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Tub Kaek Beach is nothing like the standard image of Krabi ....

Tub Kaek Beach in the north of Krabi is a quiet, more natural hideaway, one of a few here. It is a 20 minute drive through rubber plantations from the hub of Ao Nang Beach. This sliver of beautiful coral sand sits tight between the ocean and a steep mountainside clothed in some of the thickest natural rainforest left in the province. Beautiful old trees stretch out over the beach sands, providing such ideal, deep shade that the 5 hotels here need few beach umbrellas. And the offshore scenery here is dramatic also –the horizon is punctuated by unusual shaped, mountain-islands protruding from the sea.
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Note that Tub Kaek Beach has many English spellings of its name, and unfortunately the hotels here add to the confusion by not adopting a standard transliteration from the Thai original. Here are some hotel names showing the variations, Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort, The Tubkaak Boutique Resort Krabi, Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort & Spa.
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The resorts on Tub Kaek Beach are mostly 4-star, with one especially fine, 5-star property in the Phulay Bay – Ritz Carlton Reserve, which displays some outstanding design from one of Thailand's star architects.. A steep hill runs along the back of the beach, so the resorts have built up the hillside, providing them with many with sea view rooms. Most are quite spacious and have lush gardens to compliment the surrounding natural forest. Beachfront accommodations on offer include garden villas, Thai-style cottages, hotel-style rooms etc. All resorts here have a spa with Thai massage and health treatments, and often, massage right by the beach.
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Tub Kaek Beach has fine, white sand with a very flat incline to the clear water that generally washes along this shore through the high season. The near-flat sand leaves the water relatively shallow – good for swimming at high tide, but not possible at low when a wide expanse of sand is exposed. The entire coast along this part of Phang Nga Bay is relatively shallow, and there are no good spots for snorkelling or diving. One has to go to the islands further south, and closer to the open ocean for that.
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The top of the beach is clothed in a mass of green, where the natural forest tumbles right off the hillside and over the sand. It provides lots of deep shade, and the resorts thus need few beach umbrellas, helping to further preserve the natural look of the beach. All hotels here have beautiful beachfronts, dominated by old trees that throw deep shade over restaurants, massage beds and recreational areas. Guests are seen relaxing here on beach lounges and cushions reading books. From a boat, the resorts are hardly visible among the trees, leaving Tub Kaek Beach's overall environment natural and tranquil.
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Tub Kaek is well within Phang Nga Bay – famous for the strangely-shaped, rocky mountains that project from green waters – and from its location on the west coast outcrops of bizarre shapes loom on the horizon. The Pak Bia island group lies directly in front, and makes an exceptional day or half-day trip by boat. The resorts all organize such outings, with picnic lunch and a few small comforts, if needed. Or guests can rent a longtail boat directly from the former fishermen who often hang about with their boats to attract business. There are not many fish left in the Bay, and tourist dollars make a much better catch.
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At a time when the few beaches towards the centre of Krabi are becoming over-powered by Krabi's fame, this beach is a real discovery, a quiet, romantic getaway from which few people leave disappointed.
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See more info & photos of Tub Kaek and other Krabi beaches in these detailed pages:

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by John Everingham
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Aerial video of Tub Kaek Beach, Krabi shot in Jan 2016 by John Everingham.