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.

Oh where to stay?!

australia
6 posts
Save Topic
Oh where to stay?!

Hubby and I will be in Khao Lak early May for 10 nights - it is our second time there. Last year we stayed at Khao Lak Resort which was wonderful , this year we want to go down 'the other end' perhaps Bang Niang area. Any suggestions? Budget about 2000baht p/n, ideally on the beach within walking distance of good local restaurants Not huge fans of Ramada/Marriott style, prefer something authentic/local and not too sprawling. It maybe needs to have a bit of a wow factor when it comes to the pool as hubby prefers swimming there rather than the beach (not asking for much are we?!)

Thanks

Mentioned in this post
Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Bang Niang Beach
Bang Niang Beach
Khao Lak, Thailand
Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
Level Contributor
45,414 posts
107 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Oh where to stay?!

Having discounted the Ramada, which is a really nice resort with great Low Season rates, the La Flora next door is more Thai style with a good range of accommodation including pool access rooms which might appeal to your hubby.

For a small boutique resort, the Chong Fah Resort further down the beach is highly recommended. Grat place to watch sunsets with Happy Hour cocktails, dining overlooking the ocean and an infinity pool that certainly has the WOW factor particularly when it reflects the setting sun but take care the tiles are black and absorb the heat rather than reflect it so making it a big hot tub with the surrounds getting very hot at peak sun periods.

Mentioned in this post
La Flora Resort & Spa
La Flora Resort & Spa
1,135 Reviews
Khao Lak, Thailand
Toronto, Canada
Destination Expert
for Ko Pha Ngan
Level Contributor
2,041 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Oh where to stay?!

I think that you will find both La Flora and Chong Fah Resort will be above your 2,000 p/n budget. Perhaps try FX Resort or Sudala, both in Bang Niang and with much lower rates.

Mentioned in this post
La Flora Resort & Spa
La Flora Resort & Spa
1,135 Reviews
Khao Lak, Thailand
Sudala Beach Resort
Sudala Beach Resort
116 Reviews
Khao Lak, Thailand
Bang Niang Beach
Bang Niang Beach
Khao Lak, Thailand
australia
6 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Oh where to stay?!

Thankyou for your suggestions - La Flora and Chong Fah a bit over this years budget i'm afraid! Am tossing up Oriental Resort, Furama or FX. Does anyone have any further information on these places such as proximity to beach/restaurants/facilities as there is not a lot on TA - much appreciated

Mentioned in this post
La Flora Resort & Spa
La Flora Resort & Spa
1,135 Reviews
Khao Lak, Thailand
Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
Level Contributor
45,414 posts
107 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Oh where to stay?!

The Oriental Resort is a small bungalow resort with restaurant and small pool directly on Nang Thong Beach and within walking distance upto the highway to Bang La On, the main township of Khao Lak where you will find loads of restaurants, bars and shops. Turn right along the beach and after walking around a small headland there is a nice liitle bay with restaurant/bar and then a whole stretch of little beach restaurants, bars and massage places along to where it crosses to Bang NIang Beach.

The FX and Furamar are the same resort, previously the Bang Niang Beach Resort until being taken over by the FX Furamar Group so now just called the FX Resort Bang Niang. It has a hotel block with restaurant and small shop with rooms on 2 stories overlooking the pool and is one access road back from Bang Niang Beach. Across the next road back at the rear is another block with bungalows surrounding their own pool. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance. Bang La On is 5 - 10 minutes away by taxi.

Mentioned in this post
Nang Thong Beach
Nang Thong Beach
71 Reviews
Takua Pa, Thailand
Khao Lak
Khao Lak
Phang Nga Province, Thailand
Bang Niang Beach
Bang Niang Beach
Khao Lak, Thailand
5. Re: Oh where to stay?!

-:- 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: 01 February 2012, 11:07
Get answers to your questions about Khao Lak