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Ao Ton Sai 

A short distance from bustling Krabi Town is an impeccable stretch of soft white sand surrounded by lush forest-covered hills.

Float over schools of tropical fish or walk through lush forests to find the long empty beach of Ao Ton Sai. Dig your feet into the warm sand and relax with a cold drink, then climb the rocks for incredible views. 

The coastal retreat of Ao Ton Sai lies a short distance from Krabi Town, but lack of road access keeps the majority of the crowds at bay. 

The easiest way to get here is to take a long-tail boat from Ao Nang Pier, a short drive from Krabi Town. The sea journey takes around 20 minutes. The other option is via a 1.5 hour hike through the jungle. 

The journeys are well worth it and those who make the effort are rewarded with their very own tropical paradise.

However you get here, you will be greeted by several stunning arcs of white sand and calm, inviting waters. Choose your beach location and lay out your towel for some serious relaxing. If you haven’t brought your own food or other essentials with you, purchase what you need from one of the beach vendors.

If you want to do more than gently doze under the warm sun, take part in more active pursuits. At high tide, make the short stroll inland to a secluded lagoon. Jump off rocks into the water below to cool off. 

Rent a kayak from one of the beach bungalows and explore the area by sea. Search for caves and rock pools among the rugged cliffs or set off to the resort of Rai Leh, a short paddle away. Here, you will find more spectacular stretches of sand as well as cliffs and crags that are popular rock climbing destinations. There are hundreds of routes through the limestone formations.

Come back to Ao Ton Sai and pick up where you left off by chilling out on the sand. 


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Best Lodging Options Near Ao Ton Sai Beach

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Phi Phi CoCo Beach Resort ¥12,633
Phi Phi CoCo Beach Resort

Phi Phi CoCo Beach Resort

299 Moo 7, Tambon Aonang, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Ko Phi Phi, this beach hotel is steps from Monkey Beach and Loh Dalam Bay. Ton Sai Bay and Tonsai Pier are also within 10 minutes.

    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort ¥12,540
    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort

    Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort

    49 Moo 8, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Ko Phi Phi resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Laem Tong Beach, Ao Ton Sai Beach, and Tonsai Pier. Ton Sai Bay and Monkey Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Chaokoh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort ¥5,243
      Chaokoh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort

      Chaokoh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort

      157 Moo 7, Koh Phi Phi Don, T. Aonang, A. Muang, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi - Trang
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Ko Phi Phi hotel is just steps from Ton Sai Beach and Ton Sai Bay. Tonsai Pier and Long Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        PP Princess Resort ¥9,630
        PP Princess Resort

        PP Princess Resort

        103, Muang, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Ko Phi Phi hotel is just steps from Ao Ton Sai Beach and Tonsai Pier. Ton Sai Bay and Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint are also within 15 minutes.

          PP Charlie Beach Resort ¥5,707
          PP Charlie Beach Resort

          PP Charlie Beach Resort

          104 Moo 7, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Ko Phi Phi, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, just steps from Ao Ton Sai Beach and Tonsai Pier. Ton Sai Bay and Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint are also within 15 minutes.

            PP Tonsai Place ¥3,032
            PP Tonsai Place

            PP Tonsai Place

            187 Moo 7 Phi Phi Don, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Ko Phi Phi, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ton Sai Beach, Tonsai Pier, and Ton Sai Bay. Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint and Long Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Ibiza House Phi Phi ¥4,285
              Ibiza House Phi Phi

              Ibiza House Phi Phi

              225 Moo 7, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach in Ko Phi Phi, this hotel is close to Ao Ton Sai Beach, Ton Sai Beach and Tonsai Pier. Also nearby are Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint and Ton Sai Bay.

                Phi Phi Hotel ¥3,379
                Phi Phi Hotel

                Phi Phi Hotel

                129 Moo 7, T. Ao-nang, Ton Sai Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Ton Sai Beach, Tonsai Pier, and Ton Sai Bay. Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint and Long Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).