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Khao lak in end April early may 2012

Adelaide, SA
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Khao lak in end April early may 2012

Hello everyone :)

Just wondering if anyone knows whether restaurants will be open in khao lak in late April early may next year? I see that the beach restaurants close down (hopefully not that early!)

Also we're staying in the jw Marriott khao lak. Just wondering if anyone has stayed here? Oh and last question (sorry!!) how long is the trip to Phuket?

Many thanks in advance!!

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1. Re: Khao lak in end April early may 2012

Hi loveholidays.......dont we all!!

We ventured to K Lak about that time this year.

After much research, we were disappointed that many restaurants we had identified were in fact, closed.

Are you flying from Adelaide?

Our flight from Brisbane to Phuket DIRECT. took 8.5 hrs.

We stayed at Bang Niang Ramada.

Think Marriot is about 15 - 20 mins nth of there.

Speak to Arandora, he is the local Pommy expert on Khao Lak



Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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2. Re: Khao lak in end April early may 2012

Hi there,

Resident Pommy here. LOL

Beach restaurants start to close just after Songkran (Thai New Year 13th April) to coincide with the reduction in visitor numbers but mainly due to the arrival in a couple of weeks of the Wet Season. Due to their often precarious positions not far from the water's edge, the higher tides and rougher seas often destroy or wash away the not fixed down part of the structures and make it dangerous for any customers who go there.

However, many persevere on a day to day basis and will keep on trading as long as conditions allow and customers warrant it.

Up by the JWM there is one beach restaurant to the immediate right that is set well back so keeps open longer than most and a string of others to the right. which will keep open as long as possible.

Here's some pics of that stretch oh Khuk Khak Beach …google.com/Arandora/KhukKhakBeach02…

And just in case - the JWM is about 75 minutes from Phuket Airport.

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