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Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

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Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

We are planning on staying at Centara Seaview Resort in Khao Lak for 9 nights in March after 4 nights in Bangkok. We like the idea of being near the national park, having great beaches and doing some trips in the day time. How busy is the resort at night? We want a good selection of restaurants and bars and are not bothered about clubs etc. Is the resort really sleepy? What time does everything start closing in the evenings? Should I switch to Karon or Kata? Thanks!

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1. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

Hi,plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.most will be shut by 10.30 pm except for a few bars mostly,the ones that offer live music which in reality are few and far between.

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"How busy is the resort at night..??"...For this question:I would type in Centara Seaview Resort reviews in the FIND box above and check out comments of past patrons.Needless to say like most resorts in Khao Lak...Nothing much happens after dinner time...!!

You will be fairly close(short walk)to outside restaurants and shopping,tho' you will need transport to markets in Bang Niang...

I have stayed @ Karon Beach and altho' it was nice @ Horizon Karon Resort(Their breakfasts have been the best we've had in Thailand)...Karon bored us to bits and had to go to Patong or Kata....Kata is a better alternative....However,Khao Lak is my choice...!!

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There is plenty of information in the Top Question FAQs on the right if you view the forum on a PC or laptop including this one on Evening Entertainment https:/…Evening.Entertainment.html You will find that unless they have a special licence bars in Karon or Kata close, or are supposed to close, at the same time as Khao Lak under the government's revised and more rigorously enforced late night drinking laws.

There are two main areas, Bang La On with its beach Nang Thong just down from it, which has most Restaurants and shops and about same number of bars as Bang Niang about 10 minutes up the highway which has fewer restaurants but with a greater selection of Thai, Thai Regional and international cuisines and the three afternoons a week main Bang Niang Market with a local one on two other days.

We stay in Bang Niang from November to March and find it livelier later at night than Bang La On but neither are overly so. Just people enjoying late night cocktails and after dinner drinks and in some bars watching live football or other sports.

An idea of your budget for accommodation will allow suggestions to be made of accommodation. Booking.com is a good place for an initial search as it features most accommodation of all types throughout Khao Lak and has overview maps showing location. Come back for more information on any you fancy.

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4. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

I don't think it's too quiet at night.plenty of bars & restaurants to choose from.

I love the atmosphere at night,sat with a cocktail,in the warm open air,people watching,lights twinkling!

Absolutely love it.

Last year,there was a bar,with live music on most nights.alan may know the name of it.

It is a few doors away from the supermarket at the crossroads,to the left.practically opposite,the open air square,where they do reasonable cocktails,but it never went on until 8.

You won't be disappointed with Khao lak,don't change your plans.

Tracy x

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5. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

Trevor

Was this Bang Niang or Bang la On?

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6. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

If Tracy's talking about Bang La On then it could be Monster's Bar. Easily recognised by the monster octopus draped across the building.

Edited: 03 September 2016, 04:28
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7. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

I think it was monsters bar,the same side of the road,as the supermarket,where you go down to nang thong beach.

Another nice little bar opened,back towards the supermarket,about next door but one.it was nice,sat there people watching as well.never noticed it in 2014,so not sure if it just opened this year.looked like it was run,by a mother & daughter.

Roll on end of Jan.cant wait!

Tracy x

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8. Re: Will Khao Lak be too quiet for us?

The Landing Cafe Bar is very new and where you describe. Here's their Facebook page:

https:/…1480765538887900

Edited: 03 September 2016, 05:47
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