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Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

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Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

Hello there!

We are spending Christmas and New Year in Khao lak and are very excited. Never visited before although staying at Apsara this May. However, as Christmas is such a busy time we are looking to book our accommodation promptly.

NTBR2 , Kantary and Apsara are all within our budget but NTBR2 is super cheap compared to the others.

We enjoy a nice standard of accommodation with our feet in the sand, chill out, right on the beach kind of holidays with the option to have a bit more night life if we fancy a night on the town. We like nice quality and service. Great food within easy reach. We are quite sociable people and enjoy meeting other tourists out and about. We enjoy a nice standard of accommodation too! Please help! Thanks in advance. Michelle

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1. Re: Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

I am a bit biased toward NTB2 having stayed in a beachfront bungalow and absolutely loved it. The accommodation is certainly not 5-star but with everything you could need. Bed linen was clean and always changed, pool and beach towels were changed every day and air conditioning was great. Toiletries, tv and kettle are in the room. You can easily walk to the many beach front restaurants attached to the different neighbouring hotels or go up to the main road to the many, slightly cheaper restaurants. I went in low season which was great but have heard that in high season a bit of the sun lounge battle goes on though not having been there at this time am not sure if this is true. If you are going to book NTB2 book directly with the hotel via email and do it soon as they only have about 5 beachfront bungalows and they can be booked out well in advance.

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2. Re: Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

The NTBR2 and sister resort NTBR1 400 metres down the beach are essentially typically Thai bungalow resorts. They are on Nang Thong Beach and just down the beach road from all the restaurants, shops and bars in Bang La On, Khao Lak's main township.

As you will now from previous information on the 4* Apsara is a large resort with different room types located facing the secluded Pakarang Beach and about 25 minutes from Bang La On/ Bang Niang with just a few local eateries nearby.

The 4* Adult Only in Dry Season Kantary is direct beachfront on Khao Lak's most beautiful beach, Pak Weeb, further up across Cape Pakarang than the Apsara but about same time to Bang La On. Again just a few beach restaurants nearby. It has both villa and hotel type accommodation with the internal arrangement and facilities being basically the same, each with a separate bedroom and lounge area.

The best place for welcoming the New Year is at the beach parties on the southern end of Bang Niang Beach just past the Mukdara, La Flora and Ramada Resorts or across the creek on Nang Thong Beach.

Hope this helps.

Edited: 10 January 2016, 05:42
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3. Re: Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

Dear meredith888

Thank you for your response, great help to us, have been luck enough to secure a booking at ntbr2 but for a garden villa as the beachfront villas are all booked out, we are very happy with this and cannot wait for Christmas this year !

Arandora, many thanks for helping us, really appreciate the time that you spend on this forum helping Khao Lak novices like me! Have visited Thailand many times but Khao Lak is new to me. This time we will be spending our holiday with friends and would like it to be great, especially as it is Christmas time. We are staying in Apsarain May ...

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4. Re: Totaly torn between Nang Thong Beach 2, Kantary and Apsara

Garden villas are only a step away from the beach so you will be just as happy in them. You'll have a lovely time for sure.

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