Krabi Area Guide
Ao Nang / Nopparattara Beach
Ao Nang / Noppharathara Beach
Ao Nang / Nopparattara Beach
What to do in Ao Nang / Nopparattara Beach?
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Ao Nang (อ่าวนาง)
Located 20 km from Krabi Town / Airport, it has emerged to become a very popular tourist destination with a wide range of accommodations ranging from simple rooms to 4 stars luxury hotels. Very popular for families due to both location, development and easy access to numerous water-based activities and land sightseeing, Ao Nang is as well home to numerous restaurants, dive shops, travel agencies, tailor shops, bars and shopping opportunities along the bay. Canoes and kayaks can be rented here to explore the coastline. Ao Nang is also the starting point for the longtail-boats to Railay Bay and nearby islands.
Nopparattara Beach (หาดนพรัตน์ธารา)
Nopparattara Beach just 3 kilomters around the corner from Ao Nang, is a long beach yet still rather undeveloped, with only a few resorts and bars. Attractive because of its natural setting, this is where local youngsters and families gather at sunset and at weekends. Savour some local Muslim snacks at the beach stalls, or fill yoursef with seafood in the local restaurants at the very end of the beach, near the Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park headquarters. At low tide, walk out together with millions of small crabs on the sandy pathways to the small islands near the beach.
How to get there?
Ao Nang / Nopparattara Beach (อ่าวนาง / หาดนพรัตน์ธารา)
By Plane
Fly to Krabi Airport and from Krabi Airport to Ao Nang is about 45 minutes away by car. Currently cost of transfer is charged 800-1000 Baht/trip by a private car (up to 4 passengers). Local shuttle buses - really just converted pickup trucks (songthaew), run from Ao Nang to Krabi and from Krabi to the airport. The total trip between Ao Nang and the airport takes little less than 2 hours. As of late 2007 there is now a big bus service from the airport to Ao Nang, via Krabi Town, the Krabi ferry terminal and Nopparattara Beach.

By Songthaew
To get to Ao Nang from Krabi town you should look for a white songthaew outside the 7-Eleven store on Maharat Road, the road with Vogue shopping centre on it. Which runs throughout daylight hours in low season and up to 10.00 pm. in high season. There will be a few people calling out "Ao Nang" from the road side who will usher you into the right bus.

By Ferry
There are three ways to travel from Phuket to the Krabi. The ferry runs a direct from Phuket to Ao Nang and the Railay Peninsula in Krabi; this is the fastest way to reach Krabi from Phuket.

In high season the ferry runs two daily from the Rasada pier in Phuket to the Ao Nang pier and after that Railay. The ferry from 01.30 pm. does not go in low season (April - November). The ferry from 08.30 am. goes the while year, but only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The ferry is the fastest way to get from Phuket to Krabi.

In low season there are only 3 daily ferries on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday that connect Phuket directly with Krabi.
Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park consists of a land area, a coast area and a sea coast area. The geological formation of the sea coast area and islands in the Andaman Sea were created by the "Indonesian Tectonic Movement". By the mangrove forest of Hang Nak mountain you will find the Klom canal along the coastal rim, which serves as the basin of the large lake called "Nong Thale" (sea lake).
Location: 79 Moo 5, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000;
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 1145, 0 7563 7200, 0 7563 7436
Open Hours: Daily from 08.30 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission Fee: Adult: Adult: 400 Baht / Child: 200 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Moo Ban Na Tin Moo Ban Na Tin
Ban Na Tin is a Muslim community that started their homestay in July, 2001. Their being near major tourist attractions like the Phra Nang Bay and Noppharat Thara Beach, two km. from the beach, allows them an opportunity to receive tourists who come to Krabi. Visitors will get to join daily activities with the seamen, both on land and in the sea. It will be a good chance for people who want to study the lifestyle and exchange experiences with the community.
Location: 4/2 Moo 4, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7390, 08 1968 8532
Open Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission Fee: Guide of Home stay : 200 Baht / 4 persons (Price are subject to change)
Nosey Parker's Elephant Camp Nosey Parker's Elephant Camp
Experience the beautiful river and jungle forest from the back of an elephant. Our elephant camp is just 15 minutes from Ao Nang where the natural surroundings provide permanent shade and abundant water for the elephants throughout the year. Your elephant trek will take you along a river running through the camp and into the rain forest at the foot of the fascinating "karst" mountains with sheer cliffs special to this area. Often trekkers will see monkeys and birds living in their nature habitat.
Location: 19 Krabi Rd., Park Nam, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7562 1157
Ao Nang Fishing Park Ao Nang Fishing Park
The one and only saltwater fishing park in Krabi. Only 4 km from Ao Nang, the park is located in one of the regions most pristine areas, nestled between towering karsts in an oasis of silence. Catch your fish and let our highly qualified chef prepare it in any style you like or just come down and enjoy the freshest seafood and drinks in our restaurant.
Location: 27/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 8052
Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am. – 04.30 pm.
Ao Nang Krabi Stadium Ao Nang Krabi Stadium
Ao-Nang Krabi stadium opened its doors for the first time on the night of the 21st of January 2000, this night was especially chosen as it was considered to be a lucky day on the Chinese calendar. The other date up for consideration was the 17th of March, which is national Muay Thai day.
Location: 100 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 08 1979 6482; Website: www.aonang-thaiboxing.com
Opening Hours: Daily from
- Morning Session : 07.00 am. - 10.00 am.
- Afternoon Session : 03.00 pm. - 06.00 pm.
Emerald Gym Emerald Gym
Our Thai trainers will supervise you with pedagogy to introduce you to the art of the Siam. You will learn the rules of this discipline, the wai kru (ritual dance before the fights), the various necessary moral values to excel in this sport and the first technical bases allowing you, on the duration which will be convenient for you, to make you a more precise idea of what is real Muay Thai.
Location: Moo 2, Soi Ao Nang 11, 4203 Road, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 08 3548 3850, Website: www.emerald-gym.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 07.00 pm.
Phuket Adventure Mini Golf Krabi Divers
Krabi and its surrounding waters offers some of the world’s most versatile diving locations in the world where conditions are ideal for learning to dive or enhancing your scuba skills. The dive sites in the Andaman Sea have unique topography and aquatic life that will make your learning experience most enjoyable and unforgettable.
Location: Sea of Love Plaza (opposite McDonalds), 440 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7569 5480; Website: www.krabidivers.com
Dive 2 Phuket Krabi Noi Marine Dive
Krabi Noi Marine Dive is a Dive resort where located at Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand. As a certified PADI Dive Resort, we teach all the PADI courses from open water diver up to dive master, as well as joining on our organized trips 2 or 3 dives daytrip. Moreover you can also charter our boat: speed boat, long tail boat or dive boat, to do your own trip.
Location: 22/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7108; Website: www.kbndive.com
Krabi Cookery School Krabi Cookery School
One of the secrets of Thai cooking is the use of spices. During your class you will be given a list of typical ingredients that includes those spices used in most Thai recipes. Ingredients will be described for you, including its Thai name. Hopefully all ingredients are available at your local market. Nothing captures the imagination or the taste buds quite like Thai chilies. Thai cooks capitalize on the chili's power in a kind of culinary ultimate force, it gets additional supplies of heat from garlic, ginger, vinegar and peppercorns.
Location: 269 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 2155, 08 1979 0677; Website: www.krabicookeryschool.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Smart Cook Thai Cookery School Smart Cook Thai Cookery School
The Chiang Mai's professional and the internationally renowned SMART COOK Thai cookery school is now available for you to join them here in Aonang. Cooking great Thai dishes for your family and friends back home is a gourmet souvenir from Thailand that will leave a lasting impression for all. You may choose from the wide selection of delicious dishes we offer, or simply suggest any of your own favorites. We cater to your needs. "All dishes can cook in vegeterian version, Can cook spicy or non spicy to suite to your own taste."
Location: 32/1 Moo 5, Aonang, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 1147, 08 6186 3468; Website: www.smartcookthailand.com
Blue Orchid Restaurant Blue Orchid Restaurant
Blue Orchid Restaurant is located at walking street in Ao Nang, Krabi. It is an attractive looking establishment with a light-blue-and-white colour theme running throughout and an airy, clean feel to it. This restaurant serves Thai food, seafood, Mexican and international dishes all under one roof.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: Moo 2, Walking Street, 4203 Rd., Ao Nang Beach, Mueang, Krabi, 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7953
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Lae Lay Grill Restaurant Lae Lay Grill Restaurant
Food Lovers A memorable culinary experience awaits your palate with delightful dishes. Food is available a la carte and with special menus. Breathtaking View Be impressed by the unmatched settings of Lae Lay Grill. The mountain setting combines with stunning view of Ao Nang (Sea & Mountain) and amazing sunset.

Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 89 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 1588, 08 4849 0001; Website: www.laelaygrill.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Krua Thara Seafood Krua Thara Seafood
With abundant selections of seafood with resonable prices, Krua Thara is definitely one of the top choices for seafood at Krabi. However, you might want to sit at the front to avoid mud smell.
Area: Nopparattara Beach
Location: 82 Moo 5, Nopparattara Rd., Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7361
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Eden Restaurant Eden Restaurant
Eden restaurant is located on the beach road Ao Nang. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are very professional, attentive and helpful. Their prices are reasonable as well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals except for the kebab entrees which were so over cooked they were nearly inedible.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: Central Beach Road, Moo 2, 4203 Rd., Ao Nang Beach, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 75638 074 - 5
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Carnivore Steak and Grill Carnivore Steak and Grill
What's on the menu? Our name says it all: we are well known in Krabi and beyond for our delicious steaks, whether they be cuts of beef, lamb or ostrich. We also have chicken, pork and duck, all prepared to high European standards by experienced chefs.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 127 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7566 1061; Website: www.carnivore-thailand.com
Restaurant Jeanette's Restaurant Jeanette's
Jeanette's is an oasis in the middle of the bustling beach promenade in Ao Nang. Jeanette's is a home-style Asian restaurant with a touch of Scandinavia. Enjoy your meal, made with care and attention to detail, with handmade cutlery and on unique and colorful china. Or just sip an exotic cocktail while gazing out over the Andaman Sea.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 245/8, Ao Nang Beach Rd., Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 08 9474 6178
Diver's Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant Diver's Inn Steakhouse and Restaurant
Steak lovers will have a nice choice of imported Prime Beef like Tenderloin, Rib eye or Sirloin from New Zealand or Australia with the same quality as back home, prepared by our Chef as you like it. Different selections of side dishes, sauces and salads make sure that, while always having the same meat quality, you never feel like eating the same food every day. Selected imported wines and tasty cocktails are on offer as well as homemade cakes and freshly brewed coffee. Our food is tasty and our portions are famous; nobody will leave our restaurant and is still hungry.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 27/9 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7297, 08 9587 3533; Website: www.krabi-divers-inn.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. - 10.00 pm.
Azzurra Restaurant Azzurra Restaurant
This authentic Italian restaurant is run by the friendly Franco. Particularly good are the pizzas, the wide range of homemade pastas, the bruschettas, the Parmigiana, the Australian Hokubee beef. Finish up with tiramisu, gelato and espresso.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: Central Beach Rd., Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7848
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Lo Spuntino Restaurant Lo Spuntino Restaurant
Lo Spuntino is conveniently located on the beachfront of Ao Nang, within walking distance of most hotels. Lo Spuntino offer authentic Thai and Italian cuisine under one roof. The restaurant is blessed with a spectacular setting on Ao Nang Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea. Enjoy dishes with both traditional and contemporary flavours, as well as our daily fresh seafood selection.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 120 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7110
Hagi Restaurant Hagi Restaurant
The Hagi Japanese Restaurant features daily performances of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Our Japanese Chef prepares sushi to perfection, and the sashimi is both fresh and delectable. Signature dishes include the Beef Teppanyaki Live Cooking Station and sukiyaki Japanese hot pot.
Area: Ao Nang, Pai Plong Beach
Location: 334 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 pm. - 12.00 am.
Blue Mango Restaurant & Bar Blue Mango Restaurant & Bar
We are Swedish owned and offer an international and Thai menu, as well as some Scandinavian specialties, such as plank steak and Swedish meatballs. Our chefs have many years of training in both food preparation and presentation, so we hope our food looks as good as it tastes! It is our aim to provide high quality family dining at reasonable prices, in an area where both are fairly hard to find.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 161/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 8100
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7689; Website: bluemango-krabi.com
Wannas Place Wannas Place
The culinary highlight of the hotel is the restaurant "Wanna's Place", one of Ao Nang's favorite restaurants amongst locals and visitors since many years. Try the best of local Thai cuisine and International dishes, with a specialty on Swiss food and steaks in an intimate environment where you feel like inside the Krabi Mountains.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 31 Moo 2, Ao Nang Beach, Krabi 81000
Contact: The L Resort Krabi
Boossabakorn Spa Boossabakorn Spa
Select you pure pampering from our extensive range of exclusively Boossabakorn Spa treatment and therapist. Enhanced and perfected by Boossabakorn but inspired and influenced by ancient rituals of using the purest of rural Thai herbs, aromatic oils time tested techniques to induce circulation and relaxation, the therapeutic benefit for all, young and old, men and women alike and undeniable. Whether it e a full body treatment of facial, the skins and knowledge handed down in these traditional treatment rejuvenate and revive the sense as well as the body.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 132/35 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7569 5616, 0 7563 7422; Website: www.boossabakornspa.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Spa Type: Destination Spa
Massage Type: Massage oil, Foot Reflexology
Hattakarn Spa Leela Spa
The beautiful Leela Spa is located inside the resort grounds and is one of the best places to sample Thai massage in Ao Nang, as well as a whole range of other treatments. There is also swimming pool, with jacuzzi area and sun loungers.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 236 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Somkiet Buri Resort & Spa
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Massage Type: Massage oil, Foot Reflexology
Maya Spa 3. Maya Spa
With 3 air-conditioned Private Rooms designed for singles or couples, a Thai Massage Room, a Foot Massage Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Room. Maya Spa offers a wide array of massages and treatments with a wide selection of aroma oils. Our professional spa therapists are all ready to serve our guests better and let them relax.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 193 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Peace Laguna Resort
Open Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 08.00 pm.
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Massage Type: Massage oil, Foot Reflexology
Sukko Spa 4. Sukko Spa
Outside of sea, sand and sun, the spa is another one of the attractions Outside of sea, sand and sun, the spa is another one of the attractions that brings travelers from every corner of the earth to Krabi. One location here that you cannot miss if you want to relax, is Sukko Spa in Aonang Nagapura Resort & Spa, which has had the honor of receiving a total of 3 world class awards, which will paint a picture of the level of quality and shanghai massage service.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 109 Moo 3, Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Aonang Nagapura Resort & Spa
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 08.00 pm.
Spa Type: Hotel and Resort Spa
Ao Nang Beach Shopping / Shopping Street Ao Nang Beach Shopping / Shopping Street
Ao Nang main beach road has beach front shops among the wide variety of restaurants. Many of them sell mostly the same kind of stuff. Beach wear, surf shorts, t-shirts, bikinis, toys. Instead of a big shopping mall, there are roadside stalls and small shops lining alongside and bargaining is a must. We went past foot massage shops, nail manicure, pedicure, foot scrub, back shoulder massage little pedicure corner shops that you can pamper and indulge after your hard day island-hopping.
Location: Location: Along the beachfront, Mueang, Krabi
Ao Nang Night Plaza Ao Nang Night Plaza
This small congregation of shops is home to a selection of boutique-style fashion stores with a food court and accessories also on offer. A fish spa is located in the plaza and guests can sip on a cold beer while a tank filled with small, skin-nibbling fish eat away at visitor's dead skin in a fashion that is fast taking over the world.

Location: Moo 2, 4203 Road, Ao Nang, Muean, Krabi, 81000
Ao Nang Market Ao Nang Market
Ao Nang Market, Krabi is the most famous market in Krabi and it comprises most of the shops which sell everything from souvenirs to false Rolex watches and DVDs and bargaining is a must while shopping in Ao Nang Market. Massage shops, spas and beauty parlors stay open late.

Location: Ao Nang Beach
The Irish Rover Krabi The Irish Rover Krabi
The Irish Rover is perhaps the nicest indoor drinking hole in Ao Nang, the Irish Rover also serves great food and proper ABF breakfasts. The ambience is quite civilized and anything but raucous. The Irish Rover has two rooms and two apartments above the bar and are soundproofed. The Irish Rover Bar and Grill has a pool table and provides sports coverage if you need a football fix. If you are planning for a night out at Ao Nang Beach, be sure to make The Irish Rover, the isrish pub of your choice.
Area: Ao Nang Beach
Location: 247/8 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7607, 08 1537 4925; Website: www.irishpubskrabi.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 01.00 am.
Type: Live music, all live sports , Great pub food
Full Moon Bar Full Moon Bar
Full Moon Bar is a cozy and friendly bar on the main street in Ao Nang, Krabi, with a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The bar is only 100 m. from the beach.
Area: Nopparattara Beach
Location: Moo 2, Nopparattara Rd., Ao Nang, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7563 7548; Website: www.fullmoonbar.in.th
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. – 02.00 am.
Type: Bar Beer