If your priorities are superb beach, attractive accommodation and incredible value, Manathai Khao Lak could be the place.
Manathai Khao Lak is a really pleasant first class hotel. Located on the superb Bangsak beach, 10 minutes drive north of Khao Lak village and 70 minutes from Phuket Airport. The dense forests of the Khao Sok national park are the impressive backdrop. See footnote
Manathai Khao Lak has 158 rooms and villas.
The rooms are in garden wings leading down to the pool and beach front. All are bright, nicely decorated and spacious. You have a choice of either balcony rooms or ground floor rooms with immediate garden access. In addition you have 7 freestanding villas located closer to the beach, 4 with their own plunge pool.
Main restaurant and beach front option
Kids play room
Non motorised water sports
Free shuttle to Khao Lak village, where you have some tourist shops and dining options
We have to emphasise the beach – just miles of soft sand
If your priorities are superb beach (usually at its very best December to May), attractive accommodation and incredible value, Manathai Khao Lak could be the place. It has a simple, easy going, totally relaxed style.
Khao Lak has many new hotels, some with amazing prices, but research deeper and the location might be disappointing. Manathai ticks all the right boxes: very well priced, good location and attractive rooms. It is not super deluxe, intentionally. Just exceedingly good value.
Note – This area of Khao Lak has some of the very best beaches , so more development is coming . A new resort is being constructed on the land to the left of the hotel looking out to sea . The work is visible and audible from those rooms closest ( South wing ) especially as you walk along the corridors as you are adjacent to the work , but from most of the hotel , including in the inner garden facing rooms , it will not be visible unless you choose to walk towards it . The work is expected to continue through until mid 2020 . .Ask us for updates .
It has a sister property in Surin, Phuket, and this would make an interesting twin centre. For those looking to stay in Bangkok we suggest the Mode Sathorn. Ask us for our suggestions of touring options within Thailand.
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