We have been to Thailand many times but never Khao Lak so would appreciate any advice. I'm looking at either a duplex at JWM or Royal Orchid Suite at Orchid Beach (we usually stay in the 2 bedroom villas at JWM Mai Khao which are amazing - we LOVE Marriotts).
There will be 2 adults / 2 children (9 & 12) and because its October there are great deals on both. Do the grounds / facilities at both properties compare? The room configuration at Orchid Beach looks great (separate bedrooms) but I think the Marriott resort looks better. Is it worth compromising on the room (ie needing rollaway beds at JWM) just to stay there? They won't guarantee inter-connecting rooms so at least in the duplex I am assured we are all in the same place.
All advice gratefully received!