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Honeymoon November 2016

Haywards Heath...
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Honeymoon November 2016

Hello,

We are looking at Thailand for a possible honeymoon destination in November 2016.

I've done a little research and Khao Lak looks lovely. Would anyone recommend this for honeymooners? We'd like to do the odd excursion but generally just chill.

If so, does anyone have any hotel recommendations? Would like somewhere fairly nice as we've got a decent ish budget although not enormous!

Thank you!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

Hi and welcome to the Khao Lak forum and hopefully in November to Khao Lak itself for your very special holiday.

Khao Lak is very popular with honeymooners, offering some great resorts on beautiful beaches with a full rang of dining options, Thai of course, and international, and a great centre for tours if you want to do any.

The most popular resorts tend to be away from the main townships of Bang La On or Bang Niang but only at most a 25 minute taxi ride away. Here are some options for you from furthest North:

*5 Adult Only Beyond Khao Lak Resort - located on Pak Weeb Beach, the most beautiful of KL's 9 beaches with a number of beachfront restaurants adjacent and more near its entrance on the highway. 20-25 minutes from Bang Niang/Bang La On.

5* Pullman Katilya Resort, large resort with many accommodation choices, located just up from the Beyond.

*5 luxury boutique Sarojin Resort, just around the headland going south adjacent to the part of Pak Weeb Beach known as White Sand Beach. Most expensive. Fewer dining options nearby but enough.

*5 J W Marriott located about 10-15 minutes out on the beautiful Khuk Khak Beach. Pool Acess rooms are highly recommended.

*4 Orchid Beach Resort, great value resort on Khuk Khak Beach

*4/5 Adult Only new Haven resort just further down from the Orchid.

*4 La Flora, plenty of accommodation choice and located on Bang Niang Beach with easy walking access to restaurants, bars, small shops and the big and bustling Vang Niang Market.

*4 Ramada, smaller resort next door to La Flora.

*4 Sands Resort, newish resort beachfront on Nang Thong Beach with entrance at the northern end of Bang La On for access down the highway on both sides to restaurants, bars and shops. Beach restaurants a short walk to the right up the beach.

If you view the forum on the full site on a PC or laptop you will see a link to the latest maps to see the various locations.

Have a look here at pics of Khao Lak Beaches from November to date tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

Hope this helps.

Sent from Alan's iPhone

Mildura, Australia
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2. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

Absolutely recommend Khao Lak for a honeymoon. It is very chilled and quiet but plenty of bars and restaurants (and amazing food!) and some lovely day trips if you feel like a change from relaxing by the pool.

We travelled there for the first time in late Nov last year and really loved it.

Greater London...
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3. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

How was the weather in late November may I ask?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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4. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

November 2015 saw more rain than usual, September and October less. At the end of the month when we arrived it was sunny until after lunch when it clouded over with some heavy (for the time of year) downpours late afternoon/early evening. Previous years you would still get some cloud and rain as the Wet Season turned into the Dry Season but weather patterns are changing everywhere.

Mildura, Australia
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5. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

Adrian the weather was fantastic. We were there from 27/11 for 2 weeks. It did have a thunderstorm or some rain most days but this was pretty much for a heavy shower late afternoon or early evening for a short amount of time. One day it rained for a couple of hours but that was the worst of it. We just sat our on our deck with a drink and a book and enjoyed it. Very shortly after any rain it is dry and you wouldn't know it had been raining an hour before.

There was plenty of sunshine mixed with cloud which is perfect if you are sitting out by the pool. Full sun (even when you are used to summer temps in the 40's like I am) is just too intense to be out there any length of time. We had a coup,e of days that were fully sunny and no rain and we were wishing for a shower or some cloud to cool things down a bit.

It wasn't too busy and went hunt it was a perfect time to travel there.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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6. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

To put November 2015 into context with previousyears and without putting too much of a dampner for Adrian, November through to Xmas 2015 was the wettest for many years. My wife keeps a daily diary and noted some rain of varying amounts in the different parts of Khao Lak we were at on that day for every day except two. However, Khao Lak enjoys a micro climate and you can have very different conditions on different beaches and inland from those beaches. From Xmas to now there has been relatively very little rain with just the odd very short shower and a couple of very heavy evening downpours a week or so ago and it has been VERY hot and likely o get hotter as the Wet Season approaches.

Edited: 11 February 2016, 07:18
Mildura, Australia
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7. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

Interesting, we didn't think it was a lot of rain but I guess it is all relative to what you expect etc and with you guys you can compare from year to year. it certainly didn't affect our holiday and I like the bit of rain to freshen everything up.

Agree about the micro climate - a few of us went on a day trip to Khao Sok and were late getting back due to the heavy rains most of the way back. My husband was a bit worried and when we said it was raining he didn't believe us as they hadn't had a drop at the resort.

Wakefield, United...
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8. Re: Honeymoon November 2016

Would absolutely recommend Khao Lak for honeymooners. My husband and I have visited the last two years and go again next month. We stayed at The Sands the first time which is in a great location at the top end of Bang la On. It was a lovely hotel but there were far too many children for our liking! There was an adult only pool but this wasn't policed at all and particularly during happy hours at the bar it was full of unsupervised children (parents drinking at the bar).

We stayed at Senismar Khao Lak last year and are back there this year. It is an adult only resort, the food in resort is excellent and there are several pools. The rates are very reasonable at the hotel so we booked a pool access room which was wonderful - straight into the pool from the terrace. The hotel is at the opposite end of the town to The Sands but again very convenient location.

There are more luxurious hotels out there, we got talking to some couples last year who stayed at The Marriott and Beyond Resorts. The downside is that they are a long way from anything so it depends on what you are looking for. We like a good quality hotel at a decent price where we can relax but also be conveniently located for going out to bars / restaurants etc. If you prefer spending time in resort one of the higher end hotels might suit you more than us.

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