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Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

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Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

Needs to be - choice of restaurants within walking distance, bars available - (preferably not full of Thai hostesses), preferably beach front accommodation - doesn't need to be 4 or 5 star just clean and with air con/fan.

Have considered NTBR - looks good but the Sunbed situation would annoy me so anywhere else of this type recommended?

Also considered centara sea view - any thoughts re other criteria?

Thanks

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1. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

Khao Lak is very long so I would say stay anywhere that is in walking distance to Bang La On which is the main strip. We stayed at Bhandari which was beautiful and in walking distance to the beach and main strip so lots of restaurants. It's not beach front though. We walked along the beach and saw many nice beach front properties so you have a lot of options.

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2. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

"(preferably not full of Thai hostesses), "

Not sure what you mean by this or perhaps you are referring to other more commercialised and less family orientated destinations in Thailand.

I would suggest you use Booking.com or other search sites for your dates, budget and location then come back for more information on any that seem to suit you. KL has all kinds of accommodation to meet all kinds of budget. Have a look at the maps at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297… and https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297… to locate various properties.

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Yes I was referring to the bars in Karon beach - not our scene as felt pressured to buy drinks/ pay for unwanted company. That's why we are looking at Khao lak as I didn't think this area was like that - but just needed to check beforehand.

Thinking of centara seaview so any comments on our wish list would be much appreciated.

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4. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

The Centara Seaview is in betweem NTBR1 and NTBR2 which are typical Thai style bungalow resorts, very popular and very well located direct beachfront on Nang Thong Beach. The Seaview is a much larger resort with more accommodation types on a split site with some accommodation on the town side of the beach access road and the rest on the beach side.

Khao Lak and Karon are entirely different and you will not get the same type of over attention that you want to avoid.

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5. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

I would still consider NTBR - we were there end November to mid December last year and never had any trouble getting a sunbed around the pool or next to the beach. There were 9 of us and we often got them all together. I don't think it is any worse than other places I've stayed.

As for hostesses, we were out every night and I never saw one. Khao Lak is a very different place to Phuket, even the quieter areas like Karon.

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Thanks for the information - it is really appreciated!

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7. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

To be honest..I've never seen a bar girl within coo-ee of Khao Lak... :o+ ?

I have stayed at NTBR and yes,it is good and very reasonably priced and yes,we were always able to score beach/pool chairs during low season..June,July,August and September....

Have a look at The Sensimar...This is my choice for my next trip because of excellent location and they offer yoga classes and sailboards/windsurfers....Also an extra star on NTBR so perhaps a bit more lux....

I'm booking package thru Expedia at night(night time prices are cheaper than day prices)...Hard to beat,unless someone has a better suggestion...??...

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8. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

We are heading back to NTBR1 in 3 weeks for our 7th visit. We have been March, April/May, October, November & December and have never had a problem getting a sun lounge. We were there when Allie and her group were there in December and fully agree with her. It is a star less than Centara but Centara is big and not too much of it is beachfront, and Sensimar is a bit further away from the restaurants shops and bars.

Keep in mind also that NTBR rates do not include breakfast, but you can buy it on site for quite a reasonable rate.

We haven't seen any 'hostesses' in 6 trips to Khao Lak nor have we been hassled by any massage ladies.

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9. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

Sorry, looking for same info as you! What does NTBR mean? Also wish to visit Khao Lak in March 2017 and want good bars, shops etc., but also want beachfront - any good suggestions yet that you have explored?

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10. Re: Best area / accommodation recommendations for us please

What about the sands, it's within walking distance to bars, it's beach front - but I don't think the beach is supposed to be the best, and the rates for next year are fab, we have booked the two bedroom sea suite as it was a right bargain for April 2017?

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