Tucked into the trees
263/1 Moo 2 (at the end of Ao Nang Soi 6), Ao Nang T: (075) 637 664, (081) 677 9632
At the end of a quiet side street off the busiest part of the main drag, Anawin’s garden setting is a welcome respite from the crowds.
Detached concrete bungalows are sprinkled down a gradual hillside shaded by an array of trees, palms and flowers. While there's nothing super exciting about the air-con rooms, they are clean, comfortable and have thoughtful touches like silk bed covers and inviting front porches with tables and chairs. They also come with desks, LCD TVs, two fans (in addition to the air-con) and basic wet bathrooms with hot water. Smaller and lacking the extras, the similarly well-kept fan rooms in a small attached building come with large tinted glass windows, paintings of bamboo trees on the walls and small porches -- good value if you don’t mind a cold shower. The personable Moroccan owner runs a travel office, rents out motorbikes and provides all kinds of helpful insights on the area; he’s a big part of what makes the place special. Anawin has an excellent reputation, receiving a lot of repeat customers, so it’s a good idea to reserve your room in high season.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.