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7.8
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8.4
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Excellent location - 10 meters to the beach
  • Tonsai Beach140 m
  • Railay Beach700 m
  • Pai Plong Beach890 m
  • Real Rocks Climbing School & Shop1.13 km
  • Phra Nang Beach1.43 km
  • Phra Nang Cave1.62 km
  • Friend Art Gallery1.92 km
  • Ao Nang Beach1.93 km
  • P.U.S.H Fitness Center1.96 km
  • Heaven 7 Park2.51 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Tonsai Bay Resort

    18 Moo, 2 Aonang, Ton Sai, Krabi, Thailand, 81000 - See map
    "Beautiful setting - good place to chill for a couple of nights or do rock climbing and kayaking."
    Catherine - April 13, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.9 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • 10 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Location score
    8.4/10
    Room size
    33 sqm.
    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
    Service score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    93
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    Bigger than
    89
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    Better than
    87
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    of Krabi properties
    Better than
    83
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    of Krabi properties
    Value for money7.6
    Distance to city center20 km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
    Distance to airport18.6 km

    Rooms available at Tonsai Bay Resort

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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Superior Villa
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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        What people love about Tonsai Bay Resort

        • 7.2
          Very good

          "The freedom bar offered a good hangout to meet climbers."

          Marc

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          February 17, 2018

        • 8.0
          Very good

          "Great price for air con comfort No power during day."

          J

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          June 18, 2018

        • 7.6
          Very good

          "Reasonably good beach and a superb place for hikers."

          Harsha

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          March 24, 2018

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        8.4
        Excellent

        "The place is great : cool ambiance, great food at the restau..."

        Ryan

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        December 8, 2018

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        What they offer

        7.2
        Very good
        Staff 

        "Very friendly and helpful staff, especially at the restauran..."

        Marc

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        February 17, 2018

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        Food and dining

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        American
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        Restaurants on site

        Tonsai Bay Restaurant
        Cuisine:International, Thai
        Menu:Buffet

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        Reviews of Tonsai Bay Resort from real guests

        Overall rating
        7.9
        Very good
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        Rating via Agoda7.8
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        Cleanliness7.9
        Facilities7.6
        Location8.4
        Room comfort and quality7.3
        Service7.8
        Value for money7.6
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        <6 Below Expectation (125)
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        8.8
        Excellent
        Caitlan from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in May, 2019

        LOVELY!”

        This resort is beautiful, quiet, and just stunning all around! Tonsai Beach is a quiet solitude! The resort is surrounded by beautiful rock walls, and right on the beach! Rooms and bathroom were very clean! AC worked wonders! Beds were very comfy :) Overall great place :) would definitely stay again!

        Reviewed May 16, 2019
        5.2
        Sarah from Australia
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 1 night in May, 2019

        Wish we’d stayed at Railey Beach”

        After a lot of research we really didn’t know whether to stay on Railey beach or Ton Sai but thought we’d stay Ton Sai given some reviews that’s it’s quieter less touristy we like that vibe. But this place is something else! When we went early May, low season there was nothing on the island just a dirty beach, one bar and the hotel restaurant. The boat docks over at Railey and the only way to get there during high tide is by boat which cost 300 baht then when we arrived there is no ATM so we had to go back over this time we tried walking around the mountain which is a bit of an effort up uneven rocks and off a cliff top and through the jungle it doesn’t take long about 20/25 mins it’s just not very safe. The we paid another 300 baht to get the boat back to Ton Sai. Railey looks beautiful we will be back to stay there for sure. We are not rock climbers I can imagine if you are only there to climb this is ideal for you but it wasn’t for us. Also the food is not great for the money. Breakfast option is a small fruit platter, / pieces of white toast eggs and some dodgy looking ham.

        Reviewed May 13, 2019
        6.8
        Good
        Petra from Thailand
        Couple
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 5 nights in May, 2019

        limited breakfast, nice staff”

        We were staying here during the off season when there was no electricity during the daylight. The breakfast was a bit disappointing. Tonsai is a hippi area with all the guys who are enjoying the life with some questionable drugs.

        Reviewed May 11, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lauren from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December, 2018

        Secluded and tranquil resort right on the beach.”

        Loved this place and would HIGHLY recommend. It was so amazingly quiet; not something you get often when right on the beach. There are bars and other restaurants only a short walk away. You can also get to the more happening Railay via a 20 minute walk.

        Reviewed December 12, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Ryan from France
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 4 nights in November, 2018

        Nice place. Nice location. Nice staff”

        The place is great : cool ambiance, great food at the restaurant (globally) and excellent cocktails at the Freedom Bar ! Staff very friendly and helpful. The beach is very nice close to the big cliffs, better than Railey for me (too much people on Railey.) I tried a superior room and a villa. All was nice. Breakfast was correct. Little shops near the restaurant and the beach (laundry, mini mark, rock climbing shop) Easy access to the "main village" Only bad point : the bathroom in the room was very badly designed

        Reviewed December 08, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Robert from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Villa
        Stayed 4 nights in October, 2018

        Tonsai Bay Resort is a niche hotel but worth it!!!”

        Tonsai Bay Resort has grown up in the past few years. We have been staying here for many years now, and this year was also very good. There are some weird things now though. There is a huge wall that blocks off the resort from the rest of Tonsai Bay. You will have to use a key card to go up to the hillside section and restaurants (Mama's Chicken Kitchen). There seems to be a divide between Tonsai Bay Resort, the new resort being developed, and the community that is Tonsai Bay. Of course in low season there is no electricity in the rooms between 9am and 5pm. We stayed in the deluxe bungalow as usual, and the staff is always warm and welcoming to us because we have stayed here for so many years. Breakfast is kind of limited if you don't eat meat or eggs.

        Reviewed November 10, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Janusz from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March, 2019

        Hidden gem”

        Amazing location next to the quiet beach where you can enjoy swimming, climbing or kayaking. Busy Raily beach is just 10 Min away through passage when tide is low. We discovered many good places to eat like Mama Chilen in the Tonsai village. Tonsay bay is Not overcrowded with tourist which is very good. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. Definitely I would chose this hotel again.

        Reviewed March 25, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Rina from United States
        Couple
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 8 nights in January, 2018

        Good choice in Tonsai”

        Tonsai Bay Resort was the right option for us for our week long stay in Tonsai. As much as I don’t love the wall that surrounds the resort (and the upcoming development in Tonsai), it was very nice to have 24 hours electricity, AC, mini fridge and a TV with English movies. Everything worked well but the bungalow is looking a little tired and could use an update. Breakfast buffet was pretty good with eggs cooked to order, lots of vegetables and fruit, yogurt, cereal and choices of varying hot items: pancakes or french toasts, fried rice, pad Thai, pad see ew, curry, some meat. WiFi was strong.

        Reviewed January 22, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Laura from Canada
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 4 nights in December, 2017

        Exceeded Expectations”

        Tonsai Bay Resort lives up to its' pictures. We were in a room in the main building and overlooked the palm grove which we saw monkeys frolicking in a few times. Room, building, and grounds were kept clean and tidy. Breakfast buffet was okay - not outstanding, but not bad either. There were a few shops within the resort area which made things convenient - beach bar, wash (laundry), extra water, massage, rock climbing, and at the top back of the resort you could get to the village which had other restaurants, shops, and a few food carts. Tonsai Beach area is laid back, quiet, and basic. If you are expecting high-end, Railay might be more your choice, but Tonsai was perfect for us and the resort exceeded our expectations.

        Reviewed December 28, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Robert from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Villa
        Stayed 5 nights in October, 2017

        Tonsai Bay is not for everyone...”

        But it is absolutely PERFECT for us!!! This is our 4th stay at Tonsai Bay Resort. Although many changes have happened since our 1st stay. We rented the deluxe bungalow which has had a few upgrades. The bathroom is better and now wi-fi is available, It is worth mentioning that there is no electricity in the rooms between 9:30 and 5 pm. This did not effect us much at all and we have come to expect it. Breakfast was good, and the staff is very accommodating. Crossing over to Railay in the front or the back can be challenging, and the Mama's Chicken kitchen up the hill from Tonsai Bay Resort is AMAZING!!!

        Reviewed November 08, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Anna from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 10 nights in June, 2017

        A great escape ”

        I stayed 10 nights at Ton Sai Resort as an escape from a overly busy life. It's remote and quiet. Very quiet. The beach was not as nice as I imagined and there are no deck chairs or loungers. Between May and September it is super quiet with few restaurants and shops open in the area. I would stay again. It's biggest draw back is how hard it is to get there. Backpackers tend to walk in, I paid another $60USD to have a private transfer. (Unfortunately they forgot to pick me up - be wary of booking that through Agoda.) However the transfer when it worked was super convenient.

        Reviewed July 31, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Soon from Malaysia
        Couple
        Superior Room
        Stayed 1 night in July, 2016

        Wonderful stay”

        At first, we were quite worried as we couldn't find the resort at Railay west, after contacting the hotel manager, who was very helpful to give us direction, we finally reached Tonsai Bay after enduring a 15-minutes jungle trekking to cross the rock, hence only then we understand why this resort is mainly for rock climbers... (When the tide is low, can actually skip the jungle trekking by going along the beach) Because of its location, it is a hidden gem, not many crowd over there as if the place is totally private. The restaurant at Tonsai Bay (there is only one there) surprisingly provides delicious food. Staffs were very helpful, they even provide transportation to the end of the beach for us to take long tail boat to Ao Nang beach. Room has all that are needed. Overall this is a good place to stay is you can endure short duration of jungle trekking to reach there. We would definitely come back here!

        Reviewed July 17, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Wayne from Australia
        Family with young children
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 2 nights in August, 2014

        Great location for rock climbing and peace”

        Location, price, room size

        We love Tonsai Bay for it's proximity to great rock climbing and the fact that is isn't filled with tourists. Tonsai Bay Resort is well located and well priced for the size of the rooms. Lots of mosquitos this time of year so be prepared!

        Reviewed September 02, 2014
        8.0
        Excellent
        Stacey from United States
        Couple
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 5 nights in February, 2014

        LOVED hearing the gibbons singing in the morning!”

        gibbons!; location; clean/comfortable

        My husband and I came to Tonsai for five days to climb and stayed at Tonsai Bay Resort. The rooms are simple, but very nice and very clean and all closed up. The location is awesome; everything in Tonsai is close, but these villas are among the first off the beach, which is nice because the further you get into the jungle on the Tonsai side, the more things start to smell of feces. The restaurant and breakfast were fine, though nothing special compared to other parts of Thailand we visited. This spot is really great for folks who want to stay on the Tonsai side of the peninsula but a) don't feel like having to trek around looking for a place to stay; b) want a slightly higher-end, more comfortable accommodation than the "dirtbagger" spots that dominate this side. The "front desk" staff were a mixed bag - there was a young woman who was helpful and sort of friendly and a man who was downright surly; the restaurant and room staff were all great and super friendly.

        Reviewed May 17, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        GUAN from China
        Family with young children
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 1 night in January, 2014

        good location”

        location, food, fun

        nice view of sunset when having dinnet at the hotel's restaurant. food are good and price is reasonable. it was good to watch mokeys around, outside our room, watching us having breakfast. overall, the resort is good value of money.

        Reviewed February 01, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Ewoud from Netherlands
        Couple
        Deluxe Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in November, 2013

        Great holiday at a lovely place”

        Proximity to the beach, large room, friendly staff

        Had an excellent time at Tonsai Bay Resort. It is located at Tonsai Bay which for us was a nice place to stay at than Railway. Low key, chilled out crowd, no package tours. Beach is lovely and beautiful, very scenic place to view sunset. We'd surely visit again.

        Reviewed November 30, 2013
        8.7
        Excellent
        Robert from United States
        Couple
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 3 nights in November, 2013

        Tonsai is AMAZING!!!!”

        location, solitude, ambience

        This was our 2nd trip to Tonsai Bay Resort. The staff is helpful and friendly, the room is very clean and quite large. The bathroom has trouble with hot water in the sink or shower, but that was fine... The restaurant is quite good with many delicious selections including breakfast. What was not acceptable at all was the public restrooms behind the restaurant. These were horrific to say the least. They are obviously public but I was forced to trek back to our bungalow rather than using this fiasco of an outhouse.

        Reviewed November 19, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        NETCHANOK from Thailand
        Family with young children
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 1 night in March, 2013

        FOR CLIMBING MOUNTAIN RESORT”

        NEAR SEABEACH NEAR MOUNTAIN GOOD FOOD

        Tonsai resort is suitable for the tourist that prefer hiking the mountain and the peace because it's far from night club, can stay for a long time because there are many cheap resort on the Tonsai beach.

        Reviewed June 27, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        bonnie from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Villa
        Stayed 1 night in April, 2013

        Great price for hotel”

        Large room, great staff, close to everything.

        It was great, there where monkey's all over next to large Rock climbing area, near beach. Was very happy with this hotel. I had to say best hotel on beach as this was the only one i found that was perfect for me, air con and lights 24 7, others close during the day..

        Reviewed May 07, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        HU from China
        Group
        Superior Villa
        Stayed 1 night in February, 2013

        a short walk away from the beach”

        Great location

        The hotel is near the beach (some rooms are a little far, but other from that is great). The beach can be a little rocky, but it is great to get a callac and go to the beaches around. The night is awsome, relaxed bars, good people and vive.

        Reviewed February 07, 2013
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