Once we wintered in Krabi, that's why this post appeared, which will talk about the local features of renting housing in Krabi. Be sure to read my instructions first - how to rent a house in Thailand, in which I tell you everything you need to know when you want to rent a house on your own or through an intermediary in advance.
The content of the article
- one Beach selection
- 2 Season in Krabi
- 3 What types of accommodations are there in Krabi
- 4 The cost of houses in Krabi
- five Prestigious and not so prestigious areas
- 6 Water
- 7 Infrastructure
- eight Transport
The most popular part of the coast among tourists is located near Krabi town. It is a line of beaches stretching east to west from Aonammao to Klong Muang. Actually, the entire infrastructure of the resort is concentrated there, as well as a poor selection of residential buildings and villas. Talking about the village of Ao Nang.
There are no private houses on the coast, all of them are located 2-4 kilometers from the sea. Therefore, when choosing a house on Longstay, if possible, do not be tied to the distance from the beach, because it will be either not within walking distance, or conditionally on foot. Still, 20 minutes on foot in the heat is not suitable for everyone. In general, if you still want to walk, then you need to look for houses in the area of the mosque, where all the main complexes are concentrated. Your beach in this case is Ao Nang Beach.
Season in Krabi
From May to October, monsoon rains are watered, then for a couple of months you can observe partly cloudy and more or less stable weather, although the rains have not been canceled. January to April is a golden time when the province is overrun with holiday tourists.
If you are going to Longstay, then most likely the connection of your departure will not be to the monsoons, but to the weather in Russia and a double tourist visa. To return back to the relatively warm season, you need to start as late as possible, ideally in November. You will be able to rent a house upon arrival this month, but it will be a shack on the outskirts of civilization or a simple but very expensive house. The same house, only three months earlier, will cost two times cheaper, many winterers understand this, so the peak of booking starts in August.
What types of accommodations are there in Krabi
Unlike Samui, where any type of housing is offered, Krabi is still at the stage of rough customization for the client. The main orientation of the infrastructure and housing base of the resort is on the short-term tourist arriving. Hotels, many guesthouses and a very small selection of private houses and resorts for those who had chosen Krabi for wintering. For example, my base houses in Krabi covers about 80% of all housing.
A common problem with houses in Krabi is the lack of a proper kitchen. This can be either an extension to the house, or an additional sink and a small area set aside in the house so that you can cut yourself sandwiches or heat up food in the microwave. New, recently built houses already have a full kitchen area with furniture and equipment, but their price tag may be higher.
There are countless apartments in Ao Nang: in the center of Ao Nang, yes on Klong Muang.
If you are traveling to Thailand for the first time, then I recommend booking a house or apartment in advance. This is done only through a realtor. Yes, they do not deal with the cheapest housing and take a commission, but this allows you to avoid unnecessary hassle in an unfamiliar country. Believe me, independent searches on the spot are difficult and not worth it. You are going to rest.
Send me a request to advise a trusted realtor, whom I myself trust. And then recently there have been a lot of scammers.
The cost of houses in Krabi
I will not take into account the very simple conditions that are not acceptable to everyone. The average price tag in Krabi for a house with a kitchen is in the range of 15,000-20,000 baht. For a house without a kitchen, they will ask for an average of 10-12 thousand baht. You can look for budget housing cheaper than 10 thousand, but there are few such houses in Krabi, and these are options for single or carefree.
The lower price limit that I have met is 5,000 baht for a studio room without air conditioning in «Thai apartments», a long building, divided into sections, like garages in Russia. And I also saw something like that, in appearance, like an ordinary house, but there are 3 rooms in it and each is rented for a separate family. The upper limit that I came across in the search - 65,000 per month, luxury villa, the price hung on the ad.
Prestigious and not so prestigious areas
Due to the shortage of housing in Krabi, there is no clear division into more or less prestigious districts. It is clear that houses next to a crushed stone quarry are less attractive from a tenant's point of view, but oddly enough, such a neighborhood does not significantly affect the rental price. Hotels, in most cases, are located on the coast; expensive villas are initially built away from inconvenient objects, but from everything else you have to choose based on personal priorities. Proximity to the sea, to shops, to a nice beach, away from people or from the highway.
Oddly enough, but the geographical location and the ability to get water from the hefty Krabi River does not always guarantee a central water supply. A lot of buildings in Krabi are equipped with plastic containers and electric pumps, which supply water to the house. They, and also pickup trucks, water carriers, which have to be called regularly. So, immediately ask the owner how you get water in the house and how much this pleasure costs..
The sea is always close if you are by car. As in any ordinary resort, the entire infrastructure of Krabi beaches is located in close proximity to the sea. As I said in the very first paragraph - you will not find a private house a minute walk from the sea. All houses are further away, and in conjunction with the fact that there are no hypermarkets in Ao Nang, then you will need a car (how to rent a car) or scooter for rent (bike rental in Krabi). And if so, then the distance to the sea for you will always be no more than 5-10 minutes drive.
There is only one Medium Tesco in Ao Nang and it is within walking distance if you live in the village itself. In most cases, it will be enough for you, and if not, then you will need to go to Krabi town in BigSie, Big Tesco or Macro. There are also moving markets (there is a different location on each day of the week) markets, but they will not always be within walking distance.
There is such a feature of the Krabi resort - it occupies a large area of the mainland. Distances here are decent and just walking from home to Makro won't work. Despite the presence of minibuses that run around the resort, if you plan to stay here in longstiy, and even with your family, then it is much more convenient to rent or buy a bike / car. The assortment of average Tesco and food markets will not always be enough, and if you want to get, for example, to Macro Krabi, then you will have to travel 15 kilometers, and in Big C - almost 25 km.