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Krabi Town

Few travelers stay in Krabi Town, but if you're stuck or are too tired to leave, the best hotel in town is Maritime Park & Spa (1 Tungfah Rd.; tel. 07562-0028; www.maritimeparkandspa.com), with superior rooms starting at 3,200B.

Ao Nang

Inexpensive -- Ao Nang has lots of budget guesthouses to choose from. The friendly folks at J Mansion (302 Moo 2, Ao Nang; tel. 07569-5128; www.jmansionaonang.com) have clean, simple rooms with a fan or air-conditioning starting at 800B, just 100m (328 ft.) from the beach. If you're looking for a few more comforts, try Ao Nang Village Resort (49/3 Moo 2, Ao Nang Village; tel. 07563-7544), with gardenview rooms from 1,800B.

Khlong Muang Beach

Following the coast north of the busy Ao Nang strip, you'll come to quiet Khlong Muang with a long stretch of quiet beach and a few excellent resorts from which to choose.

Moderate -- In addition to the hotels we've reviewed, also try the family-run, eco-friendly Krabi Sands Resort (118 Moo 3, Khlong Muang; tel. 07560-0027; www.krabisands.com), with bungalows from 4,000B.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.