Vacations Trips and Luxurious Hotels in Khao Lak in Thailand

Attractions in Khao Lak area

Khao Lak region is located 60 km north of Phuket, about an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive from Phuket airport.
In this region there are a variety of attractions for travelers, like magical and wide beaches,

 

Sunset on the beaches in Khao Lak

Sunset on the beaches in Khao Lak

 

colorful markets, many restaurants, elephant trekking and washing with them, Sea Turtle Conservation and waterfalls.

 

Elephant trekking

Elephant trekking

 

You can find boat tours to the nearby exotic islands of Similan and Surin where there are special beaches, the most popular snorkeling sites in Thailand and other interesting sites, such as, a gypsy village.

 

 

Beach in Surin

Beach in Surin

 

Khao Lak also serves as a wonderful starting point for a day hike into the most impressive nature reserve in Thailand: the KHAO SOK located about an hour and a half drive away.

 

Khao Sok

KHAO SOK

 

It is a beautiful reserve filled with tropical vegetation, birds, waterfalls and rivers with a variety of activities ranging from kayaking in the river, elephant trekking in the jungle, watching animals at night, hiking in the woods, visiting the stalactite caves, but the highlight without any doubt is the sailing and bathing in the huge lake that borders the reserve and is surrounded with soaring cliffs, mountains with dense vegetation and animals.

 

Khao Sok

Khao Sok

 

Tourist in this area are mainly from north Europe. They probably know how to appreciate the peacefulness and the beaches without any jet skis, a mess and peddlers.
Next to each of the hotels, including the most luxurious and expensive ones there are plenty of local, authentic and cheap restaurants, many of them on the beach with a spectacular view of the sunsets and of course a variety of massage stands at ridiculous prices. The sound of the waves, while getting a massage, is pleasant and relaxing and adds to the atmosphere.
The tourists have a wide variety of hotels in Khao Lak, at all levels and types. In this article, I will point out the most indulging hotels of 4-5 stars spread over more than 15 km on excellent sandy beaches with palm trees. On these beaches, close to the hotels there are few swimmers, usually only the hotel guests who often prefer to indulge in the huge swimming pools of the hotel close to the sea and watch the amazing sunsets over the sea. Some of the hotels are for adults only.

The tsunami that hit Thailand hard in 2005, destroyed almost completely the Khao Lak region that was only at the beginning of its development. That is the reason why all the hotels are new, about 10 years old or less. Every year there are amazing, new, designed resorts popping up, each one is more modern, luxurious and impressive then the other.

 

4-5 stars hotels and resorts in Khao Lak beaches

Marriott JW

A 5-star hotel located 15 minute drive north of Khao Lak town center. A Thai style luxurious hotel, located next to the sandy beaches, the hotel has 5 different restaurants, 3 bars, large swimming pools and the- access to them are through the rooms on the ground floor. The internet and parking are free. The pools and lagoons in the hotel are a few km long. The longest ones in south east Asia. This is the best hotel in the entire region, in my opinion!

 

Hotel Marriott JW

Hotel Marriott JW

 

Hotel Marriott JW   Hotel Marriott JW

 

The Sarojin

 An intimate and luxurious 5 star hotel next to the sandy beaches. There are only 56 rooms. Designed for adults only. It has two restaurants, a bar, and a spa with indulging massages. The rooms are located inside tropical gardens with flowers and fruits. The Wi-Fi and parking are free. It is suitable to those who are looking for peace and relaxation with a 6-start service. For each guest in the hotel there are two employees…

 

 The Sarojin Hotel

The Sarojin Hotel

 

The Sarojin Hotel  The Sarojin Hotel

 

Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

A 5-star hotel next to the beach. It has an outdoor pool, a gym and restaurants. Wi-Fi and parking are free. The rooms include private balconies with a view of the beach or the garden and include a kitchenette with the appliances to prepare tea and coffee, a refrigerator and dining room. The prices there are relatively cheaper than the others.

 

 Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

 Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

 

 Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites   Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

 

Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa

A large high quality 5 stars resort. The hotel has rooms and family suites, 3 swimming pools, a luxurious spa, restaurants and a bar. It is located next to the beach. Internet and parking are free.

 

 Pullman Khao Lak Katilya Resort and Spa

 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa

 

 Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa   Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa

 

Beyond Resort Khaolak  

A modern and stylish 4 stars villas hotel it is located next to the beach, for adults only. It offers elegant villas, Thai style which some of them have private swimming pools. There is a restaurant and a bar. Internet and parking are free.

 

Beyond Resort Khaolak

 Beyond Resort Khaolak

 

 Beyond Resort Khaolak   Beyond Resort Khaolak

 

Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort & Spa

A 5-star hotel. The hotel offers rooms, suites and villas, a luxurious spa, a restaurant and a bar. It is located by a sandy beach. There is a free internet. It is especially popular with families who have young children because it is filled with facilities and family activities.

 

Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort and Spa

 Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort & Spa

 

 Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort & Spa   Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort & Spa

 

The Haven Khao Lak

A modern and impressive 5-star hotel next to the beach. Designed for adults only. All the rooms have a view of the pool and many of them have an exit from the room to the pool. There are 5 outdoor pools, a restaurant and a luxurious spa. The internet and parking are free. Suitable for its name: a real haven.

 

The Haven Khao Lak

 The Haven Khao Lak

 

 The Haven Khao Lak   The Haven Khao Lak

 

Casa De La Flora hotel

 A 5-star hotel for adults only. Offers 36 elegant accommodations with a private swimming pool, a butler service, a mini bar which is included in the price, a restaurant, bar and a luxurious spa. The internet and parking are free. It has a central location, is at a walking distance from the vibrant Khao Lak center which is filled with restaurants and booths.

 

Casa De La Flora hotel

Casa De La Flora hotel

 

Casa De La Flora hotel  Casa De La Flora hotel

 

Chong Fah Resort Khaolak hotel

A 4 star 30-year-old boutique hotel, it is intimate and high quality. The hotel has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, and free internet and parking. It is located next to the beach. It also has a central location, within a walking distance from the vibrant Khao Lak center filled with restaurants and booths.

 

Chong Fah Resort Khaolak hotel

Chong Fah Resort Khaolak hotel

 

Chong Fah Resort Khaolak hotel   Chong Fah Resort Khaolak hotel

 

Khaolak Merlin Resort hotel

A spacious 5-star hotel Thai style, with tropical and beautiful gardens and a long sandy beach. The hotel offers rooms or villas with a private swimming pool. There is a restaurant and a bar. The internet and parking are free.

 

Khaolak Merlin Resort hotel

Khaolak Merlin Resort hotel

 

Khaolak Merlin Resort hotel   Khaolak Merlin Resort hotel

 

Moracea by Khao Lak Resort hotel

A 5-star hotel with units facing the sea. In some of the units there is a private swimming pool. In the hotel there is a luxurious spa, a gym, a playroom and three restaurants and a bar. There is nearby a sandy beach. Internet and parking are free.

 

Moracea by Khao Lak resort hotel

Moracea by Khao Lak resort hotel

 

Moracea by Khao Lak resort hotel   Moracea by Khao Lak resort hotel

 

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani hotel

A large new 5-star hotel with double rooms, family rooms and suites where some of them have a direct access to the pool. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar, a playroom, a spa and a gym. There is a sandy beach next to it. Internet and parking are free.

 

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

 

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani   The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

 

The Ramada Khao Lak Resort hotel

A 4-star hotel with a variety of rooms or villas. A swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, a gym, a spa, playroom and a business center. It has a central location, a walking distance from many restaurants, shops and the market.

 

Ramada Khao Lak Resort hotel

Ramada Khao Lak Resort hotel

 

Ramada Khao Lak Resort hotel   Ramada Khao Lak Resort hotel

 


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