Khao Lak is situated to the north of Phuket and is one of the most tranquil destinations in the whole country. It has fantastic beaches, dense rainforest and the opportunity to swim in some of the most amazing waters in the world. On top of this, Khao Lak accommodation consists of a number of great hotels, with a variety to suit everyone’s different tastes and budgets.
One of the best hotels in the area is the Le Meridien Khao Lak Hotel, which is set right on the coast and overlooks the gorgeous beaches of the area. It is a large building with over 200 rooms – meaning that it is not usually necessary to book in advance – as well as a hotel that has its own swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. It also caters well for children, with a daily children’s club run by the hotel staff.
There are also a number of cheap hostels in the area, most of which offer basic accommodation and internet access – plus the chance to meet other people who are traveling in the area. Perhaps the most popular of these is the Khaolak Wandee Hostel, which is located on the beach and provides either single or shared rooms. When visiting this part of Thailand, the minimum that one can expect to pay for a room in a hotel is about AUS$18, while for a hostel one can get a decent room for around the AUS$9 mark. Khao Lak holidays treat you to some of the best that Thailand has to offer, so whether it becomes your holiday destination or just a stopover, it’s a must see on your trip.