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Khao Lak or Kata beach or Northwestern Phuket?

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Khao Lak or Kata beach or Northwestern Phuket?

Hi! We are traveling to Thailand in November-December for two weeks. We're thinking of staying 6 nights in Koh Racha but we can't decide where to stay the rest of the holiday, thinking of Khao Lak (Haadson Resort), Kata beach or some of the more remote beaches at the northwestern coast of Phuket. We're looking for a nice quiet beach with safe swimming and nice thai restaurants withing walking distance, preferably right on the beach. Being able to do off beach snorkeling would be a plus. We're traveling with our 5 month old son, so the beach and the resort should be family friendly. Also less traveling the better. We'd like to stay in a bungalow maybe with an air con, willing to spend max 6000 thb / night. Which beach would be right for us? Any suggestions on resorts are much appreciated as well! Thanks a lot for any advice!

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1. Re: Khao Lak or Kata beach or Northwestern Phuket?

Hi conalma....Please ask this question in the khao Lak forum....The KL experts will help you....!!

We spent a month in Khao Lak last year and it is absolutely wonderful....And have no hesitation in returning.....I highly recommend...!!

The best snorkelling is off the Similan Islands close to Khao Lak....Amazing waters...!!

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2. Re: Khao Lak or Kata beach or Northwestern Phuket?

Thanks cocotang for the advise! I actually put the question on KL Forum as well :) Which beach / resort on KL would you recommend? Do the beaches on KL have restaurants right on the beach? We were at Koh Lanta two years ago and absolutely loved the dining on the beach. Snorkeling at the Similans would be great, but I think the tours are done by speedboats and we can't make the journey with our baby, so we'll have to settle for off beach snorkeling. Thanks!

Edited: 27 September 2010, 01:07
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3. Re: Khao Lak or Kata beach or Northwestern Phuket?

Hi Conalma

You can snorkel off the beach at Racha - not so much in KL or Phuket.

For less travelling perhaps you should look at Kata. From the boat from Racha to Khao Lak would be about 2 hours. ALso you have relax quiet time at Racha and then more lively at Kata. Right on the beach I would suggest the Boathouse.

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