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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$46.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Phi Phi Island Speedboat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi

You will be collected from your hotel in Krabi 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 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 sea.After that, you will continue by boat to Loh Samah Bay for snorkeling the underwater world. Here you can see many colorful fish, 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 150m-long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. 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 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 • 10:00 - 11:00: Walk on “The Beach” at Maya Bay (only in high season) • 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 hotel

$25.02 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.

$46.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Hong Island Tour by Speedboat from Krabi w/Sightseeing Option

After hotel pickup in Ao Nang or Krabi Town in the morning, cruise by speedboat from Ao Thalane pier to one of the Andaman Sea's most stunning places. This full-day tour in the national marine park will take you to the main islands of the Hong Archipelago. On the way, stop at the rock isle of Koh Daeng, the best snorkeling spot for seeing colorful fish and corals.Continue to Koh Hong, renowned for its vivid beauty, shallow coral reefs, and fine, sandy beaches. Jump into the island's clear 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 a secret lagoon, where you can opt to kayak while surrounded by limestone karsts dotting the tranquil waters. (The kayak session must be selected at booking.) Enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshments on a tropical beach, with plenty of time to take in the beauty of the islands before you return to Krabi and your hotel.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 hotel

$46.90 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. You can also come to the meeting point at Nopparat Thara pier in Ao Nang at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.During the boat ride, make a few stops to drop off other transferring guests on Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai. You will arrive at Bang Rong Pier in northeast Phuket, where you can catch a cab to your hotel or to Phuket International Airport.Transfer with us will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it.

$35.18 Outdoor Activities

Krabi Horse Riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach

Meet your guide at your hotel in Ao Nang, Ao Nam Mao or Krabi Town—pickup is also available from hotels in Klong Muang and Tubkaek for an additional fee. If you’re traveling from Railay Beach, take the 15-minute boat ride from Railay East to Ao Nam Mao Pier for pickup upon arrival. Safety-conscious staff match you to a trained horse that suits your skill level. The 1-hour guided horseback ride takes you along the deserted and windswept Ao Nam Mao Beach, which boasts beautiful views across the islands. If you'd like, you can even take your horses into the water. Option for a 2-hour tour, and continue inland into the countryside, passing small villages and plantations. Whether you are an experienced horse rider or a first-timer, you'll have a unforgettable experience riding along the beach, just kicking up the surf. Finish the ride with a return transfer to your hotel. Itinerary:1-hour ride 08:30 - 09:00: Hotel pickup in Krabi09:00 - 10:00: Horse riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach10:00 - 10:30: Transfer back to your hotel 2-hour ride 08:30 - 09:00: Hotel pickup in Krabi09:00 - 10:00: Start ride from Ao Nam Mao to visit a fisherman village10:00 - 11:00: Enjoy riding at Ao Nam Mao Beach11:00 - 11:15: Transfer back to your hotel * The tour program is subject to change due to weather conditions** The given itineraries are for the starting time at 9am

$23.45 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ao Nang to Phuket by Ao Nang Princess Ferry

Save time in Thailand with an express transfer from Ao Nang to Phuket by Ao Nang Princess ferry through the Andaman Sea. Meet at Nopparat Thara pier in Ao Nang at least 30-minutes before scheduled departure or get conveniently 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. The easy, fast, and safe journey can be booked up to 14 hours before departure and needs only a short stop-over at Railay Beach which is required to pick up/drop off other transferring guests. Take advantage of daily departures and a convenient drop-off directly at Rassada Port in Phuket from where you can enjoy a transfer to your hotel in Phuket Town, Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Kamala, Naihan, Rawai, Phanwa Cape, Bangtao, Surin and Nai Yang by shared minivan. Transfer with us will be relaxed and stress free with emergency assistance when you need it. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of Thailand's beautiful landscapes.

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