Hi everyone. We plan on spending the first part of our honeymoon in either Khao Lak or Koh Lanta. Since this is the Lak forum I was hoping someone could suggest the best hotels for a honeymoon in the area. We are hoping to finding a 4-5* property that's close to town so we can eat out. We don't mind a quick tuk tuk ride but don't want to be so far that it becomes a hassle. Budget is around $200 per night give or take a few bucks. Spending 19 nights in Thailand so don't want to go too overboard on accommodation costs :)
We were looking at the following hotels:
JW Marriott - looks really nice, awesome pool, but seems a bit far from town. Based on our budget we'd probably go for a standard room at this property.
The Sands Katathani - also very nice, could probably stretch the budget for a swim out room on this one, great location close to town but have read many reviews that say it's a "great resort for families" - not sure if this says "honeymoon" to us
Also the Beyond Khao Lak - this one is quite a ways out of town. Not sure how far though so maybe someone can help.
Any suggestions on one over the others? Or any others we should have a look at? We would also like a nice beach for swimming.