My fiancee and I stayed here for 3 nights. We stayed in a Deluxe Beachfront room, which was a little bungalow about 10 meters from the beach. The room was nice with good air conditioning and awesome water pressure in the shower. While it was nice that they're trying to be eco-friendly by cutting off electricity when you leave the room, when it's 98º F outside it would be nice to come back to an air-conditioned room. This is minor, but a daily reality.
The real reason we were there, however, was to relax on the beach and we were definitely able to do that! The beach is gorgeous with beautiful rock formations on the horizon and the occasional longtail boat coasting along the water. The salty water is warm and inviting. Twice a day the tide is out, but it was pretty cool because there were hundreds of sand bubbler crabs that would come out to play.
The restaurant at the resort is OK. Relative to regular Thai food, the prices were outrageous, but on par with typical tropical resorts. The food was generally decent and the alcoholic beverages were good (try their namesake drink and the mojitos!). The staff was friendly and accommodating. There were other resorts along the same stretch of beach, but didn't try their restaurants. It may be worthwhile to seek them out if you are staying for more than a couple of days because it did get a little repetitive eating at the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day for four days.
Lastly, the location. The resort is in a fairly remote area with nothing in walking distance except the other resorts along the beach. If you are there to relax and do nothing else, it's a good location. If you're looking to explore the Krabi area, it's not a great base because you will spend at least 20-30 minutes to get to any of the major attractions. For us, it was just fine. We even went on a kayak tour with Phra Nang Full Moon Kayaking Tours, but had to spend an extra 100 baht per person for travel fees since we were so far away (normally travel is included in the tour cost). Also, going from and to the Krabi airport was a bit more expensive than in other places in Thailand. One tip if you're coming from the Krabi airport -- ask other travelers at the airport if they are headed to Tup Kaek and would be willing to split the costs with you. You'll get into a large van with plenty of room for probably 8 people and your wallet will thank you later.
Overall, we had a great time and were glad Tup Kaek was the last stop on our trip through Thailand. However, I don't think we would stay there if we went back due to the somewhat remote location.
- Also Known As:
- Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Hotel Nong Thale
- Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Hotel
- Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort And Spa Krabi, Thailand
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here, on the beach, one finds peace mind amongst mesmerizing ocean views. The 32 air-conditioned chalet style rooms in this quiet hotel are all clean and equipped with excellent bathrooms and terraces featuring sea views. ... more less
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