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The Ao Nang province encompasses some of Western Thailand's most beautiful beaches and areas of natural beauty. But this beauty hasn't gone unnoticed to the world's tourists. Millions of people come to Ao Nang province each year to enjoy those gorgeous beaches, photograph the famous karst cliffs and ride in the traditional Longtail boats. It's busy but the scenery and the glimpses into Thai culture are so worth it.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Trendsetter

12 Places

4 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Ao Nang Beach

Beaches

Noppharathara Beach

Beaches

Jungle Kitchen

Restaurants

Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium

Arenas & Stadiums

Day 2

PhraNang Cave Beach

Beaches

Phra Nang Cave

Caverns & Caves

Tup Island

Islands

Poda Island

Islands

Krabi Sunset Cruises

Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Private Tours, Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Day 3

The Dive Ao Nang

Scuba & Snorkeling

Real Rocks Railay - Day Adventures

Climbing Tours, Eco Tours, Other Outdoor Activities

Thai Charm Cooking School

Cooking Classes

LovePuffin's City Tips

  • To avoid the 'high season' crowds, travel between April and October when you'll get a little more rain, but it rarely sets in.
  • Many of the beaches aren't accessible by road, so the only way in is by Longtail boat or speed boat.
  • The locals can be more conservative here than in other parts of Thailand, so cover up a little if you're planning to head into Ao Nang town.
  • Ao Nang town s an interesting place to shop and watch the world go by, but the real draw in this part of Thailand is definitely the beaches.
    Day 1
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    Ao Nang Beach
    Beaches
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Take a stroll along Ao Nang Beach and watch the famed longtail boats zigzag throughout the bay to a background of karst pinnacles.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you take flip flops as the beach's shelly surface means it's not great for barefoot walking.
    • The bay is shallow so good for swimming.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    • Seen better 17/09/2018
    • Really small when the tide is in 16/09/2018
    • Ao Nang Beach
    Phone:
    +66 94 936 8007
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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    Noppharathara Beach
    Beaches
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    LovePuffin Says:

    One of the quieter beaches in the region, and a favourite for those who want a little peace and quiet. There's a nice selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch, and at low tide you can walk out to a cool snorkelling spot.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be aware of the tide changes to make sure you don't get stranded out on the islands if you decide to go snorkelling.
    • It's also a great beach to see at sunset, thanks to its west-facing position.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    • Stunning 16/09/2018
    • Not much of a beach 03/09/2018
    • Noppharathara Beach
    Phone:
    +66 75 637 200
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    Jungle Kitchen
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    A friendly, bamboo hut style restaurant with a reputation for truly excellent Thai food. Lots of restaurants offer 'same same' food in Ao Nang, but this one is as authentic as it comes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The papaya salad is fantastic.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 262 restaurants in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food for an amazing price. 18/09/2018
    • Amazing Thai Food!! 10/09/2018
    • Jungle Kitchen
    Address:
    33, Moo 2, AO Nang Road
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 93 762 7486
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    LovePuffin Says:

    No visit to Thailand would be complete without witnessing its national sport. Yes it's brutal, but it's ingrained into Thai culture and it's an incredible sight to witness this sport where 'anything goes'.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Check dates ahead on the official website. High season (Nov-Apr) sees almost nightly fights, whereas it's more like twice a week during the rest of the year.
    • Be prepared for this rather violent sport. It may not be suitable for children.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    • sweat blood and tears 05/04/2018
    • Had a great evening - Not as bad as people suggest... 02/03/2018
    • Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium
    Address:
    100 Moo 3
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 81 979 6482
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    PhraNang Cave Beach
    Beaches
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Today, rent a longtail boat or join an organised tour to explore some of the best beaches in the area. Start with Phra Nang Beach, as early as you dare to avoid the crowds.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Why not take breakfast with you and enjoy it on the beach at sunrise?
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Heaven on earth 18/09/2018
    • Average 13/09/2018
    • PhraNang Cave Beach
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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    Phra Nang Cave
    Caverns & Caves
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Located on Phra Nang Beach, you can't miss these spiritual caves, decorated with ornaments brought by local people which they believe will help conceive children.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sometimes the ornaments might make you blush - this is a cave of conception, after all!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of phallic objects 30/08/2018
    • Amazing view of beach and cave 25/08/2018
    • Phra Nang Cave
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    Tup Island
    Islands
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    LovePuffin Says:

    This idyllic pair of islands linked by a sand bar makes for amazing pictures. Sand is soft and powdery and there's shade at either end of the beach. Such paradise hasn't gone unnoticed though, and plenty of boats make this a stop on their day tours.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Hire your own longtail boat so you can stay until after the crowds have dispersed.
    • The busiest time to visit is around 10 to 11am.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best island in krabi 07/09/2018
    • Snorkel on the side towards Poda island 03/09/2018
    • Tup Island
    Phone:
    09050769833
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    Poda Island
    Islands
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    LovePuffin Says:

    A popular lunch stop on tours, Poda Island is a dreamy sandy beach with plenty of places to rest up from the midday sun. There's also an incredible view of the islands out to sea.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Watch out for the monkeys who won't hesitate to steal your stuff should you leave it hanging around on the beach!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 63 things to do in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beach visit 17/09/2018
    • Amazing island 17/09/2018
    • Poda Island
    Address:
    Poda Islands
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    Ao Nang, Krabi Town
    Thailand
    Other:
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    Krabi Sunset Cruises
    Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Private Tours, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Finish off your beach day with a wonderful sunset cruise around the beaches and bays of Ao Nang.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look out for Chicken Island, which looks like a chicken laying down to roost.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 53 Tours in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well worth the money.... such an experience 16/09/2018
    • One of the BEST things to do in the Krabi area! 13/09/2018
    • Krabi Sunset Cruises
    Address:
    282/19 Moo 5
    T. Sai Thai
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 89 719 7344
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    The Dive Ao Nang
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Day 3 is all about trying something new. You won't have time to do all of the activities listed for this day, so pick one or two which interest you. The Dive is one of the friendliest dive schools in the area with a great reputation, so if you fancy a bit of scuba diving, they're a great choice!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book a couple of days ahead of time and make sure you discuss your level of dive experience with them.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 53 Tours in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Exceptional 04/09/2018
    • Great team 06/08/2018
    • The Dive Ao Nang
    Address:
    249/2 Moo2
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81180
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 82 282 2537
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Real Rocks Railay - Day Adventures
    Climbing Tours, Eco Tours, Other Outdoor Activities
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    LovePuffin Says:

    For a bit more adrenaline, rock climbing is one of the most popular sports in the area. Choose from a basic intro course or try 'deep water solo' climbing, where you jump from the rock directly into the sea.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take sunscreen and insect repellent!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 62 Outdoor Activities in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing experience with Real Rocks 14/09/2018
    • Great experience! 12/09/2018
    • Real Rocks Railay - Day Adventures
    Address:
    Railay East Beach
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 80 718 1351
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Thai Charm Cooking School
    Cooking Classes
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    LovePuffin Says:

    If you prefer to keep things a little lower key, then a cooking class is the perfect way to take a little Thai culture home with you. Thai Charm is a brilliant few hours and the guides are knowledgeable and make things really fun.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can pick 5 dishes to learn, so choose wisely!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 Food & Drink in Ao Nang
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • excellent ! 16/09/2018
    • Amazing Evening 15/09/2018
    • Thai Charm Cooking School
    Address:
    355 Moo 5
    Sai Thai subdistrict
    Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 83 204 8543
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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