Ao Nang is a bit naff - must be said! I was disappointed in how tacky it was given how beautiful the beach and surrounding countryside is. However, Somkiet Buri is an incredibly peaceful resort and you would not believe how close you are to a busy road as it is truly a tranquil paradise. Staff are a mixed bag - some smiley - some cant be bothered - in sharp contrast to staff at Khao Sok or Khao Lak properties. Still worth a visit.