Last christmas we went to Krabi Thailand after a some days in Malaysia, to celebrate new year and take some tours in this region of Thailand. At that time, we had just started our blog, and because we have developed us a lot since, here is a remake of the original post.
We stayed in Klong Muang, a very small and local city, 15 minutes drive heading north from Ao Nang. In Klong Muang, you will find only 3 resorts with a perfect location on the beach. A vast Sheraton resort, which despite it’s size, is placed very hidden in the nature. Nakamanda resort, in a traditional asian style. We stayed at the last one, called Beyond Resort Krabi, a new build 5-star luxury resort in a european style. The resort has got an architectural award for the design, which is very european with a twist of asian detailing. The building blends ind to the surroundings and the beach in front of the resort is perfect! In the Klong Muang area these 3 hotels are the only ones with the perfect location. So if you are going here, start checking out the Beyond resort, grab a Deluxe SeaView Room, and enjoy life when the sun is setting in the bay right in front of your balcony.
We had our new years eve party at the resort, which was offered when we checked in. In true thai manner, the staff made a vast buffet and set a lot of tables to the party. At the beach all the guest had the opportunity to send up a floating lantern and the resort had booked some local “band” for the entertainment. If you ever book a new years eve in Thailand, take a good look at the entertainment, because these guys could have been used as a weapon in mental warfare – we know they did their best, but it was really bad. Imagine – 5 thai “rockstars” – no english abilities – a rock and roll playlist – huge speaker system and no sound controller – what a party. Luckily one of the other guests at the party was a Australian singer, how had enough and grabbed a guitar, stepped on stage, when the bad had a break. That guy had a talent, and made the evening in the matter of entertainment.
At the beach in Klong Muang, just between the Beyond resort and Sheraton resort, there is a small beach restaurant with is own massage place. If you are nearby, you must go here to have a relaxed and nice dinner. The place is owned by a small thai family, who does their every best to give you a dinner and massage, you will never forget.
The Beyond Resort Krabi, is a great resort, quite small and cosy compared with other giant competitors. The Beyond has a nice feel, and the staff is positive, nice, and do their best to serve you in any way. As the Klong Muang is quite a new destination, the locals are not as used to communicate in english. The resort has everything you need, great location, great beach right in front of you, nice bar and restaurant and a huge pool, if you like swimming in these kind of waters. The Beyond Resort gets our greatest recommendations.