Sleek low-rises stick to a charming nautical motif with seashell accents and sailboats dominating the décor—the lobby even has a wicker seashell daybed that is big enough for two people. The hotel’s enviable location offers the best of both worlds: it is steps away from the beach and just a 10-minute car ride from busy Ao Nang. Rooms are contemporary and classic with natural linen sofas and bedding so luxurious you might be tempted to un-make the bed to see where it’s from. The hotel caters to couples (there are rooms with private pools and outdoor Jacuzzis) while families will enjoy the kiddie pool, kids’ club, and family-friendly activities. Join a guided bike ride or nature walk, or stretch out after a long flight in a complimentary yoga class. The ShellSea offers an all around lovely experience. The hotel is a short walk from Krabi’s Fossil Shell Beach which is home to slabs of fossils formed from snail shells—and one of only three known formations in the world.