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Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

Scandinaviagirl
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Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

We are two girls in our thirties going to Phuket/Khao Lak in November for around 10-11 nights. We want the best and most beautiful quite beach as possible and a lush pool. We are thinking about doing 5-6 nights in two Places, maybe?

Its a sunbathing vacation but we would love to be able to take a 10-15 minutes walk to some sort of town with local food and good cheap massages and facials most nights and a few drinks at night.

what area/areas can you recommend for us?

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Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

Plenty of information on Khao lak and its beaches including pics in the Top Question FAQs on the right of the forum at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g297… when you access it on a PC/laptop/tablet.

This recent topic might help you get started https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297…

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2. Re: Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

Both Phuket and Khao lak have some lovely beaches. Khao lak is definately quiter (although you can find quite in phuket too)

Why not split you holiusay 50/50 in both. Have a look at scoopon etc, lots of deals going on. Be aware though, many places in khao lak dont have shops near by. Look at Nang Thong area, or Bang Niang

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3. Re: Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

For 10 nights, I would do 3-7 split with longer stay in Phuket.

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4. Re: Phuket or Khao Lak for best beaches and surroundings?

If your main interest is sunbathing, and you only have 10 or 11 days, why waste one of them in changing location? Choose where suits you best, and stay there.

I would choose Khao Lak.

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