The stunning beach and sea-mountain scenery of Krabi is now famous, many visitors extolling some of the beaches here as amongst the most beautiful in the world.
This is a geographic extension of the karst sea mountains of Phang Nga, reaching south into deeper, clearer waters and thus offering fine snorkelling and diving. In the northeast monsoon season anchorages here are protected, though the region is completely exposed during the southwest monsoon.
First discovered by cruising yachties and backpackers some years ago, there are now several 5-star resorts and many restaurants. Yet in Ao Nang budget bungalow resorts still exist. The Sheraton and Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas have opened on beaches north and south of Ao Nang respectively.
Krabi Town, with provisioning of a similar standard to Phuket available, can be accessed from Phra Nang by longtail boat or dinghy, or by road from Ao Nang.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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