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Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

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Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Hello,

Having stayed in Khao Lak a few years ago, I would like to return, preferably to stay in a beach front hotel, but within walking distance to restaurants and bars of Ban Niang centre.

Last time we were at the Ramada which was a perfect location, but sadly it is a bit over budget now. We have looked at the Apsara, and were about to book before realising how far it was!

Now I Know tuk tuks are cheap, but we will have our 1 year old with us and would like to take him out in his pushchair so that he can sleep in the evening while we dine out.

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for mid range hotels, ideally child/baby friendly, and preferably on a good stretch of beach... Within walking distance of Bang Niang, or Bang la On as a second best option.

Looking to travel in Jan.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Because you want to be beach front your choices are very limited. About the only thing I can think of in your price range is the Sentara Seaview in Bang La On.

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2. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

... and: Nang Thong Bay Resort (NTBR 1), or Nang Thong Beach Resort (NTBR 2).

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3. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Staying at Nang Thong Bay Resort at the moment, this is my second time. I find it to be excellent value, handy walking distance to shops, restaurants in Bang La On. As mentioned it would be worth checking out.

Cheers

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4. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

We were in the same position when we booked recently, Ramada was too pricey for a return trip. We love the Bang Niang Rd restaurants so went with Monochrome Resort, which is not beach front but just a short walk to the beach. Prices very reasonable.

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5. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Hi Lex

If your preferred location is Bang Niang (it is ours for 5 months every year!) there are cheaper options to the Ramada there if not direct beachfront just back from it. Here are some suggestions.

Fanari have two resorts in Bang Niang. The Seafront Zone, as its name implies, is a small bungalow resort directly overlooking the beach to the north from the beach road just before the Casa de la Flora. It tends to be quite expensive. The Courtyard Zone is one road back from the beach facing the Chong Fah Resort where it has its main entrance, restaurant and pool with hotel type accommodation, ground floor rooms have direct pool access. One road further back it has a bungalow complex with its own pool. A great value resort in an excellent position for easy access to restaurants, bars and shops in Bang Niang. See http://www.fanarikhaolak.com/

and its location on this map of Bang Niang walagata.com/w/…Bang_Niang_October_2013.jpg

Alternatively, just past the Casa de la Flora is the Ayara Villa Resorts which has three types of accommodation, side facing beach villas on the beachfront, bungalows on the road behind in a garden setting, and a hotel rooms complex behind over the next road (opposite end from the Furamar Courtyard) with its own pool..

The Shambala is a small direct seafront bungalow resort that again tends to be expensive whilst the Sudala is a large resort just back from the beach with private sunbathing area directly overlooking the beach and its Sunny Restaurant (great breakfasts whether you are staying there or not) next to it. Very popular with German visitors.

Hope this helps.

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6. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Hi all,

Thanks so much for all the advice/tips. We're hoping to book at Shambhala or Chong Fah! Great map too, so thank you!!

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7. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Let us know how you get on please.

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8. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Will be back at ntbr1 tomorrow

Beach front bungalow 1500 baht low season 3000 high season

Been here last 4 years love it

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9. Re: Walking distance to Bang Niang or Bang La ON

Hi all,

Just back from Khao Lak!

So, we stayed at Chong Fah for three nights... Heavenly, but not at all child friendly... So we moved to the Centara Seaview - as first recommended here! Not a brilliant hotel, but certainly far better for our needs.

Thanks all - see my reviews for further info on both places...

L

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