Kaleane Villas, located in the quiet of Krabi creates the ultimate, peaceful getaway. Built on stilts within a lake and also at the beach front this is the perfect location for all people!
The villa we had the pleasure of staying in was named Issara (one of the Kaleane villas) and it was architecturally fascinating! Issara is built on stilts within a lake filled with beautiful lily pads and ravenous fish. Through winding mangroves you can see The Andaman Sea as the villa is built on the beach front too. Within the Andaman Sea there is a direct view of various different Islands which are simply picture perfect. We were lucky to have one incredible sunset during our stay and with the mangroves, the ocean, islands and this stunning sunset you could imagine just how breath-taking the view was.
Issara sleeps up to 8 people and contains four bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a kitchen with drinking water (rare), a living area, an outdoor dining area, a stunning spacious pool with spa and a large grass area. The styling of the villa was modern and also included a Thai twist, particularly in the kitchen/living area. The walls in this huge room were a stunning yellow colour which made the room pop plus the inclusion of wood within the detailing reinforced that you were in fact in Thailand. An amazing attribute of Kaleane Villas was the peacefulness you felt due to the isolated location. You could lay on a sunbed by the pool with the warm sun on your face, listening to the breeze within the trees and the waves rolling to shore.
Kaleane Villas contrast from accommodation in Aonang, and whilst there is not much distance in between them (this is good for island hopping) all the loudness and chaos is removed. A basket with brochures and flyers regarding trips to various islands was available and the staff were more than happy to help organise these too! Each morning we woke to a beautifully prepared breakfast within our villas kitchen prepared by staff. We were served eggs, pancakes, orange juice – all of the good stuff! For any other meals we headed to the restaurant just across the road or an alternative was to walk down the road to the local village where they had ingredients for you to cook your own meals.
As you are amongst nature you come across the usual creatures such as geckos which you see everywhere within Thailand – just something to be mindful of. Kaleane was a wonderful tropical getaway and was the perfect space to relax within. The location of Issara was peaceful and away from the loud of Aonang not to mention, it was lovely to be surrounded by both a lake and the sea – something we had never seen before!
Aonang Cliff Beach Resort is located within one of the most popular towns of Krabi and consists of both breath-taking views and excellent services.
Our room at Aonang Cliff Beach Resort was located all the way up on the eighth floor and was absolutely gorgeous! Modern, white and with a pop of colour, not to mention a spectacular view off of our balcony which showed enormous cliffs and the dazzling beach. Beyond impressed with our room we soon found out that this was only the beginning. This resort itself was huge and consisted of endless different facilities such as infinity pools, 3 restaurants, the infinity spa and a gym! The main infinity pool was absolutely stunning and overlooked the most magical cliffs as well as Aonang Beach! Surrounding the pool was comfortable sun beds under umbrellas right next to a bar, and if this wasn’t enough there were also in water tanning beds ensuring you kept cool whilst tanning (heaven). During our stay we didn’t have time to try all three restaurants but what we did try was definitely impressive. For dinner one night we indulged in a buffet which had everything! We ate traditional Thai cuisine, curries, pasta, salads, fruit, cake, ice cream and this is just what WE ate… there was an endless list of foods to choose from! We left this divine dinner with the fullest and happiest bellies imaginable!
We were lucky enough to receive a 60 minute aroma massage at the infinity spa where we were beyond pampered – recommend highly! Any unwanted knots were carefully removed, our backs were cracked with permission and on departure we were given some delicious ginger tea! One of the best massages we’ve had and we left feeling so cleansed. One of many perks of this resort was the ease of accessibility to shops, restaurants, the beach and other islands. During our stay we were able to easily island hop as we were so close to the beach front where taxi boats are available. The staff members at this resort were organised, kind and carried out their jobs thoroughly. We would return from a quick (and delicious) breakfast buffet with a fully tidied room and along the way pass many smiling faces.
Alisea Boutique Hotel is an affordable hotel which thrives off of its prime location.
We were welcomed with a spacious bedroom consisting of both a double and single bed. A winding, wooden staircase led us up to the second story which was a perfect chill out spot. Onwards from this area was a big, golden door which opened up to reveal the balcony. A big bath tub was placed on top of the balcony and no matter what time of the day this was the perfect spot to admire lush Aonang. The hotel itself had a large infinity pool which was surrounded by tanning beds, umbrellas and a bar! Also just a level up was Alisea’s own spa facilities available under booking. The main restaurant of the hotel is located on the ground floor and specialises in Italian foods. It also offers an extended list of wines which has been made all over the world! In the mornings this restaurant transforms into a breakfast buffet with plenty of options to indulge in. The helpful staff let us know of Alisea’s own private beach club and their free shuttle buses takes you directly there. Unfortunately due our short stay we ran out of time to visit and from what we heard we definitely missed out there!
Due to the hotels prime location accessibility to markets, restaurants and the beach was simple and this was certainly a highlight! All of these were within walking distance so it removed the added expense of transport.
Overall our experience at Alisea was short but sweet! Alisea is an affordable choice of accommodation in a central location with helpful staff.