Aana Resort is located just off Klong Prao beach on the Klong Plu river estuary. It’s hidden away, out of sight of the main road and with no loud bars, tailor shops, tour agents etc nearby.
Whilst the resort itself is very nice, with villas tucked away on a lush hilltop and wooden trails leading through the resort, the one main point to bear in mind is that you can’t walk to the beach if you stay here. Although they do have a beach. but it is located at the mouth of the estuary.
During the day guests can take a free boat service 300 metres to Aana’s private beach at the mouth of the estuary or can paddle themselves by canoe. However, the service doesn’t operate at night. So you won’t be enjoying even strolls on the sand if you stay here. It’s a bit annoying if you aren’t aware of this when you book.
There isn’t any nightlife in the vicinity. But there are two riverside seafood restaurants, both very good and mainly catering to Thai visitors. Plus a couple of expat owned small restaurants and bars which are good for a beer and inexpensive homemade Thai and western food.
The main hotel block is located well away from the restaurant so it is a bit of a trek to breakfast but the rooms are all well appointed and the resort also features two pools, a large one by the river in front of the Superior rooms and a smaller hilltop pool.
Between mid 2019 and mid 2020, the riverside restaurant was totally rebuilt and some rooms refurbished. Hopefully some of the small issues that annoy guests will also be addressed eg poor wifi, lack of training for some staff and basic, minor repairs which need doing. Doing the basics well would instantly result in better reviews and shouldn’t be hard for a hotel of this standard to get right.
Aana Resort is cheaper than beachfront hotels on the same standard. And as a bonus you’ll see our guesthouse directly opposite you when you are having breakfast by the river :-) High Season room rates from around 2,500 Baht. During the low season you will often find some excellent bargain deals.