Ao Nang Beach
Ao Nang Beach
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • _hakan_bergdahl
    Pitea, Sweden192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average but good.
    The beach itself is fairly average. It has its pros and cons and I think you can read about them in all reviews here. Yes the longtail boats are noisy and especially in the morning when they are leaving for taking people to the other beaches or islands. There is a constant sound from the engines. In the afternoon it starts again when the people comes back. But in between it is nice and calm. At the far end, near the Monkey Trail, you can rent sunbeds at the C2 Beach Club. There you can also use bathrooms or take a fresh water shower. No sunbeds are allowed on the beach though. All in all a good spot to hang out since you have a couple of bars, juice stands and massage places in the direct vincinity. In the afternoon it is also a place where many gathers to watch the sunset.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Sanjeev K Thakur
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic and happening beachside
    Beautiful blue water, white sand and quite neighbourhood makes it perfect beach gateway. Morning aerobic activities and evening music and fire shows are added delight. A variety of eateries and souvenir shops alongside. Must bargain and it’s up by 2-3 times. Compare whether you buy items or take tour packages. The behaviour of the shopkeepers was not much friendly on our day. Despite heavy rains most of them were telling customers to either buy or go out. The only downside of our pleasant experience
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • richard866
    Perth, Australia22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    ao nang beach you beauty.
    i have visited thailand on many occasion over the last 20 years. and it strange that every time i have been in thailand i have always wanted to visit krabi, but never got the opportunity. On this occasion, it was my prime mission, my partner and myself loved the place.as we are a bit older now, and are not driven by water sports or beautiful thai women . it was such a pleasure to walk along, the clean ao nang beach, with a view of the whole of the cove without obstruction.IF your thinking rave on, then krabi isn't for you. it's no phuket or pattaya. it has a laid back feel to the place.and a different approach to eating styles. it has a night market that has heaps of different foods, you buy what you like, and take it to a central area that has maybe 100/ 150 table and chairs, in front of a giant stage with entertainment. drinks are served quickly to your table. you can have a reel good feed. and it's cheap as chips, the drinks are no dearer than anywhere else in krabi. when finished you deposit your dinning tray in the recycling bins provided. first impressions krabi is really clean and tidy, the locals obviously have their environment at heart. the sunsets are stunning, sit at the reggae bar have a few tubes( bliss), watching the 10 or so longtail boat arriving back from sightseeing tours.there are the usual (i'll call restaurant)you know the sprocker standing out side with the menu, but they are not in number.krabi has it shady side,but its not in your face. the traditional thai boxing truck that comes around blaring fights TONIGHT. comes maybe two or three times a day but reasonably quiet. the boat jetty at the far end of the cove, has connections to phuket/ phi phi islands that take approx 1 .5 hours to phi phi and to phuket 6.5 hours that's by ferry. speedboat to phuket just under 2 hours. a visit to wat tham suea temple was worth it, if you want to go to the peak that's 1200 steps up and then 1200 down. the other must do is visit the elephant sanctuary.we did it with another couple as a private tour, it was worth the dollars we paid . rather that a tour group.we had an hour by the waterfall washing and feeding the elephants, this experience was to die for. so in general we loved krabi.great for families and couples i would say not so much for the young bucks.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • David D
    Devon, United Kingdom25,287 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gets busy a good beach to spend some time
    We spent two weeks in Ao Nang, from 13th to 27th January, our accommodation was just a short walk from this beach. The beach with it's golden sand, washed by the Andaman Sea, stretches two kilometres along the coast. It has the Monkey Trail at one end and Noparathara Beach at the other. Like all other beaches there are no sunbeds or umbrellas, the only shade is provided by the trees along the back of the beach. So these are premium spots. We did spend several hours on the beach, with our beach mats spread out, on a number of days during our holiday. We preferred the end towards the Monkey Trail, we thought it was quieter The beach is a hive of activity with long-tailed boats constantly arriving on or departing from here. The is a constant drone of their engines as they transport visitors down the coast to Railay or out to sea on trips to and around the islands. We took a long-tailed boat from here down to Railay on two occasions. The ticket office for the long-tailed boat trips and tours is on the beachfront. A pedestrianised promenade runs the length of the beach with a main street running alongside it. The street is lined with restaurants, bars, cafes, souvenir shop and so much more. While walking along the promenade there are a couple of interesting sculptures to keep an eye out for, Sailfish Sculpture and the Sculpture of Andaman. Towards the Monkey Trail end of the beach there are the only restaurants overlooking the beach, The Last Fisherman and The C2 Beach Club. The Beach Club also rented out sunbeds. In between the two restaurants were some market like stalls, selling food, drinks and offering massages, they also hired out sunbeds. Considering the amount of rubbish, drinks cans/cartons, food containers that get dumped on the promenade, for collection, the beach is remarkablely clean. The whole area is a hive of activity both by day and night.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 March 2024
  • aunna m.
    Thailand17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summer trip in Krabi, Thailand
    My first trip to krabi is in March 2024. Everything is very interesting especially people around here, they are very nice and there are lots of tourists here. I went to night market and tried some crocodile grilled, the price of foods is not too expensive. One of my friends wanna try some durian, we walked through to find it and it sold at the back side of the market. One piece is around 90-150฿ and we bought one. My friend started eating; he said “it’s very stinky.” While his lil brother was continue eating. That’s very funny. We’re really enjoyed that moment. The Following day, we went to 4 islands by Sanya tour, the guide is very nice; she introduced us about sightseeing point and one of my favorite islands is Poda Island. My hostel is TanxHostel&café. The location of the hostel is quite easy to find. The vibe here is good and the receptionist orange cat on the 2nd is very friendly. But the hostel is opposite to the bar, it might make some noise. Besides, there are many restaurants around this area. It also has the grocery 7-11 shop nears the hostel less than 100 maters. Waking straight to aonang beach is around 15-20 mins. All are great! I hope this helps you to take the decision on this high season easier!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Steve B
    Newquay, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    Firstly, I have to say that some of the bad reviews on here, couldn't have been written by anyone who spent time here!!! We stayed in a hotel that was 100m from this beach for 14 nights. The beach is lovely, beautiful sand and very clean. It's close to loads of restaurants and bars and gives you that proper holiday vibe. Everyone is friendly, from the cleaners in the hotels to the barmen and women, to the locals etc. You can also jump on a long boat and visit other beaches along the coast, which is fun and cheap at 100 baht each way. We just loved it here and have booked the same hotel for next year.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 April 2024
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Susan L
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Ao Nang beach town is very cute with lots of shops and restaurants. The restaurants oceanside were great with a nice breeze. The actual beach itself is not very nice. It is full of garbage. Not sure if it is just the time of year we went but it was also full of jellyfish. It is not a beach I would want to lay out on. If you go on the monkey trail over to the nearby beach, it is much better. Still jellyfish but you do not have the garbage on the beach.
Written 2 May 2024
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Steve B
Newquay, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Firstly, I have to say that some of the bad reviews on here, couldn't have been written by anyone who spent time here!!!
We stayed in a hotel that was 100m from this beach for 14 nights. The beach is lovely, beautiful sand and very clean. It's close to loads of restaurants and bars and gives you that proper holiday vibe. Everyone is friendly, from the cleaners in the hotels to the barmen and women, to the locals etc.
You can also jump on a long boat and visit other beaches along the coast, which is fun and cheap at 100 baht each way. We just loved it here and have booked the same hotel for next year.
Written 25 April 2024
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The reviews seems bad for this beach, but we found it really good. Unfortunately there were a lot of jellyfish around which made us cautious to swim there but the beach was nice, no litter, quite a lovely place for a stroll and to catch a longtail to other islands. There are a lot of Indian restaurants but you go back off the main street and you will find lots of local Thai places. A lovely place to use as a base.
Written 19 April 2024
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Kathryn
York, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolute dive of a place. It's for people who want to drink constantly through the night and pass out til lunchtime. There's no point trying to relax in the hotel as you hear a constant boom boom of the music. Mostly Indians and Indian restaurants, does NOT feel like Thailand at all. The beach itself is very average, especially having just come from Koh Samui. It's awful by comparison. Total waste of money and precious holiday coming here. Clearly the marketing is great for it.
Written 14 April 2024
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aunna m.
Thailand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
My first trip to krabi is in March 2024. Everything is very interesting especially people around here, they are very nice and there are lots of tourists here. I went to night market and tried some crocodile grilled, the price of foods is not too expensive. One of my friends wanna try some durian, we walked through to find it and it sold at the back side of the market. One piece is around 90-150฿ and we bought one. My friend started eating; he said “it’s very stinky.” While his lil brother was continue eating. That’s very funny. We’re really enjoyed that moment. The Following day, we went to 4 islands by Sanya tour, the guide is very nice; she introduced us about sightseeing point and one of my favorite islands is Poda Island.
My hostel is TanxHostel&café. The location of the hostel is quite easy to find. The vibe here is good and the receptionist orange cat on the 2nd is very friendly. But the hostel is opposite to the bar, it might make some noise. Besides, there are many restaurants around this area. It also has the grocery 7-11 shop nears the hostel less than 100 maters. Waking straight to aonang beach is around 15-20 mins. All are great!

I hope this helps you to take the decision on this high season easier!
Written 2 April 2024
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Kelsey
Rugby, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice clean sandy beach. If you walk towards the Centara resort end of the beach at 9.30pm you can watch the fire show . If you walk the other end of the beach you can take a long tail boat to Railay and other island hopping.
Written 13 March 2024
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Shar
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful beach and perfect for a day of relaxation
We even rented a kayak for two hours and explored the beautiful waters.
Written 9 March 2024
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David D
Devon, UK25,287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We spent two weeks in Ao Nang, from 13th to 27th January, our accommodation was just a short walk from this beach.

The beach with it's golden sand, washed by the Andaman Sea, stretches two kilometres along the coast. It has the Monkey Trail at one end and Noparathara Beach at the other.

Like all other beaches there are no sunbeds or umbrellas, the only shade is provided by the trees along the back of the beach. So these are premium spots.

We did spend several hours on the beach, with our beach mats spread out, on a number of days during our holiday. We preferred the end towards the Monkey Trail, we thought it was quieter

The beach is a hive of activity with long-tailed boats constantly arriving on or departing from here. The is a constant drone of their engines as they transport visitors down the coast to Railay or out to sea on trips to and around the islands. We took a long-tailed boat from here down to Railay on two occasions.

The ticket office for the long-tailed boat trips and tours is on the beachfront.

A pedestrianised promenade runs the length of the beach with a main street running alongside it. The street is lined with restaurants, bars, cafes, souvenir shop and so much more. While walking along the promenade there are a couple of interesting sculptures to keep an eye out for, Sailfish Sculpture and the Sculpture of Andaman.

Towards the Monkey Trail end of the beach there are the only restaurants overlooking the beach, The Last Fisherman and The C2 Beach Club. The Beach Club also rented out sunbeds. In between the two restaurants were some market like stalls, selling food, drinks and offering massages, they also hired out sunbeds.

Considering the amount of rubbish, drinks cans/cartons, food containers that get dumped on the promenade, for collection, the beach is remarkablely clean.

The whole area is a hive of activity both by day and night.
Written 8 March 2024
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Springer114
Herefordshire, UK570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely sandy beach with fantastic limestone jungle background . Great for families or singles who want to relax with lots of choices for food and bars . Even an excellent outside massage area under the trees. The tourist boats can be a little noisy but well worth putting up with for the fantastic area. Hopefully solar power boats are soon to replace so no noise and very green.
Written 6 March 2024
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Jean-Marc S
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It is not Thailand ! Completely crowded and nothing authentic ! More tourists and shops than Thai people . To urgently flee for much more authentic and beautiful places …
Written 3 March 2024
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