Photo: Late light on a popular beach.

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Beaches in the Ao Nang area

Whether you’re after a lively scene or pure peace and quiet, at least one of the coastal beaches in the Ao Nang area should do the trick. Read on for the low down on a dozen different beaches spanning some 30 kilometres of Krabi province’s coastline. ... Read more about Beaches in the Ao Nang area .

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Day trip to Ko Hong

A hundred shades of green glistened on a sea cave wall. Choppy water smoothed to a calm emerald, the wind disappearing as our boat slipped between a pair of limestone cliffs. After a deep breath, we emerged into a vast lagoon at the centre of Ko Hong, or “Room Island.” Of the many small islands off the coast of Krabi province that can be reached only as day trips, this is the one we’d ... Read more about Day trip to Ko Hong .

Day trip to Ko Poda, Ko Gai and Talay Waek

Silvery water rippled from the direction of the rising sun. To the west, a longtail boat hummed over calm cobalt blue. We stood at the centre of this Talay Waek, or “Separated Sea,” on the narrow sandbar that connects Ko Gai to a pair of islets. Nearby stood the towering cliffs of Ko Poda, its bright white sand gleaming in the morning light. “Good thing we got an early ... Read more about Day trip to Ko Poda, Ko Gai and Talay Waek .

Diving, snorkelling, kayaking and boat trips

Boat tours from the Ao Nang area will shoot you to a number of surrounding islands and beaches to snorkel, dive, kayak and chill. While the beauty of these spots is undeniable, thick crowds can detract from the experience and it pays to be strategic. ... Read more about Diving, snorkelling, kayaking and boat trips .

Suu San Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach)
Five km east of Ao Nang, Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

Known in English as Fossil Shell Beach, Suu San Hoi was a freshwater swamp that teemed with mollusks back when the dinosaurs roamed. Today it’s a large collection of seaside fossils where local school kids get dragged on field trips, and if that sounds like fun, you can drag yourself out here ... Read more about Suu San Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach) .

Other activities in Ao Nang

While the beaches and boat trips accessible from Ao Nang keep most visitors busy throughout their stays, those who tire of the water will find no shortage of land-based activities including muay Thai, cooking classes, cycling and day trips to national parks and other attractions on the ... Read more about Other activities in Ao Nang .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ao Nang? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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