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From Bang Niang too......... Help

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From Bang Niang too......... Help

Hi all, we will be arriving in Bangkok in January 2013 and will be staying a couple of nights then flying to Phuket and staying in Bang Niang Cousins....... we have been to Thailand 3 times now but this will be our 1st stay in Koh Lak. We have week in Bang Niang and then 4 days in between before driving to Krabi for another 10 nights.

We are at a loss as what to do with those 4 days and was wondering if there was anywhere nice to stay on route in the direction of Krabi.

We are not looking for up market and would normally stay in Guest Houses etc, somewhere with bars and restaurants so not bored at night - any suggestions would be grateful, oh and a nice beach...

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1. Re: From Bang Niang too......... Help

It's only about 2 1/2 hours drive from Khao Lak to Krabi with not much until you arrive in Krabi area in relation to beaches.

However, while you have a car and are staying at Cousin Resort, why not go over to Koh Kho Khao and stay in the new Cousin resort there? It has its own restaurant/bar or you can use the one at the adjoining private complex and its super pool. Other than these two places there is nothing for a good distance either side so you have the fabulous beach virtually to yourselves. The car will come in hand for going to other restaurants which are nearer to the ferry pier or going to the tip of the island to the Sunset Restaurant where you can dine and use the loungers there on that wonderful beach too. Sang and Sun at Cousin will give you all details of how to get there but it is very straightforward. At the end of the stay from the ferry to Krabi will only take about 3 hours mainly on the same route as you would use from Bang Niang.

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Alternatively for something completely different, you could stay at the delightful Water Jade Resort. This is located about half way between the towns of Khok Kloy and Thai Muang which are the two that you drive through on the way from Phuket to Khao Lak. This is a small resort set around a lagoon with just a handful of bungalows directly overlooking the lagoon or some newer ones set back from it. It has a superb restaurant with a deck overlooking the lagoon or under cover in the beautifully appointed main reception area, serving very local Thai dishes and specialising in fish and seafood. Everything is locally sourced or produced. Again with the benefit of a car you are just a few kilometres down to the totally unspoiled Bor Dan Beach.

Here's a link to the Resort http://www.water-jade.com/ and this a link to my suggestions of self-drive tours from Khao Lak including getting to Water Jade tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g297914-c167750/Kha… described under Thai Muang Circular Drive. From here you can enjoy some of the other trips, The Hot Springs Circular Drive and Lampee Waterfall and Sawasdee Lagoon.

A real opportunity to enjoy real Thailand!

From Water Jade, you just rejoin the main highway, turn right to Khok Kloy where you turn left and go straight through to Krabi. Well signposted, good, fast roads and will take about 2 1/2 hours.

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3. Re: From Bang Niang too......... Help

Cheers A, checking out Water jade as we speak...............looking good

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4. Re: From Bang Niang too......... Help

Thanks Alan, the self-drive tours link is very informative and has given us loads of different options for our upcoming stay in Khao Lak

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5. Re: From Bang Niang too......... Help

Hope you enjoy driving some of them as much as we did. Please feel free to add more if you go on any others.

Alan

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