Hi we will be staying in Khao Lak during the last week in October and am after some recommendations on budget accommodation in bang niang within walking distance to restaurants and markets. We have already booked the JW Marriott for 3 nights in pool access rooms which is our treat but this means we need to stay somewhere a lot cheaper for the first 4 nights! Budget is around $110p/n for a room that will sleep 2 adults and 2 children or if we need to book 2 rooms for the 4 of us then around $50-60 a night per room. I was going to book the leaf on the sands in 2 x villa rooms which fits the bill but ideally wanted to be in bang niang.
Must have decent pool for kids but not worried if not located near the beach. P.s Apsara have great rates atm of $55 a night which is an option but really wanted to spend at least half our time in town area as we will be isolated at JW when there!! Thanks in advance and looking forward to returning to khao lak for the second time!