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Klong Muang Beach offers quality accommodations away from Krabi's busy zone

Klong Muang Beach lies on the Krabi coast, a 15 minutes drive north of the main beach centre at Ao Nang. Here is a long, undeveloped beach with a well-established village with shops and simple restaurants. For most of its length, there is nothing on this beach but coconut plantation. The beach has fine golden-white sand, and reasonably deep water that is good for swimming. The northern end of Khlong Muang Beach is used as an anchorage by passing yachts.
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The south end of Klong Muang has a few backpacker beach cottages, remainders from Krabi's not-so-distant discovery days. A river cuts this beach off from the Ao Nang area, requiring a 20-minute drive through the back roads – surely the only reason development has not already overtaken Klong Muang. With Krabi having so few beaches and minimal beachfront resorts, we can expect to see the redevelopment of some of these bungalows into more upmarket establishments in the coming years.
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The three northern hotels on Klong Muang Beach offer 4-star and 5-star luxury. Nakamanda Resort is a luxury beach resort spa, and a hidden surprise for Krabi. The resort has creative, modern design with touches of old Asia, and the swimming pool is backed by a replica fort. Luxury private villas are built into a lush tropical garden, while it hillside elevation provides many rooms with great seaview. The vista over a small island towards the sunset is pleasant and relaxing. The small beach here is rocky and shallow, and creates pretty backdrop, but it is not possible to swim here. However, guests can walk 50 metres around the corner to the main beach to swim. See photos in the gallery.
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The Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort is spread over a huge area with spacious beach gardens. Its expansive beachfront lawns are shaded by a forest of large casuarina trees. Sheraton is so big, with enough quiet corners that it can accommodate both families with young children and couples looking for peace & quiet. The hotel offers sea kayaks on the beach, while the surrounding environment provides many interesting places for those ready to do some serious paddling.
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Beyond Resort Krabi is a relatively new addition to Klong Muang Beach, bringing a more typical, modern beach resort with all expected facilities. It is the sister of Beyond resorts in Phuket and Khao Lak.
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Bann Chom Le is a new , small and intimate bunglow resort in a great location at the middles of the beach, offering comfortable 3-star accommodations in a spacious environment.
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Just beyond Klong Muang Beach the road turns directly north, running right along edge of the beach. Trucks carrying gypsum to a nearby loading facility roar up and down here, cutting in front of a couple of other hotels. Avoid them, avoid the poor beach and the truck traffic on this northern sector of the beach. Stay with the true beachfront resorts we display here.
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See more of Krabi and its beaches in the many guide pages inthis site:

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by John Everingham
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Aerial video of Klong Muang Beach & resorts, Krabi shot in Jan 2016 by John Everingham.