Where to stay in Krabi 2024-25

Krabi province in Thailand, is a world surrounded by natural beauty. That’s why its popularity has exploded in the last decade and accounts for the large number of accommodation and restaurant options you have available now. There are small hotels, large chain hotels, dorms, guest houses, private vacation villas, luxury resorts, and simple bungalow’s available to suit all budgets. So the choice can be a bit overwhelming and so many ask where to stay in krabi 2024-25?

The choice you make for your stay should take several factors into consideration when deciding where to stay in Krabi. Of course for many people the first thing they look at is the price. If you are planning an active holiday with many excursions, there is not much point to staying at an expensive resort. In the end it’s a bed where you sleep. If you are planning a relaxing holiday at the pool with only a few activities, it’s good to stay at a nice resort.

I have been living in Ao Nang for the better part of the last 11 years and have seen the town grow. Also I have been working with tourist here during this time. So from my experience here, I have complied a list of the best places to stay in different locations, budgets and itineraries. Apart from Ao Nang, you can stay in Klong Mang, Ralay, Tonsai, Longeach, Tubkaek Beach, Ao Nammao, or Krabi Town

Ao NangTown

It is not the most beautiful town, and has gotten busy in the last years. Yet if you want live central and have access to many restaurants, nightlife and shopping options, it’s the place to stay. From here you can reach Tonsai, Railay Beach, and Poda Island just by hopping on to a local longtail boat from the beach. Also you can rent a bike here and explore the area or join one of the many tours offered to visit the natural wonders.

Careful when booking a place here, they may say they are close to the beach, yet they are quite far out of town and you will require a taxi every time you want to go somewhere. You can visit this area all year round, though best avoid 15th of December until the 10th of January if you can, this is when it is busiest and accommodation is most expensive. Here there are many choice of where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

Best places on the beach

Krabi Resort

The oldest resort in Ao Nang. It has the largest property with a lush garden right on the beach and in the center of town. A very beautiful place to stay if you plan to do a lot of relaxing.

$46-$96 per night incl. breakfast

Golden Beach Resort

A beautiful resort right next to the beach promenade. Very close to the center of town, yet quiet and away from the main road. This is also a stunning spot to watch sunset, get a massage, or enjoy a drink right on the beach without having to move far at all. This is one of my top choices of where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

$65-$81 per night incl. breakfast

Best places near the beach

Cliff Beach Resort

The place with the most spectacular views in town. Beautiful rooms and great service, well worth the money. Its infinity pool alone makes it worth it to stay here (scroll up for photo).

$78-$146 per night incl. breakfast

Aonang Lodge

Small and cozy place in the back of town, with a beautiful view of the mountain. A very friendly family run property, with home cooking, and stunning 2 story studios. Highly praised by its guests.

$55-$78 per night incl. breakfast

The Krabi Forest Homestayt

If you are looking for stylish, clean, and comfortable bungalows situated right in the heart of Ao Nang, then we highly recommend the Krabi Forest Homestay.  It is very close to the taxi boat pick-up point, and it is also a short walk from the landmark night market and the Beautiful Ao Nang Beach. As a relatively low-budget option, you really do get a lot for your money at the Krabi Forest Homestay.

$25-$40 per night 

Groovy Bungalows

A simple but peaceful place to stay right in the middle of town, great value for money. The holiday home offers a year-round outdoor pool. Guests can also relax in the garden.

$30-40 per night 

where to stay in Krabi 2024-25

view between Railay and Tonsai looking towards Railay West

Railay & Tonsai Beach

These beaches are on a small peninsula easiest accessed by boat. It is possible to come here on low tide from Ao Nammao bay. However this is a bit of an adventure and definitely shouldn’t be undertaken with your luggage…hahaha.  So basically the peninsula is like an island because it is cut off from the mainland by 300m high cliffs and mountains.

This is a climber paradise, but also great for chilling and kayaking. Here you can find all kinds of accommodation, from simple palm huts in the jungle, to one of the most expensive resorts in Thailand. This is defenetly the top choice of where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

Railay Phutawan Resort

Beautifully set in an idyllic and quiet garden. The rooms are very comfy, the pool has great views, the staff is friendly, and the food is simply delicious. What more can one want.

$42-$125 per night incl. breakfast

Railay Viewpoint Resort

A nice and quiet resort on the backside of Railay East. The rooms are spacious and great value for money here. Many rooms have lovely balcones to chill & relax.

$17-$37 per night incl. breakfast

Tonsai Bay Resort

This is one of Tonsai’s classic places to stay. The location in near perfect. Right where longtail boats arrive at Tonsai and almost right beneath some of the best climbing spots around with lots of walls in walking distance.

$40-$70 per night

Dream Valley Resort Tonsai

The most beautiful and modern property on Tonsai. When swimming in the pool you are surrounded by an amphitheater of cliff’s. Their restaurant is also very good.

$43-$75 per night incl. breakfast

where to stay in Krabi 2024-25

aerial view, on the far right is the end of Long beach

Klong Muang, Tubkaek & Long Beach

These beaches are to the north of Ao Nang, about 20-40min away by car. Long beach is very quiet, there is not much here except a few basic small resorts powered by generator. Its a bit of a journey in time, because most of Thailand was like this 15 years ago. This a perfect place to escape the crowds. Though if you stay here, best if you know how to drive a motorbike, since you are far away from everything, even 7/11 shops, which is hard to believe in Thailand.

Klong Muang and Tubkaek beaches are still in development and are slowly growing. In this area you have some of the best beaches on the mainland. Often clear water, no people, and not so many noisy longtail boats disturbing the idyllic silence. Here there are a few accommodation options, though most of them are 3-5 star resorts. This area is definitely one of the best choice when deciding where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

Long Beach

P.A.N. Beach Bungalow

This is an idyllic and very quiet beach away from the hustle and bustle of Ao Nang. The staff is friendly and have a simple but good restaurant. A perfect place to chill, look at the horizon, and read a book while enjoying a shake.

$17-$25 per night

Sand Beach Bungalow

Not far from the above property. A little bit more upscale, but still simple and reasonably priced. The owner\’s are very friendly and helpful, and will organize anything you might need.

$31 per night (may be closed in off-season)

Klong Muang & Tubkaek 

Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort

All resorts on this beach are upscale. Though of the choice here, this is the most beautiful one. Also for what you get, it\’s very reasonably priced 4 star resort. Perfect for a romantic weekend on the best beach in the area.

$109-$140 per night incl. breakfast

Bliss Resort

A simple, laid-back and modern resort. Very tastefully decorated. Some rooms have fantastic balconies right on the beach, which is rare around here. There is even an Irish pub in walking distance.

$40-$62 per night incl. breakfast

Beyond Resort Krabi

A well established 4 star resort in this area. They have an amazing pool with amazing surroundings. The staff are phenomenal. I have friends that swear by this resort and stay here every year since 8 years!!!!.

$100-$200 per night incl. breakfast

Ao Nammao Bay

Ao Nammao bay is between Ao Nang and Krabi town, on the other side of the Railay peninsula. A very laid back spot with only a few accommodation options. There are some wild quiet beaches, and you can easily get to Railay from here by boat or Kayak. Also a very nice choice when deciding where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

Arawan Beach Resort

The resort has been recently renovated and everything is new. The resort has a private beach and they have free kayaks for the guests. From here you can paddle to Railay in an hour. Also the restaurant here makes amazing food.

$40-$62 per night incl. breakfast

Dawn of Happiness

A traditional bamboo/palm bungalow resort right on the beach. The perfect place to chill. The restaurant and bungalows are set amid a beautiful tropical garden. This was one of the first resorts established in this area.

$19 per night incl. breakfast

where to stay in Krabi Town

Krabi town is a very laid back town. There is almost no night life here or much for the tourist. The center of town is very small where you can find a few dorms, guest houses and hotels. There is a small shopping mall, a daily morning and night market for food, and a weekend night market with some handicrafts and lots of great food. Though other than that there is not much. So if you are looking for a more authentic Thai experience, or have a tight budget, or planning to do a lot of exploring, then this is the place to stay. Food, renting a bike  and accommodation is much cheaper than anywhere else. The perfect choice for proper travelers and backpackers when deciding where to stay in Krabi 2024-25.

Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Krabi Town

It has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace in Krabi town. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a tour desk and free WiFi throughout the property.

$40-60 per night 

Krabi Cozy Place Hotel

A new and modern Hotel in the center of town. They have big rooms and a great swimming pool. Staff are friendly and there are many food options near by.

$30-$40 per night (some deals incl. breakfast)

Krabi Grand Hotel

This is a standard 2-3 star hotel. The rooms are big and spacious. Also it is in the center of town at a great location and great value for money. Many restaurants and markets nearby.

$10-$14 per night 

to conclude

These are some of the best places to where to stay in Krabi 2024-25. Of course there are many more choices, this was a rundown of the most noteworthy. I know there are just as many restaurants as there are accommodation options, so please check out our blog about the best restaurants in Krabi. If you in the area and are interested in diving, check out our blog about diving in Krabi. If would like to see an amazing places away from the crowds, visit Crystal Lagoon Krabi. Also have a look at our page about discovering a different Thailand for some inspirational tips.