Good deal and a good summary of what Khao Lak's appeal is:
"Khao Lak is the new Thai Hotspot, and it’s easy to see why. Khao Lak today is the Patong of decades ago – tranquil with magnificent (and pristine) sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, combined with a relaxed atmosphere. What differentiates Khao Lak from neighbouring tourist destinations like Phuket is its up-scale, secluded coastal resorts, quiet, un-crowded beaches, family-friendly night time environment and provincial ordinances prohibiting structures taller than the height of a coconut palm tree. Khao Lak is also close to to the stunning Similan Islands, where visitors enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, and pristine nature reserves."
Just hope it doesn't go the way of Patong!
booked a similar deal with the orchid beach for 14 nts
our plan was to move onto krabi for 2 nts then bangkok for 3 nts,
thinking now of splitting the 14 nts between the ramada and orchid beach.
whats the distance between these hotels
is it worth all the unpacking?
thanksEdited: 11 May 2014, 16:03
Walking along the beach, Orchid on Khuk Khak Beach across the creek onto Bang Niang Beach where Ramada located takes about 30 minutes but if tide is in you will have to come off the beach just before the Casa de la Flora and walk along the road before going back on to the beach by the Chong Fah Restaurant because the sea is right up to the sea defence walls. They are two very different locations though. Orchid has just a few beach restaurants nearby with 10-15 minute shuttle/taxi into Bang Niang/Bang La On. The Ramada has more restaurants nearby both on or overlooking the beach and in Bang Niang itself. We stay in Bang Niang for 5 months so not really the one to advise on moving about. For 14 nights though personally I wouldn't.
we are a couple in our 50s, dont mind walking to the action,
the orchid seems a lot quieter than the ramada,
what,s your view on the two hotels arandora?
Both excellent hotels in their own right. Orchid has better, but quieter beach location, Ramada better for nearby restaurants. Orchid is usually cheaper and great value for money. It depends when you are thinking of as to how the prices compare. I presume it will be sometime from November onward as the Orchid is closed until then. After that date the High Season supplements on the Luxury Escapes Offer make the price differences once again quite significant I think.
think we,ll stick with the orchid feb 24th 2015,
14 nights premier room bb
round trip airport trans
1 x international meal
1 x thai meal
1 x bbq meal
20% 0ff spa food and beverages
10% credit of full cost credited to our room,
great deal direct with hotel
As I said, Orchid is great value for money. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Thinking of purchasing this deal and taking to option to upgrade to the Jacuzzi room.
Is there any Mini Marts, markets and or general shopping spots walking distance from the resort? Also from previous post there's a few restaurants on the beach close to the resort. Are they all Thai food ??
Look forward to responses.
There is all that you are looking for within the immediate vicinity of the Ramada and the big Bang Niang Market is held three afternoons a week (Mon, Wed, Saturday) at the top of the beach road. See map at walagata.com/w/…Bang_Niang_October_2013.jpg
The beach restaurants are all Thai but some have a few international options. However, in Bang Niang you have the largest selection of non-Thai restaurants in Khao Lak including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, German,Swedish, as well as steaks, seafood and regional Thai (Isan,Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai).
Thank you for your feedback Arandora.