We found the Ao Prao Resort to be a well managed and friendly resort. Our Junior Suite was pleasant and spacious with a partial outdoor shower. It had all the expected creature comforts and had a nice view of the beach. The standard of accomodation here is comfortable rather than luxurious.
Throughout our 3 night stay we found the staff to be wonderful with our young daughter. I asked reception about where we could get nappies ( diapers) and the lady picked them up herself from the other side of the island !
We also enjoyed dining next to the sea. There was a good mix of seafood, BBQ ( including Fillet Steak) and Thai food available. It made for a very nice scene in the evening when they also laid on some music.
The only real downer was the level of rubbish that washed up on the beach. Ao Prao is the only beach on the rocky west side of Ko Samet so it seems that alot of the plastic bottles etc get washed up on the beach. The staff do try to clear it up but it did make bathing less enjoyable. The better beaches are on the other side of the island which is a bumpy taxi ride away. The other side of the island is more backpacker territory - lovely beaches but few international class hotels!
I would recommend the Ao Prao to someone who is going to travel around the island doing watersports but wants a quieter and more comfortable place for the evenings. The rubbish on the beach ( which equally affects Lima Coco and Le Vinmarn Cottages) does however damage Ao Prao Bay as a destination in its own right.
- 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