[UPDATED 23 June 2019]

What makes a good holiday? One where you don’t have to worry about food, that’s for sure! It’s easy to find Muslim restaurants in Krabi that display a Halal sign in Arabic (the population is made up of 40% Muslims)😃


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Majority of the locals you’ll meet are fully aware of the Islamic dietary requirements! Krabi is definitely one of the go-to destinations for Muslim visitors and we’ve prepared a list of places to stay at just for you😉

Notes: Prices shown in this article are based on a search in Jul 2019. Do take note that prices might change according to travel seasons.

[P.S. Can’t decide between Krabi or Phuket? We put the two of them against each other in this article.]

1. Beyond Resort Krabi

Located along Klong Muang Beach and in total seclusion, Beyond Resort Krabi has a commanding view of the breathtaking Andaman Sea 😍


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One of the highlights of this resort is access to the private white sandy beach which is really clean and pristine. If you’re not planning on heading to the beach, the hotel also has a fantastic pool area! Did you know many couples hold beach weddings here too?


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Most of the hotel’s 170 rooms are equipped with LCD/Plasma TVs, a separate living room area and wireless internet. Not to mention that the hotel has facilities that’ll help you relax and unwind like a hot tub and sauna 😊

Halal dining options: Yes (The hotel’s restaurants are able to provide halal food but you must make an advance request here.)
Prayer facilities/mosque nearby: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No

Highlights:

  • Private beach
  • Sauna/Spa/Steamroom/Hot Tub
  • Tours
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Golf course
  • Bicycle/car rental
  • Airport transfer/Shuttle service

Rates: from USD61
Book it now!

#HHWT Tip: No need to worry about looking for halal food in Krabi! We’ve rounded up 18 halal restaurants you can’t possibly resist in Krabi (sorted by area!)

2. Bliss Resort

If a chill and relaxed vibe are what you’re after, then there’s no better place to stay than at Bliss Resort. If you book their beachfront rooms, you can literally wake up to the sea as you can walk out from your room to the beach.


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The rooms are also really spacious with comfy pillows and comfortable beds. The resort is also located away from the hustle and bustle of Krabi’s busier areas like Ao Nang so rest assured, you’ll get total “bliss”.


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This Muslim-owned resort also serves an excellent spread of breakfast and the restaurant has an area which overlooks the sea. Trust us, the view can’t get any better than this!

Halal dining options: Yes (The hotel’s restaurant is halal)
Prayer facilities/mosque nearby: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes

Highlights:

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Massage/Spa
  • Private Beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Car Rental/Shuttle Service

Rates: from USD40 (for sea view)
Book it now!

3. Ban Sainai Resort


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Ban Sainai Resort is not only exclusive; its rates are also value for money considering you’re getting an entire cottage to yourself. Perfect for the whole family! There are about 25 mini bungalows in the resort and the area is surrounded by natural scenery – giving the place “kampong” vibes. This resort also offers one of the best pool views overlooking the mountains😌


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Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes

Highlights:

  • Private En-Suite Bathroom & Amenities in all cottages
  • Free shuttle service from the resort to Ao Nang’s city centre
  • Hammocks that allow you to chill!
  • Kids Pool

Rates: From USD57
Book it now!

[P.S. Love Thailand’s beaches? Then you’ll have to visit Hua Hin too! We’ve got the perfect Muslim-friendly guide for you!]

4. Sand Sea Resort

Sand Sea Resort is a well-maintained resort, with all its individual bungalows spread out over a large tropical garden and its terraces overlooking the garden. The resort is also conveniently located in the middle of West Railay beach😎


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If privacy is your concern, you’ll be happy to know that Sand Sea doesn’t offer public access to cross to the east side of Railay, so there are no passers-by and its rooms are peaceful and quiet! How convenient is that?😎


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Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes (but non-Muslim patrons can purchase alcohol from outside and drink it on-site)

Highlights:

  • Island hopping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Jungle Tour
  • Sea Kayak
  • Spa

Rates: From USD39
Book it now!

5. Ao Nang Princeville Resort

One great thing about Ao Nang Princeville Resort is its location and convenience! This resort has beachfront views and nearby convenience shops that make it a good souvenir-hunting spot for the family back home😌


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This is a Muslim-run hotel – with halal food easily available and hijab-wearing employees that will greet you upon arrival😀 


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Highlights:

  • ATM machines available in the vicinity
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Rates: From USD50
Book it now!

6. Sunda Resort

Sunda Resort is a 3-star bungalow resort, surrounded by natural scenery and furnished in contemporary Thai style (plenty of dark wood and splashes of rich colour against a neutral backdrop). This is the go-to place if you’re looking for pretty, boutique style bungalows in a quiet location 🤗


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The resort is also located close to the local Muslim community so you can be assured that there’s plenty of halal food nearby!


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Massage services
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Rates: From USD19
Book it now!

7. Railay Bay Resort

Railay Bay is a popular and recently upgraded family beach resort. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings of 50 Baht-a-night bamboo huts!


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Railay is the only resort that is still standing since the very beginning of Railay’s development more than 18 years ago. Its ongoing evolution reflects Railay’s shift towards more upmarket accommodation😊


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The deluxe rooms and cottages offer connecting units suitable for families or groups of friends. Garden Pool Villas offer the luxury of a private pool within your own private, 2 bedroom compound that’s perfect for honeymooners and couples!

Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Day trip to Phi Phi Islands / Hong Island
  • Island sightseeing
  • Open sea snorkeling
  • Cave sightseeing
  • Hammock that allows you to chill!

Rates: From USD60
Book it now!

8. Phu Pi Maan Resort & Spa

Phu Pi Maan Resort and Spa is a Muslim-owned resort run by the local community. The resort may be a tad far from Ao Nang beach but they offer free shuttle services to the beach and Ao Nang city centre!


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The resort is also located really near Ao Nang mosque – so near that you can hear the azan from your room! Such a sense of familiarity is always a pleasant feeling when you’re overseas 😌


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Gym facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Rates: From USD35
Book it now!

9. Ao Nang Orchid Resort

Ao Nang Orchid Resort is ideal for those who prefer big swimming pools and well-appointed rooms. Far from the main road but less than 100m away from Ao Nang beach, this place is THE perfect place if you’re planning to have long walks on the beach or simply unwind😉


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Don’t expect much in the way of facilities from this mid-range hotel but be assured that this is one of the best value for money resorts in this central location!


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi in all lobby
  • Hot tubs available in certain rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Huge Swimming Pool

Rates: From USD32
Book it now!

10. Sunrise Tropical Resort

It’ll take you less than 5 minutes to get to the beautiful west beach, or the even more stunning Phra Nang Cave beach, from this resort! The aesthetics of this resort is just absolutely amazing that you’ll just have to see for yourself 😍


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The villa comes with polished wooden floors and a fashionable outdoor private shower in the rooms which makes it a must for couples who are on their honeymoon! It has also been said that the accommodation here has similar standards to their next door Railay Bay Resort, in a more intimate setting and at half the price 🤗


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi in all lobby
  • Hot tubs available in certain rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Huge Swimming Pool

Rates: From USD44
Book it now!

11. Noppharat Resort

Noppharat Resort offers decent budget bungalows 😀 It’s located in one of the growing areas along the road to the Thai Boxing Stadium behind Nopparat Thara Beach. The resort is a 250m walk to the sea, and there are tuk-tuks that will take you into Ao Nang which is just a 5-minute drive away!


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Rooms are clean and tidy and the resort has a small garden – not bad at all for a budget place!


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Resort-style hotel
  • Nearby convenience store
  • Nearby cash withdrawal services

Rates: From USD14
Book it now!

12. Tonsai Bay Resort

As hotels in Railay become more expensive, you might be wondering what’s in it for the budget traveller here? Tonsai Bay Resort is absolutely ideal for those who prefer to stay in Railay itself and is one of the more reasonably-priced bungalows 😎


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Located at the southern tip of the beach, it is actually closer to Railay West (Sunset) Beach than many parts of East Railay and is just 2-minutes walk from Tonsai Beach. The resort offers 40 air-conditioned rooms ranging from Deluxe Villas and Superior Villas with spectacular views facing the rainforest or the ever popular rock climbing cliff on the backdrop!


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Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Island day trips
  • Kayaking
  • Rock-climbing
  • Diving

Rates: From USD22
Book it now!

13. Railay Village Resort & Spa

Surrounded entirely by limestone cliffs, staying at Railay Villa Resort & Spa will guarantee you that much-needed break in a luxurious setting. The only way to get to this resort is by boat, so you can imagine how exclusive your stay here will be 😉


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There are various rooms at Railay Village perfect for your utmost comfort – villas with pool views, villas with ensuite jacuzzis, family and honeymoon suites! For those of you who are looking for things to do, you’d be pleased to know that the resort has a range of activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, rock climbing or even boat trips to offshore islands and more.


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The resort’s halal restaurant serves barbecued fresh seafood, Western and traditional Thai cuisine. Or you can also choose to chill at Railay Cafe, the resort’s very own cafe! Suffice to say, all your needs will be met when you stay at Railay Village Resort.

Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: No
Highlights:

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Rock-climbing
  • Day trips to visit mountains and Diamond Cave
  • Boat trips to offshore islands
  • Bike trips to the countryside

Rates: From USD89
Book it now!

14. Krabi Front Bay Resort

With stunning views of the Andaman Sea, Krabi Front Bay is a relatively new resort which has Moroccan and Southern Thai-inspired decor. It’s located near the lively Krabi Town and it has easy access to Krabi’s main attractions too.


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Their guestrooms are elegantly decorated and you can choose from a sea view or garden view. There’s a private balcony for you to soak in the wonderful views too 😍 Take a refreshing dip in the resort’s pool which has sweeping views of the sea too!


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But that’s not all – Krabi Front Bay’s restaurants are halal-certified so you can have a yummy halal breakfast spread, complete with mocktails and freshly squeezed juices.

Halal dining options: Yes
Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes
Alcohol-free villas: Yes
Highlights:

  • Cooking class
  • Tour about local culture
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing

Rates: From USD32
Book it now!


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Convinced that you need to go to Krabi? Well, we thought so too! With food being the slightest bit of your worries and the abundance of activities to try out, these places are definitely where you should be headed. Time to pack your bags and have the best time of your life😎

[P.S. If you’re looking for more resorts in Thailand, we’ve got you covered with these top 8 Muslim-friendly resorts that won’t break the bank!]

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