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5 miles from ao Nang

AO NANG. 8° 01.527N, 98° 49.146E

This wide, shallow bay lends a secure haven in the northeast season, with anchorage in about 4-5 metres well offshore. Definitely not suitable in the southwest season when a 2-metre wave can develop.

Ao Nang is important due to its access to the main road to town, though it is the beauty of the beaches on the peninsula immediately south that have made Krabi world-famous. Rock walls prevent road access to these beaches.

Resorts, bungalows, shops and restaurants are all along the beachfront esplanade at Ao Nang. Telephone, transport, nightlife and all the usual amenities of a bustling resort town are on offer and, under the headland on the east side of the bay, is the landlocked Centara Grand Beach Resort.

Road transfer to Phuket Island takes about 2 hours. transport for this trip is near the resorts. The local bus service into Krabi town, about 20 km away, is by ‘song taew’, a small truck with benches in the back. The bungalows hidden on Koh Dam Hok can be booked through Krabi Resort.

Krabi International Airport is to the northwest of the town, about 40 minutes from Ao Nang. There are regular direct flights to and from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and seasonal direct charter flights from Europe.

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