The Phra Nang Inn is famed for its eccentric décor —think “Thailand meets Mexico” with lots of bright colors. Rooms are light and breezy though a touch small, but the beds are big and comfy, and the beachfront bar oozes island cool. The hotel’s two wings are on either side of the busiest intersection in Ao Nang, and the helpful staff can help arrange tours and onward boat travel (from right across the street). The hotel has two pools.