Ao Nang – one of the most popular and tourist beaches in Krabi province. This is not a beach bounty, but still the atmosphere here disposing. Backpackers, tourists, and longsteers are all will find here something pleasant for themselves. Russian tourists here less than in Phuket. Mostly Ao Nang choose to rest Europeans, retirement age or families with children. Lot of here and asian tourists.
In the evenings, Ao Nang’s beach shows stunning beauty. sunsets At this time, the beach is just becoming very wide because of low tide, so it can be settled on the sand by many people (all walk). Yes, Ao Nang beach is crowded, in the morning, at high tide, when a strip of sand becomes rather narrow, there is no place for an apple to fall. But along the edges of the beach it is quieter and you can always find where to settle down.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 4.1 Right side
- 4.2 Left side
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
This is one of the most popular beaches in the province of Krabi and probably the most popular resort center. The beach is one and a half kilometers long. Approximately in the middle, a car rests perpendicularly on it road, the main, leading to this village from the road. Next road turns right and goes to Nopparat Thara beach.
Along this road and the beach is a pedestrian promenade, and here numerous cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and other tourist infrastructure. This part of the beach is limited concrete, to the sea from the embankment must go down the stairs.
If you turn left, you will come to the rock at the foot which a small river flows into the sea. On the rocks passes a path to the beach of the Centara hotel, which everyone calls the Monkey Path (Monkey Trail). In the area grow green leaved trees, lots of natural shade, in which numerous masseuses with mattresses. Right here, beach cafes with cocktails, where going to tourists at sunset.
Another feature is that boats stand in rows in the water near the beach. Longtails – with long noses. And they all the time scurry past the beach here and there, rumbling on the run with motors. All these boats carry tourists on the islands and the nearest beaches like Railay, inaccessible from land.
By the way, Reilly is in the TOPs and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. Although I wrote that Ao Nang Beach is the best, but I meant that in terms of infrastructure and beauty (the rest of the beaches, In my opinion, these parameters are worse), but in terms of beauty undoubtedly Reilly in the lead.
Entry, depth and waves
On the beach, the ebb is very pronounced, which are often in afternoon. At low tide the sea goes very, very far away, a few hundred meters away, muddy gray bottom is exposed. Those who see the beach at low tide, consider it unprofitable.
At high tide, the beach becomes narrower, and the sea is deeper and clean. In general, the view of the beach also depends on the time of year. Out of season in summer, there are strong waves on the sea, and the water is dirty. In season and in the tide of the sea looks better.
The depth of the sea at the beach, even at high tide, is not very big and is increasing smoothly. At that end (on the left, if you look at the sea), where is Monkey trail and alley with a massage, the sea, more small and in it flows into the river-skunk. Swim in the confluence of this river in the sea better not worth it.
The sand on the beach is gray and gray-yellow, rather light. WITH interspersed with silt and large placers of broken shells, ground by sea
Sun beds and shade
Sun beds on the beach Ao Nang no. As everywhere in Krabi. And here is the shadow there is – natural, from trees. Especially in the morning. WITH the left edge of the beach (if facing the sea) trees grows more and more shadows, respectively, also more. In the central part the embankment hangs over the beach and trees grow along the road, and to wide steps descend through the beach in equal stretches.
Of the attractions of the beach can be called Monkey the path is a walkway from the boardwalk, located on one of the the ends of the beach, leading along the mountain to another beach. Notable for that large monkeys live around her.
On the way to the monkey path there is a shady alley with massage salons and cafe bars. The place here is quieter than in middle of the beach and more chamber. It’s nice to meet the sunset here.
Located on the opposite end of the trail from the Monkey Trail concrete platform under the rock, where there are usually few people, and during sunset you can sit comfortably with a picnic and beautiful kind of.
In Ao Nang a huge number of shops, cafes, restaurants on any taste. There are Seafood, local cuisine, European and even McDonald’s with starbucks. There are exchangers, banks, travel agencies, dive centers, etc., the tourist needs are welcome.
There is a medium size on the main road 20 minutes on foot. Tesco Lotus. And a little further away, almost on the outskirts of the city there is a macro. However, if something is missing, you will need to a large shopping center, everything is in Krabi Town, by car 30 minutes to go all over.
Houses and hotels on the beach
There are a lot of hotels in the beach area, practically for every taste and purse. From the simplest and cheapest guest houses to beach resorts. There are large hotels on the first line (along the edges of the beach), there are also on some distance from the sea. A large number of guesthouses located along the main street of Ao Nang, going to the sea.
The main tourist infrastructure is concentrated there. resort.
- Krabi Resort
- practically on the first line of Aonang Villa Resort
- Golden Beach Resort
The bulk of houses for rent is located in Ao Nang. But, Unfortunately, there is nothing on the first-second line, as there are hotels. The nearest houses are located in the area of the mosque, that is, somewhere 15-20 minutes on foot.
Several condos are also about the same distance. If not get attached to walking distance to the sea, the choice of housing is pretty large, many houses in the vicinity of Ao Nang, where by car or bike you can get to the beach in just 10 minutes.
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Krabi Resort
- Aonang Villa Resort
- Golden Beach Resort
How to find the beach
The beach is about 30 km from the airport (about half an hour drive). From there, regular buses run to Ao Nang. You can also take a taxi Details about the airport in Krabi and how from him get to Ao Nang, read in my article – Krabi Airport.
From Krabi Town to Ao Nang go songteo, Thai bus. WITH nearby islands (including Phuket, Ko Lanta and Phi Phi) to Ao Nang can be reached by boat, including cruising the ships.
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