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Orchid or laguna?

Beersheba, Israel
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Orchid or laguna?

Can't decide between the Laguna resort or Orchid resort. We're a 60 year old couple and would like to do some day tours but enjoy relaxing on the beach, and exploring the shops and restaurants. Please advise. We'll be in khao Lak for a week in mid november.

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1. Re: Orchid or laguna?

Both are very good resorts, the Orchid being one of our favourites and excellent value. The Laguna is a much larger resort with hotel type accommodation near the main entrance on the highway and bungalow accommodation nearer the beach. The Orchid is 3 storey Thai style, newly refurbished accommodation and has much better beach location directly on the beautiful Khuk Khak Beach whereas the Laguna has no direct beach frontage with loungers on a grassed area overlooking the rocky outcrop between Sunset Beach and Nang Thong Beach.

In terms of access to restaurants, bars and shops, the Laguna is ideally placed right at the entrance to the main township of Bang La On where most are to be found. The Orchid, on the other hand as its own excellent beachfront restaurant with just a few beach restaurants nearby. The hotel shuttle or taxi takes about 10 minutes to Bang Niang, the second largest township, where the 3 times a week market is located, and 15 minutes to Bang La On.

Th Orchid has a very good and competitively priced tour desk with very experienced tour organiser but you can book tours at tour shops throughout Khao Lak.

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2. Re: Orchid or laguna?

Thanks for the advice.

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3. Re: Orchid or laguna?

How much is a taxi from orchid resort to nang thong town please

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4. Re: Orchid or laguna?

From Bang Niang Beach to Orchid is about 300 baht soshould be abou the same or a bit more from Bang La On/Nang Thong Beach. See walagata.com/w/…Taxi_Prices_2012-13.jpg

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5. Re: Orchid or laguna?

Orchid Shuttle Bus costs 50 Baht/Person/Way

Free of charge twice a day at

Orchid - Khao Lak Center

10.00 hrs. & 17.00 hrs.

Khao Lak Center - Orchid

12.30 hrs. & 19.30 hrs.

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6. Re: Orchid or laguna?

we are staying at Orchid now and love it! Thanks goes to Mossy from TA who recommended the hotel We are almost 60 and like to relax and not do much The orchid is just perfect We spend our time on sunbed on beach walking along beach or lying by theadults only pool What we like is that the hotel isn't too big and doesn't rip people off The food and drinks are,very reasonable and incl tax so no ++ like some hotels Even the spa is not much more than the massage place that is in the grounds I plan to have milk bath and massage 90 mins today for 500 baht In our package we also get three meals and 20% off at spa and restaurants The bar and restaurant also have happy hours The best part about hotel is the staff They always greet us with a smile I'm sure if you choose orchid you won't regret it and as people say you an get shuttle to markets and town if you need to

liverpool
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7. Re: Orchid or laguna?

So glad you are having a lovely time at The Orchid, we go in a months time - would really appreciate any information about the inclusive set meals you get with your package. Best wishes

Nora x

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8. Re: Orchid or laguna?

hi Nora We have had two of our three included meals Just so nice Last nights International dish we had Sea Bass Generous servings and really enjoyed it The seafood BBQ was also very nice I will do trip report which I did then lost soon! You will love The Orchid Resort Eeve been to Thailand lots and we feel this is the best hotel we've stayed

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9. Re: Orchid or laguna?

Thanks KiwiozPerth, sounds delicious......it will be my first ever visit to Thailand, so happy then to hear such good feedback from seasoned travellers like yourselves! Continue to have a good holiday will look forward to reading your report. Best wishes Nora x

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