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New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

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New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

I have just booked 10 days in the Khao Lak resort in April, but received a letter saying a new development will be starting next door in March, great! Apparently the side of the Khao Lak resort next to it will be closed due to this work, but I am still concerned. Should I be? Thanks!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

The "new" resort next door is actually the former and one of Khao Lak's original premier resorts, The Similana, which was badly affected by the Tsunami and the site and buildings have been bought recently and are to be redeveloped. To what extent it will be a complete demolition or refurbishment of what is left, which is quite substantial, I'm not sure - but I know a man to find out from and I'll post more information when I find out.

It has the Khao Lak Resort on one side on Sunset Beach and the Laguna Resort on Nang Thong Beach on the other.

However, there is a buffer between both resorts and the Khao Lak Resort is a large linear type resort stretching along the beach with most facilities towards the centre so I would not expect there to be any significant intrusion by early stage rebuilding works.


This Similana not to be confused with the other Similana on Pak Weeb Beach that was demolished for redevelopment a few years ago now.

Edited: 16 February 2011, 21:21
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2. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

Thank you very much for that information, it is very helpful. I am going to stick with this resort as it has good reviews and seem ideally placed for what we want, i.e food and drink within walking distance and a nice beach!

Khao Lak, Thailand
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3. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

See Khao Lak Echo for details about the Similana rebuilding:


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4. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

Thank you for clarifying about this hotel, we walked past it often recently on our stay in Khao lak and wondered why it was being demolished and had assumed it could have been due to damage during the Tusami but as all the other resorts along the same beach look very nice and complete this is very noticeable. Lets hope they do built in Thai style and not like some of concrete jungles that tend to pop up. We oved the Paradise hotel because it is built in thai style and the rooms are quite individual and built amongst nature

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5. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

I'd also very much like to know more about this development as I am thinking of booking here for a holiday in late December. Any information would be much appreciated : )

6. Re: New Development next to Khao Lak Resort

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