A mixed bag
A-Na-Lay sits on the southern side of the northern headland occupied by Hin Dard Resort along with most of Sai Daeng Beach.
It has a bunch of room options, from simple thatch huts with shared facilities through to fairly deluxe bungalows with air-con and hot-water bathrooms. It has two swimming pools, one hidden away overlooking the southern beach and the other a small splash pool affair by some decking on the headland. The resort seems to be striving for that shabby chic look, but it's more on the shabby than chic side right now. The beach though is lovely and aside from the thatch huts, a couple of group house things and an exceedingly ugly share toilet block it is entirely deserted. The air-con bungalows are scattered right across the headland and some have far better aspects than others, so if you're feeling hard done by, especially in low season, ask to see another room. Walk-in rates are very negotiable, or shop online for a discounted rate. The price we were quoted for the basic huts was completely ridiculous, but we heard of others staying in them for as little as 400 baht.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.