Thailand: Amari Vogue Krabi

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One of only a handful of hotels located on lovely Tubkaak beach, on the outskirts of Krabi, this four-star hotel is the perfect choice for those in search of peace, quiet and panoramic views. The 57 guest rooms blend modern comforts with swathes of teak and Thai art.

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Location

Set on the palm-fringed outskirts of Krabi, right in the middle of beautiful Tubkaak beach, with views out over the karst-studded, kryptonite-green Andaman Sea. The area is blissfully underdeveloped and pleasingly crowd free, and unlike Phuket, the waters here are lake-calm all year-round making it the ideal spot for families. There’s very little in the way of shops, bars and restaurants in the area though; for that, you’ll need to taxi 20-minutes away to the seaside town of Ao Nang. Krabi Airport is around a 40-minute drive from the hotel, while Phuket Airport is approximately two hours away by car.

Address: 149 Moo 3, Tambon Nongtalay, Amphur Muang, Krabi, Tab Kaek Beach 81180, Thailand.

Style & character

The Amari Vogue isn’t as fashionable as its name might suggest but its pretty Thai-Lanna aesthetic – think twirly rooftops, ornate woodwork, and stone elephants – has plenty of charm. The hotel’s main selling point though is its fantastic location on the swirling white sands of Tubkaak beach.

Amari Vogue Krabi via Kuoni

Service & facilities

This tightly-packed resort has several swimming pools (including a children’s pool and a Jacuzzi), a small fitness centre, and a cheerful spa. Service was friendly overall but felt rusty rather than well-oiled, particularly in the restaurants.

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

All 57-rooms are spacious and soothing, decorated in a traditional Thai tableau of teak floors, panelled walls, heavy wooden furniture and colourful hand-painted murals. All have balconies and big bathrooms with luxuriously deep tubs, while some superior rooms have sea views and outdoor whirlpool baths.

Amari Vogue Krabi via Booking.com

Food & drink

The hotel has two restaurants; Lotus which serves sandwiches, salads and favourite Thai dishes such as tom yum soup and spicy papaya salad; and Bellini, an alfresco Italian eatery. Both were hit and miss, and the breakfast was downright disappointing, a sad offering of mini-mart yogurts, stale pastries, runny eggs and watered-down juices – better to enjoy a long lie-in.

Take your tastebuds on a world tour at Lotus restaurant. This laid-back Krabi restaurant features authentic Thai cuisine to suit every craving. With an elegant dining room as well as a terrace for outdoor dining, Lotus is the perfect choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. International breakfast buffet is served until 10:30.

You don’t have to wait until sunset to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this Krabi pub and bar. Serving cocktails, imported beers, premium alcohols and light meals and snacks, the Sunset Lounge is an ideal place to relax and socialize with friends.

Access for guests with disabilities?

No.

Family-friendly?

Yes; the beach is quiet and the sea calm, there’s a children’s swimming pool, and babysitting services are available for a fee.

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