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Looking for a centrally located, super good resort with fantastic facilities in the coastal town of Ao Nang? Then be sure to read on about the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort. We stayed here in August 2019 and can’t wait to sleep here again! Highly recommended!
DID YOU KNOW?
At the end of 2019 / beginning of 2020 all rooms at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort have been refurbished. This was just after we slept there in 2019. The pictures of the resort itself are the latest (at the section about the different rooms of the resort).
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The location of the Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
The Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort is located on the main road of Ao Nang which leads all the way from the beach (the boulevard) towards Krabi Town. This road is called Route 4203 and here you will find numerous restaurants, bars, massage parlours, tourist shops, travel agencies and so on. A very lively and busy street! Despite the crowds on the street you won’t hear anything during your stay in this beautiful resort.
In less than a ten minutes walk you are on the beach of Ao Nang or you may stroll along the boulevard of this coastal city! In any case, you will never get bored because there is plenty to do in the vicinity of the resort. Hungry or thirsty? Everywhere in the neighborhood there are plenty of good restaurants and nice bars to find! And our favorite small supermarket, the 7-Eleven, is a few doors next to the resort, always handy!
Upon arrival at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort you must first go to the third floor where the reception of this beautiful resort is located. The resort is built against a hill with the entrance on street level but when entering you have to go upstairs first by stairs or elevator. Once upstairs you will be welcomed with a refreshing welcome drink by the friendly staff. During check-in at the reception the necessary information about your stay will be well and clearly explained.
Then you and your luggage will be brought to your room. On the way to your room you’ll find out how big the resort is, you step into the elevator, get out on an even higher part, grab a walkway connecting another part of the resort, lift up again and before you know you’re in front of your room. At least our room, the Avani Superior Sea View Room. This room has a phenomenal view over the coastal town of Ao Nang, the limestone cliffs and the Andaman Sea! Amazingly beautiful!
The different rooms at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
All clean rooms at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort have wifi, a safe, a minibar, air conditioning and all the standard amenities you would expect in a good resort. The bed is wonderfully soft and doesn’t feel like you’re sleeping on a wooden shelf. (Some hotel beds in Thailand are). What made us very happy was the good coffee machine in the room. Waking up nice and quiet in your own room!
The Avani Resort in Ao Nang offers its future guests various room options. The cheapest option is the standard Avani Room of 47 m2 with balcony. Then there is the slightly larger version of 48 m2 which is called the Avani Superior Room and of course also has a balcony. Below on the picture the recently completely renovated (2020) standard Avani Room.
Then there are the sea view rooms such as the Avani Sea View Room (40 m2) and the Avani Superior Sea View Room of 45 m2. Both have a whirlpool bath (jacuzzi) on the balcony with a great view over the surroundings of the coastal town of Ao Nang. These rooms have also been refurbished in 2020.
Finally the Avani Suite, Avani One Bedroom Villa and Avani Two Bedroom Villa of which the last two have a private pool. These are ideal rooms for families who want to discover the surroundings of Ao Nang for a few days without worries.
Avani Superior Sea View Room
In August 2019 we stayed several nights in the Avani Superior Sea View Room. The view from this room is so breathtaking! The bath- and bedroom is very spacious, clean and offers all the comfort you desire during a carefree holiday! It was great to wake up relaxed with that beautiful view of the sea from your bed! But also the Thai warm evenings in the whirlpool on the balcony were a feast! An absolute must!
Infinity pool with a view!
The infinity pool of the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort has the best view of all pools in Ao Nang! The pool offers incredible views over the area and coastal town of Ao Nang! We won’t forget our stay in this pool with a mesmerizing panoramic view! You find the 22 meter infinity pool on the sixth floor of the resort where you can also order various drinks and snacks.
Then there is another swimming pool opposite the reception. This is ideal for a splash after a good work out in the adjacent gym. To be honest, we preferred a cocktail and snack at the infinity pool! Both swimming pools are open from 10 AM to 7 PM, so plenty of time to relax.
Eating & drinking at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort
The Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort has a number of restaurants and bars that open at different times. There is a buffet restaurant on the ground floor and of course the breakfast room (Pano Cafe) where you can also enjoy an extensive breakfast outside. To quench your thirst there are also a number of bars, such as The Peak Bar and The Cliff.
The Pano Cafe
The Pano Cafe is open from 6 to 10:30 AM. Here your day starts with a nice fresh breakfast. This in a very large dining area where you can enjoy both inside and outside the very varied breakfast! In the Pano Cafe there is so much choice that after a week you still haven’t been able to taste everything from the many Thai and western dishes. Would you rather have breakfast with a bowl of yoghurt? You can choose from different kinds of dairy products, breakfast cereals and dried fruit. By the way, there is also a salad bar!
You can order your favorite egg dish at the egg station where a friendly gentleman/madam will prepare your egg for you in front of your eyes. There is also a noodle station where you can order a very tasty noodle soup! Prefer a sandwich? There are several of fresh breads that you can invest with cheese or one of the other cut meats. But there’s also plenty of choice for the sweet tooth! You won’t be short of anything at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort!
The Cliff is the ultimate place for a refreshing drink and snack during your relaxing stay at the resort’s amazing infinity pool. The friendly staff will serve you from 10 AM till 5 PM and will be happy to tell you more about what to do in the area of Ao Nang. The Cliff is a super nice place to spend a few hours lazing around and alternating with a splash in the cooling water! By the way, there is another pool bar called the Orchid Pool Bar. This can be found by the pool downstairs at the reception on the opposite side of the gym.
Between 17:00 and 18:00 it’s happy hour at The Cliff and between 18:00 and 19:00 at the Orchid Pool Bar!
The Peak Bar
The Peak Bar is located at the highest point of the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort with superb almost 360 view over the village and the coast. A super sweet place where you can enjoy good cocktails! For us the happy hour moment was one of the many highlights because of the beautiful light that is created during twilight. During sunset it is of course totally great here! The Peak Bar is open from 17:00 and 20:00.
Ao Nang Buffet Restaurant
On the ground floor of the resort you will find the Ao Nang Buffet Restaurant. Here you can enjoy an unlimited buffet with dishes from different countries between 6 and 10 PM. You can choose from BBQ dishes, sushi, pizza and pasta. Of course there are also plenty of Thai dishes and lots of desserts! During the buffet there is cozy live music. You can eat outside or inside. The buffet costs 499 baht per person including soft drinks.
Children eat for free and even if you don’t stay at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort you are more than welcome here!
(UPDATE 19-12-2020) New owner and name since November 2020)
Our experience is from last year August 2019, since November 2020 this location has a new owner and new name. More information at Aqua Beach Club & Restaurant.
Andaman Beach Club
As a bonus there is the Andaman Beach Club at a small private beach within a 10 minutes drive from the resort. The free shuttle will bring you here and pick you up. The shuttle departs from 10 AM every two hours until 6 PM. This location is really nice to grab a bite for the lunch for example. We loved the Massaman beef and enjoyed the fresh coconuts and chilled beers at the beach!
Keep in mind that at high tide the beach where the Andaman Beach Club is located will be flooded. Still, there are plenty of nice shady spots where you can completely unwind, such as in the hammocks or swings that can be found here and there!
Avani Fit & Avani Spa
After all that delicious food and drink during your great stay, maybe it’s time for a little exercise to keep those holiday silos in check. Luckily there is a fitness room with several fitness machines opposite the swimming pool. Here you can do cardio or strength training from 6 AM till 8 PM. Work it!
Prefer more relaxation instead of that hard work on holiday? Or wanna reward yourself after that fitness session? Then consider an arrangement at the Avani Spa. This spa is open from 10 AM till 9 PM and offers different types of massages or beauty treatments. You will find the Avani Spa on the fourth floor of the resort’s Panorama building.
The Avani service and hospitality
All Avani accommodations in Thailand are very much appreciated by its visitors. This is also true when it comes to service and hospitality. The reviews are excellent. And we totally agree! During our stay at the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort we didn’t lack anything and we enjoyed our stay to the fullest! All the staff was extremely friendly and they can arrange various activities and trips for their guests. Among other things, you can arrange excursions to the Emerald & Blue Pool or the various hot springs in the area.
Also private transport to for example Krabi Airport is easily fixed! Or use the shared shuttle service to the airport for 200 baht per person.
What else is there to do in Ao Nang?
In Ao Nang you can enjoy delicious food at the good restaurants in the area! But there are also plenty of nice bars in this bustling coastal town on the west coast of Thailand. Through the infobox we show you what else to do during your stay in Ao Nang! Have fun!
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort
328, Ao Nang, Muang, Krabi 81180, Thailand
Tel : +66 75 626 888
Good eats and drinks in Ao Nang
- Jenna’s Bistro & Wine TIP
Quality and delicious food that goes well with the wines Jenna has to offer.
- Lae Lay Grill
Friendly service with excellent dishes and a phenomenal view!
- Cafe 8.98 TIP
On TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook this location scores above 8.98 anyway. Recommended!
- Johnny’s Pizza
The most delicious pizzas and pastas from Ao Nang!
- The Coffee Club Ao Nang TIP
Delicious lunch with super good coffee at the boulevard of Ao Nang
- The Last Fisherman
A restaurant on the beach of Ao Nang. Good food with your feet in the sand and the sea as a background sound. Mmmmm!
- Crazy Gringo’s
An awesome Mexican restaurant! The very best of Ao Nang!
- BUZZ Organic Food & Drink |
Tasty and fresh and organic meals, a true feast for vegans but also not vegans…
- Tandoori Night’s
For the best Indian cuisine of Ao Nang you have to be here.
- A-One Restaurant
A quality for a reasonable price and the possibility to eat in the really beautiful garden!
- Aonang Buffet Restaurant
All you can eat at a buffet restaurant in Ao Nang.
- Andamana Beach Restaurant
Outside the center but what a nice place! Nice for a relaxing lunch by the sea!
If you want to know more about some of the above restaurants read our article the best restaurants in Ao Nang!
Going out in Ao Nang
- Boogie Bar
Atmospheric bar with good live music where you can also play a game of pool
- Tipsy Bar
Super good cocktails in a cozy and intimate environment
- Roots Rock & Reaggae Bar
Lots of reggae with a bit of rock and a super nice team behind the bar!
- Get Rad’s
A bar with a very professional team and therefore highly regarded in Ao Nang. You see and taste that especially in the cocktails.
- Smile Bar
You’ve got these little bars you keep coming back to. Smile Bar is such a place!
Using the widgets below you can easily plan your trip to and from Ao Nang!
See & do in the Ao Nang area
- What to do in Ao Nang
The beaches as well as the Monkey Trail are discussed here.
- What to do in Railay
One of our favourite destinations in Thailand!
- Tiger Cave Temple
Worth the climb…
- Tips in and around Krabi Town
For example, the night markets in Krabi Town
- Emerald Pool & Blue Pool
Including the smurf bath…
- Namtok Ron (Krabi Hot Springs)
Translated from Thai to English this means “The warm waterfall”
Take a look at our selection of some impressive photos of the neighbouring paradise of Railay in Picture This #04 Railay.