Hi, newbie to Khao Lak forum. We've made a really quick decision tonight (leave in just 17 days) to fly back to Phuket after enjoying 2 weeks there in January with our kids. This time its no kids and thought we would try somewhere different. We figure we'll go back to karon for the first 4 nights (do shopping etc) then thought we'd "chill out" for the remaining 3 nights before heading home. How long would it take us to get from Karon to Khao Lak, 2 hours?? and what would be the best way to get there? Even though we want chill out time I don't want to just sit by the pool all day we want to get out and about so any suggestions? If we didn't want to eat at our hotel (haven't booked anywhere yet) are there plenty of other cheap/interesting places to eat??