In order to give you some appropriate suggestions could you tell us when you are thinking of coming to Khao Lak please and your daily budget for accommodation?
Accommodation rates are very much influenced by the Season with rates in the Wet (Low) Season, running from May (but usually available from mid-April) to end of October, often being half or even less those in the Dry (High Season) with Peak Season from end of December to early January being Peak Season.
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Thanks for your reply. We are looking at September next year so it is the low season. I usually book with qantas and on a lot of the hotels I can get a pay 4 get 4 free deal. They seem to have most hotels covered. They all appear to be in our budget and cheaper than Phuket. It is more about location regarding proximity to restaurants. We don't like being held captive in a hotel but we like around 4 star. We are prepared to put up with some rain in the off season as it is not cold. We really like paying for 4 and getting 4 free.