One of 3 hotels on an isolated beach away from the busy side of Koh Samet. Of the 3 hotels La Viramen looked a higher end spa hotel, Ao Prao a good quality set up and the Coco Beach looked a more budget set up.
Ao Prao was a 15min speed boat ride from the mainland which is about 2.5 hrs east of the airport in Bangkok. A good initial impression with a waiting area and check in facility at the dock side and room for parking if needed.
Hotel itself was well run with excellent staff.
The beach for our stay was immaculate and the sea clear and warm.
Rooms are individual huts, well equipped, but some steps to the higher ones up the hill.
The only downside would be the rest of the island, the small town is a 10 min truck taxi ride away - but it was a little busy and full of backpackers for us.Roads are pretty bad.
Across the 3 hotels there are about 5 restaurants - so you can vary where to eat.
Prices are not that bad if you compare them to what you'd pay in a UK hotel - but higher than the typical Thai prices of the mainland.
A great place for a beachside break with water sports, trips and the beach to enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AO PRAO RESORT - Located in a stunning location at the northern headland of lovely Ao Prao beach, on the west cost of Koh Samet (Samet Island), renowned for its crystalline white sand beaches. Only 2 1/2 hours by road from Bangkok, or one hour from Pattaya, followed by a short sea crossing in our shuttle boat. For the active holiday makers ... Sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating, sunbathing, swimming, bike riding or relaxing in your own tropies style cottage set in luxuriant greenery. A vacation on a tropical island has never been better than this. Ao Prao is a resort village located on a secluded beach with spacious cottages , first-class facilities, fantastic food and accommodation that offers real style, comfort and warmth. Here, you are miles away from everyday worries with all the beauty and wonder of a tropical paradise. This is the perfect vacation spot for couples or families and also offers modern facilities for a company seminar or conference for up to 70 delegates. Ao Prao is a tropic island vacation resort that is beyond your expectations. Free hotel shuttle speed boat from/to resort (For hotel guests only) From Seree Pier mainland : 11.00 Hrs., 13.30 Hrs., 16.00 Hrs. From Koh Samet : 10.00 Hrs., 12.30 Hrs., 15.00 Hrs. **Please stand by at Seree Pier (hotel pier) 20 minutes before shuttle boat time. **If missing the shuttle boat, extra cost of a private speed boat will be applied. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ao Prao Hotel Rayong
- Ao Prao Rayong