Ao Nang Description:
Ao Nang town is one of the busiest beach destinations in Thailand. Striking an almost pristine balance between development and castaway-like beaches, Ao Nang is a must-see destination on luxury Thailand tour itineraries.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, rock climbing, mangrove tours, and elephant treks are readily available for travelers staying in Ao Nang, but long-tail boat excursions into the 150 islands of the Andaman Archipelago are surely the most popular activity for travelers on tours of Thailand.
Though a quiet beach destination, there’s no shortage of pampering to be found in the many Thai Massage and health spas in this busy but unspoiled paradise. The nightlife here is relaxing, and largely free of the late night beach dance parties found on more developed shores.
Nearby, the jagged karst formations of Railay and Phranang beaches can be reached easily by water taxi, and these quiet shores offer travelers on tours of Thailand the castaway feeling they long for.
Best Time to Visit Ao Nang:
Ao Nang’s beaches are the best November through March. April to October is marked by heavy rainfall, which can make the seas choppy.
How to get to Ao Nang:
Ao Nang is about 20 minutes from Krabi International Airport in the Southern Thailand province of Krabi. Krabi Province is best reached by flight from Bangkok.
Ao Nang Highlights:
For guests seeking quiet beauty, Ao Nang’s family friendly atmosphere and pristine beaches make it one of the most traveled destinations in Thailand.
Beach wear is a must as the turquoise waters will be far too enticing to pass up. If you plan to visit any of the area’s temples, remember to wear clothing covering shoulders, arms, and knees while on holy ground.