Best hotels in Khao Lak

Nature lovers have come to love Khao Lak holidays, where some of the most stunning scenery in Thailand is there to savour every time you look out of your hotel window. The accommodation here is built to fit in with the natural landscape of the area but services will make you feel well looked after. Nightlife options both inside and outside of the hotels range from the downtempo to the lively, so there’s a good mix of activities and relaxation around the clock here.

Apsaras Beachfront Resort and Villa

Loungers and a pool right beside the vast, sandy shore of Pakarang Beach makes this a popular retreat for couples, yet its not just fans of sweet nothings and sunsets who gather here. The kids get their own pool and the grown-ups have a Thai spa to make the most of, while the rooms are chic, modern and effortlessly elegant. With restaurants that range from Thai cuisine to international breakfasts, all tastes are met with flair here.

Khao Lak Bhandari Resort

The gorgeous little bungalows that make up this resort make you feel as though you’ve stepped into your own secluded Thai village, with access to massages and swimming, too. The beach is just over the road and rich, lush greenery sprawls in every direction to envelope you in serenity.

Southsea Grand Khao Lak

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Southsea Grand Khao Lak embraces a simplistic and modern decorative style for its rooms, all of which are wide and spacious. You’re just a 20-minute shuttle ride from the town centre and the coast is nice and close too — yet the hotel includes both restaurants and bars that mean you don’t need to leave too often.

Mai Khao Lak Beach Resort and Spa

This modern complex is one of the newest additions to the Khao Lak coastline, but it’s already made itself right at home. Tropical style and a flair for the exotic flavour every element, from poolside kiosks to the decor in your room, while a few steps outside are all it takes to reach nearby scenic Pakweeb Beach.

Kantary Beach Khao Lak

The namesake beach of this hotel is a private one, so you’re going to feel the pleasure of exclusivity at this adults-only hotel, which is 15 minutes from Khao Lak. It’s a retreat where your suite has its own private balcony and your villa is your home from home, complete with a big TV and kitchenette. The gym, spa and loungers round off a sublime escape.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa

Befitting the JW Marriott name, this place to stay is where luxury comes home to roost. One of the longest pool in Southeast Asia is right there on your doorstep, together with a pale sandy beach for you to laze your afternoon away on. The oriental style and mystique of your surroundings will soothe and inspire, while shopping, bars and tours are all but minutes beyond your hotel’s doors.

Moracea by Khaolak Resort

Wake up, leave your room and step right into the pool at Moracea as every room is a swim-up one. Aside from four pools and a beachfront bar, this beautifully-styled tropical resort has Thai and international restaurants with sea views plus a poolside snack bar. Khao Lak centre is just 10 minutes away on foot for more selection in restaurants and bars.