Poor location, luxurious rooms
Ao Mook, south of the village T: (080) 611 4614
This new and upmarket resort visible from the pier has minimalist, very chic interior design and is mainly patronised by Thai tourists.
As a beach resort it doesn't have very much going for it. The beach is tiny and disappears completely at high tide but they've made up for this by building an elevated sundeck outside the restaurant which is covered in sand and has sunbeds. There's no pool though. Guests are given complimentary use of a kayak and a bicycle for one hour per day and can hire them for longer periods. The expensive and quite luxurious concrete bungalows are on stilts on water over a brackish lagoon with mangroves which looks like a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The restaurant area is quite a pleasant place to eat and the food isn't bad. Staff are properly trained and professional and the atmosphere is quite refined and hotel like, but the lack of a decent beach and swimming opportunities probably makes it a bad choice for most Westerners and they'd be better off in one of the upmarket resorts on Ao Kwai or Ao Yai.
Last updated on 27th December, 2011.