Andaman Seaside Resort
On the popular Bangtao Beach is the Andaman Seaside Resort. This beach seemingly has the best of both worlds, with half of the stretch of sand dominated by local fishermen and the other by luxury resorts, such as the Andaman Seaside Resort. It is relatively close to the airport (about a 25-minute drive) and can be found on the west side of the island. Those who cannot handle Thailand’s heat may opt for one of the 16 poolside villas, or those with the family in tow may choose one of the 16 family rooms. The hotel also offers a number of tours, from visiting the stunning James Bond Island to a day trip to the famous Koh Phi Phi islands.