With its golden beaches, lush rainforest and proximity to quiet offshore islands, Krabi remains one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay during your next trip, below are five family-friendly resorts worth considering.
Set amid tropical gardens, Railay Bay Resort & Spa offers an idyllic beachfront setting that families will love. There are five different types of accommodation to pick from including luxurious Pool Villas, which include a private pool and sleeping for six within a secluded walled-in area. Resort facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool, children’s club, and an onsite restaurant. With a fantastic location right beside the beach, you can spend days swimming, kayaking, scuba diving or taking day trips to the surrounding islands.
With a quiet location along Railay East Beach, this family-friendly resort offers a collection of 28 stylishly furnished villas among luscious palm tree-dotted grounds. There’s a small pool area, an onsite restaurant, and the golden sands of Railay West beach and the stunning Phra Nang Beach are both a short stroll away. If you’re in the mood for an action-packed day, the hotel can also arrange a range of activities including canoeing, rock climbing, speed boat rides and longtail boat trips.
Tailor-made for families with kids of all ages, this stylish resort is located west of Ao Nang in the Noparatthara area. The fantastic range of amenities includes a dedicated club and pool for the kids along with a 43-metre-long swimming pool with a water slide. The hotel also has its own luxurious spa – ideal for parents wanting an hour or two of quiet time and pampering. Accommodation options are also impressive. For families seeking extra space, family suites feature a living and dining room along with a separate children’s area with bunk beds.
Tucked away amid a coconut grove and surrounded by Krabi’s soaring limestone cliffs, Ban Sainai Resort offers a quiet retreat with a friendly, laidback vibe. There’s an outdoor saltwater pool, a children’s pool, restaurant and cafe, while rustic cottages in a Southern Thai style have their own private terrace and seating area. The resort is around a 15-minute walk from Ao Nang, but there’s a free shuttle service available if you need a quick ride to the town or beach.
5. Phulay Bay
This 5-star resort is undoubtedly an extravagant option, but it promises a family getaway that you’ll never forget. Situated along the shores of the Andaman Sea, this sumptuous retreat boasts 24-hour butler service, an infinity pool, a spa, fitness centre and five restaurants. Phulay Bay has also created a series of interactive programs for little ones as part of their Phulay Baby programme. From child-friendly yoga and baking classes to traditional Thai dancing and treasure hunts, there’s enough going on here to keep the kids entertained from the moment you arrive.