5 things to do in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

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Ao Nang Thailand

We have now been to Ao Nang in the Krabi Province, Thailand 4 times. It is a great place in it self, but also the gateway to the many beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea, all you have to do to see them is travel from Krabi to Phi Phi.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Long tail boat

Here are 5 things to do if you are heading to Ao Nang –

Sunsets in Ao Nang

We have seen the best sunsets ever here, get yourself sat on the beach or in one of the bars along the sea front and you will not be disappointed. Our particular favourite is The Last Fisherman’s Bar which is at the left hand end of the beach as you are looking out to sea. You can guarantee the sun will go down between 6pm and 7pm everyday and it is a delight to see.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Another beautiful sunset

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Sunset view from Luna restaurant


Hop on a longtail boat in Ao Nang

Get on a long tail boat and head round the corner and visit the beautiful beaches of Tonsai, Railay and Phra nang, a great way to spend the day. Tickets are available from kiosks at each end of the beach, we paid 200 baht (£4) for a return trip to Railay. Boats go regularly throughout the day.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Railay Beach

Cycling tour

Another thing to do is a 1/2 day Koh Klang culture cycling tour with Krabi Eco Cycle. It was a really enjoyable tour, it was fascinating and educational. We had the tour guide all to ourselves which was a real bonus. We covered 12 miles and the area was very flat so suitable for beginners. They have other tours you can chose to explore the area. It was a great day out and value for money.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Koh Klang Cycling Tour

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Ko Klang

Food in Ao Nang

If you follow the beach road to the right (if you are looking at the beach) you will come to Norpharrat beach. Here is a restaurant called Luna Restaurant, fantastic food at cheap prices, great service and a superb place to enjoy the local thai tipple Sangsom whilst watching the sun go down.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

Sunset and Samsong

Sport and Live Music in Ao Nang

If you like live music there is a great bar called the Boogie Bar on walking street, to find it walk on the beach road to the right as looking at the sea and you will come across walking street. We had some really great nights in here, with very talented musicians, and staff that were great fun.

5 things to do in Ao Nang, Thailand

O’Malley’s Sports Bar, Ao Nang

Paul is a big sports fan, and wherever we go in the world, we have to find the nearest sports bar, to keep up to date with the Spurs football and Gloucester rugby scores. Time difference (7 hours in front of UK time) can sometimes be a problem, however, we found O’Malley’s sports bar on our first visit and have been back many times since. It has multiple screens so shows the majority of the premiership games. So if it’s sport your after O’Malleys is the place to be!


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49 Responses to 5 things to do in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

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  2. Lolo says:

    Wow Ao Nang definitely looks like a really beautiful destination!! I hope to visit this part of the world one day! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  3. Anisa says:

    I have not been to this part of Thailand! It looks beautiful and so relaxed. I love watching the sunset and cycling, so will definitely check out your recommendations if I make it there.

    • It really is a beautiful part of the world and well worth a visit. The cycling tour was excellent so informative and really getting off the beaten track. We will definitely be returning one day! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  4. beautiful photos! #theweeklypostcard
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  5. Ruth says:

    You are kind of killing me with your photos! When I visited Thailand, I didn’t have the opportunity to go south. It is an area I really want to visit. Your photos are giving me the reason. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • Thanks for your kind comment! It is a lovely part of the world so not difficult to take some great photos. Hope you get to visit one day as it really is beautiful. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  6. I haven’t been to Krabi. But it has been on my radar. Having visited Phuket a couple of times and once to Koh Samui. It sounds like there is so much to do and explore.
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    • Hi Sally, Ao nang is a great starting point to island hop around that area, some beautiful islands we particularly loved Koh Lanta. We would definitely recommend it! Thanks for your comment.

  7. Vlad says:

    I’m thinking about going to Thailand next year, Ao Nang looks like a place I shouldn’t miss! 😀 #TheWeeklyPostcard
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    • Krabi certainly has a dramatic coast line and some lively places. Getting around to the other beaches and islands is easy too. A great part of the world!! Hope you get there next year!

  8. David says:

    Really enjoyed relaxing in Ao Nang last time I was in Thailand. So laid back and was great being able to see Railay nearby. Ah memories. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  10. What a great place to visit Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. Stunning photos! I have been to Thailand but never Krabi but some of my friends have been there and love it. Great 5 tips on what to do while there. My favorite is a place to watch the sunset and love the bike tour. Where would you suggest for Accommodations? I will pin this for later. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Oh yes, we definitely want to visit Ao Nang and travel on a long tail boat! Love the idea of the culture cycling tour as well, it’s a great way of getting around a place and knowing parts of it you wouldn’t otherwise see whilst walking around so we will do this. I will be sure to seek out the Last Fisherman’s Bar as well – I love my sunsets (but you can keep your sangsom, I’ve tried that before and firewater’s not for me lol). I have pinned this to my Thailand board for when I visit again next year! #feetdotravel

    • Lol Sangsom is an acquired taste but we quite like it!! Cycle tours are a great way to get off the beaten track and this was excellent having the tour guide all to ourselves was great. Thanks for your comment and pinning, much appreciated 😀

  12. I definitely haven’t spent enough time in this area! I love the idea of the cycle tour. Sunset photos are, needless to say, gorgeous!
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  13. Garth says:

    Well Ao Nang looks great and it must be if you’ve been 4 times! We did a cycle ride recently in Vietnam, so would definitely do it here, and those sunsets look fabulous! thanks for sharing guys, will pin it.
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  14. Oana says:

    Lovely pictures, especially those with sunsets. I am heading to Thailand next week so this post is useful for my time in Krabi. Thanks for sharing, I will pin this for my reference.

  15. I think it’s one of those places that I would love to visit 🙂 Unfortunately till now I didn’t explore Thailand too much 🙁

  16. Lisa says:

    Have not had the chance to visit Thailand yet and this particular area looks very inviting. Love all the outdoor activities and then finishing your days with beautiful sunsets. Thanks for sharing will pin for later.

  17. Tracy says:

    Looks like a great place to visit – pinning it as planning a trip to south east Asia next year and looking for suggestions! Love the photographs!
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  18. Ao Nang looks so beautiful. I’m going to have to keep this place in mind for a future trip. Your photos are awesome as well, loving those sunsets! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
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  19. Jen Ambrose says:

    Great tips! We’re hoping to visit Ao Nang later this year – would love to do that cycling tour!

  20. Ao Nang looks like a beautiful destination. Sunset and the beach looks amazing. Cycling around this fascinating place sounds so great. Nice photos!
    Would love to visit here whenever travelling to Thailand.

  21. Kreete says:

    WOW! These sunsets really look amazing! I absolutely love the second photo where you can see the mountain range in the distance. Visiting the islands sound like a great thing to do too! I mean just look at that beauty! I can’t wait to visit Thailand and eat all the Thai food! Ha! Love it!
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  22. Travel Lexx says:

    Looks like you had an incredible time and thanks for sharing all the cool things you could do. I am a big fan of cycling and your tour looked like great fun! Thanks for sharing

  23. SamH Travels says:

    Ao Nang looks great to visit and I would like to experience all of the things on this list, particularly viewing the sunsets. Great photos. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  27. Stefan says:

    We love Ao Nang. There is so much to do in that area. Have you tried Railai Peninsula?
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