Despite there is a town, Ao Nang remains one of the preferred destinations when comes to vacation in Krabi. It used to be a hotspot for backpackers but it has changed over the years as more and more tourists are flocking over this popular stretch of beach making it the preferred choice to go to upon reaching in Krabi.
Located approximately 30 minutes away from Krabi International Airport, it may not be as beautiful as other places such as Rai Leh (Railay) but it’s a place where all the activities happen..
Due to the high demand, there are plenty of cheap accommodations, restaurants (that serves mostly foreign cuisines) and travel agencies stationed along the main road of Ao Nang for tourists’ convenience. That is also where all the small stalls selling souvenirs are located at.
Right across the street is the beach where you get to enjoy people watching or just do nothing. That said, the sight of longtail boats is unavoidable as it is the pickup point for those who are going to other islands or for hotel transfer. Apart from that, if you love to view sunset scenery, this is the one of the best spot as the beach is facing the west.
There aren’t many things to say about Ao Nang as I find it a typical spot filled with tourists from all over the world. The convenience of everything is there but that’s just it. Most of the materials I read over the internet recommend other places such as Rai Leh or Ko Lanta if you are truly looking for a quiet getaway. Checkout my Flickr for more Krabi photos.