Singapore Skyline to Krabi Cliffs: Recharge at Avani Ao Nang Cliffside Retreat with Panoramic Andaman Sea Views

Feeling boxed in by the concrete jungle of Singapore? Imagine swapping your office view for a panoramic vista of the Andaman Sea, trading your daily MRT ride for a leisurely stroll on powder-soft beaches, and replacing the hum of air-conditioning with the soothing sounds of nature. Just a short flight away, Krabi offers the perfect antidote to city fatigue. And nestled on the cliffs of Ao Nang, there’s a hideaway that promises to reset your senses and recharge your spirit.

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort: First Impression

My recent Krabi getaway led me to the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, a 4-star sanctuary boasting 178 rooms spread across three buildings. Strategically nestled in the heart of Ao Nang beach town, this resort treats guests to breathtaking vistas of towering cliffs and the shimmering Andaman Sea, all while providing easy access to beaches, shopping, dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Dotting the shoreline are numerous kiosks where you can arrange longtail boat rides to famous spots like Railay Beach or embark on exciting island-hopping adventures. Ao Nang effortlessly blends the comforts of a tourist-friendly destination with the allure of Thailand’s coastal beauty.

Upon arrival, I was greeted with the warm hospitality Thailand is famous for. The check-in process was a breeze, efficiently handled by the attentive front desk staff. I was presented with a refreshing welcome drink. Meanwhile, the courteous concierge whisked away my luggage, assuring me it would be waiting in my room. This seamless introduction set the tone for what promised to be a relaxing stay, allowing me to transition from a weary traveller to a pampered guest in a matter of minutes.

The resort spans three buildings, with the third building facing the charming Andaman sea. Photo by Kellin Chew

Though the journey from Krabi International Airport to the resort takes about 40 minutes, the payoff is immediate. You’ll find yourself perfectly positioned at the heart to enjoy the best of both worlds – the serenity of a cliffside retreat and the vibrant energy of a beach town.

A Cliffside Sanctuary with Sweeping Sea Views

The view from Avani Superior Sea View Room. Photo by Kellin Chew

The view from the dramatic cliffs left me awestruck. Surrounded by lush greenery and overlooking the endless expanse of the Andaman Sea, I found myself captivated by the stunning panorama. It was in this moment that I realised this wasn’t just a one-time visit – I could easily see myself coming back for another tropical retreat.

Avani Superior sea View Room

The superior sea view room I stayed in was not only spacious but also equipped with all the contemporary amenities one could desire. A delightful touch was the provision of MALIN+GOETZ products, adding a dash of indulgence to the plush accommodations.

And for those moments when one wishes to embrace the tropical air, the room offers a thoughtful alternative to air conditioning: a gentle ceiling fan and a private balcony overlooking the sea, allowing you to immerse yourself in the coastal ambience.

Despite being a 4-star property, Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort offers two exceptional pools. The stunning infinity pool, overlooking the Andaman Sea, is perfect for leisurely afternoons and sunset views.

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort’s Infinity Pool which overlooks the Andaman sea, the pool is also right next to their cliffside restaurant and bar. Photo by Kellin Chew
The cliff restaurant and bar next to the infinity pool gets busy during the evening sunset hours and is a popular spot for indulging in cocktails and canapes. Photo by Kellin Chew
24hour gym that overlooks the second outdoor swimming pool. Photo by Kellin Chew

For those prioritising fitness, a second pool conveniently located next to the 24-hour gym and the lobby, ensures that wellness routines can be maintained at any time. These thoughtful details and generous amenities create a perfect balance of luxury and practicality, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy a tropical getaway.

Tropical Serenity at Avani Spa

Beyond scenic views, this cliffside sanctuary houses a spa for ultimate rejuvenation. Photo by Kellin Chew

Adding to the resort’s impressive offerings is the in-house Avani Spa, a tranquil haven nestled within the property. This sanctuary of relaxation presents a diverse array of services and treatments, each meticulously designed to melt away stress and revitalise the senses. There is also an onsite sauna facilities for guests seeking a deeper relaxation and to detoxify.

I experienced the traditional Thai massage which promises to work out the knots and tension accumulated from daily life. As the skilled therapist began working their magic, I quickly understood why Thai massage is often described as ‘passive yoga.’ With each expert stretch and press, I could feel my muscles lengthening and tension melting away. It was as if my body was being gently coaxed into forgotten poses, releasing stress I didn’t even know I was carrying. The 60-minute experience was a perfect blend of relaxation and invigoration – at times deeply soothing, at others pleasantly challenging.

For those who want to sample a variety of treatments, Avani Spa offers a special ‘Avanispa Taster’ category. This delightful option allows you to be rejuvenated with a 60-minute combo of mini spa indulgences. Alternatively, you can create your own experience by mixing and matching 20-minute “spa teasers” of your choice. These quick pampering treatments include an Express Facial, Back Massage, Head Massage, Foot Massage, and Body Scrub – the perfect way to get a taste of everything the spa has to offer.

A Haven for All: From Solo Traveller to Family Adventurers

One of the most popular Avani room types for families with children. Photo by Kellin Chew

All in all, Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort caters to a wide range of travellers with its versatile offerings. Solo travellers can find solace in the tranquil spa or while lounging by the infinity pool, soaking in panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Couples seeking romance can indulge in intimate dinners against the backdrop of stunning cliff-side sunsets. Families will appreciate the spacious rooms and the plethora of activities both within the resort and in the surrounding area.

Taking in the view of the Andaman Sea from the infinity pool. Photo by Kellin Chew
Vistas of Ao Nang from the resort’s highest floor – The Peak. Photo by Kellin Chew

As I packed my bags on the final morning, gazing out at the Andaman Sea one last time, I realised that Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort had delivered far more than just a tropical getaway. Whether I had been seeking relaxation, adventure, or a blend of both, this cliffside sanctuary had exceeded my expectations at every turn.

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