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Golden Beach Resort, Ao Nang
The Golden Beach resort occupies a lengthy piece of the best part of Ao Nang beach. This, the southern half of Ao Nang beach, has only a small pedestrian road separating the beach from the resorts across it.
These three resorts on the best part of Ao Nang beach are the this one (the Golden Beach), the Ao Nang Villa and the Phra Nang Inn. The superb Golden Beach resort is the best of the three and has accommodation units to suit almost every type of traveller. A great family resort, honeymooners are very also well provided for, in units far enough from the pool to be peacefull. If the Golden Beach is full then the Krabi Resort is a good choice.
The construction works that recently gave it such bad feedback have thankfully been completed, restoring the Golden Beach to its place among Ao Nang's very best resorts. The hotel is just the right size - big enough to offer a range of accommodation and facilities, but not so large that it becomes inundated with noisy children during peak season, as does the neighbouring Ao Nang Villa.
The food here has an average reputation, and most people dine out. The breakfast is OK, and includes French baguette bread.
The resort's beachfront location give it great sea views, including those from the massage pavilion (image above). The quality of the massage on offer is rather variable in quality. For a more reliable spa experience go to the Boossabakorn spa instead - we offer 30% discounts on treatments at the Boossabakorn spa, click here for more.
The Pavilion Suite is ideal for families who need one extra bed and maybe a babycot. The extra bed is a full-sized one and the room is big enough to comfortably fit the extra bed in.
There are no connecting rooms in this resort, which is an issue for familes with more than one child requiring an extra bed. The resort does have a room type, the Superior Suite, which is suitable for families with two children and maybe also a baby, but there are only two of these units, and they are often full.
A pair of Pavilion Suites is a good choice for a family with up to four children, but bear in mind that there is no connecting door. The units are built in buildings that contain 2 units per building, one unit on top of the other. For families with children who are older than toddlers, these are an ideal choice. If a family has one toddler and two or three older children then a pair of Pavilion Suites is again an ideal choice, as the toddler can share with the parents, which the older children share the other Pavilion Suite.
These detached bungalows are among Ao Nang's very best accommodation units. There is a small pedestrian road separating the beach from the Golden Beach resort, and all but one of these bungalows are located in the front row facing the beach, separated from it by 10 metres of grass and 4 metres of pedestrian road. one of these bungalows is set behind the others and does not get a seaview.
For honeymooners these are a superb choice, as there are lots of places for fun and games - in addition to the oversized bed, jacuzzi and shower, each bungalow features a curtained and windowed alcove overlooking the beach and furnished with a pair of Thai-style loungers. Whilst they are tastefully furnished and beautifully decorated in an authentic Asian style, it is the bungalows' location that makes them so unbeatable, just across the little pedestrian road from the beach, a few metres from a massage pavilion, and only a minute's walk from the centre of Ao Nang.
The best of thse bungalows are the ones furthest from reception, as they are the quietest. The worst of them is the single unit located behind the others. We can request one of the best units for you as wer know which the best room numbers are. We can not, however, guarantee that you will actually get one of the best units as this is beyond our control. In 99% of cases our customers get one of the requested units, but occassionally the resort does not comply with our request for one of the better rooms. If you book with us and end up in the worst unit, we will attempt to move you. If this is not possible we will pay you compensation.
These units are contained in 1-up, 1-down buildings. The downstairs units near the pool are a great options for families with younger children and are not gloomy, like downstairs accommodation options often are.
Whilst not all visitors will think this pattern is in the best possible taste, it is more likely to amuse than upset. These units are highly recommended for both families and couples. Smaller families should request a single downstairs unit, while larger families should request a pair of units one on top of the other. Families should read the section of text above entitled 'Families'. Couples should request an upstairs unit.
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