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Nang Thong Beach / Khao Lak Oriental

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Nang Thong Beach / Khao Lak Oriental

Hiya - we are 2 x couples looking to stay at the Khao Lak Oriental Resort for 1 week, early August. Got a couple of questions for anyone who might have stayed there before :

How far to the beach?

How far to the main drag / main area for bars, restaurants etc?

Are there any bars & restaurants on the beach - any recommendations?

How much for private taxi from Phuket airport?

Any advice on stuff to do at that time of year, eg snorkelling

Never been to Khao Lak before so any suggestions & recommendations greatly appreciated!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Nang Thong Beach / Khao Lak Oriental

* How far to the beach?

- The Oriental is directly across the beach access road from Nang Thong Beach

* How far to the main drag / main area for bars, restaurants etc?

- Turn left from the resort then first left and you are on Nang Thong Beach Road which takes you in a few minutes to the centre Of Bang La On, the main township with most restaurants, bars and shops

* Are there any bars & restaurants on the beach - any recommendations?

- Coconuts to the left along the beach next to the Suwan Palm Resort is the only independent beach bar/restaurant although you can use the restaurant of the Nang Thong Bay Resort which overlooks the beach

See map of the area at www.t3x.de/khaolak/BangLa%20On%202016.htm

* How much for private taxi from Phuket airport?

- For 4 adults and luggage it will be about 1200-1500 baht using Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis at cheaper_khaolak@ymail.com

* Any advice on stuff to do at that time of year, eg snorkelling

No snorkelling from the beach and tours to th Similan and Surin Islands are not allowed between Mid-May and Mid-October because of dangerous sea conditions. You can see pics of popular trips in and around Khao Lak at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297…

See this link for details of a Special Offer by Phuket Sail Tours for tours to Phang Nga Bay and PhiPhi from Phuket with free transfers to and from Phuket https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297…

Plenty more information about Khao Lak in the Top Question FAQs on the right of the forum if you use a PC

or laptop/tablet.

Hope this helps.

Edited: 29 June 2017, 13:27
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2. Re: Nang Thong Beach / Khao Lak Oriental

Thanks very much for your reply it's greatly appreciated!!!!

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