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Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

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Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

Hi ! Planning to spend 2/3 nights in khao lak in march 2016....need suggestions for a budget hotel with Easy access to the beach and restaurants + free WiFi

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

Try Booking.com or Sawasdee.com or Hotlelscombined.com for your dates and budget then come back for more information. You could also try the Orchid Beach Resort for a direct booking.

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2. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

Expedia and Agoda too are good. You can search all the hotel booking websites, ranking available hotels by cost to see whats within your budget, & use the map facility on each to see where the hotels are.

Obviously the reviews & pictures are very helpful too, when researching hotel options

Mildura, Australia
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3. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

Nang Thong Bay Resort and Nang Thong Beach Resort will come in under budget. Both very popular beachfront hotels that you book direct by email.

Nangthong1@hotmail.com will get you to Jist who gets back to you very quickly. They may already be booked out but worth a try.

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4. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

thanks so much all of you ! :-) Orchid beach looks like a good option....

Just wondering.... would any of you have local contacts for reasonable taxi services from airport to khao sok -- khao sok to khao lak -- and khao lak to phang nga -- khao lak to phuket....

Also local contacts/ self booking options for similan island - snorkeling and scuba day trip and boat trip to james bond island and koh panyi?

thanks a ton! :-)

Poulton Le Fylde...
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5. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis based in Khao Lak is mist recommended taxi operator for airport transfers and other trips. Contact cheaperkhaolak1@gmail.com

All those tours available at competitive prices in the tour shops throughout Khao Lak when you arrive.

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6. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

we have stayed in the orchid many times and used boss for transfers from phuket airport-khao sok, then khao sok to khao lak, then back to airport. always went smoothly. otherwise your resorts can arrange transfers for you (a little more expensive)

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7. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

thank you so much for the email contact...

So my planned itinerary looks like this.... Do let me know if anything should be moved around... Would be great if someone could help out with contacts for pre-booking the phang nga bay boat trip ... Also what should not be missed on the day that we have in phuket...any other suggestions on must - visit sites / activities /restaurants will be great

day1 arrive at Phuket Airport 1525 - Transfer to Khao Sok

day 2 full day lake trip (lunch included)

day 3 post breakfast - boat ride on Phang Nga Bay - James Bond Island and Koh Panyee - transfer to khao lak

day 4..full day snorkelling n scuba trip to Similan islands ( lunch included)..

day 5 day trip to phuket

day 6 flight to reach bangkok by 1130 am

day 7 in bkk local siteseeing

day 8 return flight in the evening

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8. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

I think it is a pity that you aren't actually spending much time in Khao Lak itself. Each to their own but I would be missing out the Phuket day and looking around beautiful KL instead - or even just enjoying the tranquillity of the beaches and chilling out.

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9. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

I agree with Allie but would also suggest dropping the Day 3 trip. Your itinerary is toooo much. Enjoy a few days just relaxing and touring Khao Lak, you won't be sorry, there is so much to see. And also maybe fly to BKK the morning of Day 7.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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10. Re: Hotel stay at khao lak - budget not more than 3000 baht

1) Phuket Airport to Khao Sok is about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. So allowing for getting through airport formalities you would arrive at Khao Sok in the dark so no real benefit for that night.

2) Albeit Cheow Lan Lake is awesome, one day on it is no real benefit to the rest of Khao Sok and if you stay back in Khao Sok Vilage that is an hour from the pier.

3) Day trip to Phang Nga Bay from Khao Sok would be very rushed and only feasible if you got a transfer down to the pier near Phang Nga Town for a longtail boat trip into the Bay. They run all day. You would not make a Speedboat tour as they leave the pier on Phuket about 9 am. It is again about 2 - 2 1/2 hours from Khao Sok to either pier then you have to get to Khao Lak at the end - all of this with your luggage.

Much better to transfer to Khao Lak on arrival at Phuket and in the short time you are here arrange a couple of day trips then depending on what you want to do and weather conditions. Booking a tour in advance will commit yourself to that day and be more expensive.

As previously advised Boss of Cheaper than Hotel Taxis on cheaperkhaolak1@gmail.com will do most of your transfers and also does tours to Phang Nga Bay.