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Nang Thong and towards Phuket

Nang Thong beach (commonly referred to itself as Khao Lak) is the area's major hub and this is where you'll find the biggest concentration of dive shops, nightspots and accommodation to suit the broadest range of budgets. A few kilometres further south is Khao Lak beach, with a smattering of top-end resorts, and the Thap Lamu pier, the departure point for the Similan National Park.

  • Khao Lak Green Beach Resort

    Khao Lak Green Beach Resort

    Great value and location

    Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 485 845; F: (076) 485 846

    Nestled around a small pond in a shady, spacious area, Green Beach offers simple but stylish accommodation in a secluded but prime location directly facing the northern part of Nang Thong beach. A ... Read the full review of Khao Lak Green Beach Resort.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Khao Lak Golden Place

    Khao Lak Golden Place

    New serviced apartments near the beach

    30/30 Moo 7, Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 485 6869; F: (076) 485 690

    Golden Place is a four storey building that, despite seeming a little out of place, offers shiny new serviced apartment style rooms that are a good option for saving some cash without sacrificing ... Read the full review of Khao Lak Golden Place.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Walkers Inn

    Walkers Inn

    Lively backpacker joint

    26/61 Moo 7 Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong beach
    T: (084) 840 2689;

    Walker's slogan is more than just a guesthouse, and we find this to be true — it's more like a backpackers institution. The bright and cheery fan dorms with shared baths that feature brand new ... Read the full review of Walkers Inn.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Khao Lak Seaview Resort

    Khao Lak Seaview Resort

    If you really want to indulge

    18/1 Moo 7 Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 429 800; F: (076) 429 819

    Looking to live the high life? Occupying a massive area of well groomed land right on Nang Thong beach, Khao Lak Seaview is one of the more decadent choices in the area. Rooms come in several styles ... Read the full review of Khao Lak Seaview Resort.

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    4 stars over 8,000B 1 vote Luxury
  • Banana Bungalows

    Banana Bungalows

    Friendly budget spot with surprising extras

    4/147 Moo 7, Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 485 889 ;

    Situated down a quiet lane that's still close to the action of central Nang Thong and a five minute walk to the beach, Banana is a cheerful and friendly spot run by an enthusiastic group of young ... Read the full review of Banana Bungalows.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort

    Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort

    Well-equipped

    26/14 Moo 7, Nang Thong beach, Takua Pa
    T: (076) 429 200; F: (076) 420 095

    A lavish resort amid the national park, the buildings here are fairly packed in and it feels more run-of-the-mill than Khaolak Paradise Resort next door. The rooms are fully kitted out and come ... Read the full review of Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Khaolak Paradise Resort

    Khaolak Paradise Resort

    Terrific, but expensive

    26/24 Moo 7, Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 429 100; F: (076) 429 129

    A very stylish high-end resort on the hill at the southern end of Nang Thong beach, Paradise lives up to its name. The resort feels like it's set in the heart of the rainforest even though you also ... Read the full review of Khaolak Paradise Resort.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Nang Thong Bay Resort

    Nang Thong Bay Resort

    Central location, solid value

    Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 485 088; F: (076) 485 090

    Nang Thong Bay Resort is located right in the middle of Nang Thong beach and offers some stylish and well equipped beach front villas that resemble many others we saw in the area that go for double ... Read the full review of Nang Thong Bay Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Seaweed Hostel

    Seaweed Hostel

    Fresh and funky

    Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong beach
    T: (081) 956 5654;

    Ready to give Walkers Inn a run for its money, Seaweed is a recent arrival on the scene that's aiming at the younger, budget backpacker set. Less than a five minute walk from the beach, Seaweed is ... Read the full review of Seaweed Hostel.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Baan Noen Thong

    Baan Noen Thong

    Comfortable and cheap

    Moo 7 Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong
    T: (083) 280 2326;

    Set back down the side street behind Khao Lak Seafood, Baan Noen Thong is a true guesthouse that offers simple but clean, comfortable and modern rooms at budget rates. Rooms have a minimalist theme ... Read the full review of Baan Noen Thong.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Khaolak Merlin Resort

    Khaolak Merlin Resort

    The luxury mother ship

    7/7 Phetkasem Rd, Khao Lak beach
    T: (076) 428 300; F: (076) 443 200

    The architects didn't hold back on this one — with a fitness centre, games room, beauty salon, clinic, ballroom, conference room and no less than five pools, Merlin is the luxury traveller's ... Read the full review of Khaolak Merlin Resort.

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    3.5 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Khao Lak Seafood Family House

    Khao Lak Seafood Family House

    Popular spot

    19/1 Moo 7, Nang Thong beach
    T: (076) 420 318; F: (076) 423 311

    Offering better but pricier rooms than nearby Jai Bungalows, Khao Lak Seafood is a popular place to stay and eat right along the main road in Nang Thong. Rooms are set back in a quiet, lush garden ... Read the full review of Khao Lak Seafood Family House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
  • Srichada Motel

    Srichada Motel

    Good value rooms but nothing extra

    5/9 Moo 7 Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong beach
    T: (089) 867 0807; F: (076) 485 370

    Located along the main road on the way out of Nang Thong to the north, Srichada doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside however, the rooms are a very pleasant surprise, and they offer perhaps ... Read the full review of Srichada Motel.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Jai Restaurant and Bungalows

    Jai Restaurant and Bungalows

    Getting on

    5/1 Moo 7, Nang Thong beach, Takua Pa
    T: (076) 420 390; F: (076) 420 390

    Jai's offers slightly less value for money than the similarly set-up Khao Lak Seafood nearby. The bungalows out the back of this restaurant are more expensive, but older and tattier, and the grounds ... Read the full review of Jai Restaurant and Bungalows.

    2.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Bang Niang

Situated two kilometres to the north of Nang Thong, Bang Niang beach and surrounds offers a more laid back atmosphere, some well done high end resorts, and a couple family run budget gems.

Bang Sak beach and surrounds

North of Bang Niang lies Khuk Khak beach, Cape Pakarang and Bang Sak beach, and there's some fantastic, albeit more isolated places to stay in this area. There's no tourist centre here of the likes of Nang Thong, just a few villages and some very relaxing landscape. There's also a couple of good bamboo-hut restaurants on the road that runs along Bang Sak beach.

  • Lake View Bungalows

    Lake View Bungalows

    If we could pick just one place to stay

    56/1 Moo 2 Khuk Khak
    T: (087) 890 7307;

    Owned and operated by a laid back Thai woman and her chatty German husband, Lake View is a small, relaxed resort spread over a quiet and shady stretch of land across the street from a small lake and ... Read the full review of Lake View Bungalows.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • The Sarojin

    The Sarojin

    One of the region's best

    60 Moo 2, Khuk Khak
    T: (076) 427 900; F: (076) 427 906

    Of all of the top-end resorts along the Khao Lak coast, the Sarojin has become the most famous, and many believe the best. With stunning villas, tranquil grounds and impeccable staff, it's hard not ... Read the full review of The Sarojin.

    4.5 stars over 8,000B 1 vote Luxury
  • White Sand Beach Restaurant & Bungalow

    White Sand Beach Restaurant & Bungalow

    If you're looking to be a beach bum

    28/2 Moo 2 Khuk Khak
    T: (076) 487 580;

    Set amidst a dazzling white sand beach near the point of Cape Pakarang, White Sand offers plain but comfortable concrete and wood bungalows to go with a great beachside restaurant and one of the best ... Read the full review of White Sand Beach Restaurant & Bungalow.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Nanta Guesthouse

    Nanta Guesthouse

    More of a homestay near Bang Sak beach

    Phet Kasem Rd, Bang Sak beach
    T: (076) 406 459;

    Located just past Amnat's if heading north on Phet Kasem Rd, Nanta is a family home with a few rooms out back that could be another great homestay experience, especially if Amnat is not around. Rooms ... Read the full review of Nanta Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Takolaburi Cultural Resort

    Takolaburi Cultural Resort

    Northern Thai style villas with lots of extras

    46 Moo 2 Pakarang beach, Khuk Khak
    T: (076) 429 777; F: (076) 429 799

    With its traditional northern Thai theme, Takolaburi is a refreshing break from the sprawling resorts of Khao Lak, so many of which seem like clones of one another. Set around lotus ponds and several ... Read the full review of Takolaburi Cultural Resort.

    3.5 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Amnat's place

    Amnat's place

    Stay with a good hearted guy

    Phet Kasem Rd, Bang Sak beach
    T: (081) 2067 746;

    A kind, gentle and sincere local man who lost most of his family in the 2004 Tsunami, Amnat speaks good English and generously opens his house to anyone who wants to stay with him. He stopped ... Read the full review of Amnat's place.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Pakarang Bungalows

    Pakarang Bungalows

    Solid budget spot in an isolated locale

    Pakarang beach, Khuk Khak
    T: (076) 487 096;

    About a half km from the beach, Pakarang is a small, family run budget resort with pleasant and functional fan and air-con concrete bungalows set around a small pool and jacuzzi. Bungalows only have ... Read the full review of Pakarang Bungalows.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Nam Khem village and Laem Pom

Few travellers stop in the pretty little fishing village of Nam Khem, about 7 km southwest of Takuapa and 30 km north of Bang Thong beach. While it's not a typical place to stay it's worth a day trip to experience life in a Thai coastal village, and to visit the Tsunami memorial. Ko Kho Khao can also be visited in a day from Nam Khem, and if you like it so much you want to stay put for a night or two Nam Khem does have one great budget place to stay.

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    Tara Resort

    Stylish bungalows in a charming village

    Soi Kopad, Ban Nam Khem
    T: (080) 326 4450;

    Tucked between a river and a charming series of narrow lanes with traditional homes, Tara Resort comes as a pleasant surprise. It's chic, modern theme and ambience are markedly out of place in the ... Read the full review of Tara Resort.

    4.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker


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