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Ao Thalane

Ao Thalane - Krabi - Thailand

Ao Thalane - Krabi - Thailand

Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay) is a small fishing village, located in the heart of a well established natural network of intricate mangrove channels, surrounded by towering limestone canyon formations.The area is a hidden jewel 25 minutes drive from Ao Nang and 20km from Krabi town and overlooks beautiful Phang Nga Bay one of the most beautifu bays in the world.

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General Information

Ao Thalane is a tranquil coastal area with stunning scenery of Phang Nga Bay

Ao Thalane (Thalane Bay) is a small fishing village, located in the heart of a well established natural network of intricate mangrove channels, surrounded by towering limestone canyon formations.
The area is a hidden jewel just about 25 minutes drive from Ao Nang and 20km from Krabi town and overlooks beautiful Phang Nga Bay.
Phang Nga Bay is one of the 3 most beautiful bays in the world. It is famous for its gravity-defying limestone formations, including James Bond Island (Ko Tapu).

Krabi is more than beaches and beautiful islands and it should be known for the natural features it boasts too.

Tha Lane Bay is also dubbed as one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in Thailand and due to its pristine ecosystem and unspoiled condition, it may soon as well become an official National Park of Thailand.

A regular ferry leaves from a pier in the village transporting workers and merchandise to Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi which are islands mid way between Krabi and Phuket. These islands are not touristy and feature laid back communities that allow for cultural home stay experiences.

Beaches in and around Ao Thalane

The beaches are very undeveloped in this area as it is the beauty and the nature that is the draw here. Most of the beaches are not swimming beaches, being that it is mangrove country. However, there are the islands offshore that offer a deserted sandy beach where you can swim and relax amongst nature.

Koh Ten

Right in front of one of our private Krabi Villas at Thalane Bay is the island of Koh Ten which has a white sandy beach area set in a secluded small bay where you can swim to your hearts content and relax amongst nature.

Koh Sai

This is another little island with a similar secluded beach, it is just 10 minutes by longboat. The return trip is offered free of charge whilst staying at our Tha Lane bay villas.

Coco Nut beach

This beach is on a west facing coast on the way down to the village and is only 1km away from our Thalane Bay villas, an easy bike ride.

OUR VILLAS IN AO THALANE

Browse our range of fine villas in Ao Thalane. Many of our villas will allow you to soak up spectacular sunsets, and stunning vistas, Phang Nga Bay and its breathtaking limestone rock formations.

Ao Thalane Beaches

Koh Ten

Located right in front of one of our private Krabi Villas at Thalane Bay is the island of Koh Ten which has a white sandy beach area set in a secluded small bay where you can swim to your hearts content and relax amongst nature. .

Koh Sai

A little island with a secluded beach in Phang Nga Bay located opposite our villas in Ao Thalane and can be reached 10 minuted by long tail boat.

There are plenty of things to do in Thalane Bay. It is a good base for taking a boat adventure and exploring the picturesque nearby islands like Chicken Island and Koh Poda or grab a kayak and head out to discover the natural wonders of Krabi.

Suggestions of activities and attractions local to Ao Thalane are as follows

Kayaking
This bay is also popular and probably the best place for kayaking. Many tour-operators from Ao Nang offer either a half or full day exploring the mangrove forest and more, or it can be booked on site.Kayaking is always a favourite marine sport but at Tha Lane Bay, you will experience it differently.
The route takes you through a series of towering limestone canyons and the lagoons that have forms inside the sheltered bays. Kingfishers, Herons and crab eating Maceques inhabit this area. Along with the ever present monkeys, who will keep you company and sometimes even hitch a ride on your kayak. The area is undeveloped and tranquil, with caves and steep cliffs jutting straight out of the water. Its a great place for taking some photos of real Krabi nature.

A recommended tour to take would be the Ao Talane Sunset and BBQ Dinner tour with KrabiTrek and leaves at 3pm to return at 8pm.
http://krabitrek.com/tours/tour_krabi_kayak_thalane.php.

Boat Trips
In addition to the complimentary short boat trips to Koh Ten and Koh Sai, boat trips are available to other beaches including the amazing and popular Koh Hong (25 mins) and Koh Kai (Chicken Island) and Koh Poda by longtail boat which can depart from the pier at Ao Thalane.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Jet Skis

Most of the popular beaches have jet-ski concessions to explore the local bay on your own and discover small coves or join an organised tour with one of the many boat charter companies.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

The waters surrounding Krabi are teaming with fish and there are half day and full day fishing trips available by big boat or long tail boat with all equipment provided - some combined with snorkeling. Special program of night fishing also available.

Diving and Snorkeling Trips

Krabi is a wonderful location to enjoy snorkeling and diving, in part thanks to the likes of friendly whale sharks, dolphins and turtles that grace the azure crystal clear waters. There are many reputable dive schools to choose from.

Private Sailing trips

Have the ultimate experience in Srisupai - a Thai style junk boat and take a private sailing tour aound the south Andaman Sea islands of Chicken Island, Koh Poda and Tub Islan via Railey Bay. Sunset trips also available.

Kayaking

A great way to explore Krabi's amazing scenery and spotting several speacies of birds and animals on the way. There are 3 main areas that the tours take in for kayaking - Ao Luk in the north of Krabi, Ao Thalane  on the tip pg Phang Nga Bay and the island of Koh Hong where there is plenty to explore beyond the main popular beach.

Island Hopping

Usually at the top of everyones "to do" list on Koh Samui. There are 4 groups of islands to visit and can be done in a day trip with the Phi Phi Islands and James Island being the furthest away ( and the busiest) and the 4 islands (including Koh Poda and the Hong Islands the closest.

Other Activities

ATV /BuggyTours

Often combined with elephant trekking and a dip in a waterfall there are many programs available for all the family from 30mins fun to 2 hours.

Shopping

There are no shopping malls or supermarkets here but there are plenty of convenience stores and souvenir shops as well as clothes shops selling anything and everything. These are lined together along the main beachfront road and some smaller roads off the main road.

Climbing

The towering rock formations here draw climbers from around the globe. There are a number of climbing schools that offer training to suit allabilities. The stunning limestone cliffs of Railey have over 600 bolted roots and is one of the most popular climbing areas of Krabi.

Thai Cookery School

There is a Thai Cooking School in Ao Nang with morning and afternoon courses and many restaurants offer this experience as well

Go Karts

Take a break from relaxing by the beach and visit Krabi's new go kart track. The track is one km long, high quality tarmac and weaves literally around one of krabi's mountains. There are three types of karts available including 2 seaters with dual controls for younger children and 200cc single seaters for adults.

Cycling Tours

A cycle tour will take you to some of the finest and most spectacular un-spoilt places you can imagine. Tracks, fire trails, back country single tracks as well as covering large distances in beautiful Thailand. At the same time, traveling by bicycle gives you a great sense of independence.

Horse Riding

2 or 3 hour tours along the beach and enjoy stunning views. Sunset treks also available and the horses can go into the water.

Restaurants

Eating out in Ao Thalane

Restaurants
Most of our Ao Thalane Villas come with a chef service serving up delicious food on request as there is very few restaurants in this tranquil area, but some small bungalow resorts on the road to the pier serve food mostly to passing trade.

Khao Tong Terrace Restaurant 
Located opposite our Thalane Bay villas this retaurant offers an alternative to in villa dining, serving Thai food as well as some western favourites.

Le Passe-Temps
A French managed resort located on more or less a private beach on the way to the village is well worth a visit for a spot of lunch on the sand and to enjoy the amazing view of Phang Nga Bay.
(www.lepassetemps-krabi.com)

Nightlife

Googlemap of all Ao Thalane villas


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