Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Ao Nang.
Although the small and quiet Aonang Phu Petra Resort sits a mere five minutes' from the main road through Ao Nang town, it feels worlds away. Surrounded by limestone karst mountains and plenty of greenery, this quiet, four-pearl spot is a welcome retreat from the noisy Ao Nang scene. 25 bungalows are spacious and have pleasant terraces to sit on, but mosquitoes can be an issue. Rooms set around the central swimming pool feel less private than those on the hillside. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi are nice perks.
The Centara Grand Beach Resort sits alone on a private bay in the Andaman Sea, surrounded by limestone karst mountains. The rooms and villas here are huge, and all come with large balconies and open-plan bathrooms with soaking tubs and rainshowers. The luxury resort has four restaurants to choose from, along with a spa, a fitness center, a fun kids' club, several swimming pools, and even a library. However, the only way to town other than by boat involves a steep path over the mountain, and some guests might feel isolated here. However, with such great facilities, a long white sand beach, water activities, and spectacular views, those wanting to literally get away from it all will find little need to go anywhere else.
The Centara Anda Dhevi is one of Ao Nang's more elegant resorts. Located on a side street just up from the beach in central Ao Nang, the Centara is surrounded by other high-end boutique properties. Thai-style rooms have balconies or terraces as well as marble bathrooms with separate tubs and rainfall showers. There's a large swimming pool with a small waterslide, and the on-site Palm Court Restaurant is among Ao Nang's finest, serving gourmet international cuisine. The only major drawback beside the high room rates is that the nearby beach isn't the most pleasant in the area.