Why we like it
- Exotic luxury escape nestled among a tropical landscape
- Located at the edge of Krabi's National Marine Park
- Award-winning architecture
- Three white-sand beaches
- Featured in UK Tatler Travel Guide's '101 Best Hotels in The World' 2013 & 2014
Located at the heart of the beautiful Phranang Peninsular, this luxurious Thai resort is surrounded by striking limestone cliffs, emerald waters and white sand beaches. 98 two-storey pavilions and four luxurious beachfront villas are scattered throughout the resort's landscaped gardens. All pavilions display a tropical interior of dark woods, glass doors and handcrafted furniture blending perfectly into the cinematic surrounds. Terrace Pavilions feature a large outdoor relaxation area - perfect for a private barbecue - while the Spa Pavilions have their own Jacuzzi. Those of you in search for a little more space and privacy will relish the four beachfront villas, each with their own private butler service; our favourite is The Raitalay Villa with superb views of Railay Beach and an outdoor sundeck with private hydro pool.
You are spoilt for choice at dinner with four great restaurants; indulge in a romantic dinner for two at Krua Phranang with views of the Andaman Sea, Raitalay Terrace offers casual lunches and light snacks or enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Raya which specialises in freshly grilled seafood and meats - we're still dreaming about their signature Krabi grilled lobster with saffron! But for a truly memorable experience, dining beneath the limestone karsts of The Grotto nestled at the edge of Phranang beach should not be missed.
Activities available on the island include kayaking, snorkelling, wind surfing, rock climbing and speed boat excursions to nearby islands such as Poda or Chicken Island. Koh Phi Phi is just a short half hour boat ride away. In addition to this, the resort features a well-equipped fitness centre, tennis courts and large outdoor swimming pool. Cooking, batik printing and fruit carving classes can also be arranged upon request.