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THG offers a curated selection of 4 and 5-star hotels that we know well, and are confident in their level of excellence in service, cleanliness, and hospitality. We are also able to offer you bookings in any other hotel in Thailand.
Why is it a good idea to book a hotel in advance?
As the date of arrival approaches, the price increases.
The best value rooms can sell-out quickly.
Precious time won’t be wasted by searching for hotels on arrival.
Advanced bookings have more flexibility for last-minute cancellations and changes.
There are over 20,000 hotels and other types of accommodations in Thailand. At Thailand Holiday Group, we can offer bookings at any of the ones available. To make it easier for you, we have selected a variety of 4 and 5-star hotels. These are hotels listed that we know well (both physically and personally with the hotel management), and we are confident with their excellent level of service, cleanliness, and hospitality.
Why is it a good idea to book hotel rooms in advance?
A. Price – As the date of accommodation approaches – the price goes up. B. Value: No doubt you can find hotels to stay in, even at the peak of the season even if you arrive without a reservation. Eventually, you will find where to sleep. The main question is what will be the location, the price and what value will you get? It is known that the best hotels, the ones that give you the highest value for your money – are perceived months in advance.C. Time. Every day in your holiday costs. If you arrive at the destination without prior reservation you will be required to start hopping around (with luggage and bags) between possible hotels – a process that will rob you of precious time, time better spent by the ocean, In the pool, massage or any other activity. D. Possibility of cancellation/change at no cost until close to the date of arrival.
Khao Lak is an area composed of several villages in the Takua Pa and Thai Mueang districts of Phang Nga Province, Thailand. “Khao Lak” means Lak Mountain, literally, referring to one of the main peaks in the mountainous region in the Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park.
Situated on the Andaman Sea, Khao Lak is approximately 100 kilometres north of Phuket within Phang Nga province. The area boasts pristine natural beauty, translucent waters and powder white sand beaches, flourishing marine life and outstanding diving and snorkelling. Khao Lak is considered one of the top dive destinations in the world.
Khao Lak caters to travellers looking for a tranquil escape to slow down and kick back, and also outdoor enthusiasts who will enjoy the exceptional natural wonders such as lush rainforests, waterfalls, lakes and national parks that the region has to offer.
The incredibly picturesque beaches and a fantastic selection of Khao Lak resorts and hotels make this region an unforgettable destination. There are several resorts that are exclusively for adults only that cater to more intimate getaways and honeymoons. Several global chain resorts are beachfront and a range of boutique and budget hotels and backpackers hostels.
You can’t go wrong choosing where to stay in Khao Lak. The beaches are beautiful and some are busier than others. It depends on what you’re looking for and what facilities you want around you. It’s easy to find a beachfront hotel or beach resort. Nang Thong Beach has the main nightlife strip of bars and restaurants. Khao Lak and Bang Niang beaches have a laid-back vibe and are popular areas to stay with a hotel to suit all tastes and budgets. White Sand Beach is about 15 minutes drive from the main hive of activity of Khao Lak and is mainly serviced by exclusive resorts with the occasional hotel. Khuk Khak beach has a secluded feel to it with only a few luxury hotels lining the beachfront and very else around.
Khao Lak has a great selection of kid-friendly hotels and resorts with facilities and entertainment activities to please both adults and children. Some of the most popular resorts are JW Marriott Resort and Spa, The Sands Khao Lak Beach Resort, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, Khaolak Merlin Resort, La Flora Resort & Spa, SENTIDO Graceland Khao Lak, Khao Lak Laguna Resort, Pullman Khao Lak Resort Hotel and Chongfah Resort.These hotels have a kids club with children-oriented activities and a swimming pool for the children to safely frolic in. Most of them have babysitting or nanny services, too, almost near the city centre, assuring you of fun per night without worrying about your children’s safety.
Bang Sak Villiage offers adults-only accommodation on Bangsak Beach and Beyond Resort is a multi-award-winning adults-only indulgent beach villa resort with direct access to a private beach. The Haven upscale resort caters only to adult travellers.Other accommodation options that have been rated highly by couples for romantic getaways include The Sarojin, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani, Casa de la Flora, X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort, Apsra Beachfront Resort and Villas, La Vala Khao Lak, Pullman Khao Lak Resort and Khao Lak Paradise Resort.Some of these hotels are near the city centre, for you and your significant other to have fun per night in the establishments beyond your hotel.
Khao Lak has no shortage of luxury stays, but some of the best rated in guest reviews are:The Sarojin with its direct access to a private beach, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, La Vela Khao Lak, Aleenta Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Resort and Spa, Mai Khao Lak Beac Resort and Spa, Beyond Resort Khao Lak, DevaSom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas, The Haven, Apsara Beachfront Resort and the small boutique X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort.
Khao Lak has no shortage of luxury stays, but some of the best rated by guests are:The Sarojin with its direct access to a private beach, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, La Vela Khao Lak, Aleenta Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Resort and Spa, Mai Khao Lak Beac Resort and Spa, Beyond Resort Khao Lak, DevaSom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas, The Haven, Apsara Beachfront Resort and the small boutique X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort.
The Sarojin, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, La Vela Khao Lak, Aleenta Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Resort and Spa, Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort and Spa, have all received excellent reviews from travellers in Khao Lak Thailand.
The Sarojin, Ramada Khao Lak Resort, The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani, Casa de la Flora, X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort, Apsra Beachfront Resort and Villas, La Vala Khao Lak and Khao Lak Paradise Resort have been rated highly by couples for romantic getaways.
Guests rate the best hotels in Khao Lak on location, facilities and amenities and service. Here are some of the top-rated beachfront Khao Lak hotels:Khao Lak Beachfront: MJ Boutique Hotel, X10 Khao Lak Resort, Moracea by Khao Lak Resort, Eden Beach Khao Lak Resort & SpaKhuk Khak Beachfront: DevaSon Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort, The HavenBang Niang Beachfront: Ramada Resort by Wyndham, Casa De La Flora, La Vala Khao LakNang Thong Beachfront: The Sands Khao Lak by KatathaniBangsak Beachfront: Isara Khao Lak, Haadson Resort
Khao Lak is not as cheap as the other popular destinations. Things would cost a bit more in Khal Lak than in Phang Nga city centre or Takua Pa. There is no hospital, so medical situations that are serious would have to be taken to Takua Pa or Phang Nga town.
Definitely! You’ll get your fill of sights and sites and activities during your holiday visit. A bit more laid back than its neighbouring destinations, the stunning beaches, great accommodation options and restaurants, a myriad array of activities, a bit of everything is available in Khao Lak.Turtle Festival, accompanied by a Bamboo Rafting and Turtle Conversation Tour. This event happens yearly on the first week of March when turtle hatchlings are released (from the nursery where they are incubated from egg stage until big enough) to the sea at the Thai Maung National Park Beach. Volunteers are enjoined to help create awareness in the turtle conservation projects and have fun doing too.Tour Khao Lak on Two Wheelers. Go around the place on a bicycle or motorbike for a half-day or full-day exploration of the beautiful panorama of the countryside with the mountain backdrop. Your path will pass through verdant forests and secluded waterfalls.Join Cooking Classes (with optional Organic Farm Tours). A fun way of learning to cook your favourite Pad Thai and other mouth-watering Thai dishes.A Visit to the International Tsunami Museum. You will see exhibits of the memorabilia signifiying what the locals had gone through during that fateful December tsunami. As Khao Lak land is mostly plain, almost all the locals have family members and friends who perished or vanished. Close by is the Baan Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park where a large police patrol boat had been carried by the wave 1 km inland.Immerse in Therapeutic Hot Springs. A perfect end to your park touring and trekking would be a healing soak in either the Kapong Hot Springs or the Bor Dan Hot Springs. Get the price of entrance fees from your hotel so you are ready.Visit and Trek to National Parks. Khao Lak has two, the Lam Ru National Park and the Thai Muang National Park.Tour Khao Lak’s numerous Waterfalls. A refreshing tour to also relieve yourself of tropical heat. Some of the nicest ones are majestic Lam Ru which has 5 tiers (!) and the Tong Chong Fah Falls, where you can safely swim if you want more cooling down after the trek to it. The trails are slippery so you’re best advised to go on non-slip shoes.Ban Niang Night Market. Traipse around the market, browse through the food stalls with their wares of different Thai dishes, plus crafts and souvenirs of the local culture. Eventful days here are every Wednesday and Saturday.Go Shipwreck Diving. Khao Lak has some shipwreck dive sites worth visiting, although not as many as in the Similan Islands. There are the HTMS Pratong, Premchai, MV Sea Chart and Boonsung, where every part of these wrecks are now hosting several marine species – crabs and shrimps, eels, lionfish, trevally, and more.Khao Sok National Park. This national park is like entering an amazing different world of just naturein the thick rainforest, jungles, caves, waterfalls, limestone cliffs and a tiny island within a lake.Kayak Around Pha Nga Bay. Nearby is Khao Phing Kan, dubbed James Bond Island as the location of the James Bond movie “Man with the Golden Sun,” with storybook caves and mythical karsts, a perfect target for a kayaking tour. You will be just enthralled with those limestone karsts backdropping the pristine waters and white sandy shores.
Khao Lak is a great holiday destination for family travellers, couples seeking a quiet getaway, divers and nature lovers.As you can see from the preceding question, travellers and visitors to Khao Lak will not run out of things to do and places to explore and sights and sites to visit.
The beaches in Khao Lak are soft white-sand falling into the clear turquoise waters.
Khao Lak’s quiet atmosphere is ideal for family, divers, nature lovers holidays. It is not the destination for party people.
Pak Weep, Nang Thong, Bang Niang, Takua Pa are mentioned among the best areas to swim in Khao Lak.
The “dry season” is the best time to visit Khao Lak. This is from the months of November to February. There is some overlap between the dry season and summer season which is November to April months.
There is 83 km between Khao Lak and Phuket. By road travel, there is 96.6 between them.
Khao Lak is just right for travellers who want a resort destination that is peaceful with not a lot of the hustle and bustle of the bigger and more crowded tourist destinations. There are three national parks in this place with lush hills rolling down to the very long coastal stretch.The cool forested hills to the clear sandy beaches and the enchanting beachfront accommodations make for an ideal getaway for any holiday.
There are several surf spots in Khao Lak, in Nang Thong Beach, Bang Niang Beach, with waves from 1-3 metres. There are a few surfing schools, too, and surf shops from which to rent boards. In Takua Pa, there are options for kite surfing, windsurfing, and regular surfing, with surfing lessons available for beginners.
No, Khao Lak is not an island. It is a series of coastal villages in the province of Phang Nga, 622.6 km south of Bangkok. Almost 11 hours by land transport.
By land, the distance from Phang Nga to Khao Lak is 32 miles (50 km). By plane, the distance is 25 miles (39km).By taxi is one hour 1/2 by taxi, or around 2 hours by bus. If you drive your own car, the trip will take only around an hour.
Here are the recommended best 5 star boutique hotels near the city centre. Most of these are located in Takua Pa:The Sarojin, La Flora Resort, The Sands, Casa de ka Flora, The Waters by Katathani, Khao Lak Bandari, Beyond Resort, and the Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort and Spa, all on Takua Pa Beach. Ramada Resort, on Bang Niang Beach of Phang Nga Bay, The Briza Beach Resort in Thai Mueang district.
The same travel requirements and restrictions are imposed on the whole country by the Thailand government, so it would be the same in Khao Lak and Phang Nga. Especially in this time of the Covid 19 pandemic, protocols are still enforced. In addition, the government has additional travel requirements for foreigners and Thai nationals coming into Thailand – the Certificate of Entry along with the approved Visa, along with other WHO- recommended tests and medical certificates. This info and date can be accessed from your embassy’s or the Thai embassy travel advisory page.
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