Best Villas in Krabi

Best Villas in Krabi

Amy Van De Casteele

The province and town of Krabi is a picturesque tourist haven characterised by spectacular scenery, sandy beaches and a gentle pace of life. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful part of Thailand in the near future and prefer the space and autonomy of villa accommodation, let guide you in the direction of the best villas in Krabi to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.

Overlooking Ao Nang Beach is Krabi Thai Village Resort, a 4 star hotel boasting traditional villas with modern amenities, while Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is a 5 star establishment recommended by users. On Railay Beach – accessible only by boat, the Railay Village Resort offers comfortable 3 star accommodation at affordable rates and boasts wonderful views over the bay.

Nature lovers will relish the majestic scenery of lush jungle and craggy lime stone karsts while more adventurous types can enjoy a variety of sports including rock climbing, scuba diving and kayaking. Trips of this kind can easily be arranged by reputable local operators, such as Reefwatch Worldwide in Krabi Town and Sea Kayak Krabi, which offers a wide selection of tours to choose from.

If you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape while enjoying a vigorous trek, head to Khao Panom Bencha National Park located just 20-kilometres from Krabi. This area of pristine rainforest boasts scenic trails, dramatic waterfalls and a variety of fauna and flora.

Interested in viewing some cultural sites during your stay in Krabi? Wat Tham Seua (which translates as Tiger Cave Temple) is a breath-taking holy site located in the surrounding hills and caves northwest of Krabi Town. Visit the central sanctuary with its statues and Buddha images and climb the staircase up to the peak to receive your reward of panoramic views, as well as your own Buddha icon.

Back in town visit the more low-key temple, Wat Tham SeuaWat Kaew, and then make your way to May and Mark, an international restaurant on Maharat Soi 2 where you can treat yourself to a slap-up meal of hearty favourites like sausage and mash. After the sun sets, relax and take your ease with a crisp pint at your elbow in the aptly named Chillout Bar, located in Hat Ton Sai.

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