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Where in Khao Lak?

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Where in Khao Lak?

We have just returned from our first trip to Thailand, and I'm now planning our return trip for next January or February.

We stayed in an apartment in Nai Thon in Phuket, which suited us perfectly. Not too crowded, but enough people to ensure that there was a choice of places to eat.

For next year we are thinking of splitting our time between Nai Thon and somewhere in Khao Lak. We will have a car, so transport will not be a problem.

We do not want to stay in a large, "international", resort. We would prefer a smaller hotel, or a self-catering apartment.

We would like to be right next to a beautiful beach, preferably with water deep enough to swim in, that has a few beach restaurants, but not huge crowds. We quite like a sun bed, and do not mind paying, but would hate to be somewhere where we had to put our towels out before dawn in order to get one.

Any suggestions for location or accommodation would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

hi,you might want to consider these hotels;

the khao lak orchid beach resort ; the chong fah beach resort; khao lak merlin resort or the khao lak paradise resort.

there are many other hotels in the area to consider but feel these meet your criteria for a starting reference,

have a look and then come back with some more questions.

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2. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

Without knowing your budget for accommodation, which would be really helpful in suggesting places, to add to the above add the Khao Lak Riverside Resort, the Fanari Beachfront, the Beyond Khao Lak Resort and Sensimar - both new, both Adults Only, the Shambhala, to name but a few.

Here is a comprehensive list of all accommodation throughout Khao Lak seadragondivecenter.com/accommodation.htm#bn and here a map of the area to locate it khaolakyellowpages.com/wordpress/…

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3. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

Thank you both for your replies.

I've looked at all your suggestions, and their reviews on this site, but none of them quite fits the bill.

What we are looking for is a smallish hotel, or self catering place, that is right next to the beach, has beach restaurants in walking distance, and where we can get sunbeds on the beach without having to put our towels out at dawn.

Our budget is anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 baht a night.

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4. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

hi, maybe the beach front chalet/ bungalow type places owned by the propiertors of goon and gib restaurant and ao thong beach restaurant are what you are after.

these places are set just behind the beach restaurants and less than 30 seconds from the beach and i believe are self catering type of places .

try contacting the restaurants for prices /photographs and be patient if you go down this road as i know the owners at goon and gib are not the quickest at replying to e mails.

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5. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

Have a look at the Khao Lak Lah-Own Resort at http://www.lah-own.com/lah-Own/index.html Lovely small and fairly new bungalow resort, tight o Nang Thong beach with its own pool and excellent restaurant and local ones just up the beach. Also easy walking distance of the main township of Bang La On. Comesw within your budget.

The Nang Thing Bay Resort (NTBR1) at http://www.nangthong.com/ and sister resort Nang Thong Beach Resort (NTBR2) at http://www.nangthong2.com/ also meet your criteria.

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6. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

Thanks again, both of you.

NorwichBlue1, is this the place you were suggesting? http://aothongbeach.com/

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7. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

yes that is one of them, i dont think it matters to much which one you book as the three restaurants and accomodation are all owned by different members of the same family.

these are set on ao thong (white sand ) beach all are friendly people and normally there are local taxi drivers hanging about looking for business if you require them.

not to far from the kantary beach hotel which has an inexpensive mini mart on site that you could use.

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8. Re: Where in Khao Lak?

Thanks. We will have a car anyway.

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