Bad smelling sewage is running into the sea since years next to the Last Café at the Southern end of Ao Nang. Although many complaints have been lodged, the incompetent authorities have done nothing. The same with the street lights on the main road through Ao Nang, they don't work since months and the road remains dangerous dark and pedestrians have to be utmost cautious crossing the road.
Welcome to Thailand ..... LOL
I personally don't consider Ao Nang swimmable, as too stirred up, not clear, and only swim in clear calm surf.
Along with Thailand wastewater problem of dumping in it, then Ao Nang is definitely NO for me. I had a hard time just relaxing there after a while, as the long tail noise is annoying. This back some time ago, when it wasn't so popular.
Others surely enjoy it, but simply wouldn't be our choice.Edited: 07 August 2018, 10:08