Krabi is a gorgeous part of Thailand which is actually mainly Muslim which you probably wouldn’t have expected considering most of Thailand is Buddhist. I wanted to write about the hotel I stayed at in Krabi because I think it’s well worth looking at if you are planning on travelling to Krabi. From the hotels I came across whilst staying in Krabi for about a week I didn’t really seem impressed by any of them apart from our hotel Ban Sainai. It was full of friendly staff, delicious food, clean grounds and it was just so relaxing. The best bit was waking up every morning to the sound of Gibbon monkeys singing – you don’t hear that everyday.
Both my Dad & I did quite a bit of research into our hotels as he always approves my input when booking hotels and we both agreed on the beautiful Ban Sainai Resort. Surprisingly this hotel is only 3.5 stars which is very low for what it has to offer and it deserves a much higher star rating with such a beautiful location with such friendly staff. It received no less than Excellent or Good reviews on TripAdviser which is nothing but a relief. The hotel consists of 25 bungalow rooms which are split into Family, Cliff View, Jacuzzi, Lake View and many more cottages for you to choose from. We chose a Cliff View bungalow – one for me and one for my parents which was literally a 2 minute walk to the pool and also the main reception. Feel free to check out their website for more information.
The staff are so friendly and are always around to help you out if you have any questions or would like help booking tours and excursions. You are always greeted with a smile and they can do nothing more for you. The grounds of the hotel are kept clean, tidy and the plants are pruned and watered daily. The restaurant overlooks a beautiful mini lake which the hotel was built around when it first opened and houses many wildlife from massive fish and a huge tortoise which you can see swimming about and even feed him. The lake view bungalows have a bungalow that overlooks the lake and a hammock as well for you to relax in. All of the bungalows are super spacious with a massive bathroom and a walk-in shower. Each bungalow has it’s own type of balcony with a chair and clothes drying rack for you to dry clothes on. The beds are massive and super comfy and come with a mosquito net to keep the bugs out. All the rooms come with the standard hotel requirements including Wi-Fi, TV with multiple international channels on, working telephone to contact reception and other bungalows should you need to contact friends/family in another bungalow, hairdry and mini cosmetics from soaps to shampoos. They also leave you fresh bottles of water daily and bring you a platter of fresh fruit every morning when your room has been cleaned.
SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING:
1. Alcohol will not be sold in this hotel however you can buy your own and bring it to your room.
2. Durian Fruit is strictly forbidden on the grounds of this hotel – the stench is so strong the hotel will have to close for months in order to get rid of the smell.
3. The hotel is situated down a long and speed bumped road off of the main road so make your tuk tuk driver aware of this as some of their bikes might not be powerful enough to get down the road with the humps.
Are you planning on travelling to Thailand soon? Where do you want to visit next?