The luxury mother ship
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 idea of magic.
Regular rooms aren't huge, but they're nicely done and many have views over the pools (even from the bathrooms). It's about ten minutes south of the shops at Nang Thong and isn't really close to anything, but with every facility you could dream of on-campus there's not much need to travel. The resort occupies a small but picturesque stretch of Khao Lak beach, just don't get lost on your way back to the room.
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.