Second time in Krabi & stayed 4 nights at this resort.
What we liked:
2 days before our trip, booking staff allowed us to change to the 4 nights promotional rate which was lower than the best available rate. A heap of freebies thrown in with the promo made the accomodation very good value.
We were upgraded from villa to deluxe seaview upon check-in. Though the room is smaller than their villas, this was topped by the view of the expansive Andaman sea that greeted us each day & the ability to chill on the balcony along with the lull of crashing waves at night. So glad they changed our room type.
The resort sits along klong muang beach which is very private and lined with soft white sand. The waters are clear but long tail boats running ashore can be disturbing to the seabed and general tranquility. The beach is safe for taking night strolls as there are several resorts along the way... a lovely way to walk off dinner.
Breakfast spread is good, offering western and asian choices. F&B is delicious but priced on the steep side. We tried the Steak BBQ night dinner which was included in our package (priced THB750/pax). You get freshly barbecued meats & an accompanying limited buffet spread. The lamb and beef was delicious and tender, best eaten hot right off the grill. There was also an entertaining fire dancer performance halfway into our meal. For cheap & equally yummy seafood/western bites, just walk out of the resort to the local eateries along the main road.
What we feel needs improvement:
Poor set of toiletries as the many comments point out. Disappointed that the hotel did not provide toothbrush - we had to head to the minimart right outside to purchase our own.
Pool needs to be opened till later than 7pm as many guests do enjoy a dip after dinner. Safety should not be a concern as the bar next to the pool operates till 10pm. Also the pool is only 1.3m deep.
In-house Kanda Spa should offer robes for guests to change into for the thai massage & some ginger tea post-massage. Maybe it's because ours was free and they were in a rush but for THB1200 the service could be more hospitable. I'd recommend to head right outside the hotel for the many THB250 massages instead where the masseurs were just as capable.
This is a wonderful place to stay if you like to be away from the crowds of Aonang and cocooned in a comfortable resort with a quiet beach and salted pool.
Bring your snorkels and some bread to feed the tiny schools of fishes at the beach. They're within the reefs/rocks that dot the shallow waters.
Bargain when renting transport or booking tours. We managed to secure a THB1000/day car rental but didn't take up on the offer.
Try the mango sticky rice at Baanthai restaurant near the resort's entrance! It's not on the menu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stands directly on the scenic Klong Muang Beach. Combining the modern comforts and tranquility of Krabi, the resort offers nature inspired setting together with warm Thai Hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beyond Resort Krabi Thailand