Krabi Province is in Middle Southern of Thailand far from Bangkok about 814 kilometers and about 450 kilometers from Deep Southern. Situate on the emerald green water of the Andaman sea near phuket. It is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand you will ever see. There are over 130 islands ,isles including the famous Phi Phi island, within its bounderies. Spectacular Limestone outcrops or "Karats" dominate the landscape and the sea. The karats thrust skywards creating island and mountains of unusual beauty and shape. Krabi Town is nestled near the mouth of the Krabi River. The river runs through a large expanse of wilderness before reaching the sea and is world renown for bird watching and for quality of its mangrove forest.
Krabi Resort is ideally situated on a beautiful Ao-PhraNang beach and hidden by a veil of coconut palms. It is the only hotel in this area that has direct access to the beach for guest to relax and enjoy Leisure activities. The distance from Krabi Town is 30 minutes away. Its 79 air-conditioned rooms are comfortably furnished and located in either the hotel or the traditional thatched bungalows scattered throughout the hotel's gardens and 36 luxury rooms on the edge of a mountain. Whichever way you look, out the sea. along the beach, Back towards the mountains, your view is a stunning uninterrupted nature.
Address : 232 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang, AmphurMuang, Krabi 81000
It's only 30 minutes from downtown Krabi. Krabi province is in Middle Southern of Thailand far from Bangkok about 814 kilometers and about 450 kilometers of Deep Southern. Situate on the emerald green water of Andaman Sea near Phuket. It is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand you will ever see. There are over 130 islands, isles and islets, including the world famous Phi Phi islands, within its boundaries.
18 acres of land, which contains a 2 Bedrooms Beach House, 12 luxury
Villas, 45 deluxe bungalows (sea-view, mountain-view, or garden-view),
10 garden-view standard rooms, 36 deluxe hotel rooms and 4 suites.
140 guestrooms are comfortably furnished and located in either the
hotel or in the luxury Villa, traditional style bungalows scattered
throughout the resort's garden. Each rooms have individually
controlled air- conditioning, cable television, bedside control panels for
light, Bathtub (deluxe room), coffee table, mini bar, private
balcony/terrace, shower (standard room), telephone, toiletries.
Beach, car parking, conference room, pool side bar, swimming pool,
sun terrace, sun lounger chair, "The boat" sea-view
restaurant, bar, tour service office
Domestic & Int'l Air Tickets, boat/car for hire, foreign currency exchange,
German diving school, laundry, left luggage, long distance & overseas call, Massage, postal service, room service, in room safe deposit box, facsimile,
transfers, tours & sightseeing
Mu Ko Hong consists of a group of limestone islands including Ko Lao or Ko Sa Ka, Ko Lao Riam, Ko Pakka, Ko Lao La Ding and Ko Hong or Ko Lao Li Pe which is the biggest island to the south. The attractions on these islands include fine beaches, shallow and deep-water coral reefs and various kinds of fish while popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sea-canoeing and nature studies on the 400-meter hiking trail around Ko Hong. Mu Ko Hong is located at the edge of the Than Bok Khorani National Park, and is accessible by a 1-hour boat trip from Ao Nang. The park entrance fee is 200 baht per person with an additional fee of 20 baht per person for camping on the island.
This attraction is actually comprised of two islands: Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Nok. Ko Rok Nai is composed mainly of steep cliffs with superb beachs and unspoiled coral reefs among rocks. On the other hand, Ko Rok Nok has soft white sandy beaches and shallow water coral reefs towards the southeast and south with Hat Thalu and Ao Man Sai situated at the end of the island. Visitors can contact tour operators, resorts and bungalows on Ko Lanta Yai for an excursion to Ko Rok by speedboat. However, it is not recommended to take the trip by long-tail boat.
Ao Nang is located approximately 6 kilometers from Hat Noppharat Thara and 20 kilometers from the town of Krabi. A large bay with scenic beaches and 83 small islands, Ao Nang has several famous beaches which include East Rai Le, West Rai Le and Tham Phra Nang (cave) which stretches to the foot of a prominent limestone range. A boat from Ao Nang Village can be hired for sightseeing excursions around Ao Nang, Hat Tham Phra Nang and Hat Nam Mao, all of which are only accessible by foot. Other offshore isles such as Ko Poda, Ko Kai, Ko Mo and Ko Thap, are popular destinations that can be reached by a rented boat from Ao Nang. An abundance of colorful coral reefs and lovely cartoon fishes make these islands ideal for diving and snorkeling.
Ao Nang has recently emerged as a 5-star tourist attraction due to its numerous 4-5 star hotels and boutique resorts complete with facilities such as diving shops and rental boats. Popular activities include sightseeing by canoe along the beachfront and paddling tours by inflatable canoes or kayaks of the coast and its mangrove forests, islands and semi-submerged caves.
This beach is generally divided into two sections, east and west. West Rai Le provides visitors with peace and quiet as it is a broad sandy beach with fewer facilities than Ao Nang.
East Rai Le which lies across the peninsula from West Rai Le is different from other beaches in the area as it could actually be classified as a mud flat, especially during low tide. In addition to remarkable views and mangrove forests to the north of the beach, the main attraction for visitors to Hat Rai Le is the adrenaline pumping activity of cliff climbing. The limestone cliffs on the huge headland between Hat Rai La East and Tham Phra Nang, as well as other nearby islands provide world-class rock climbing facilities against a stunning backdrop of the sea with approximately 700 sport routes of mid to high difficulty ratings.
Hat Tham Phra Nang
Accessible only by boat, this stunning, pristine beach has fine-grained white sand and crystalline waters as well as magnificent jagged karsts. This is a highly secluded picture perfect beach that attracts thousands of visitors year round but is able to maintain its flawless appearance and relaxing ambience.
The Inner and Outer Phra Nang Caves, and Phra Nang Lagoon, which are located nearby offer remarkable views against a stunning backdrop and a range of accommodations to suit every budget. Although these attractions are accessible only by boat, they still draw numerous visitors for recreational and adventurous activities such as diving, snorkeling, hiking and rock climbing.
Information from www.tourismthailand.org
This hot spring originates from a warm stream in the lowland forest of Khao Nor Juji which is supposedly Thailand's last piece of virgin and fertile forest. The intensity of the pools turquoise colored water varies according to the light and time of the day so visitors determined to see the real emerald color should plan to visit at dawn or early in the morning. The pool, which can be visited all year round, charges and entrance fee of 20 baht. To get there, take Highway No. 4 to Khlong Thom District, then turn left to Route No. 4038 to Lam Hap Sub-district. The Emerald pool is located along the way, with clear signs posted.
The waterfall, located quite near to the Emerald pool, is in a shady forest area with numerous hot springs. The hot springs and cool streams converge on a slope to form lovely cascades of warm water with a temperature of 40-50 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit is from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. To reach the waterfall visitors should travel 45 kilometers from town to Amphoe Khlong Thom, then take Sukhaphiban 2 Road for another 12 kilometers. The admission fee is 10 baht per person.
Canoeing and kayaking are two ways to enjoy the spectacular seascape, limestone cliffs and caves in Krabi's waters as these sports allow visitors to explore hidden offshore areas at a more leisurely pace. Canoeing and kayaking operators are available at Ao Nang.
Like Phang-nga, Krabi offers a great opportunity for diving due to its numerous natural marine resources including over a hundred offshore islands. Dive shops around Rai Le and Ao Nang provide dive trips as well as rent diving and snorkeling gear such as mask/snorkel/fin at the rate of 150 baht/ set/ day (with a deposit of 500 baht).
The advantage of diving from Ao Nang is the nearby sites in the Poda Island group, where water visibility is better than that of the mainland, but not as good as Phi Phi. There are 15 dive sites off of Ao Nang, all reachable with a 20 to 60-minute boat ride. For experienced divers there is a 50-meter long cave at 5-12 meters depth at Yawabon Island behind Poda. The water visibility is at its best from November to April. Some Ao Nang dive shops close during low season, May to October, while some (Ao Nang Divers for instance) remain open all year long. Two local dives in the Poda/Yawasam group cost approximately 1,900 baht. Four-day PADI open water courses have risen to 10,000 baht. For more information contact either Sea fan, Aqua vision, Poseidon, Phra Nang, Stingray, Coral Diving (Krabi Resort). Unlike Phi Phi, scuba dive operators in Ao Nang close from May to October.
232 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang, AmphurMuang, Krabi 81000 Thailand
Tel: 075 637 030-5 Fax: 075 637 051
93/23 1st Fl. Hollywood Street Bld. Phayathai Rd.,
Ratchatavee,Bangkok. 10400 Thailand
Tel: (66 2) 208 9165, 208 9710 Fax: (66 2) 208 9166