Is it possible to get a metered taxi from the airport to Khao Lak?
The going rate for private transportation from hotels seems to be about 1800 Baht which seems terribly expensive.
The trip would probably be only a little further than Kata, which if I remember correctly, cost under 900 Baht last year with a metered taxi.
Do the private taxis in Khao Lak cost as much as they do in Phuket i.e. do they rob you?
We are trying to book at Chong Fah resort and would like to know if the local mini marts etc are within a short walk of the resort and also does a local bus travel from nearby the resort to take us into town and other beaches?
We have never been to Khao Lak before and thought we would visit the area before we go to Kata. We are staying in Phuket for 28 nights and we were thinking of spending 8 nights or possibly 10 nights in Khao Lak but I don't know if we would get bored.
We don't need a lot of entertainment but like to eat out, swim and do a bit of shopping. We are happy on the beach for most of the day and don't do much in the way of tours. We really like to hear live entertainment whilst we have a drink, but it's not a major consideration.
Thanks in advance for any replies.