- Smart, characterful beachfront resort
- Two pools, 3 restaurants, spa, fitness centre
- Peaceful location away from touristy areas
- Water sports, island hopping
Amari Vogue Krabi is one of over a dozen properties in the high-end Amari Hotels & Resorts portfolio. This attractive beachfront resort is situated by Tubkaek Beach, a relatively peaceful and secluded beach half an hour from the tourist-friendly city of Krabi. The hotel offers a decidedly laidback atmosphere and wonderful views of the Andaman Sea. There are no fewer than three restaurants on site and a good range of smart facilities including two pools, a fitness room and a spa.
There are 57 air-conditioned rooms at the hotel, all with plenty of amenities including tea and coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan, a private balcony or terrace and a satellite TV with DVD player. The décor combines modernity with more traditional Thai themes inspired by the ancient Lanna Kingdom of northern Thailand which dates back to the 13th century. Rooms feature an abundance of wooden furnishings, natural earth tones and intricate, decorative artworks above the beds. In general, most rooms comfortably accommodate up to three people, though the Spa Suites, which have an en-suite treatment room, are for a maximum of two occupants.
There’s a large outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and a plunge pool, as well as a separate pool for children and a jacuzzi. There’s also a gift shop, a spa that offers an array of treatments and massages and a well-equipped fitness room. Traditional Thai food is on the menu at Lotus, while the beachfront Bellini Italian Restaurant serves up an array of Italian classics and the Sunset Lounge offers lighter meals and pub snacks, as well as a good choice of alcoholic drinks to enjoy while admiring the sunset.
Snorkelling and scuba diving sessions can be arranged, as can boat trips to the Hong Islands, an archipelago of four islands widely considered to be the most beautiful in the region. The hotel runs a shuttle service to the nearby city of Ao Nang for an extra charge; this vibrant resort town is known for its gorgeous stretch of beach, multitude of diving opportunities and pleasant atmosphere. It’s particularly popular with tourists and has plenty of eateries, shops and bars to visit.
Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel offers a babysitting service and extra cots can be provided on request. Due to the waterside nature of the hotel, parents are reminded to ensure that their children remain under constant adult supervision.
- Peaceful beachside resort
- Lovely spa & fitness centre
- Scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing
- Elephant treks, cookery lessons
- Secluded location accessible by boat
- Large property with extensive facilities
- Set in national park, loads of activities
- Good value for money
- Stylish, upmarket resort
- Activity centres, games room, squash court
- Adjacent to beautiful national marine park
- Cultural, land and water-based activities
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019