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Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

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Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

I would like to know an approximate cost of transport from the airport to Khao Lak ( Khao Lak Merlin ) and then from there to The Merlin Beach Hotel in Patong. Does anyone know of any local drivers? I will be travelling in July. Would also like to know of any good restaurants in Khao Lak.

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1. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

1500-1800 baht seems to be the going rate at the moment.

From Khao Lak Merlin to Patong might be another 3-4-500 baht as it is a bit farther than the airport to Khao Lak.

A couple well-known drivers of good repute - Mr Sam and Mr Mor - can be found here:

http://phuketdelight.com/people.htm

LOTS of great restaurants in Khao Lak:

khaolaklovers.com/Khao_Lak_Restaurants.html

My favorites are Jai,and the beachside restaurant at the Baan Khao Lak - as well as breakfast at the Nang Thong Bungalows (fried potatoes with egg bacon and onions - yummy!).

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2. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Hi there we were there in april and went from the airport and then to patong we used a driver which i got off this site his email is

wata_20@hotmail.com.We payed 1200 from the airport then 1500 back to patong but email him and he will give you rates.We felt very safe with him and his driving.

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3. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Thankyou very much for your help. I will email him now. Could you also give me any ideas of things to do in Khao Lak. I will be there for 6 nights from 23rd July. Is there any shopping or is it better to wait til we arrive in Patong?

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4. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

If you have a look at this link it gives you ideas of what to do in and around KL

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k12…

There is also the AsiaSafari and Elephant Village which is just outside KL opposite the Merlin Resort.

Shopping is not one of KL's strong points, It has the typical souvenirs, T-shirts etc and more upscale ones opening but nowhere near the variety or choice of Patong but spend some of your holiday $s in KL as the local economy still needs support to rebuild it.

Monty the Tailor is highly recommended for his unique and personal service, prices and standard of service. His website is at

http://www.montythetailor.com/index.html

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5. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Would also like to hear from anyone who has been to the Gibbon Sanctuary. Is it worth a visit?

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6. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

If you mean the Gibbon Sanctuary on Phuket, my understanding from someone who'd been there is that it is not really a gibbon sanctuary, though there are a couple of friendly ones there. No doubt an actual visitor will give first hand advice.

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7. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Can anyone who has visited the gibbon sanctuary on Phuket give me any information about it.? Is it worth a visit?

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8. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Perhaps better to post on Phuket Forum.

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9. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

Sorry I am very new to this. Thought I was on the forum. Have not had a reply from your driver but will keep trying. Thank's for your help

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10. Re: Transport from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak then on to Patong

If you manage to get out of your sick bed and get into town see if Monty the Tailor is open (on main street. on hill side of road). If he is ask him for taxi driver reference (and any other local knowledge). Give him my regards.

Not sure a trip to the "gibbon sanctuary" is worth the hassle.

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