This secluded resort is a natural escape on a quieter stretch of Tub Kaek Beach.

Oozing a laid-back vibe that complements its location away from the crowds, Tup Kaek Sunset Beach Resort is a true beachfront hideaway. The hotel is found on a stretch of golden sand that’s beautifully quiet when compared to the busier resorts along this coast. There are boat trips from the beach to the dramatic karsts of the Hong Islands across the water, and livelier resorts like Ao Nang are a half-hour taxi ride away for shopping and dining. But the main attraction of the hotel, however, is its peaceful ambience. For couples looking to get away from it all, this is the ultimate low-key escape.

Spend the day with a book by the lagoon-style pool, or wander down to the soft sand beach where you’re likely to be one of the few people around. Staff are warm and as friendly as you might expect at such a homely hotel, and at the all-day Sunset Restaurant there’s international and Thai cuisine on the menu so you don’t have to deal with the crowds if you’d rather enjoy a quiet evening of conversation. For the epic sunsets that the hotel is named for, there’s the beachside Red Leaf Bar where you can watch the sky change colour over the rocky silhouettes of the Hong Islands over drinks.

Modern in style, the hotel’s rooms offer great value in this area of Krabi. Interiors are simple with classic white sheets and wooden furnishings, with Deluxe Rooms overlooking the main pool and bungalow-style Deluxe Garden Rooms. Deluxe Pool Access Room are newer and have direct access to a shared pool from the terrace, while a Deluxe Beachfront Room is your home-away-from-home by the sea, offering access to the beach from your terrace.

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Key information

On a secluded stretch of Tub Kaek Beach in Krabi, 11 miles north of Ao Nang

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes by private car from Krabi airport
Rooms: 80

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 28 Dec 2018-05 Jan 2019. No departures 30-31 Dec 2018. Children over 12 are welcome in Deluxe Pool Access Rooms. Compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner, supplement applies.

Accommodation information

80 comfortable rooms

Activities

• Discover the pristine Hong Islands with a long-tail boat trip from the beach* • Go kayaking among Krabi’s dramatic limestone karsts*.

Dining

Restaurant, bar, beach bar (seasonal)

What's included

Breakfast at Sunset Restaurant

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £26 • Breakfast and dinner at Sunset Restaurant
Full Board from £47 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Sunset Restaurant

*Denotes local charge