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Supar Royale Beach Resort Khanom: Supar Royale Beach Resort Khanom

Finally we have found our little patch on paradise right on the beach at Nai Plau Beach Khanom. The hotel is called Supar Royale Beach Resort and it is in 2 sections. Right on the beach you have beautiful bungalows, infinity swimming pool, reception and a restaurant and bar, then over the road is the multi story section of the hotel.

We previously had dinner at their restaurant on another trip to Khanom but did not look at the hotel or bungalows as they did not have wifi. Now they do! Gary was also pretty happy as they have English speaking channels on the television so he could watch the rugby.

The bungalows are right on the beach with a huge verandah and the views are sensational. All of the staff are lovely and very helpful, within a couple of minutes of checking in housekeeping were on our verandah with another chair and also 2 deck chairs on the beach right outside our room. The restaurant is also very good and cheap.

On their website the beach bungalows were 2000baht a night but we just walked in and they gave us the bungalow for 1700baht.

We really loved staying at Supar Royale Beach Resort, everything was perfect and we were made to feel so welcome. There is nothing better than stepping out of your bungalow onto a beautiful deserted beach or waking up early for one of the Gulf of Siam’s spectacular sunrises and watching fisherman bring in their catch.

Next trip we will be staying for a lot longer.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written February 9, 2014
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Talkoo Beach Resort - Khanom: Talkoo Beach Resort - Khanom

Well we had what I can only describe as an interesting experience at Talkoo Beach Resort. The hotel is in 2 sections with cabins, the restaurant and pool on the beach side, then a lot more rooms on the other side of the road.

We stayed in the cabins beach side, on the outside the cabins look like something out of the Flintstones but inside they were quite nice with a lot of unusual woodwork. We paid 1500baht a night for this room with free breakfast and wifi, the rooms closer to the pool and beach were`1700baht but they were all occupied.

So our first night there turned out to be very strange. After we eventually fell asleep due to the noise coming from karaoke singers, I woke up around 2am to terrible noises coming from the woodwork around our window. Gary had a look and our room was being happily eaten by thousands of termites!

So early next morning we asked to change rooms, the only room available was the one right next to the pool which was an extra 200baht, no problems we will take it. Another mistake! The quickest way to the pool was past our cabin and it was the weekend. Bus Loads of Thai families started arriving, it seemed like hundreds of children running and screaming around our cabin. Not to worry we can cope and at least we could not hear any termites feasting on our room.

Oh no did I mention busloads, well they were all here for a huge Karaoke night at the hotel and to make it worse Sandy’s Beach Bar which is next door were also trying to compete to see who could make the most noise. That’s it; we are out of here tomorrow and will find somewhere else to stay!

The hotel is typical Thai style, no English speaking television, but we bought a DVD player and movies with us, the only drinks in the restaurant are bottles of whisky or beer, but it is no problem to take your own. When we went to breakfast we were told sorry no buffet today, you want coffee or tea. We thought that was all we were going to get but out comes my pint of tea ha-ha, toast, egg,s delicious leg ham etc, so it was a good breakfast.

We also had a nice dinner in the restaurant which was 770baht with our meals, 3 large bottles of Leo and one small bottle.

Having said all that the location is lovely, the staff were very friendly, the food was good but for us it was not the place for a relaxing beach holiday.

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  • Written February 9, 2014
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Khanom Sunrise Resort: Khanom Sunrise Resort

Khanom Sunrise Resort is a great little hotel on the beachfront of Khanom Beach. We stayed in a Deluxe Beach Front room for 1700baht which included breakfast and free wifi.

The hotel is very Thai style but with a fantastic bathroom and we were made to feel extremely welcome here.

Our room was very comfortable with a little balcony and we just loved this hotel. Meals at their restaurant which is called Lantalea were delicious and very cheap. There was not a good selection of alcohol at the bar as it is more of a place where you bring your own or just buy a bottle of spirits from them.

They did not have Bacardi or Vodka but that was not a problem as the next night I just took my own. Our first night Gary ordered a scotch and coke, so they bought him out a bottle of Benmore, a bucket of ice and 4 bottles of coke, all for 420baht!

Nothing is rushed here, it is so peaceful, and no people, kilometers of white sand and some of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen.

We highly recommend this hotel for the location, price, friendly staff and good home cooked meals.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written February 9, 2014
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Racha Kiri Resort & Spa: Racha Kiri Resort & Spa

Racha Kiri Resort and Spa is on the cliff above Nai Plao Beach at Khanom. We needed somewhere to spend a couple of nights and nearly every hotel in the whole province was booked out due to a huge conference in Surat Thani.

There was a Villa Suite they would make available for us but it was 6500baht a night so I asked could they do it any cheaper, so after a quick call to the manager the price was reduced to 5,500baht a night. Well you only live once so we checked in for 2 nights.

Now for a little bit of history on the resort. On June 9th 2007 this beautiful resort was officially opened by HRH Princess Soamsawali who also stayed the night in their Villa Suite, there are only 4 of these suites and the princess stayed in the one with the best views which was Suite 201.
This Suite is rarely used and only booked if the hotel is full, so normally it stays empty.

Well guess where we are staying, yes we are in the same Villa Suite and it is just amazing and is decorated in King Rama V colonial Thai style. There are 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, beautiful swimming pool and private secluded beaches.

We were also offered the Grand Suite which is their ultimate suite for half price, 5000baht instead of 10,000baht a night, it was magnificent, so big and beautiful but we said no due to the amount of steep steps to get up there, plus the views were not as good as the Villa Suite.

Mini bar prices are also very good for a 5 star hotel, only 60baht for a Singha, Gary is happy and finally we have English speaking channels on the television for the first time in about 8 days. Have to get the pririorites right! There are 2 swimming pools here, we did not get to see the second one, the main one was to good to leave. It definitely is a beautiful resort with only 33 rooms and everything just blends into the countryside so well.

Well our honest opinion on the Racha Kiri Resort & Spa is the rooms are lovely, the grounds beautiful, the pool sensational, the views perfect but it is totally let down by very bad service, a poor restaurant with very average food and lazy staff including the Food & Beverage Manager.

We ordered room service that took nearly 2 hours to arrive, the prices were reasonable but Gary’s meal was very average, my steak was very good but frozen chips and cold vegetables are not good.

We went down to breakfast at 8.30am, oh look there are our dirty glasses and ashtray from yesterday still sitting on the table near the pool. Most of the food trays were empty except for a small amount of lettuce, cucumber, onion and fake plastic grapes and the rubber eggs looked inedible.

There were no glasses left at the juice station, not to worry I will get some from the bar. We ordered freshly cooked bacon and scrambled eggs, Gary’s came out fried, I also had to go back into the restaurant to get the basket of condiments, sauces etc and had to walk past the F & B manager on the way back, he said “ohh sorry”.

I also took a photo of our plates, 40 minutes after we had finished breakfast we were talking to a couple of Australian girls, we were the only 4 people in the restaurant and there were 4 staff and the F&B Manager just standing around laughing and talking, no one came to clear the table and there were flies all over the plates.

I decided to finish off we some fresh fruit, no such luck, only a small plate of pineapple plus a dirty serviette next to it. I took photos of all of this, so take a look, they tell the story better than I can.

Tables near to the pool were not cleared for nearly 2 days, such a shame that this beautiful place has been let down badly by incompetent restaurant staff!

Lots more photos here of Racha Kiri Resort & Spa

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Spa and Resort, Beaches
  • Written February 9, 2014
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Beach Breeze Guesthouse: Great guesthouse with wonderful owner

This is a nice and cozy guesthouse right in central Kata, very close to the beach and is in the heart of the town center. Stephen, the owner is a great guy who will go out of his way to make your stay as wonderful as possible. He will even give you beach towels if you are short for a day by the sea. The rooms are basic and there is no room safe, so this is a consideration. It is a good bargin for the great location. The Ship Inn is part of the establishment, which serves wonderful food and is a good place to chat with the expat's while having a Chang beer.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 30, 2012
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  • Reviews: 1

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Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort: Stress Beach Resort

Other than this one experience, our trip to Thailand was totally awsome! Relax Beach Resort was really Stress Beach Resort! We had our prepaid reservations for this resort made 6 weeks in advanced. We had read all the reviews and spent a lot of time choosing this resort and this is where we wanted to be. We had carefully read the web site requirements. We saw nothing about not bringing food. We eagerly anticipated this beautiful place. The time finally arrived for us to be at “paradise”. We arrived at the resort by long tail boat. (It costs about $4-5 USD per person to get there.) Because we are vegetarians and also do not like to purchase food on our Sabbath, we brought some food and a water filter along. We had 9 people (teenage boys eat a lot) and we didn’t want to be totally dependant on the resort for food and water so far away from competition. We expected to eat some of their food. The resort manager was immediately cold and curt when he saw our food )maybe partly because we didn't use his boat to get there?). He said he would charge us double for our rooms if he found ANY food in them. He explained that they have problems with ants and monkeys. We were patient and told him we were happy to put the food wherever he said. At first he told us we could keep it in their kitchen but then he changed his mind and said “NO”. He seemed more angry the longer he thought about it. We offered to just give them the food but he rudely told us he didn’t want our food. Finally he told us to just leave the resort. We had already settled in our rooms. He demanded that we get our stuff and get out. We tried to reason gently with this difficult man but to no avail. We obeyed and moved our stuff down to the beach again. We asked him if he would provide free transportation (he had three resort boats sitting there) back to the main port since it was his idea that we leave. He refused. Fortunately we had two cell phones and were able to call for a boat to come get us. We had to pay the going rate to get out of there. While we were waiting for the boat to come get us, this manager came down to where we were sitting with our stuff and ordered us off his property. We told him a boat was coming soon and that we would be off his property soon. Providentially, a nice tour guide on the ferry, had given us his phone number. We called this man and he helped us get a few cabins on the bay and we had a lovely weekend despite the difficult Relax Beach Resort manager experience. I learned that the sooner you forgive and forget the evil of the past the sooner you can enjoy the blessings and joys of the present and the future. My 17 year old daughter said “Mom, when we arrived at the Relax Beach Resort, I thought it was the most beautiful place on the earth but after I heard the manager talk, I realized that the people at a place are what really make it beautiful!” Our new bit of wisdom is: “The beauty of paradise is the people not the place!” I shared with my daughter that the reason Jesus is helping us change on the inside is that Heaven would not be very nice if selfish, rude, and unkind people get there!

Quiet and secluded

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Work Abroad, Family Travel
  • Written April 14, 2011

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  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Imperial Samui Beach Resort: Great Location and Beautiful Resort

Wonderful breakfast included in room price, very reasonable prices for a four to five star resort. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are very clean and spacious. Very comfortable beds and spectacular views. Service was exceptional and the staff goes out of their way to accomodate every need their guests might have. Transportation of any kind is available from the lobby.

The flowers and trees are gorgeous! The ponds and fountains are crystal clear and the beach is perfect! The seafood dinner on the beach is a must! The huge salt water pool overlooking the ocean is so relaxing and the large fresh water pool is peaceful and quiet. Massage & manicure/pedicure services on ther beach are a wonderful treat. This scenic resort offers Mediterranean style architecture nestled in the hillside with landscaped gardens tumbling to the serene beach.

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  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written September 8, 2010
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Lanta Février Resort: Thailand best island

so is the perfect place to relax.

small resort and big on service and friendship ensuring that you always feel at home.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written July 25, 2009
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Patong Lodge Hotel a clean hotel to stay with: 15mins away to Island Safari Elephant Trekking -

Patong Lodge Hotel is off shore hotel which is 5mins walking distance to Patong beach and good place for those who wants to try island safari which is 15mins away if you love to do elephant trekking while in Patong, Phuket.

Their hotel is very clean, good aircondition with 2 swimming pools and jacuzzi with a good view background of Phuket Island. Hotel restaurant have a good service and foods are extremely delicious.

I highly recommend this hotel to all the tourists.

Facilities are great, people from the lobby are very accommodating, with clean swimming pools and a great view to see.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written March 31, 2009
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Phukhaolak Resort: Southern Thailand beaches

We think some of the best beaches in Thailand are along the Andaman coast, from Phuket north to Ranong. We love Khao Lak beaches. There are not as many tourists, depending on where you stay, and the town is a quiet small peaceful place, again with few tourists and a few quiet bars. Khao Lak is easy access to some really nice national parks as well. We spent several days on a beach where we were the only ones for miles, virtually isolated. Check out the neaches along Haad Thaimuang.
http://www.thaiforestbooking.com/np_home.asp?npid=43&lg=2
While in Khao Lak we stayed at the Phukhaolak resort. No TV or radio, but had to be one of the best places we have stayed at in Thailand, and very reasonable rates. Run by a nice family and they have their own restaurant, a resturant that others from other hotels frequent every night. The AC bungalows are the best.
Check out my homepage for some pics
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http://www.wickeddiving.com/khao_lak_resorts_phu_khao_lak.php
http://www.khaolak-holiday.com/hotels/phukhaolakresort.htm

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written February 13, 2009

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Nature Resort tree houses: Khao Sok Accomodations

Khao Sok is a great national park. We don't do tour companies, we'd rather just do the trip ourselves as it is just as easy. There is a good tree house lodge, you can see pics on my homepage. It is called Nature Resort. As you come down the hill towards the national park you have to take a left hand turn to get to the park itself, take the next left and the Nature Resort is located on the left at the end of the road. They also have a great restuarant. Not taking a left to Nature Resort will take you to the lake and the floating lodges. Natyre resort also is located on the river and they have a ropeswing that is a blast and very refreshing. No leeches. But the monkeys do come down along the river in th early eve. Satying in the tree house you can also hear them going through the trees in the morning as well as the tropical birds, sometimes parrots.

As far as wildlife that will eat you, no. The only thing you should really have to worry about is mosquitos. IF you go during the rainy season, yeah, you could encounter the leeches. Carry some insect repellant to squirt on them and they'll drop off if they attach themselves to you. You won't feel anything, and yeah, they can be gross for those squemish folks, but they are'nt bad. Once they have had enough they drop off. They don't eat you up. I should also say that leeches can really be found anytime of the year, but more encounters during the rainy season. Having said all that, if you are going to worry about all that, well, just don't. Taking in the park is well worth all encounters with leeches or any other wildlife. As I said, you'll be more worried about mosquitos than anything else.
HAVE FUN!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 26, 2008

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Hilton Arcadia Resort: Phukets Best Hotel

We were in Phuket in November 2008. We were suppose to be there for 4 days, but due to a demonstration the airport in Bangkok was closed and we were there for 10 days.
Lucky for us we were at a beautiful resort the Arcadia Hilton Resort. This resort has 3 large pools,5 restaurants,a spa,healthclub,tennis courts etc. Besides all of this the rooms are very nice and beautifully decorated.

The best part of the stay was the attitude of the staff. They were wonderful to my wife and I. My wife has a bad leg and because of security you are dropped off at the perimeter of the resort and then shuttled by a jitney to the hotel. When I saw the height of the step to get on the jitney I knew that would present a problem for my wife. When I explained this to a staff member they called a golf cart to take us to the lobby. Although taxis are not permitted to pick guest up at the lobby,they made an exception for us. We did however order the same taxi each time so the guards would let him in when they checked the #on the taxi.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written December 24, 2008

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  • Reviews: 1

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Lanta New Beach: Not really Paradise

Wouldn't recommend this resort, although rooms clean and good value, the staff just were so, well, strange. Funny looks/attitude from the receptionists, a resounding 'no' to most of our requests (including coca cola, Orange juice, money changing, etc...), everything was broken, the food was questionable.... on first glance it seemed like paradise but after a couple of days we checked out. Shame.

Beautiful sea view. nice pool area. Rooms decent.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Singles, Family Travel, Backpacking
  • Written October 22, 2008

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  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

ibis patong

I'm Thai. i just went to Patong two weeks ago. i would recommend you the newly built hotel. it's ibis patong which is one of accor hotels, just 500 meters to the beach. Also, dont worried, it is safe and quiet.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written May 13, 2008

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Phu Khao Lak resort: Khao Lak beaches and resort

I would highly recommend Khao Lak area just north of Phuket. It is very laid back and if you are inclined to rent a moped and look around you will be able to find beaches that have no one on them, deserted! We stayed at Phu Khao Lak resort, very quiet, VERY nice and fair price. Jim the owner and her family are great hosts, the bungalows are great! I would also try Haad Thai Moung beach at the National Park, 20 minutes south of Khao Lak. As you go in though the entrance keep following the tarred road and pick a spot anywhere, beach will be on your left. When we were there in November we had miles of beach to ourselves, good swimming and warm water. There are good beaches right around Khao Lak but again we are looking for something a bit more secluded and more off the beaten path.
I had lived and worked in Thailand, but never had been to Khao Lak, This was one of the most relaxing and best times I had in Thailand. A lot had to do with Phu Khao Lak resort, good food too by the way.

Phu Khao Lak resort Peaceful, tranguil.
Haad Thai Maung National Park, great beach

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 10, 2008
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