Why You Need to Experience the Krabi Hot Springs – Rejuvenating & Revitalising Waters

While Jacuzzis offer a relaxing soak, to truly unwind, nothing beats natural hot springs in the middle of a forest which is what awaits in Krabi!

What to Expect

Known as the Klong Thom Hot Springs, these natural thermal springs are heated by volcanic chambers to ideal temperatures of around 35 – 42°C. Easy to reach from SHA Extra+ certified properties like Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, the hot springs form small baths as the waters cascade to the stream below amidst a tranquil rainforest.

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Therapeutic Healing

Those staying at Ao Nang beach hotels can easily plan excursions to this site which is more than just a great place to unwind; the waters contain natural mineral salts which locals believe can help to cure various ailments from sciatica to rheumatism. While such claims may have not been proven scientifically, it nevertheless adds to hot spring’s allure!

Planning a Visit

The Klong Thom Hot Springs are within the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve which is around an hour away from Ao Nang. You can visit as part of a tour excursion, hire a taxi or rent a car to get to this site which is generally open from 07:00am to 06:00pm; apart from swimwear, remember to bring a towel and flip-flops / sandals too.

Additional Experiences

The hot springs are within easy reach of two other attractions in Krabi that can be visited on your excursion. Within the Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is the gorgeous Emerald Pool where one can also enjoy a refreshing dip; nearby, is the equally enchanting Blue Lagoon and though you can’t swim here, it’s worth taking in.

Ao Nang Travel Guide – All You Need to Know!

Are you planning to visit Ao Nang? Nestled along the coast in Krabi, facing the Andaman Sea, here’s what you need to know about this town before you go.

How Do I Get There?

Ao Nang is a quaint coastal town in the Thai Province of Krabi which is about 20 minutes away from Krabi Town. One can fly into Krabi International Airport and take a cab down to this laidback town. Alternatively, one can also reach this town by way of ferry.

Where Can I Stay?

Ao Nang has become increasingly popular over the past few years. As such many hotels and resorts have popped up in response to the demand. If you’re considering one of the Ao Nang beach hotels, look no further than hotels such as Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort.

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When Should I Visit?

While Thailand is known for its tropical climate, all those who visit the tropics need to be aware of one thing – the monsoon season! To avoid the downpours, visit Ao Nang between December and March. Whereas you may get caught in some heavy rain if you visit during May to October.

What Can I do?

The best thing to do in Ao Nang is to go island hopping! The 4 islands named Koh Gai, Koh Poda, Koh Mor and Koh Tup are all waiting to be explored and make for an incredible day trip. If you’d like some privacy, make sure you book your private boat when zipping about the islands.

Ao Nang Solo Travel Guide – Have an awesome time!

If you are still wondering as to what Krabi area would be the best for your next vacation, Ao Nang is surely the perfect option for you. It’s a destination that has every pleasure!

Travelling in Ao Nang

Since Ao Nang is safe, there’s nothing for you to worry about as a solo traveller. Get to Ao Nang by plane, bus, or ferry and once you are there, get used to tuk-tuks or scooters.

Best time for your solo tour

Head to Ao Nang when it’s sunny and warm. So, plan your visit between December and March. This is also the peak season; you can’t avoid the crowd, therefore.

Staying in Ao Nang

Choose to stay at any of the Ao Nang beach hotels on your holiday. There are many good options such as Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort for you to consider.

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Explore the beach

If you love romantic sunsets, you’ll love the Ao Nang beach more! Although it’s not as impressive as the other beaches in the area, it’s an easy option for sure.

Go island hopping

The best way to go island hopping when you are here is by trying out a 4-island tour. You can cover the islands- Koh Gai, Koh Tup, Koh Mor, and Koh Poda.

Ao Nang Beach Travel Guide with Kids – Fun-filled sun and sand adventures!

Characterised by its stunning limestone karst cliffs, Ao Nang in Krabi, Thailand, is a must-visit destination. Its inviting sandy stretches and clear waters, shadowed by the limestone peaks, make it a perfect getaway for families with kids.

How to get there

Ao Nang does not have an airport or a train station. You either fly into Krabi and travel 30 minutes to Ao Nang via private hire or airport bus or ride the ferry from Phuket to Ao Nang’s ferry terminal.

Accommodation

Be sure to find family-friendly accommodation options near Ao Nang Beach. Hotels, resorts and villas, including Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, offering family suites, in-room pools, a kid’s club and swimming pools, are ideal for families travelling with children.

Railay Beach

Consider exploring other beaches in the vicinity with your kids, including the famous Railay Beach. Accessed by a long tail boat, the beach is quiet and picturesque, perfect for kayaking and boasts crystal-clear waters.

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Noppharat Thara Beach

Situated north of Ao Nang Beach is the less-frequented yet beautiful Noppharat Thara Beach. This beach serves as a perfect day out, featuring tranquillity, shallow waters that extend to some of the limestone cliffs, and golden sands dotted with crabs and seashells.

Khao Khanap Nam Cave

Consider visiting the Khao Khanap Nam Cave in Krabi. Gaze in awe at the myriad of rock formations, skeletal remains, and displays of primitive human life.

Snorkelling in Thailand – Dive deep and be awed

If you are heading to Thailand anytime soon and want to go snorkelling at the many great sites in the country, read on.

About Snorkelling

To explore what the waters of Thailand have to offer, the best thing to do is go snorkelling during your vacation. If you are put up at Ao Nang beach hotels the likes of Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, you can ask your hotel if they have excursion packages for snorkelling sites nearby.

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Ao Mae Yai Bay

This is the most visited snorkelling site in all of Thailand. A combination of 5 islands form the bay area and it falls under the Mu Koh Surin Marine National Park control. Thus, you can rest assured the place is well maintained and safe to explore.

Koh Nang Yuan

Following the Ao Mae Yai Bay is Koh Nang Yuan. Yet another place formed with 3 islands, you can find this site at the northeast part of Koh Tao. Connected by an exotic sandbar, the waters here are home to rich coral life and more. Since the place is shallow, even amateur divers can go snorkelling freely.

Aow Leuk Beach

Known as Turtle Island locally, Aow Leuk is found on the southwest coast of Krabi. If you want to snorkel here, you can grab some snorkelling gear right on the beach as you will find many water sports centres right on the sands. The waters here are rich in marine life and corals too.