Located just over 15 km from the Krabi Town, Ao Nang Beach is the main beach in the city. Originally, it was a fishing village but now it has become a major tourist resort and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Krabi. Ao Nang beach provides white sandy beaches, clear waters and offers colorful coral reefs and breathtaking scenery created by limestone cliffs and coconut palms. Each year, Ao Nang is visited by huge numbers of foreign travelers. Most of the travelers come here to enjoy its nightlife and then go to Tonsai. Some of them stay for few days at Ao Nang, mainly to enjoy the outdoor activities such as climbing.
Things to Do at Ao Nang Beach
This small tourist town is full of restaurants, hotels, massage parlors, souvenir shops and travel agencies. It offers a beautiful and fairly long beach although many travelers do not like to swim or sunbathe at this beach. Ao Nang Beach does not have anything special, but it offers cheap accommodation and can be used as a base to visit nearby attractions. Destinations like Railay Beach and Tonsai are located in the east of Ao Nang and Phi Phi Islands can also be discovered from here in one day trip. Other than this, tourists can also go on kayak tours which can be easily arranged from a travel agency located in the town.
Ao Beach also offers great dining options with food ranging from traditional Thai to international dishes. The surrounding region is very popular for hiking and camping. You can also reach here in a Tuk Tuk or by a bus. But travelers looking for more comfort and freedom are suggested to book a car rental at Krabi to reach the Ao Nang Beach with an ease. They will also be able to explore the nearby attractions.