We really want to stay in Phang-Nga Province and cannot get a good handle on transportation to day trips to Phang-Nga Bay/Muslim Village etc from Khao Lak. We know our biggest priority is doing kayak/boat trips to the Bay and the muslim Village and hongs, etc We are worried that if we stay in Khao Lak that is would take us too long to get to the meeting point to the boat point.
We need advice on:
1. travel time from Marriott Khao Lak to where ever the boats meet for those day trips
2. Would it be easier to stay in Phang-Nga town and from there where do we go to meet those boats? I assume no driver can drive to the Bay as it appears to be really only accessible by boat
3. Would staying in Phuket, northwest side, be closer to reach the meeting point to access the bay boat trips?
We just dont want to stay in a location 1 hour away from the part of Phang-nga that we want to experience the most.