Hello TA Khao Lak experts.
We visited KL around 4 years ago and stayed at The Sands on a Luxury Escapes deal (we'd never usually go for somewhere that large but $ and inclusions made us daft not to). Telling you this so that you know we have a rough idea of the various areas.
We are thinking of booking a quick refreshing 10 night break in March and would like a place smaller and more 'boutiquey" I suppose. We are not fond of the multi story hotels although we really loved the pool access rooms and good breakfast choices @ The Sands. We visited in October last time so we are expecting it to be a lot hotter in March.
We like to walk, and from The Sands would pretty much walk up to the Markets area and also down to the Walkers pub and around the beach area around there for supermarkets and restaurants. There looked to be quite a lot of building happening and we are wondering if it's a lot more built up down that end of Khao Lak now?
Adults only (or at least not waterslides, kids club, low number of children)
Large pool as I like to swim, not just laze in a pool - private pool access a bonus
Clean decent sized room
Within walking distance to restos and supermarket
AUD $250 max per night
Any pointers you may be able to give?
For anyone reading this worrying about their choice of hotel, we enjoyed The Sands, for what it was, beachfront location, plenty of space around the adult only pool (recently read this is now the childrens pool) but we prefer a smaller, less of a 'number in a crowd' type place.