Where to stay in Krabi: Best Places & Beaches

The Krabi Province is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Thailand. Here you will find breath-taking limestone rock landscapes, an insanely beautiful island world and some of the best beaches in the country. In this area, there is a wide choice of accommodations and hotels, ideal for a memorable and relaxing holiday in Krabi. No matter if you go there for honeymoon, family holiday or as a backpacker – for sure you will find your perfect hotel here. But where exactly is it best to stay in Krabi? And where can I find the best places and the most amazing hotels on the beach?

In this travel guide we have put together the most beautiful spots for where to stay in Krabi. We also give you useful tips and recommendations on where to find the best hotels and bungalows right on the beach.

Good to know!

There are several options for getting to Bangkok from Krabi. The most convenient way to find cheap combined tickets including travel times is on 12go.Asia.

No matter what you choose for where to stay in Krabi, each of the resorts listed below is perfect as a starting point for unforgettable day trips in Krabi!

The best travel time for this region is the dry season from November to May. After that is low season with increased rain, but with the advantage that there are really cheap hotels and accommodation deals to find in Krabi.


Railay Beach

The Railay Beach is a small peninsula in Krabi, which is, due to the gorgeous rock stock formations, one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. Here you will find the absolute dream beaches in Krabi! Separated by a deep jungle from the mainland, vacationers enjoy a certain seclusion and yet can enjoy great trips inside Krabi’s island world. Especially the Phra Nang Beach is really worth a visit! If you want to spend your holidays on Railay, you should book your hotel or bungalow early enough. The peninsula is one of the most popular places to stay in Krabi and so in the main season the best hotels are quickly fully booked.

Best places to stay:

  • Dream Hotel: The Rayavadee Hotel – great 5-star hotel beautifully secluded right on the sea. A place of rest and tranquillity! The perfect place to stay for honeymoon and couples!
  • Top Hotel: The Sunrise Tropical Resort – beautiful bungalows and small villas right on Railay East Beach.
  • Cheap alternative: The Railay Hilltop is one of the cheapest accommodations on Railay Beach.

Ao Nang Beach

The Ao Nang Beach is a very popular place to stay in Krabi province and therefore it is noticeably livelier. As a former fishing village, you will find countless restaurants, bars and numerous accommodations in every price range. On the long sandy Ao Nang Beach numerous longtail boats wait for guests and bring them to the neighboring dream islands such as Hong Island, Chicken Island or the dream beach Railay Beach. But this beach is not just a great starting point for excursions, but also the perfect location to enjoy nightlife.

Best places to stay:

  • Staying Noble: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi – a truly beautiful hotel in Krabi. Located on the private Pai Plong Bay just off Ao Nang Beach, this luxury hotel boasts 2 great outdoor pools and direct beachfront location! A perfect place to stay in Krabi for couples and honeymoon.
  • Top hotel: The Holiday Inn Krabi Resort Ao Nang Beach – This chic hotel is located on the white sand beach of Ao Nang, just off the beaten track.
  • Backpacker Alternative: The TAN Hostel x Cafe is one of the best hostels of Ao Nang. Great ambience, comfortable beds and delicious breakfast.

Klong Muang Beach

The Klong Muang Beach is one of the quietest places to stay in Krabi. Along the main street there are only a few restaurants and shops, but no exciting nightlife. Directly on the beautiful long sandy beach you will find some small colorfully decorated beach bars. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in Krabi, you will surely find your little paradise here. The Klong Muang Beach is very shallow sloping, and since swimming at low tide is only suitable in a few places, you should book an accommodation with pool. Klong Muang has a small but fine selection of nice hotels and bungalows on the beach.

This beach is also a great starting point to visit the most beautiful Islands in Krabi, like Hong Island, Chicken Island and Koh Poda.

Best places to stay:

  • Luxury Hotel: The Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort is a fantastic 5 star hotel right on Klong Muang beach. This absolute luxury resort impresses with location, service, breakfast, pools and the great beach location.
  • Mid-Range Hotel: Krabilife Resort is a small family run hotel with only a few rooms. Very popular, so reserve early enough.
  • Cheap Accommodation: The Reset Hostel offers backpackers very clean rooms, nice location and unbelievably good value for money.

Krabi Town

The small town of Krabi Town is actually not situated at the sea, but directly located on the Krabi River which flows into the sea. Although it is not a typical holiday destination, Krabi Town is the perfect starting point for Island Hopping Tours in Thailand. If you are looking for authentic Thailand feeling, you will definitely find it here. No Over-tourism, but traditional night markets and a lot of local flair awaiting you. Also backpacker will find some budget places to stay here! Krabi Town offers no luxury accommodations, but only lovely small hotels and hostels to stay.

Best places to stay:

  • Highly recommended Hotel: The Family Tree Hotel – great location, super chic and stylish hotel in the middle of Krabi Town.
  • Cheap alternative: The NOMAD Hostel Krabi – a very good and cheap hostel in Krabi.

Tonsai Beach

Tonsai Beach is a small paradise for backpackers and the best place to stay in Krabi for climbing. Here you will find many small hippie bars, simple bungalows and only one resort right on the beach. The whole ambience with the high limestone cliffs, the beautiful beach and the jungle hinterland is just heavenly. If you are looking for peaceful and relaxing stay far up from luxury, then you should consider a holiday at Tonsai.

Best places to stay:

  • Best Hotel: The Tonsai Bay Resort – The only hotel on the beach. Very popular for climbers!
  • Budget Bungalows: The Chill Out Jungle Bungalows is a backpacker accommodation with a great location right in the jungle. The whole area is very quiet.

Tubkaak Beach

The Tubkaak Beach, located near Klong Muang, is considered one of Krabi’s most hidden areas. In the distance you have a fantastic view over to the offshore islands like Koh Hong and Koh Yao Yaoi, Koh Yao Noi. From here you can enjoy fantastic sunsets and absolute peace. At Tubkaak there are only a few selected luxury hotels and visitors often enjoy the long stretches of beach almost all to themselves.

Best places to stay:

  • Luxury Hotel: The Phulay Bay A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is arguably one of Krabi’s finest luxury hotels. Absolutely recommended!
  • Top Hotel: Amari Vogue is located on a private beach area on TubKaak Beach, with great views of the bay and outstanding breakfast.

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