As the western-most place to stay on Western Haad Noppharat Thara, P.A.N enjoys a broad view across Phra Nang Bay, all the way to Ao Nang, Ko Poda and the cliffs of Railay.
Lounging under the casuarina trees along the beachfront seems to be the main activity here, though a few kayaks are available for rent and the open-sided restaurant is one of the more inviting on the beach. The tin-roofed wood-and-cement bungalows with tan siding are set up in two lines facing a sparse central lawn, with only the front room enjoying a direct sea view. They're available in two sizes, all with hardwood floors, comfortable beds with mosquito nets, tall windows, basic cold-water bathrooms and inviting wooden porches with benches, tables and hammocks, the latter having been added since our last visit. Many of them sit in the shade and some are adorned with Northern Thai decor and woodcarvings along the roofs. As walk-ins in March we were quoted 200 baht below the rates listed on the resort’s website. Expect an increase in peak season.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes: 800/1,000 baht for a larger bungalow
Western Noppharat Thara beach
T: (089) 866 4373
(089) 724 2806
Room rates: Under 600B