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Best quiet beach location?

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Best quiet beach location?

Hi - we're looking at staying in Khao Lak in late November/early December. We prefer to stay at a quiet beach location with local restaurants closeby.

I read about 'white sand beach' and 'Pakweeb' which sound lovely - would these be good beach locations to stay? Are these beaches very busy in Nov/Dec? Any other recommended quiet beaches along this stretch?

Ideally we are looking to stay in a standalone villa/bungalow - beachside if possible! :) . We would appreciate any recommendations. Thank you!

norwich
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1. Re: Best quiet beach location?

hi, on the beach you mention you have the kantary beach and further along you have the le meridien,apart from a handful of beach restaurants you will be getting a shuttle or taxi into town.

another option could be kho koh khao island another 20 minutes north and a 5 minute boat ride across to the island.we have stayed at the andaman princess resort which is the closest to the jetty and the dozen or so restaurants in the area.

you can find the andaman princess on the takua pa forum

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2. Re: Best quiet beach location?

By "a standalone villa/bungalow - beachside if possible!" do you mean a private villa/bungalow or one that is part of a resort?

There are 3 small restaurant/bungalow resorts on White Sand Beach, each with their own restaurant, beach space and a few bungalows set back behind the restaurants near to the beach but not with ocean/beach views. These offer basic but comfortable accommodation including air-con.

See http://www.aothongbeach.com/

White Sand Beach used to be Khao Lak's best kept secret but at the height of the High Season )late December through February) it is its most popular day trip with rows of loungers down to the ocean. For anyone staying in the bungalows, though, it is a lovely location early morning upto about 10am before the day trippers arrive and after 4pm when they start to leave. Particularly nice at sunset.

On Pak Weeb Beach which adjoins White Sand Beach on either side, The 5* Le Meridien to the north has individual, but expensive, beach front pool villas, the 4* Kantary to the south has individual, more affordable, bungalows, some of which are beachfront.

Apart from the 3 restaurants on White Sand Beach there is the excellent Boatyard 400 metres past the Kantary and adjacent to the Le M you have the Rm Lay to the south then a handful of others to the north.

There are no shops in this area.

Further north and continuing on from Pak Weeb Beach is Bang Sak Beach with, currently just 3 resorts, the Royal Bang Sak Beach (hotel rooms only), the Bangsak Village (fairly new bungalow resort) then just across from the Bang Sak Promenade the Haadson Resort ( bungalows around an inland lagoon). Fewer restaurants serving these resorts.

The next beaches to the south from Pak Weeb are Pakarang and Khuk Khak but none of the resorts on these have accommodation of the type you are looking for.

Next beach is Bang Niang Beach, the second largest and popular location with resorts along the beach offering a variety of accommodation from basic to 5*.

Next is Nang Thong Beach which serves KL's largest township, Bang la On with again a variety of resorts including the highly regarded Nang Thong Bay 1 and 2 bungalow resorts. The largest number of restaurants, bars and shops are to be found at this location.

Next is Sunset Beach with a handful of resorts most of which offer villas or bungalows.

Finally over the mountain and the first beach area you reach coming from Phuket is Khao Lak Beach, again with a handful of resorts some with beachfront bungalows.

An idea of your budget would help to pin point suitable accommodation for you.

Pics of the various beaches at tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

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