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Ko Kradan main beach

Kradan’s star attraction is home to seven resorts spanning from the lower flashpacker range up to the luxury bracket, plus a campground and budget rooms at the beautifully located national park station.


Far north end of the beach, Ko Kradan
600B to 1,500B
Kradan Paradise Beach Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Far north end of the beach, Ko Kradan
T: (081) 077 3610

Not to be confused with Paradise Lost or another resort called Paradise Beach on Ko Ngai, Kradan Paradise Beach Resort easily overlooked place has a few concrete air-con rooms and simple bamboo bungalows overlooking the far northern end of the beach. Painted royal blue, the air-con room with tall glass windows that we peeped was spacious, clean and outfitted with a quality bed, a lot of... Read our full review of Kradan Paradise Beach Resort.

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South end of the main beach, Ko Kradan
Under 600B
National Park accommodation
Backpacker - Under 600B
South end of the main beach, Ko Kradan
T: (075) 203 308

Providing a solid option for self-sufficient budget travellers, Hat Chao Mai National Park offers a campground to go with a few spartan rooms overlooking a mind-blowing beach within steps of a reef that people come all the way from Lanta to snorkel at. Set in a bunker-like cement structure facing the sea, the few private rooms were full when we last passed through but a friendly park staffer... Read our full review of National Park accommodation.

North side of the main beach, Ko Kradan
1,500B to 4,000B
Reef Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
North side of the main beach, Ko Kradan
T: (086) 948 8559

One of a handful of popular Italian-run spots on Kradan, The Reef is probably the best of the midrange resorts. A long attached concrete building houses 18 rooms with high wood-shingle roofs overlooking the beach. Designed more for function than style, the large and immaculately kept rooms are equipped with soft beds raised off white tile floors, air-con and fans, fridges, safes, wide glass... Read our full review of Reef Resort.

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Ko Kradan
600B to 1,500B
Kalume Village
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Ko Kradan
T: (093) 650 0841

Managed by a laid-back Italian named Mario, Kalume Village offers a handful of simple bamboo bungalows and larger wood cottages on a compact slice of land just off the northern side of the beach. Set on either side of a great beachfront restaurant and bar, bamboo bungalows are well kept but tiny and rudimentary, with thatch roofs, firm mattresses on bamboo floors, cement cold-water bathrooms... Read our full review of Kalume Village.

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Main beach, Ko Kradan
4,000B to 8,000B
The Seven Seas Resort
Toprange - 4,000B to 8,000B
Main beach, Ko Kradan
T: (075) 203 389

By far the largest and most luxurious resort on Kradan, Seven Seas has around 50 villas spread over a prime stretch of beachfront. We were shown one of the least expensive rooms (still 7,000 baht a night in high season) on the ground floor of a two-storey polished concrete building at the back of the grounds, with a tasteful minimalist design but no sea view. ###9178 The room was immaculate... Read our full review of The Seven Seas Resort.

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Ao Nieang

Hidden around a rocky corner towards the southern end of Kradan, pretty little Ao Nieang hosts one old-style bungalow joint with some great snorkeling right off the beach. You can easily walk here at low tide but at high tide you’ll have to take a trail through the forest that begins behind Paradise Lost.


Ao Nieang, Ko Kradan
Under 600B
Ao Nieang Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ao Nieang, Ko Kradan
T: (081) 891 7379

With no online presence or even signs posted elsewhere on Kradan, it's a wonder that anyone knows about the old-style bungalows at Ao Nieang Resort. Arriving here feels like stepping back a few decades to when Kradan drew only intrepid backpackers. The dozen or so wood-and-bamboo bungalows with metal roofs stand just back from the sand among coconut trees. All of them come with direct sea... Read our full review of Ao Nieang Resort.

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Inland

The lone place to stay in Kradan’s forested interior is Paradise Lost, located a three-minute walk to Sunset Beach and a five- to 10-minute walk to the main beach or Ao Nieang.


Inland (trail begins just south of Kradan Beach Resort), Ko Kradan
600B to 1,500B
Paradise Lost
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Inland (trail begins just south of Kradan Beach Resort), Ko Kradan
T: (089) 587 2409

Paradise Lost is more than just a quality bungalow joint. Legendary among sailors and backpackers, it’s also a compelling story. The mini-resort was carved out of Ko Kradan’s jungle-clad interior, said to be infested by cobras and spirits. Now very popular thanks to its relaxing vibe, affordable accommodation and owners who really care, the place is one of a kind. Onlookers thought... Read our full review of Paradise Lost.

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