We arrived in KL after visiting Krabi for 1 week.
Our 1st night was a special in a Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite at the Andamania Resort. A magnificant huge resort. The room was enormous with the best Jacuzzi ever. The gardens were beautiful right to the breakfst area on the beach. Although it was very isolated and we were the only guests, we enjoyed the brief stay.
Next, on to the Ramada. A 1st class resort!!
No complaints at all about anything at the resort. Brilliant service, fantastic breakfasts, nice swim up bar, beautiful gardens. Also a lovely little beach Restaurant & Bar next door on the beach with nice light lunches (Western as well as Thai.
We had a look at the beautiful resorts next door, the La Flora and the Mukdara, and especially loved the Mukdara (took heaps of pic's).
Those were the nice things we experienced in KL ..... now for the bad .... To be honest we did not like KL for a number of reasons.
We found it to be a major drawcard for unfriendly Northern European tourists. OK, so we didn't go there to make life-long friends, but we were informed by a couple who said that "they are like that - they don;t even mix with their own".
Also, 0other than the "Platinum Coast" lined with the new resorts, we found KL to be rundown and mostly ugly compared to Krabi and other parts of Thailand. IMO the money spent on rebuilding KL has only gone on the new strip and not to rebuilding for the locals. The only locals I can see who are doing ok are the business owners or the hotel staff.
We also spoke to a tour guide that we met at the Police Boat, who told us that all the resorts have not complied with the laws of rebuilding 50 metres from the shoreline.
Most places were closed, i.e. The Happy Snapper - closed till October, also the tours to the Islands were closed and we saw plenty empty shops and bars and many locals sleeping in empty buildings.
Before coming to KL, our hearts went out to the people who suffered from the wave that devastated KL the worst. So perhaps, because I am aware of all the $$ given to KL, I expected more to be done for the locals.
So IMO KL is not for all and there are far more beautiful places to visit.