Hello Khao Lak lovers & experts! You guys are fabulous & soooo helpful on this forum. Many of you have already helped us plan our 10 days in Khao Lak in June-July this year, but now with the unrest in Bangkok we think we might need to drop our 3 days there and go straight to Phuket for the 3 days en route to Khao Lak.
I was in Phuket 23 years ago & believe it is now a very, very different place. I tried asking for accommodation advice on the Phuket forum and those guys don't seem to be as fast or helpful as you are! Do any Khao Lak lovers know Phuket as well?
We would like to stay somewhere with lots of vibrant, local community for dining, shopping etc. Obviously it won't replicate Bangkok, but we would like a contrast to the beauty and peace we are looking forward to in KL. We don't like giant, international style hotels, but do love a good beach, beachfront location and good pools - probably 4 to 5 star. We are a family of 4 with children aged 7 and 11.
Thanks again for making this such a great forum!