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Best beach & beach food areas - Sensimar, NTBR or Pakarang ?

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Best beach & beach food areas - Sensimar, NTBR or Pakarang ?

So far NTBR seems to fit the bill for beach location, nice accommodation etc. How would Sensimar or Sentido Graceland near Pakarang compare for beach quality and ability to walk to affordable beachfront Thai restaurants? Are there any bars or nightlife at all with some chilled music etc? Just noticed a some special rates- it would stretch the budget but would consider if it is considerably better beach and environment etc. Thanks

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1. Re: Best beach & beach food areas - Sensimar, NTBR or Pakarang ?

Nang Thing Bay Resort (NTBR1) and Nang Thing Beach Resort (NTBR2) are about 400 metres apart on Nang Thong Beach and within easy walking distance (or a ride in the golf cart at NTBR1) up the road to the centre of Bang La On which is the main township of Khao Lak with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops. Both are beachfront. To the right of both a 15 minute or so walk along the beach are restaurants alongside the beach. You don't say when you are thinking of but local beachfront restaurants on most beaches tend to close during the Wet Season (May to October) because of high tides and ocean conditions.

The 4* Adult Only Sensimar is about 500 metres south (further away from the beach restaurants) from NTBR2 and is the first resort on the adjacent lovely Sunset Beach. Although direct beachfront its entrance is on the highway right at the entrance to Bang La On with restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity. There is only one beachfront restaurant to ts left in the immediate vicinity.

The 4* Sentido Gracelands is the furthest north of Khao Lak's mainland resorts, about 25 minutes by shuttle/taxi, on the very long and lovely Bang Sak Beach. There are about 8 restaurants to the immediate right facing the beach then a few more to the left on Bang Sak Promenade overlooking the ocean. There are no shops in the vicinity or might life as such outside the resort other than at the restaurants.

See here for pics of all Khao Lak's beaches over the current High Season tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

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2. Re: Best beach & beach food areas - Sensimar, NTBR or Pakarang ?

Thanks arandora, I will check out your photos. We would be travelling in mid November for about 1 week in the area. Sentido is probably too expensive for us but they had a special which could be considered. I will talk with the family to see their preferences. Your info was very helpful thanks.

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