Ananta Burin Resort: Krabi, Thailand
We were welcomed to the Ananta Burin Resort in an open air lobby with free wifi and grouped seating. Several guests were still lounging there on their smartphones in the evening. We headed straight to the pool after checking in to escape the heat.
The pool was refreshing, and with the resort surrounding it, it stayed very quiet and relaxing while we were there. A small pool bar was open outside during the day to serve anyone enjoying the lounge chairs. There is no gym on the property, but the pool was long enough for laps as long as it wasn’t too crowded.
The Ananta Burin Resort turned out to be in a wonderful location, a short walk to the main stretch of Ao Nang and the beautiful beach there and right across the street from restaurants, bars, convenience stores and tour operators. It was the perfect distance from the main strip to escape the noise and avoid the crowds, but also have easy access to all the amenities.
The beach closest to the hotel was mucky at low tide and not much to look at, but there were some beach side bars that were sure to have a great view in the evening as the tide came in. There also seemed to be some longtail boats there available for hire.
We stayed in a Deluxe Pool View room where the bed was on a Thai style raised platform. There was a nice balcony overlooking the pool with two chairs. We had a fridge, although no mini bar items were in it, and lots of closet space.
Deluxe Pool Access rooms have access to a private section of the pool, and as several other reviewers note, the best ones are probably the more secluded ones at the end.
The Buddy Restaurant had covered outdoor seating and good food. The dishes were reasonably priced and the menu ranged from Thai dishes to some western options. Breakfast was served in this space as well and consisted of the basic continental spread with Asian and western options.
We appreciated that the Ananta Burin Resort was close to everything, but was still peaceful and relaxing. We missed 24 hour housekeeping (Who knows they need an extra pillow before 8 p.m.?), but the staff were all friendly and accommodating.
- Cheap water is available in the lobby (20 baht for a big bottle)
- No gym
- If you’re headed to the beach, walk the extra couple minutes to Ao Nang instead of the beach a little closer to Ananta Burin
- Visit Ananta Burin online for more information and to make a reservation
Poplar Travels was a guest of Ananta Burin Resort. Our opinion is always our own.