Khao Lak & Around hotels and hostels
Backpacker accommodation predominates in the congested centre of town, while three- and four-star resorts dominate the coast. For the cheapest sleeps in town, head to Sea Dragon Dive Center and ask about the dorm beds at Tiffy’s Café, which go for 180B per night.
Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort
Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites, Khao Lak
Beyond Resort Khaolak
Royal Bangsak Beach Resort
Takolaburi Cultural And Spa Resort
Palm Galleria Resort
Mai Khaolak Beach Resort & Spa
A quiet retreat 15km north of Khao Lak with a Japanese-meets-modern-Thai style, the service here is stellar and the setting is elegant and intimate.
Khao Lak Seafood
Affiliated with the restaurant of the same name, these fresh-faced bungalows are a solid choice for small wallets.
Phu Khao Lak
Service oriented operation with comfy huts and great food. A five-minute walk south of central Khao Lak.
Khao Lak Sunset
What this last generation resort lacks in style, it makes up for with a prime beachfront location and good service. Prices are good and if you want comfy sleep without blowing big bucks, you can't go wrong here. It's at the southern end of town.
A quiet retreat with a Japanese-meets-modern-Thai style, service here is stellar and the whole setting (there are only 56 rooms) is elegant and intimate.
On the other side of the headland near Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park, about 5km south of Hat Khao Lak, this quiet spot features a gaggle of huts scattered throughout coastal forest.
Each bungalow is a small work of art, with handcrafted furnishings, dark-wood floors, quilted bedcovers, bay windows and private decks with panoramic views. Try the traveller-recommended tree houses nestled in the beach-facing forest.
A short hop from the beach, this somewhat cheesy spot, complete with fake concrete karsts, has a popular open-air restaurant-bar that lends the whole place a lively air.
Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park Bungalows
There is a handful of four- and six-bed bungalows in the national park. Standards are basic, but the setting will suit those after an eco-experience.
Khao Lak Merlin
This giant resort, 7km south of town, features a maze of swimming pools and colonial-style rooms stretched along six hectares of lush tropical gardens.
Suwan Palm Resort
Rechristened after the tsunami (it used to be the Khaolak Orchid Resortel), this hotel has rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a patio overlooking the water. Beautiful! The rooms are tastefully decorated with light teak furniture.
La Flora Resort
On gorgeous Hat Bang Niang, this is resort exudes barefoot class; it’s both elegant and supremely relaxing. Cabana-style villas are large and modern with sexy beachfront infinity pools, and there’s a kid-friendly pool in the centre of things.
These adorable little bungalows have swirls painted on the cement floors and sun-filled indoor–outdoor bathrooms. A cute pool with deckchairs sweetens the deal.