Ao Nang Beach

Ao Phra Nang Beach featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and boating
Nestled between tropical jungle and the shimmering Andaman Sea, this Thai beach ticks all the boxes for those looking for an idyllic sun-drenched getaway.

Typically shortened to “Ao Nang” by visitors and locals alike, Ao Phra Nang Beach is hailed as one of the best oceanfront locations in Krabi. Offering unspoiled scenery, plenty of outdoor activities and accomodadion to suit all budgets, Ao Nang is a destination for both adventurers and those looking for a relaxing getaway. 

Many backpackers and budget travellers favor the area because of its affordable hostels and low cost of living. However, the oceanfront is also lined with upscale resorts that are perfect for a luxurious holiday. The beach is within easy walking distance from most lodging accommodation.

Spend the day sunbathing on the pristine beach fringed by palm trees or swimming in the ocean’s temperate waters. For a taste of adventure, go sea kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving or snorkeling. The area is renowned as a rock-climbing destination thanks to the dramatic limestone cliffs that dot the oceanfront. Even if you aren’t a seasoned climber, you can take lessons at one of the area’s many schools to master the basics. 

While lounging on the beach, take advantage of the vendors offering local cuisine and massages. Away from the beach, explore the town’s many bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Although the area has recently become slightly more commercialized, Ao Nang still has a feeling of untouched natural beauty. Make sure your camera batteries are charged almost every aspect here is a photo opportunity! Monkeys swing through the trees, and blue waters and white-sand beaches create the perfect portrait of paradise. 

Thanks to the perpetually warm oceans and balmy weather, Ao Nang is an ideal holiday spot year-round. It’s also a gateway to explore nearby islands like Ko Kai, Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi, which can be accessed by ferry. 

Ao Phra Nang Beach is a 20-minute taxi or shuttle ride away from Krabi International Airport.

Top 10 Hotels Near Ao Nang Beach

Panan Krabi Resort
Panan Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
945 Moo 2, T. Aonang, Krabi, Krabi, 81180
The price is S$61 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Krabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (633 reviews)
"Very Nice Hotel and incredible hotel staff. They go above and beyond so you feel welcome."

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2022

Panan Krabi Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
5 out of 5
396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$166 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Krabi. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (767 reviews)
Amazing
"Had an amazing 5 day stay at this beautiful hotel. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. The service we received from all of the team was amazing. One person who really look after us for food and drinks was the restaurant manager Jujub. She is a credit to your hotel team. This has been our ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan,2022

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
328 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, 81180
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$71 per night from 16 Sep to 17 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Krabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"We had an amazing pool villa, with views of the ocean. The service was top notch. The room was well appointed and comfortable. A bit of a hike up but it was fine. We did room service several times and the food was high quality, I recommend the Green curry, fruit and fried rice. We enjoyed exploring ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug,2022

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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Pakasai Resort

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Top Ao Nang Beach Hotel Deals

Krabi Heritage Hotel
Krabi Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
312 Moo 2 Tambol Ao-Nang, Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$30 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Krabi Heritage Hotel
Panan Krabi Resort
Panan Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
945 Moo 2, T. Aonang, Krabi, Krabi, 81180
The price is S$61 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Panan Krabi Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
5 out of 5
396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$166 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
4 out of 5
328 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, 81180
The price is S$71 per night from 16 Sep to 17 Sep
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi
Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi
4 out of 5
981 Moo 2, Tambon Ao Nang, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81180
The price is S$116 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi
Holiday Ao Nang Beach Resort Krabi
Holiday Ao Nang Beach Resort Krabi
4.5 out of 5
123 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$56 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Holiday Ao Nang Beach Resort Krabi
Aonang Villa Resort
Aonang Villa Resort
4 out of 5
113 Moo 2 Aonang Beach, Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$74 per night from 19 Sep to 20 Sep
Aonang Villa Resort
BlueSotel SMART Krabi Aonang Beach - Adults only
BlueSotel SMART Krabi Aonang Beach - Adults only
4 out of 5
1077 Aonang Soi 15, Moo 2, Aonang, Krabi, Krabi, 81180
The price is S$56 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
BlueSotel SMART Krabi Aonang Beach - Adults only
Pakasai Resort
Pakasai Resort
4 out of 5
88 Moo 3, T. Ao Nang, A. Muang, Krabi, Krabi, 81000
The price is S$49 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Pakasai Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.