Seeking more Khao Lak recommendations. Thanks to all the TA help, we visited The Sands in Nov and loved Kaho Lak so much, we are going back in March. As lovely as The Sands was, I dont like to stay in the same place twice. Basically our wish list is to have a new/modern property on the beach with a pool access/pool villa room and restaurants/bars within a close walk. Our budget is around $250 AUD/night but can stretch a little bit for something great. Would be super keen for a private pool villa room this time but having trouble sourcing this. Did initially want to stay around Bang Niang or Bang La On (for the restaurants and bars) but as long as there are some beach bars/restaurants and a few on the road, I think we would be more than happy to stay further out.
Any advice anyone can offer would be super appreciated. I have read so many reviews but they all seem to contradict each other, but then obviously different things are important to different people.
Thanks so much in advance :)