If the words “Thailand’s largest swimming pool” doesn’t do it for you, we don’t know what will. As well as a massive 7,000m2 lagoon-style pool, this luxury resort features some of the best recreational facilities around, including tennis courts, a golf course, an excellent fitness center, and a full suite of activities. You can then top off a busy day by getting a L’Occitane treatment at the spa.

The gay friendly hotel also boasts four restaurants, serving everything from local Thai fare to poolside barbeques and authentic Italian cuisine. For breakfast, you can enjoy an incredibly well-stocked buffet with options catering for every possible taste and nationality.

It also helps that the resort looks absolutely gorgeous, with a blend of old-fashioned colonial grandeur, and traditional Thai features. This extends to the rooms, which feature luxury elements like teak floors and furniture, marble bathrooms, and sea-facing balconies.

The resort is a little bit removed from Krabi’s main attractions, but Ao Nang is just a 20-minute drive away. From there, all of Krabi’s best islands and beaches are easily reachable. That said, the isolated location is also perfect for gay couples and travellers who want to properly get away from it all in a luxury environment.

Why We Love It

♥ Largest. Swimming. Pool. In. Thailand.
♥ Beautiful Thai-colonial design
♥ Top-notch resort facilities across the board

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The location is a little bit removed from most of Krabi’s main sights, which can be a plus if you’re looking for an isolated resort experience. That said, many of Krabi’s most beautiful beaches are easily accessible for a day trip. Ao Nang, Krabi’s main transport and nightlife hub, is a short 20-minute drive from the hotel.

Style & Design

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort stands out thanks to its elegant colonial style, which blends Victorian luxury elements like teak floors and romantic furniture with traditional Thai influences, such as temple-inspired roofs. The old-fashioned design gives you the impression of stepping back in time, which is perfect for travelers who want to get away from it all.


The resort is ideal for golfers, with the excellent 9-hole Phokeethra Golf Krabi course. However, that’s nothing compared to the swimming pool, which is actually Thailand’s largest at 7000msq. If you somehow manage to tire of swimming and golfing, there’s a high-quality gym with cardio machines and free weights. Once you’re done exercising, unwind at the sauna or jacuzzi, or head to the spa for a pampering treatment with L’Occitane products. Wrap up your day with dinner at one of the resort’s many excellent restaurants: choose between Thai, Indian, Italian, and much more.


Each one of the 276 rooms is decorated in the hotel’s distinctive Victorian style for a classically elegant feel. All are spacious, and all come with a private furnished balcony – get one with an ocean view so you can watch the sunset without leaving your room. Sofitel’s signature MyBed guarantees a blissful night’s sleep, and high-quality amenities ensure you have everything you need. Want proper luxury? Go for one of the private pool suites, which also come with Hermes products and Club Millésime access. This includes a highly personalized service from check-in to check-out, evening cocktails, and access to the exclusive lounge.

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

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♥ Secluded bay with an almost private beach
♥ Two huge pools – one very quiet and peaceful
♥ Great facilities and free kayak rental

♥ Poolside rooms with direct access
♥ Great Ao Nang location
♥ High-quality fitness facilities

♥ Excellent location in Ao Nang
♥ Private beach access
♥ Pleasant layout in beautiful tropical gardens

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