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Hotel in Aonang Beach

Ao Nang Beach is a vibrant centre for holidaymakers with a relaxed vibe, located in the beautiful Krabi province. Visitors to Ao Nang can easily explore the wonders of Krabi including its stunning islands, rainforests, beaches and waterfalls on a variety of day trip excursions.


Bluesotel is just 5 minutes walk to the beach and is surrounded by conveniences and holiday amenities from souvenir shops to fast food outlets. Our stylish Ao Nang hotel is set amidst the spectacular limestone mountains, providing fabulous views from many of our rooms.


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About Krabi

You can find Bluesotel in the centre of Ao Nang, a tourist hotspot in the tranquil Krabi province. Krabi covers a wide area encompassing many natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls.


Renowned for its limestone mountains and scattering of islands in the Andaman Sea, Krabi is a mecca for nature loving adventurers. There are so many places to explore within minutes of Ao Nang, here are just a selection to get you inspired!

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Ao Nang Beach

The white sand of Ao Nang Beach is only 5-minutes walk from our hotel. Here you can find traditional long tail boats bobbing on the water ready to take you on an Andaman Sea adventure. While the beach is not ideal for swimming, there is a relaxed vibe at the southern end where families play on the sand and sunbathe. The busy beach road is bustling with shops, restaurants and taxis, a centre for tourist amenities.

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Nopparat Thara Beach

Next to Ao Nang Beach is the local’s favourite Nopparat Thara Beach. A beautiful 3 km stretch of white sand, a popular beach to picnic and play along the shore. At low tide a large sand back is revealed connecting the beach to small nearby islands Tor and Mor. While not as busy as Ao Nang, there are an increasing number of hotels and restaurants appearing along the beach road offering refreshments.

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Poda Island

Located just 8 kilometres offshore, (around 25 minutes by boat) from Ao Nang, Koh Poda is a small island no more than a kilometre in diameter, covered in palm trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach.


A coral reef lies about 20 metres from the beach with a variety of sea life. The irresistible combination of excellent snorkelling, scenery and soft sand make the island a popular choice with snorkelers and day-trippers, but surprisingly, it’s not crowded. Koh Poda can be visited all year round.

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Chicken Island (Koh Gai/Kai or Hua Khwan)

Named after the strange rock formation that looks like the head and neck of a chicken. One end of the island consists of steep cliffs, while the other end has beautiful beaches along a peninsula. At high tide, this peninsula gets flooded, creating a small island. There is no accommodation on Hua Khwan Island making is extremely peaceful. Enjoy excellent snorkelling opportunities in warm and clear water, rich in coral life. Koh Gai can be visited all year round.

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Railay Bay

Now on every savvy traveller’s list, Railay is nevertheless one of Thailand’s most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and accessible only by boat, Railay presents a tranquil and extraordinary world. In just one small peninsula you’ll find gorgeous white sand beaches, soaring limestone cliffs, viewpoints, caves and a lagoon hidden inside the cliffs, shaped and fed by the changing tides. All within walking distance!


At Railay there are no roads; only footpaths. No buses, no cars, just longtail boats. Although it’s actually connected to the mainland, the spectacular Phra Nang Peninsular is effectively cut off from the rest of Krabi by limestone headlands and steep jungle valleys; the only access is by sea. The very picture of tropical paradise, with no roads and no hassle, Railay offers lazy days, adventure forays and chilled-out evenings.

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Hong Island

Explore a little further with a visit to the Hong Islands, located 25 kilometres NW of Ao Nang. Not to be confused with the other Koh Hong in Phang Nga Bay, these tiny islands are simply beautiful. Spectacular beaches and hidden lagoons with shoals of colourful fish that literally eat out of your hand.


Go sea kayaking – quietly glide through shallow water and explore around caves inaccessible to larger boats. Permanent residents include sea eagles soaring above and starfish just below the surface.


Limited camping facilities are available although, not easy to book. The 200 Baht National Park fee is applicable when visiting this island. If you take a tour, check if the fee is included in the price. Koh Hong can also be accessed from Koh Yao Islands.

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Fossil Shell Beach or Susan Hoi

Susan Hoi features a slab farmed from a huge number of embedded various types of molluscs which can be dated to approximately 40 million years ago. There are only a handful of similar natural wonders in the world. Shell Fossil Beach is located in the peaceful area Ao Nam Mao, just south of Ao Nang. National Park fees apply.

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Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands are a beautiful archipelago of six tropical islands located just 40 kilometres from both Krabi and Phuket. The largest of the island group is Phi Phi Don, where the hotels and pier can be found. The second largest island is Phi Phi Le, featuring the amazing Maya Bay, the film location of the movie “The Beach”.


The superb scenery of the islands includes high hills with jutting cliffs surrounded by marvellous beaches and emerald sea, hiding underneath a bank of coral reefs and colourful marine life which are unrivalled in this whole wide area.

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Klong Muang Beach

Klong Muang Beach is a quiet area, a place to leave the crowds behind. A few years there was almost nothing here apart from a beautiful beach. Several hotel groups ‘discovered’ Klong Muang at around the same time and now it’s an established upmarket area for five star and boutique hotels with more to come. The local village at the back of the beach is still in its infancy with a few shops, including the obligatory tailor’s shop and a handful of restaurants.

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Lanta Island

Koh Lanta National Park consists of 52 islands including the largest, Koh Lanta Yai, located approximately 70 kilometres from Krabi town. Low-key development and unspoiled nature are Lanta’s main attractions. Mountainous and rugged in some areas, especially near the southern tip, its green forested hills, gravel and sand beaches, pretty coral reefs, clear emerald water and traditional lifestyle, provide a charming retreat from modern life.

Only 20,000 people live on Lanta including a clan of Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsies. This distinct ethnic group still follow their traditional customs and culture. Along with the Muslim and Chinese locals they give the island its unique ambiance.

Although more locals are becoming involved in the tourism industry, many remain unaffected by tourism, still earning their living from rubber, prawn farming and fishing. Traditional houses and friendly faces still remain. A little to the south of Koh Lanta lies Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan and Koh Muk which offer stunning beaches, great snorkelling and total seclusion.r stunning beaches, great snorkelling and total seclusion.

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Thanbokkoranee Waterfall

Visit this national park area and enjoy walking through the rainforest along the creek to a series of small waterfalls and emerald pools. A peaceful and relaxing place that also features some small limestone caves. The waterfall is situated in Ao Luk, some 45 kilometres from Krabi town.

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Thanbokkoranee Waterfall

Thapom is an unseen place in Krabi, a natural stream set in the midst of the tropical forest where freshwater and seawater amazingly meet. Thapom is called Khlong Song Nam by the locals, which in Thai literally means "two water canal". The crystal clear freshwater makes the bed of the stream and roots of the Lumphi Palm trees clearly visible as it meets with the seawater from the mangrove forest. A wooden platform and walkway has been constructed for visitors to gaze at this wonderful natural phenomenon.

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The Emerald Pool

The Emerald Pool located in Klong Thom, lowland forest of Khao Nor Juji, is the result of an underground natural spring of fresh mineral water that is wonderful to swim in. The water is replenished by a natural stream running into the pool from a freshwater source on the limestone hill above.

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Tubkaak Beach

Tubkaak Beach is located north of Klong Muang and it’s quiet, very quiet. So quiet that there are only a few hotels there. You’ll find a long sandy beach and not much else which makes this an ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries. The islands that make up the Ko Hong archipelago can be seen from the beach. You can get a closer look on a daytrip around the islands.

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Yao Island

Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi are two large islands located right in the middle of Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. While fishing remains the predominant economic activity and way of life here, the islands are slowly opening up to tourism. Some innovative, community-driven eco tours and small-scale, mostly family-run bungalows and resorts have been developed. A great place to enjoy nature and get a taste of local culture.

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Krabi Activities

Enjoy a wide variety of activities in Krabi, please ask our front desk team to arrange an exciting day out including; ATV riding, biking, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, massaging, scuba diving, shooting, snorkelling, spa, Thai boxing and Thai cooking.