Ever since my graduation, I wanted to take a short vacation to a country with lots of beaches as it always seemed so relaxing. With some recommendations from friends, I finally decided on Krabi.
I had the most relaxing time at Amari Vogue Krabi in a private beach called Tub Kaak. As this resort was pretty far from the town, the beach was never too crowded and was such a sight to see from our room. This resort was about an hours drive from Krabi Airport which we got a taxi for as it was actually cheaper than getting a Grab. We paid THB 500 for the one way trip (just for reference).
The moment the taxi reached the lobby, the friendly staffs at Amari Vogue came to open the doors, got our luggage for us and sat us down while waiting for check-in. We were welcomed with cold towels because the weather was burning hot and a nice sweet drink that they alternate with every day. Also, they gave us a programme sheet to tell us the activities that were happening at the resort for the week like cooking classes, etc.
Once the check-in was done, we were brought up to our Deluxe King room which was really huge – approximately 50 square metres. We were given a room tour by the lovely staff who told us where everything was.
From the room door, I could see the huge bathroom, King sized bed, and the private balcony we had. The bathroom was huge, with separate shower and bathtub and a really big sink space which I always need because of how messy I am.
The private balcony overlooked the entire resort and the view of the beach which was really stunning. There was a sitting area at the balcony for you to enjoy this view and you can even watch sunrise if you can wake up for it (super grammable).
At Amari Vogue, there are 3 dining areas that served a wide variety of food and a good ambienece. Firstly, the Lotus Restaurant serves local delights for both lunch and dinner.
You have to try their Phad Thai and Tom Yum Soup there as they were easily the best that I had in Krabi. The Phad Thai was so fragrant and was served in an omelette and a side of peanuts, sugar and chilli flakes. I would say go all out and mix everything together to get the best experience out of this phad thai.
This restaurant is also where the breakfast buffet is served. There were many stations like the typical egg station, which served different types of eggs like omelettes and sunny side ups, and even a waffle station.
Some of my favourites there had to be the DIY fruit juicing station and the honey that they actually harvest from the resort itself. On top of that, there were cereals, yogurts, porridges, local delights like noodles and rice. You’ll never be sick of the food here because they change up some parts of the buffet!
The other restaurant you should visit is the Bellini Italian Restaurant which is located right beside the beach. The best time to dine here is before sunset as you’ll be able to see the stunning view while having your dinner. Plus, they have Happy Hours from 5.30pm-6.30pm and 10.00pm-11.00pm where drinks on their list will be 50% off!
The restaurant here serves Italian food like risottos, pastas, pizzas and even steak. One of my favourites was their Seafood Risotto (TBH 690) which was tomato based. It had shrimps, mussels, calamari, sea bass and salmon in the dish and the risotto not heavy at all, making it so easy to eat.
If you’re feeling more luxurious, you can give their Grilled Fillet of Australian Grain-Fed Beef (THB 1180) or Grilled Australian Striploin (THB 1150) a try. I would say that the grain-fed beef was more tender than the striploin, but the sides that came with the Striploin was better as it had a potato dauphinoise (cheese potatoes) that I would die for, compared to the baked potato that came with the grain-fed beef.
As for the hotel facilities, the pool was our go-to place to just relax. From the pool, you could see the beach and the stunning sunset views. The beach was sometimes on a high tide and sometimes low tide, so if it was on a low you can talk a nice stroll along the beach. However, do be careful when walking as one of the guests got bit by something while he was walking along the beach. Luckily, there were medics from the restaurant that came quickly to aid him.
They also had a in-house spa which we went for. The prices for the spa was pretty steep, THB 1000 and above, compared to the cheap massages you can get in town for like THB 200 but for the cleanliness and the experience, it was really worth it. Breeze Spa also has Happy Hours where from 10.00am to 12.00pm, they have 40% off the 90-minute massage.