The guesthouses and resorts at Ban Krut are spaced out both to the north and the south of the railway road.
Set way towards the northern end of Ban Krut's beach, Ban Krut Resort is one of the only places that has direct beach access and even then only for a few rooms that they have recently added. The bulk of the resort is back off the beach behind a cute freeform swimming pool; overall this is excellent value for Ban Krut. The cheapest rooms are in the multi-storey hotel-style building at the rear of... Read our full review of Ban Krut Resort.
This large resort is midway between the road to Ban Krut's train station road and the northern end of the beach and has a range of options from hotel-style rooms in a multi-storey building through to deluxe Thai-style bungalows overlooking the freeform swimming pool. If you don't mind having a hotel-style room back off the beach, the rooms at the rear, while not all that big, are quite good value... Read our full review of Baan Grood Arcadia Resort and Spa.
Set in easily the lushest gardens in Ban Krut, Baanklangaow Beach Resort attracts a predominantly Thai crowd, especially on weekends, with its quite solid offerings. The resort is expansive, almost 80 rooms in total, with two swimming pools and a great (by Ban Krutian standards) stretch of beach out front. The bungalows overall are pretty good if a bit dark, with the standard fittings and wood... Read our full review of Baanklangaow Beach Resort.
Proudthai's simple air-con bungalows are looking a little long in the tooth now, but, if you're set on having a budget bungalow within eyeshot of the beach, this is the best budget option in Ban Krut. The huts are set in a coconut grove in two rows facing one another, running back from the beach. Each has its own balcony with heavy wooden furniture and the interior is simple and functional with a... Read our full review of Proudthai Beach Resort.
This large, group-focussed resort is midway between the road to Ban Krut train station and the northern end of the beach. It's a Thai-style resort and rates are higher than what you'll pay elsewhere for more or less the same standard. Most of their rooms are family/group orientated and the best are two bedroom suite-style affairs, which share a common lounge area with a basic kitchenette to the... Read our full review of Sala Thai.
Siripong is just to the south of the road to the station and is easily the best value backpacker crashpad in Ban Krut. It isn't clearly signposted, but as you walk south you'll reach a convenience store (see below) on your left and the building on your right is the guesthouse. As long as you don't mind being in a hotel-style building, the simple rooms here are great value. Rooms are clean with... Read our full review of Siripong Guesthouse.
The friendly family who run the Thai-style Sisina Resort are the main reason for choosing here -- plus the restaurant is one of the better Thai ones along the strip. Rooms are cottage style, a fair walk back from the beach road (they rode a motorbike back while we walked) and a good size, with a large fridge, air-con, free WiFi and firm beds. There is no swimming pool (though their resort map... Read our full review of Sisina Resort & Spa.
Set a few minutes' walk to the south of the railway station road, Suan Bankrut signifies the move into slightly fancier accommodation, which becomes more pronounced the further south you move. Within a large lawn estate, many of the rooms here would be ideal for families and there is plenty of open lawn space for kids to run around (though watch toddlers as there are a few ponds about). Rooms are... Read our full review of Suan Bankrut Beach Resort.
Rachavadee is a long way south of the railway road in Ban Krut and while the beachfront is extremely manicured, the rooms here are rundown and in need of refurbishment. The stretch of beach is lovely and they've landscaped it to the extent of scattering boulders around, which lends a decidedly Flintstonian vibe. They could have eased up on the private area signs, as the beach is actually public... Read our full review of Rachavadee Bankrut Resort.
Very isolated Na Na Chart Ban Kruit is set on a good stretch of beach well to the north of Ban Krut's hilltop wat. The spacious grounds are filled with housing options, from affordable to ritzy, but overall this is a poor value option. Don't be taken in by the YHA branding -- this is a resort, not a hostel. Apparently the idea is to offer a facility for conferences and package tours, while... Read our full review of Na Na Chart Ban Krut.