When you stay somewhere stunning like Krabi in south-west Thailand, the one thing you really need to elevate your luxury travels to something special is a villa with a view. And what a view! Majestic, craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, the pristine, turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, lush, dense mangrove forests and over a hundred islands to spot. Read on for our pick of the best villas with a view in Krabi, Thailand…
Aonang Cliff Beach Resort & Spa
The beautiful 4-star resort of Aonang Cliff Beach Resort & Spa lies tucked on the hillside in the heart of Aonang. You get the best of both worlds with this stunning location; enjoy the great shopping, dining and nightlife Aonang has to offer, while also escaping to the peace and tranquillity of the hills and of course, to the heart-stopping views.
The six newly opened Private Pool Villas been built into the hillside to get the very best of those views. At 120sqm they are very spacious with a serene open-plan living and sleeping area and a plush king-sized bed the overlooks a huge picture window framing the magnificent views. Outside those views continue and watching the sunset from your private sundeck and infinity pool is an unforgettable experience.
The resort has not one but two breathtaking infinity pools. There is a sense of privacy whilst sunning poolside from the luscious palm trees that also provide you some natural shade. The Pano Pool Bar is steps away from the pool deck and serves lunch and cocktails poolside throughout the day. There is also a private beach, a spa and a gym. Dine at one of three restaurants and enjoy traditional Thai dishes as well as Western-influenced cuisine and a seafood and meat BBQ.
Crown Lanta Resort & Spa
This beachfront Crown Lanta Resort & Spa lies in Koh Lanta stretched across 22 hectares of park-like land which lead down to dramatic cliffs overlooking the sea. An intimate and private white sand beach sits in front of the resort and there is also direct access to the famous 3km long Klong Dao Beach. There are two resort pools, one with a swim up bar, a fitness centre, an excellent Spa, you can mountain bike and kayak from the private beach, snorkel or take a Thai cookery class. Stay in one of 8 beautiful ‘Ocean Sunset Villas’ which offer breathtaking ocean and sunset views or upgrade to an ‘Ocean Private Pool Villa’ for a private pool and a panoramic view.
Set on the sun-kissed limestone Phranang Peninsular on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, Rayavadee nestles amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.
The large communal lagoon-style infinity pool is encircled by verdant landscaped gardens and looks out onto the sea. Accommodation primarily consists of Pavilions with private outdoor Jacuzzis and large couple’s bath tubs and snuggly-cushioned wooden swings instead of sofas. But, there are also 5 ultra-luxurious villas with equally stunning views.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
The luxurious Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi is accessible only by boat. The tropical paradise spot overlooks a private and secluded bay. Dine at the open-air Thai restaurant or a stylish Japanese eatery, keep refreshed by day at the On The Rocks Beach Bar and Grill and chillax at the chic bar as the sun sets. There’s also a serene spa, two outdoor pools and a fitness centre. The resort décor is modern Thai style with wooden accents, stone features and soothing colours. The spacious private villas have plunge pools on the terrace and dazzling ocean views.
Koh Jum Beach Villas
Located on Krabi’s best-kept secret, the idyllic island of Koh Jum, and surrounded by lush tropical gardens lies Koh Jum Beach Villas. The resort has its own 700-metre long beach on the Andaman Sea and is located just 4km from the ferry that takes you to the mainland. Choose from 20 individually designed, chic, luxury villas, some are set directly on the private beach while others are located in those lush gardens and enjoy beautiful sunset views overlooking the Phi Phi National Marine Park. The villas have between 1 and 5 bedrooms, all the usual luxury travel amenities that you would expect and some also have private pools and direct beach access. There’s an outdoor pool, an organic garden, a stylish restaurant serving Thai and International cuisine and a bar on the beachfront which also enjoys those views.
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