lush gardens full of plants, flowers, fish ponds, and benches as well as an organic garden. Rooms here feature contemporary Thai furnishings and come with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. The nicest rooms are the spacious Adora Rooms in the newer Executive Wing, which come with terraces featuring outdoor bathtubs. With a lovely rooftop infinity-edge pool, it's a great spot to escape busy Ao Nang, and while the resort is hidden up a side street, it is still within short walking distance of the town center. However, it's not on the beach and the nearest stretch of coast is rocky and not good for swimming.