We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

nj
Level Contributor
48 posts
Save Topic
best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

planning on seeing chiang mai and khao sok then beach destination....

have free points at jw marriot in phuket, but know its touristy and far from action, but free or...khao lok or krabi

looking for beauty and scuba/snorkel and ease of traveling from location to location with ease first trip to thailand and probobly last for quite a while all advise is welcome

Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
Level Contributor
45,458 posts
107 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

Each of your 3 destinations have excellent beaches but it depends what else you are looking for. The

main resort areas of Phuket and to a lesser degree are more commercialised thatn Khao Lak which has recovered incredibly from the ravages of the 2004 Tsunami with many resorts rebuilt and new ones added but still retaining the simple, laid back charm that typified the Thiland that first attracted many of us many moons ago. With 25km of beautiful beaches, set amidst a National Park and with easy access to others including two World Class Diving/Snorkeling sites, the Surin and Similan Islands, loads of good quality restaurants, bars and shops. OK mainly touristy but you don't go to Khao Lak to shop for designer outfits, well not genuine ones anyway ;) It's pretrty hard to beat in my view. Krabi has incredible limestone formations both in the sea and on land and access to some lovely smaller islands.

If you are looking for a twin centre Khao Lak and Krabi is a great combination.

In relation to accommodation, Khao Lak's latest top end addition, the luxurious Cher Fah Resort, is excepcted to be added to the J W Marriott portfolio any time now (unless things have changed again) so it might be worth it to PM bossThailand from this Forum (he's the General Manager) or Email from the website http://www.cherfah.com/ and see whta the score is. You may be able to use your Free points there.

nj
Level Contributor
48 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

thanks for the reply your right khoa lak it is using marriot points

Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
Level Contributor
45,458 posts
107 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

Thanks for letting us know. Useful to other JWM members.

nj
Level Contributor
48 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

the change is suppose to take place by nov 09

5. Re: best beach destination khao lak, phuket or krabi?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 24 March 2010, 09:47
Get answers to your questions about Khao Lak