Pai Plong Beach is a secluded beach located in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. The path leading to the beach is known as the Monkey Trail and has some beautiful lookout points over the gold-sand beach and limestone cliffs. Although the beach is maintained by Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa, non-hotel guests are still allowed to visit. Pai Plong is definitely one of the least crowded beaches in Krabi and a must on any Thailand itinerary if you’re looking for a private beach without having to splurge.
To get to Pai Plong Beach, you can buy tickets at the Ao Nang Longtail Boat Service Club for 100 Baht one way. The boat is operational from 8 a.m to 6 p.m and takes less than 10 minutes to reach the beach. If you’re on a budget, you can walk along the Monkey Trail for free. From Ao Nang main street, walk past the restaurants and beach bars until you reach the trailhead which is located at the end of Ao Nang Beach.
There is no entrance fee to visit Pai Plong Beach. Once you reach the end of the Monkey Trail, you just need to sign in with the security guard of the Centara hotel and you’re free to enter.
Pai Plong Beach
Location: Ao Nang, Muang Krabi Disctrict, Krabi 81000 Thailand