To borrow the opening comment from a from a Phuket DE "Ok this is the Khao Lak forum isn’t it, I am sure it is or is it the "lets turn people off Khao Lak & send them somewhere else" forum. See the full thread at tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293920-i5037-k6… where my comments as follows were included:
"Same thing happens on Khao Lak Forum but you notice the serial poster who keeps doing this hasn't posted so far to defend herself. It makes matters worse when people don't even ask for alternative locations or views on what the weather might be like. So why mention any?
Weather patterns are changing all over the world and Thailand is no exception. Last year (2012) there was more rain and sun in October on the Andaman Coast locations, the last month of the Wet Season, than in November, the first in the Dry Season. The first 3 months of 2013 were the driest in the same area for 10 years with water reserves at very low levels. Especially for visitors from Australia where you have beaches to die for and the Low Season presents an opportunity to escape your Winter, just as we choose the Dry Season to escape ours, the fact that you can get accommodation at often half or less than Dry Season prices is often ignored.
When people ask for views they expect them to be balanced and not biased.
Now please, please, please come to Khao Lak!!! - as well as or instead of Phuket or anywhere else, it doesn't matter! :-)