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Eating on the beach

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Eating on the beach

Hi all just hoping to get some info on eating out in Khao Lak.

We are planning a trip to Thailand in late August early September... I believe not the best time weather wise but unfortnatley the only time we can get away.

Would love some info about good, reasonable places to eat out, we will have 3 kids (9,4,3) with us. Also reading that the beach restaraunts close at certain times, a rough idea of when this happens would be very helpful.

Another thing I would like to know is good massage places.

In fact any info about Khoa Lak would be super.

Thanks Guys ;-}

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Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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1. Re: Eating on the beach

Where are you staying?

The main area of Khao Lak, Bang La On, has most of the restaurants, bars and shops with no independent restaurants directly on the beach at any time although the restaurants at the Baan Khao Lak, Suwan Palm and Nang Thong Bay resorts in particular overlook the beach and receive regular good reports. Further north the next township is Bang Niang which has restaurants on the highway, then down the road to the beach and along and on the beach in the Dry Season which runs from November to April.

So in August, other than restaurants attached to beachfront hotels I think the others will be closed. Same for massage places. However, there are loads of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants not far away from the beach in both Bang La On and Bang Niang. There also a host of massage parlours in both towns where prices range from about 250 to 350 baht for an hour's massage depending on the type (Thai or Thai oil or foot massage).

For something different to do during the Green Season have a look at Khao Lak Active at

www.khaolakaktiv.net/english/index.html

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Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Suwan Palm Resort
Suwan Palm Resort
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Khao Lak, Thailand
Nang Thong Bay Resort
Nang Thong Bay Resort
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Khao Lak, Thailand
Bang Niang Beach
Bang Niang Beach
Khao Lak, Thailand
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2. Re: Eating on the beach

Still not sure where we are staying le meridien looks lovely but any advise on that also would be great. Thanks for advise on eating out and activities, great help as I am very overwhelmed but the amount of options in Thailand

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3. Re: Eating on the beach

We stayed in Le Meridien in 2006 and 2007 before "retiring" for our long uk Winter getaway this year and it remains one of our favourite resorts and holiday destinations anywhere. Pakweeb Beach on which it stands togerther with the adjoining Bang Sak Beach is, in many people's opinion, mine included, the best and most beautiful in Khao Lak.

It is even in the High Season in a peaceful area some 15 to 20 minutes by taxi or hotel shuttle away from the centre of Khao Lak. However, during that period there are some of the best beach restaurants in KL within walking distance but unfortunately, because of the ocean conditions these close in the Green (Wet) Season.

Don't let that deter you though. The shuttle goes 3 times an evening to and from KL and costs 100 baht per person each way and during the day you can book a taxi at the small supermarket just outside the front gate. In the opposite direction about 10 minutes ride is the delightful Bang Sak Promenade which runs along the beach upto and outside the Haadson Resort. This is very much a locals spot but visitors are more than welcome at the several excellent restaurants on one side of the promenade and ypou dine on the other overlooking the beach and sea.

See our pics of the Le Meridien and beach at

http://photos.orange.co.uk/album/3635279

and of Bang Sak Promenade and surroundings at

http://photos.orange.co.uk/album/6121748

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Phuket, Thailand
Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Khao Lak, Thailand
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