Until about 2005 the Phai Plong Beach was just a small, deserted beach, located between Ao Nang and Tonsai and Railay Beach. To get there you had to either swim around the rocks at the end of Ao Nang, or you had to rent a boat to bing you there. An access road or a walkway did not exist. The beach is beautifully located, surrounded on three sides by tall limestone cliffs overlooking Ao Nang Tower and the offshore islands.
2005 however, this idyll was over, when a luxury Beach Resort was built at the beach and into the slope. Since then, visitors from Ao Nang, can use an adventurous trail behind the Last Cafe, to visit the beach on foot. People from outside are not allowed to enter the resort area but like all beaches in Thailand, the beach area is owned by the state and must be made accessible to the public.
The Pai Plong Beach with the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas near Ao Nang Beach, Krabi Thailand
The Resort at Pai Plong Beach is the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas and you can book it here. Guest of the hotel will be brought there by speed boat either from Ao Nang or from the pier at the other end of Nopparathara Beach. During the low season however, when the waves are comming straight into the bay, this procedure might become a little bit difficult but it seems to work somehow.