Few places on earth have a reputation for unspoiled, tropical beauty quite like Thailand. And within Thailand itself, few destinations have a reputation for blending traditional charm with visitor-friendly comfort.
Situated on the stunning Andaman cost, Ao Nang beach has become a quiet mecca for families wanting to indulge in a true taste of Thai culture and scenery.
Nestled amongst a backdrop of mangrove forests, the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach is well-known for being one of the best family friendly hotels in the area. Combining a beach-front location with thoughtful comfort, this resort blends traditional charm with modern comfort.
The hotel offers different types of accommodation for different needs. There are special family rooms that focus on entertaining the kids, standard accommodation for families, and an exclusive adult-only wing.
For the Kids
Gone are the days when Ao Nang beach was the preserve of the hippy trail. Krabi is now an important family destination, and the hotels in the area have invested heavily in creating safe, family friendly spaces. The Holiday Inn Resort has taken its family focus to entirely new levels, with its two dedicated family suites.
The vividly playful Kid’s Suite, which caters for a family of up to five, has been designed to minimise the mess and clutter that children inevitably generate. Spacious, light, airy, the attention to detail is in making the space both fun and practical. The slightly larger Family Suite is vividly playful, whilst offering slightly more privacy. It’s packed with twenty-first century essentials, including the all-important gaming console.
For Grown-Ups or Families
These family rooms are spacious, bright, and each has its own unique feature. The balcony of the Garden View Room looks out over lush, tropical gardens, for an extra element of peace and quiet. The balcony of the Pool View Room glitters in the turquoise reflection of the water below. To get immediate access to the pool, the Pool Access Room opens directly onto the poolside, where private sun loungers await. Each of these rooms caters for up to three adults, or two adults and two children.
The Couple’s Wing
Even though the Holiday Inn Resort is known as a family resort in Krabi, it offers a special escape for couples. Deliciously private, the four couples rooms offer a tantalising escape. A recent addition to the hotel, these cater for a range of preferences. Beginning with the peaceful Superior Room and ending with the elaborate Penthouse Suite, these rooms have been crafted with child-free elegance in mind.
Each has its own unique personality and specialities, such as the private plunge pool in the Penthouse Suite and private pool access in the Deluxe Pool Access Room. This means that couples can find a space to match their individual preferences, adding a thoughtful touch of individuality to the exclusive adult-only wing.
Facilities and Services
Restaurants and Bars
Anyone visiting Thailand will be keen to indulge in local hospitality, and the best family resort in Krabi cares deeply about its family-friendly menus.
Offering a range of restaurants and bars, the Holiday Inn Resort promises plenty of choice for all pallets. The main Innasia restaurant, which is open all day, serves local cuisine against the azure backdrop of the Andaman Sea. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, it aims to calm both body and mind.
For something a little more upbeat, the beachfront Wave Bar offers a quiet retreat during the daytime and music in the evening. Comfortable and cosy, this bar is the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail whilst watching the sun go down.
As not everybody wants to be too far from the pool, the swim-up Island Bar offers drinks throughout the day. The Island Bar also serves snacks and meals to the sun-loungers, allowing visitors to spend the whole day enjoying the coolness of the pool.
For those in the Couple’s Wing, there is the added service of its own dedicated Lagoon Bar. This brings the service directly to the guests via a discrete one-touch call system.
To Do in the Resort
Whilst most people come to Krabi for its golden sands, there are times when people want to unwind in other ways. The Holiday Inn Resort Krabi therefore offers a wide range of facilities and activities, earning it a reputation as the best family resort in Krabi.
Central to the hotel are its outdoor pools. For the kids, there is an action-packed experience, with slides, games, fountains and inflatable toys, ensuring the Holiday Inn’s reputation as a brilliant krabi family resort.
For adults, there is the sweeping, mangrove-lined curve of the inviting main pool, with its poolside Island Bar and Jacuzzi.
Guests in the Couples Suite have the luxury of their own secluded pool, with dedicated catering and staff. It’s a thoughtful touch, which ensures complete peace and quiet.
Around the beating heart of the main pools are a wide variety of activities and entertainments. These include kid’s clubs, fitness groups and an ample, state-of-the art gym
Meetings and Weddings
Thailand has earned itself a reputation as being an ideal destination for meetings and weddings, and few backdrops are more perfect than the blissful Nopparat Thara Beach. To make the most of this scenery, the Ao Nang Orchid meeting room has a capacity for up to 150, and has the flexibility to cater for a wide range of events and gatherings.
The room is equipped with everything needed for corporate conferences, and can be transformed into a wedding wonderland with a variety of themes. This is all taken care of by a dedicated team, who provide every element of the service, from various catering options to technology support.
Things to Do in Ao Nang
One of the reasons that Krabi is such a well-loved destination is that there are so many things to do in Ao Nang. The philosophy of Ao Nang is one of environmental and historical conservation, preserving the natural beauty and identity of the region. However, as a tourist paradise, the locals also know how to showcase the best of the island.
Although most people come simply to enjoy Ao Nang beach itself, cruises, sailing and water tours on longtail boats are all popular ways get deeper into the dramatic beauty of the area. On land, the national parks offer an unrivalled journey into an unspoiled landscape.
Locals make the most of the volcanic scenery by offering rock climbing tours, and diving is enduringly popular. Along the beachfront is a bustling market, and the area is known for its variety of eateries, bars and clubs.
Visitors know what they think about Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach, but sometimes it’s helpful to hear it from the professionals. Recent accolades include the Gold Certificate of Welcome Chinese in honour of its extremely high level of quality and commitment, as well as being regularly named in the Top Ten Family Resorts in various surveys. Visitors can also relax in the knowledge that Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach is HACCP certified, meaning that its food passes the highest safety standards.