Ao Phra Nang

Ao Phra Nang, Ao Nang: Hours, Address, Ao Phra Nang Reviews: 4/5

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With an exotic climate, a fantastic climbing site and a nearby beach, Ao Phra Nang is a magnet for visitors to Thailand.
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Tamara
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Beautiful beach
Nov 2020
This is the perfect place for a marriage proposal. I didn't...but you could!

We walked over from our hotel at the Avatar at around 8am. The caves on the way are super cool! When we arrived there may have been another 4 or 5 people there spread out on the long, beautiful beach. We had a romantic and amazing time swimming under the cliffs and walking down the nearly deserted beach with its mind-blowing, travel documentary-like rock formations. It was an amazing couple of hours.

Then the tour boats showed up disgorging masses of international tourists.

The population of the beach went from a handful to hundreds in about 30 minutes. It was borderline infuriating...Selfies everywhere. Then the tide came in...and poof, they were all gone as if they'd never been! Back to relaxation by 12-1pm!

A boat with a full kitchen showed up too! There are no permanent vendors allowed here. The boat sold beer, lots of food options and soft drinks and water. It was awesome! They also take back their garbage. Make sure to give it back to them and keep this paradise clean.

Bring water, waterproof footwear, sun safety stuff and a blanket to lounge on.

Be prepared to get wet on the walk back if you leave during high-tide. We were soaked to the waist. We were both stung a bit by what I presume were very small jellyfish or organisms while swimming. The stings faded quickly and most of my time in the water, (Which was a couple of times an hour) I wasn't affected.

Despite the tour boats, mild stings and soaking, this beautiful beach was a highlight from our trip and I will always remember it.
Written February 18, 2021
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,854 contributions
Beautiful beach full of long tail boats
Aug 2019
The beach has beautiful white sand and turquoise waters. It offers a great view of the nearby islands and can be easily reached by long-tail boat. There is a cave with phallic symbols at one end of the beach. Unfortunately it is very popular and at peak times the beach is full of long-tail and other boats. So you can't really swim or sunbathe on it. You can only walk on the beach and admire the great views.
Written April 9, 2020
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AntonBabich
Moscow, Russia299 contributions
Nice but small
Feb 2020
Nice and beautifull beach, but swimiing zone is not so big - lots of boats.
On other hand due to size it takes more time to wait for full boat when coming back
Written March 9, 2020
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KomalB31
Harlūr, India414 contributions
Very beautiful
Jan 2020
A picturesque area and very beautiful. A bit crowded though but I shall lesser than the other Thai beaches. We visited the place as part of 4 island tour and I guess you should too on your visit to Krabi
Written March 5, 2020
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Raya Bakarska
Sofia, Bulgaria25 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019 • Family
I can confirm the beach is beautiful but couldn’t say it’s one of the most amazing, etc. It was too crowded when I was there, same as most of the other beaches 😕. There’s no way of appreciating nature with too many people...
There were lots of monkeys, fortunately the good ones 🙂
Written December 29, 2019
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SparklehorseEngland
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK134 contributions
Stunning
Nov 2019
One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. So much more to do around here than just the beach - it can get very busy with day trippers - there are mobile catering boats that do great lunch time snacks and the caves and walking streets just round the corner are well worth a look
Written December 13, 2019
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tyagirakg
Pune, India312 contributions
Nice Ferry visit to Ao Nang
Dec 2018
Very exciting and happy journey to Ao Phra Nang. We enjoyed each and very moments of this journey. one of the best trip.
Written November 17, 2019
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Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia1,839 contributions
Phra Nang Beach, Cave and shrines
Mar 2019
Spent a short time on Ao Phra Nang (beach) and Princess Cave/Tham Phr Nang Nok at Railey as part of a long-tail day boat trip to 4 islands (from Ao Nang). Powdery white sand beach with a backdrop of high limestone cliffs with interesting features (including caves). Wade in the calm warm water looking up at the cliffs or the various nearby limestone islands. Quite a few people though with crowds near the main cave entrance. Also limited access to main cave at high tide (so don't be disappointed after reading all the wonderful things about views from inside the cave). Also a colourful cave shrine with phallic statues. There are legends and stories relating to the caves and a Goddess. For refreshments there are long tail boats on the beach selling an array of Thai and western hot meals, snacks and cold drinks. Nice views and scenery.
Written October 14, 2019
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AussieRicho1
Wollongong, Australia1,726 contributions
Love this place
Aug 2019
Just the best place to visit if you want to relax and get away from it all. Always plenty to see and be active in or just relax and enjoy the amazing weather.
Written September 15, 2019
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Glenn R
11 contributions
OMG...
Jul 2019
This place is just amazing and worth the visit over and over, the caves are amazing and the rock climbing is great to watch, walk a little further and the beach just gets better and also the Boat restaurants are amazing
Written September 9, 2019
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