Photo: Huts and palms.

Ao Nieang Resort

Secluded old-style bungalows

Ao Nieang, Ko Kradan T: (081) 891 7379 

Ao Nieang Resort

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With no online presence or even signs posted elsewhere on Kradan, it's a wonder that anyone knows about the old-style bungalows at Ao Nieang Resort.

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Arriving here feels like stepping back a few decades to when Kradan drew only intrepid backpackers. The dozen or so wood-and-bamboo bungalows with metal roofs stand just back from the sand among coconut trees. All of them come with direct sea views from attached porches, and the beach stretches within easy swimming distance of South Reef. Snorkels can be rented at the resort.

Typical Thai island huts at Ao Nieang Resort.

Typical Thai island huts at Ao Nieang Resort. Photo: David Luekens

The cheapest huts are tiny, with only a mattress and mosquito net, and guests staying in these will use shared bathrooms with bucket-flush toilets and cold showers at the rear of the property. More cash bags you a larger room with firm bed raised off the floor, mosquito net, fan and cold-water bathroom with flush toilet and sink. With softer beds and a lot more space, a couple of newer editions are much better than the pricier bungalows found at other resorts, like Kalume Village and Kradan Island.

A murky pond sprawls behind the bungalows so don't forget that mosquito repellent. The older Thai folks that run the place were very welcoming, but English is limited and there's no WiFi. We’ve heard good things about the Thai food. Out the back you’ll find a large dog pen with a bizarre sign detailing the attributes of perfect canine physique in English.

A nearby pinch in the beach submerges at high tide, so you'll want to bring a torch for navigating the trail after dark—if going that way it’s a 20-minute walk to the main beach via Paradise Lost. Electricity is switched on only at night. The owner told us that she stays here all year round.

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Walk-in rates at Ao Nieang Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan share bathroom
300 baht
400 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom
500 baht
700 baht
Family room
700 baht
1,000 baht
Room: Bungalow fan share bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 700 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes:

Where is Ao Nieang Resort

Ao Nieang Resort
Ao Nieang, Ko Kradan
T: (081) 891 7379 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º15'22.1" E, 7º18'14.58" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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