Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Ao Nang beachfront
We say "beachfront", but most of these places are actually set across the narrow road from the beach. The beachfront road gets lively at night, especially during high season, and it sees a fair amount of traffic.
Look at the size of that pool113 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 270-4; F: (075) 695 072
If looking for a full-scale high-end resort suitable for a honeymoon, Aonang Villa should do the trick. The place is massive -- its eastern entrance off the main strip is a good ten-minute walk from ... Read the full review of Aonang Villa Resort .
Central, stylish and popularCorner of Moo 2 and Moo 3, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 130; F: (022) 363 344
The Phra Nang's round yellow and brown building that looks like a big beer mug lends the impression that this is a faded 1980s star, but while it is one of Ao Nang's older hotels, they've done a ... Read the full review of Phra Nang Inn.
Solid flaspacker digs at the beach154 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 1813; F: (075) 637 1845
A goood choice for flashpackers and families, the Beach Terrace is one of the cheapest options on the beach road -- and one of the only options with direct beach access. It's located at the far ... Read the full review of Beach Terrace Hotel.
Good value beach resort254 Moo 2 Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 870-4; F: (075) 637 875
This large beachfront resort hasn't upped its prices in years and now offers some of the most competitive value around. The cheapest rooms are set in a large two-storey building away from the beach, ... Read the full review of Golden Beach Resort.
Classy spot164 Moo 2 Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 971; F: (075) 637 357
This a stylish and professional resort with a more intimate feel than many. 50 guestrooms are stacked in a three-storey block beside a small swimming pool and wide wood deck where complimentary ... Read the full review of Aonang Princeville Resort.
Near Ao Nang Beach
These places are an easy three to 10 minute walk from the beach along the main drags. Although most are located in the heart of the tourist strip, many (but not all) are set back from the main road and stay relatively quiet. Everything from luxury resorts to thoughtful bungalows to dirt cheap flophouses are found here.
Top-ranking budget spot263/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 664;
Set at the end of a quiet side street off the main drag, Anawin made us want to settle in for a week. Concrete bungalows are tucked into a hillside and shaded by big palms. While there's nothing ... Read the full review of Anawin Bungalow.
Centrally located jungle hideout236 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 321; F: (075) 637 320
The Somkiet Buri's grounds are so packed with foliage it looks like it just sprang up from the jungle, and amidst all the greenery is a beautiful infinity pool cum tropical lagoon. Raised footpaths ... Read the full review of Somkiet Buri Resort and Spa .
Friendly spot on the main dragMoo 2, Ao Nang
T: (081) 719 1748;
Located a good 10 minute walk up the main strip from the beach, Aus Thai is one of a half dozen small guesthouses set in newish concrete buildings right along the main road. They all offer very ... Read the full review of Aus Thai Guesthouse.
Plush rooms around a lagoon193 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 344-6; F: (075) 637 347
We arrived at Peace Laguna to find a rather frazzled staff -- not a surprise considering this 200+ room resort was full due to some kind of convention (at least that's what they told us). It seems to ... Read the full review of Peace Laguna Resort & Spa.
A splash of panache168 Khlong Hang Rd, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 999; F: (075) 637 888
The Red Ginger is one of a handful of upscale resorts to have moved into Khlong Hang Rd, which cuts east from the sea between Ao Nang and Nopphara Thara beaches. It's a five minute walk to either ... Read the full review of Red Ginger Chic Resort.
A family vibeMoo 2, Ao Nang
T: (089) 292 9892;
The Green Park is located right next to Anawin Bungalow and is a very similar set-up -- a handful of concrete bungalows facing a footpath that stretches down a small hill away from the road. This is ... Read the full review of Green Park Bungalow.
No nightmares, just good value86/2 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 338; F: (075) 695 139
Located smack on the main strip and a five minute walk from the beach, the Dream Garden offers more style and comfort than most of the cookie cutter guesthouses around here. We're not sure why they ... Read the full review of Dream Garden Hostel.
Simple bungalows off the main drag25 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 667;
The staff here aren't as friendly as at Anawin or Friendly Bungalow, but the set-up is similar and the location is just off the main drag, not too far from the beach and directly behind a little Thai ... Read the full review of Adam Bungalows.
Smart rooms, scenic setting25/18 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 650-1; F: (075) 637 652
Not to be confused with nearby (and overpriced) Paradise The Cliff, this small and stylish resort features sleek rooms stretching back towards an odd orange and red Mars themed swimming pool with ... Read the full review of Aonang Paradise Resort .
Decent midrange resort121/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 527-30; F: (075) 637 211
This long-running resort seems a bit dry and boring at first, but renovated rooms are actually quite stylish. They feature a minimalist design with crisp clean lines and tile floors to go with soft ... Read the full review of Tipa Resort.
Homey spot247/10-11 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 388;
Located in the same side-strip as J Mansion and Jinda, Sea World is another well-kept guesthouse with a particularly pleasant staff. Rooms are very clean and spacious, and each come with a fridge, TV ... Read the full review of Sea World Guest House.
Clean and friendly302 Moo 2 Ao Nang
T: (075) 695 130; F: (075) 695 130
After dealing with the ‘too busy too bored' staffs at so many of Ao Nang's guesthouses, the friendly welcome at J offered some relief. The manager really seems to care about his guests and the ... Read the full review of J. Mansion.
Cheap flophouse28/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (081) 719 2992;
The Popeye is located down a little side street off the main drag, an easy three-minute walk to the beach. Simple rooms are clustered around a roofed open-air hallway so windows face a wall on the ... Read the full review of Popeye Guest House.
Budget option247/6 Moo 2 Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 524;
Next to Sea World and across from J Mansion, Jinda is one of the cheapest options in town. Rooms were looking a bit worn down when we passed through and could use a fresh coat of paint, but they are ... Read the full review of Jinda Guest House.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
All of these places are at least a 10 minute walk from the beach, and some are a solid 30 minute hike. Many offer their own shuttle services to and from the beach. Some are located a good way east along the main drag while others enjoy quiet, scenic settings down the side roads -- it's in this latter category where you'll find what we think are the most interesting places to stay in Ao Nang. Regular songthaew services and cheap motorbike rental make these spots even more enticing.
Added comforts at a reasonable price521 Soi 11 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi
T: (075) 626 666;
With bungalows of a design inspired by the Andaman region’s famous longtail arranged to take full advantage of the mountain view, the Aonang Phu Petra Resort in Ao Nang is a scenic and relaxing ... Read the full review of Aonang Phu Petra Resort.
Spectacular setting, charming rooms10/5 Soi Ao Nang 11, Ao Nang
T: (075) 695 240; F: (075) 695 242
If you need to get away from it all, Cliff View offers pleasant cottages surrounded by greenery in the shadow of a dramatic limestone cliff. The setting is extremely peaceful -- an army of hammocks ... Read the full review of Ao Nang Cliff View Resort.
Better than it looks445 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 638 4321; F: (075) 638 433
This fairly large concrete structure looks rather garish from the front, but it offers bright, well-kept rooms with lots of extras and overall it's pretty good value. The cheapest rooms are located ... Read the full review of Haleeva Sunshine Hotel.
Hidden awaySoi Ao Nang 11, Ao Nang
T: (081) 732 1273;
This quaint house is located in a residential neighbourhood that shoots north of the big, concrete Miti Hotel at the beginning of Soi 11. While it's far from the beach, this is a good choice for ... Read the full review of Ao Nang Homestay.
Style in the countrysideSoi Ao Nang 11, Ao Nang
T: (075) 695 297; F: (075) 695 175
With a refreshing light blue and polished grey design, stylish staff and state of the art facilities, the Glur wouldn't be out of place in the heart of Singapore. Eight and four person dorm rooms ... Read the full review of Glur Hostel.
Bungalows scattered on a hill248 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 735;
A stone's throw from Ao Nang Backpacker, the Fullmoon House offers good value fan and air-con bungalows that look to have been plopped on the hillside with little rhyme or reason. The concrete ... Read the full review of Fullmoon House & Resort.
Cheap dorms, great service376/5 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (084) 630 4234;
Purely a hostel, this spot offers inexpensive bunks towards the east side of town along the main road. It's a long walk to the beach, but the night market isn't too far in the other direction. The ... Read the full review of Ao Nang Backpacker.
Interesting theme, tranquil setting521 Moo 2 (off Soi Ao Nang 11), Ao Nang
T: (075) 626 666; F: (075) 626 667
This creatively designed spot is located just up from Cliff View Resort and enjoys a similarly peaceful and scenic atmosphere. Petra means 'sailboat' in Thai, and the sweeping sloped roofs on all of ... Read the full review of Phu Petra Resort.
Spacious rooms engulfed in green87/1 Moo 2 (off Soi Ao Nang 13), Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 586; F: (075) 637 584
Just up from Friendly Bungalow, Garden Home is a larger bungalow joint in a pleasant garden setting. Bungalows are set around a wide open green area with tall trees, lush foliage and wooden ... Read the full review of Ao Nang Garden Home Resort.
Overpriced85/2 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 638 118; F: (075) 638 116
A big sign out front touts this place as one of the top fifty resorts in the world, but someone must have taken a pay off. It's wedged into a small space hear the cliffs, but doesn't provide nearly ... Read the full review of Paradise -- The Cliff Ao Nang Resort.
Elegant garden retreat279 Moo 2, Ao Nang
T: (075) 637 481; F: (075) 695 224
This garden bungalow outfit has a very large restaurant/reception area to go with grounds full of green foliage and ponds like something out of a Matisse painting. The cheapest fan bungalows are ... Read the full review of Green View Village Resort.600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
Really friendlyAo Nang
T: (086) 740 2106;
If you're going with a name like Friendly Bungalow, you'd better deliver on the bon amie -- and this place actually does! The woman who runs it is really sincere and has left a smile on our faces ... Read the full review of Ao Nang Friendly Bungalow.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
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