Beachside bliss with five stars

lifestyle April 07, 2017 13:42

By The Nation

There’s more luxury to be found these days in Krabi’s best-known destination Ao Nang thanks to the recent opening of The ShellSea.



The five-star resort, which is located on a golden-sand beach adjacent to the famous Shell Fossil Beach, welcomed its first guests on April 2.

The resort offers 72 spacious guestrooms, 12 luxurious villas and one grand villa, with 180-degree views of the Andaman Sea and facilities that include a lap pool, family pool, spa, restaurants, beachside bar, and a selection of non-motorised recreational water sport equipment.

Exercise enthusiasts can work out at the fitness centre, with wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the panoramic views of the resort.”

The ShellSea is owned and managed by Ao Nang Ville, which also owns and operates Ao Nang Villa Resort, one of the longest established resorts in Ao Nang.

“Our resort has been designed with generous sized rooms and luxurious villas that offer maximum privacy,” says the company’s general manager Chatchawan Pankudrua.

“Our dining concept is an exciting one, and we have leisure options that will appeal to couples, families, and small- to medium-sized groups. “This is a very exclusive part of Krabi, and our beachfront location along with the proximity to the world-famous Shell Fossil Beach gives us a great advantage in attracting guests to the increasingly popular destination of Krabi.

The ShellSea is set directly on a 300-metre golden-sand beach connected to the famous shell fossil plate, thereby offering guests classic beachfront resort relaxation along with the opportunity to explore one of Krabi’s prime attractions.

Accommodation includes Sea View rooms and Beach Front rooms, each with their own private balcony; Beach Front Pool Access rooms, on the ground floor; Sea Villas, each with their own pool and private terrace; and a Grand Villa, with its own pool and a full 180-degree view of the ocean from its beachfront setting.

The starting rate for bookings is currently Bt5,000 for a Shellsea Garden room, inclusive of breakfast for two, Wi-Fi internet connection, and complimentary shuttle bus to Ao Nang Beach twice daily on a fixed time schedule.

>> ShellSea is at Krabi.

>> For reservation and information, call (075) 819 519; www.TheShellSea.com.