With three days in Krabi, you can wander temples and markets, explore jungles and caves, and chill out on white-sand beaches. There’s even time to try out a few exciting activities, such as climbing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Krabi.
Ao Nang Beach
Highway 4203, Ao Nang, 81000
Once a sleepy fishing village, Ao Nang is now a central hub for tourists heading to popular destinations like Railay Beach, the Hong Islands, and Phuket. Conveniently located near Krabi Town, Ao Nang offers a range of outdoor activities—from kayaking to rock climbing—as well as affordable accommodation and a variety of restaurants. Many tours to the area’s islands also set out from Ao Nang.
Romantic Sunset Cruise from Ao Nang with BBQ Seafood Dinner
$81.35 per adult
From being picked up on time to amazing hosts on board who went out of their way to ensure we had the best trip. We loved it so much we are going to do it again.
Karl_B, Dec 2018
Things to Know Before You Go
Ao Nang’s beach is free to visit.
You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas on site.
There are several bars and restaurants located along the beach that serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Ao Nang has a medical center, pharmacies and shops selling general supplies—amenities that may be hard to find on some of the smaller islands nearby.
How to Get There
Ao Nang is located just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Krabi Town; take Highway 4034 west to Highway 4204 south, then head west again on Highway 4203. A taxi ride or drive from Krabi takes approximately 35 minutes. You can also take one of the many white songthaews (open-air buses) used by locals. Ao Nang beach is located on the edge of town, along Highway 4203, which curves through the town.
When to Get There
Ao Nang beach is enjoyable all year round. The area is warm, with average temperatures of around 80°F (27°C). The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November through March. September and October are the wettest months, with frequent rains.
Island Tours from Ao Nang
After enjoying Ao Nang’s beautiful beach, take advantage of the town’s location, and head out on a tour of the nearby islands. You can take a day trip on a long tail boat to the Phra Nang Cave, Tup Island, Chicken Island, and Poda Island to do some swimming and snorkeling; or head to the Hong Islands to enjoy rain forests, hidden lagoons, and white-sand beaches. Other options include romantic sunset cruises.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Ao Nang Beach?
What else should I know about attractions in Krabi?
- Railay Beach
- Phra Nang Beach (Phranang Beach)
- Poda Island (Koh Poda)
- Tup Island (Koh Tup)
- Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay)
- Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
- Koh Yao Yai (Ko Yao Yai)
- Wat Khlong Thom Museum
- Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi)
- Hong Islands (Mu Ko Hong)
- Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)
- Ao Luk
- Wareerak Hot Spring Spa
- Koh Panyee (Koh Panyi)
- Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)