enough PROS in Khao Lak to keep most visitors happy
The best possible beach hotel deals in Khao Lak come when you make a Private Deal and Book Direct:
We display hotels that GUARANTEE, in writing, to discount the lowest rates found on-line for guests who book direct. This cuts out middlemen, saves money for the hotel – and we take no commission. See our GUARANTEE list on this page, then contact hotels via the e-mail box on each hotel page.
We also sell DISCOUNT HOTEL VOUCHERS for some hotels – the very cheapest rooms available – but they are limited. See Top Deals above.
More POSITIVES than NEGATIVES in this 25-kilometre string of beaches
Khao Lak is a relatively new beach destination, in an area that previously had virtually no local population or nearby villages and towns. So many of the positive and negative points herein are tied to the local environment rather than urban development or surrounding local communities. It's a relatively quiet beach resort area for Thailand, ideal for those who want a reasonable level of peace and quiet, but not suitable for those who need entertainment and activity by night.
The growth of two tourism villages however, has seen the arrival of restaurants, bars, convenience stores, local markets, shops, street food and sometimes a little entertainment in the peak seasons. So visitors can now make a choice between absolute isolation in the northern beaches, or choose a beach within walking distance of these commercial centres.
Here is my take on the positive and negative points of Khao Lak. Depending on personal perspective, some people might decide that things I call a negative are, for them, a real positive. So it’s indeed subjective.