Welcome to Ao Nang


So, yes, it's a little trashy, but if you forgive that and focus on the beaches, framed by limestone headlands tied together by narrow strips of golden sand, there’s plenty to like. In the dry season the sea glows a turquoise hue; during the monsoon, currents stir up the mocha shallows. If you’re hankering for a snorkel in clearer waters, it's easy to get to the little islands that dot the horizon, which generally enjoy less murky water, at any time of the year. Divers too, are close to some prime spots for getting underwater. Above all, Ao Nang is a straightforward and compact, if blandly touristy, destination to visit and that's why people head here.


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$48.40 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Phi Phi Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sea Eagle Tour, Krabi Town, Krabi ProvinceVisit the world famous Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea on a full-day speed boat tour from Krabi. Swim and relax on the beach of Maya Bay and experience the rich marine life with two snorkeling stops on the coral reefs at Loh Samah Bay and Bamboo Island.Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speed boat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach”, Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles (48 km) from the mainland in Krabi Thailand.You will be collected from your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Klong Muang or Tubkaek Beach in the morning, the exact pickup time will be indicated at time of confirmation. Check in with the Sea Eagle crew at Nopparat Thara Pier and cruise over to Koh Phi Phi Leh on a comfortable speed boat with a limited number of 34 seats. On the way we will pick-up other guests staying at Railay Beach.The first stop will be at Maya Bay which is famous from the movie “The Beach”. Here you can go for a stroll along the white sandy beach and swim in some of the clearest water in the world. Your guide will walk with you across Phi Phi Leh Island to Loh Samah Bay - a beautiful setting including a small green island planted in the Andaman Sea.After that, you will continue by boat to Loh Samah Bay for snorkeling the underwater world. Here you can see many colorful fish, mainly yellow and blue, and even spot the occasional leopard shark. Then, you’ll head toward the stunning view of Pileh Lagoon and make a short stop at Viking Cave to see where the Phi Phi birds nest soup were harvested.Next stop is Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Tonsai Bay - often confused with Monkey Bay, a similar spot located on the other side of Phi Phi Don Island. It is a simply stunning 150 m long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. The backside of the beach is a rather steep limestone cliff, covered with lush vegetation that offers monkeys a comfortable habitat. During low tide you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach.The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai which offers average tourist facilities along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay.In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 m from the shore. The uninhabited paradise location 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides its masked and finned visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.Itinerary:• 08:00 - 08:45: Hotel pickup in Krabi• 08:45 - 09:00: Meet the boat crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang• 09:00 - 10:00: Cruise by speed boat to Koh Phi Phi Leh• 10:00 - 11:00: Walk on “The Beach” at Maya Bay• 11:00 - 11:30: Snorkel on the coral reef in Loh Samah Bay• 11:30 - 12:00: Sightseeing & photography at Phi Leh Bay & Viking Cave• 12:00 - 12:15: See monkeys at Monkey Beach• 12:15 - 12:45: Enjoy lunch at the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort• 12:45 - 13:45: Explore the island path of Ton Sai on Phi Phi Don• 13:45 - 15:00: Relax on the white sandy beach of Bamboo Island• 15:00 - 16:00: Head back to the mainland in Ao Nang• 16:00 - 16:30: Transfer to the hotelDuration: 7 hours 30 minutesStop At: Nopparat Thara PierMeet at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ko Phi Phi Le, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province-Duration: 1 hourStop At: Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province-Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loh Samah Bay, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Krabi Province-Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pileh Bay, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Krabi Province-Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Viking Cave, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province-Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Monkey Beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province-Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort-Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ao Ton Sai, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province-Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bamboo Island, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Krabi Province-Duration: 1 hour 45 minutesPass By: Trip Store Krabi, Krabi Town, Krabi ProvinceThis tour is provided by Trip Store Krabi.

$25.81 Transfers & Ground Transport

Krabi to Koh Samui by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

Get picked up from your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town and Ao Nam Mao. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Ride by Lomprayah coach directly to Tapi Pier in Surat Thani in air-conditioned comfort. Switch to Lomprayah high speed catamaran and cruise further to Koh Samui without stopovers en route. Get dropped off at Nathon Pier on Koh Samui from where you can enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel by booking the drop-off service option. The transfer service operates daily in low and high season with 3 different departure times available.

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Hong Island Tour by Speedboat from Krabi w/Sightseeing Option

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ao Thalane (departure of kayak tours)After being picked up from your hotel, cruise by convenient speed boat from Krabi to one of the Andaman Sea's most stunning places.This tour will take you to the main islands in the Hong arrchipelago. On the way, you will stop at the rock island of Koh Daeng, the best snorkel spot with colorful fish and corals.Continue to wonderful Hong Island, the perfect escape destination renowned for its breathtaking beauty, shallow coral reefs and fine, sandy beaches. Jump into the island's beautiful waters and snorkel along the rocky ledges or take a walk through the mangrove forest.In the center of the half-circle shaped island lies the 'secret' lagoon, where you can find yourself at one with nature. Kayak into this superb lagoon surrounded by huge limestone karsts and clear tranquil waters. Please consider that the kayak session is only included if you book the kayak option.Enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshments on a tropical beach giving you plenty of time to take in the beauty of the islands.Itinerary:• 07:45 - 08:30: Hotel pickup in Krabi• 08:30 - 09:15: Meet the crew at Ao Thalane Pier• 09:15 - 09:45: Cruise by speed boat to Hong Island archipelago• 09:45 - 10:45: Swim & snorkel at Pakbia Island• 10:45 - 11:00: Continue to Lading Island• 11:00 - 12:00: Lunch at Lading Island & more snorkeling• 12:00 - 12:30: Explore the lagoon of Hong Island• 12:30 - 14:00: Beach time & photography at Hong Island• 14:00 - 15:00: Paddle by kayak at Koh Hong (if kayaking option has been booked)• 15:00 - 15:30: Head back to Ao Thalane Pier• 15:30 - 16:00: Transfer to the hotelDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Pak Bia Island, Nong Thale, Krabi Town, Krabi Province-Duration: 1 hourStop At: Koh Lao Ladding-Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hong Islands, Krabi Town, Krabi Province-Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Trip Store Krabi, Krabi Town, Krabi ProvinceThis tour is provided by Trip Store Krabi.

$48.40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ao Nang to Phuket by Speedboat via Koh Yao Islands

Get picked up from your hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Klong Muang and Tubkaek Beach. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. If you stay at Railay Beach, we offer a pickup from the small floating pier at Railay East near Sunrise Tropical Resort & Spa.Depart from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang and cruise by speed boat via Koh Yao Islands with short stopovers on Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai to pickup/dropoff other transferring guests. Get dropped off at Bang Rong Pier in the north of Phuket from where you can easily grab a taxi to your hotel. The boat service is operating daily in low and high season.

$36.30 Outdoor Activities

Krabi Horse Riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productTake an hour’s guided ride along the deserted and windswept Ao Nam Mao Beach with beautiful views across the islands. The horses can go into the water.Those on the 2 hour ride will then head inland into the countryside, passing small villages and plantations.Whether you are an experienced horse rider or a first timer, this is a great experience. Just riding along the beach kicking up the surf is just one of those unforgettable experiences.The horses are very well looked after and the staff are experienced, friendly and safety conscious. The horses are all trained by the owner, they also breed the horses and have a few young horses just starting training.The horse riding trip includes a pick up from your hotel. If you are staying in Klong Muang or Tubkaek there is a small charge of 150 THB per person.Itinerary:1-hour ride• 08:30 - 09:00: Hotel pickup in Krabi• 09:00 - 10:00: Horse riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach• 10:00 - 10:30: Transfer back to your hotel2-hour ride• 08:30 - 09:00: Hotel pickup in Krabi• 09:00 - 10:00: Start ride from Ao Nam Mao to visit a fisherman village• 10:00 - 11:00: Enjoy riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach• 11:00 - 11:15: Transfer back to your hotelDuration: 2 hoursLocation: Krabi Nature Horse RidingThis tour is provided by Trip Store Krabi.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Trip Store Krabi, Krabi Town, Krabi Province

$12.91 Transfers & Ground Transport

Krabi to Khao Sok by Shared Minivan

Get picked up from your hotel in Ao Nang, Ao Nam Mao or Krabi Town. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Ride by shared minivan in air-conditioned comfort to Khao Sok with a short stopover in Phang Nga to pickup/drop-off other transferring guests. Get dropped off at the park ranger station of Khao Sok National Park or at your hotel if it is situated in the surrounding area. The minivan service operates daily in low and high season. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of Southern Thailand's beautiful landscapes on each leg of the journey. Flexible travel options will add an extra smile to your adventure in the 'Land of Smiles.'