Hi. I have read and re-read nearly every review on trip advisor and still can't decide where to stay. We are travelling for 3 nights at the end of Jan 2011. There will be me, my husband and 3 kids (5, 8 & 10) and then their grandparents. Looking at low rise accom. Prefer beach front or nice views of ocean. Good pool. Close to restaurants and a few shops etc. Not sure what part of Khao Lak, just so long as it fits the above description. Not entirely sure of budget but approx $250 per night for us and the kids and $200 for the grandparents. Would prefer interconnecting room for kids (included in this budget) or a 2 bed style bungalow.
I had my heart set on the Baan Khaolak in their cottages which were great price and looked really nice, but have emailed them direct and they are apparently fully booked (unless we want their beach front bungalows which are way out of our price range)....I do find it hard to believe they would be booked this far in advance so now starting to panic!!!! Am also liking the look of Chong Fah but not sure if this is a bit upmarket for us with kids???
Any suggestions would be appreciated.