In April this year we (family with 2 teen girls) visited Phuket for the first time, staying at Katathani, we loved Kata Noi beach. We are returning in April 2011 and want to see a different, quieter area of Thailand and have chosen to go to Khao Lak first then returning to Katathani. We want to stay at a cheaper resort in Khao Lak but still need to have a couple of pools and be on the beach. I have been looking at the Emerald Beach resort because it has great low rates (less than 1800 Thb for a standard room) for the time we are travelling, most other resort prices don't seem to drop to low season until after we arrive. I have checked the reviews however there are not many. Has anyone stayed there? Are the Sea View Deluxe Rooms worth the extra cost? What is the beach like? Are there any water sports available? Is it worth going to waterfalls at this time of year. Thanks to anyone that can help with these questions.