Varana Hotel 

Feel-good luxury

This architecturally modern hotel also has a thoroughly modern mindset rooted in health, wellbeing, and sustainably orientated principles.

Overlooking Tubkaak Bay and within direct sight of Hang Nak Mountain, the location of Varana alone makes it compelling enough to visit. But what it offers goes above and beyond your typical beach break — this wellness resort is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, from farm-fresh menus to a holistic approach to wellbeing in its fitness and spa offering. It’s also a leading sustainability hotel, with an impressive array of initiatives in place to make sure its impact on the environment is as limited as possible. Varana’s commitments to good health and the environment are not at the expense of a luxurious stay. The rooms are smart and well-considered spaces that invite a feeling of relaxation.

Why we love Varana Hotel

  • Mood-boosting spa treatments, nourishing Thai food, and a splash of sunshine equal a blissful, feel-good holiday

  • Pick up handcrafted, environmentally friendly souvenirs from the gift shop and support local artisans

  • A choice of four pools covers your every aquatic whim, from 50-metre lengths to a water therapy circuit and refreshing dips to cool off

  • There’s a huge choice of fitness classes to join if you prefer the motivation that comes with community or a superb gym for solo sessions

4 stars
Dec - Apr
13 hours (not including stopover time)
On the golden shores of Krabi’s Klongmuang Beach
Approx. 40 minutes' transfer from Krabi airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

Accomplished chefs whip up nourishing dishes with ingredients that are chemical-free and sourced locally wherever possible, including catches from Thai fishermen, pesticide-free fruits, and organic eggs.

Open all day for fresh coffee and hot drinks alongside a menu of organic salads, hand-stretched pizzas, and homemade ice cream.

A modern Chinese restaurant that celebrates regional dishes from around China created with fresh ingredients.

A tropical pool bar where you can order tiki cocktails or local craft beer alongside a selection of light bites.

Head the hillside for views over Tubkaak Bay as you enjoy chargrilled tapas and Spanish flavours.

The Beach Club
Inspired by Balinese beach clubs, the atmosphere here evolves throughout the day, from artisanal coffee in the morning, to a Mediterranean lunch joint, to an evening hotspot with live music.

We love the open-air Sala, feasting on hand cut Iberico jamon and sipping organic sangria.

What's included

Breakfast at Nook

There are four swimming pools here, including an Olympic-sized pool and another dedicated to wellness, with a ten-step aqua therapy programme for guests to follow.

The Faa Spa features treatments that go beyond what you’d usually find at a hotel spa. An open-air Onsen provides oxygenated skincare, and a three-step Thai herbal steam ritual said to boost your emotional wellbeing and promote mental clarity.

Relaxation is complemented by an active lifestyle here, with Yogilates on offer as well as a gym and a one-kilometre outdoor walking trail.

Trek through the forests up Dragon Crest Mountain for 360° degree views, enjoy the challenge of the climbing wall or take a lesson in Thai boxing.

Dive into Krabi's first Olympic-size swimming pool. Here you can join a paddle-fit class to improve your core strength. The coastline and surrounding islands are famed for their white sandy beaches, coral reefs, diving and snorkelling opportunities.

The sustainability initiatives at Varana are wide-ranging. For instance, locally sourced food to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transport. Varana strives for zero waste, sorting leftover vegetables and eggshells to make fertilizer and fermenting lemons and orange peel, making them into citric acid or a multi-purpose cleaner.

Varana prioritises reducing chemical usage in its hotel and has built its own laundry facility to ensure they have control over the process and minimize environmental impact, using organic detergents and water is recycled for watering its trees through its wastewater treatment system.

An innovative system is used to manage the water supply. The system stores clean water underground, keeping the soil moist and promoting tree growth while reducing wasteful irrigation. To ensure the safety and cleanliness of the water supply, a cutting-edge nanotechnology system is used to process all water used in the hotel.