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Kind of resort or Hotel I prefer … A place not too far from major tourist area yet secluded, peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty. If it’s a beach location, than something with a private beach or overlooking sea or at least walking distance from beach is just perfect for us.
On our recent trip to Krabi, we stayed at one such Resort. Ao Nang Villa Resort
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Although out of 3 days, we stayed here just for a day (don’t ask me why, that’s a different story) but we really loved the place and wished we could have stayed a bit longer. Here is my review of this property!
About the Property
Set beneath the soaring limestone cliffs and overlooking gorgeous Andaman sea, Ao Nang Villa Resort is a contemporary up market property spread over a sizable Area. Despite being located in the tourist district of Ao Nang, this resort is quite serene and noise free. It’s a 4 star property with different blocks offering many rooms, elegantly landscaped and designed in a way that you don’t feel any kind of clutter or disturbance.
Ao nang villa resort is located right in front of Ao nang beach from one side and the lively Ao nang market on the other side. Just cross the road and you are on the beach, or walk down to the market for some entertainment, food, shopping. Ao nang is the tourist centre of Krabi and from here you can opt for different sightseeing tours from the range of options available.
The resort complex is surrounded by lush green foliage and the limestone cliffs at the backdrop add to its beauty. The elegant design of the property makes you feel close to nature. Here you will not realize that you are in the middle of the busiest tourist center of Krabi. Entire property is airy with abundance of sun (and rain too)
Rooms are spacious and provide complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and fruit basket. Washroom is also spacious with bathtub, hair dryer, bathrobe, beach towels and slippers. All the rooms have balconies or terraces; We opted for a pool facing room on the first floor, which turned out to be both pool as well as sea facing. It was really nice to have a cup of coffee in the morning at the balcony enjoying the view.
Resort offers an array of amenities including 2 outdoor pools, 1 kids pool, kids play area, a swim up bar, gym, a spa (I found it pretty expensive), Thai massage facility in front of pool (this was the best one, we had really nice and authentic Thai massage here, a must try!) 3 restaurants, one beach view bar and one swim up bar.
On your arrival welcome drinks and cold towels were offered. Complimentary tea/ coffee and snacks was also served at the coffee shop next to lobby. Breakfast is offered on chargeable basis.
Restaurant & Food
Property has 3 restaurants; all these restaurants are nice and airy. The bar with the beach view is too appealing; unfortunately due to lack of time we could not try out the restaurant or the bar.
Staff at the resort was friendly and helpful. On our request the check out time was extended by 2 hours.
To conclude, Ao Nang villa resort is a perfect holiday destination not only for those travelling with the family but also for couple travellers. Your plan is to just sit back and relax whole day or go out and explore the town, this place serves as one of the best options.