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khao lak or Kata beach

Hi all

Where is the best place to go and what is the difference between Khao lak and Kata beach. Is one more touristy than the other?

jersey channel...
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1. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

So much so, it all depends on what you want out of your trip !

If you outline what you want to find the answers will follow,

Enjoy

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2. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

I prefer Khao Lak to Krabi as we found the atmosphere to be better there but you need to give more deatils of what you're looking for.

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3. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

chrella think you read that wrong ,last time i looked kata beach was in phuket.

khao lak is much more laid back than kata in my opinion,

depends on what type of holiday you are looking for really.

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We would prefer more laid back i think, but would 14 days in Khao lak be to much or perhaps half the time in Kata Beach. We are just not in to many tourist and party people all night.

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5. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

7 nights at each. Problem solved.

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6. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

Then you could mix Khao Lak with time in Krabi, if you do not want busy very touristsy I honestly cannot think of what you would find in Kata to appeal to you. If you are interested in nature and lovely scenery perhaps also a couple on nights in Khao Sok National Park

jersey channel...
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7. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

Agree with above !!

What about KL & K Lanta !!!!

Now that's what I call a holiday ( my personal choice only )

Enjoy your trip planning.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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8. Re: khao lak or Kata beach

NB1

Beat me to it! ;-)

Dina Damlund,

To be honest if you are just looking for a laid back beach holiday with over 25kms of beautiful beaches to enjoy, accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, restaurants serving delicious Thai and a growing number of international cuisines, just an hour north east to the fabulous Khao Sok National Park, about the same south to the awesome Phang Nga Bay, to the west (by boat) to world class snorkeling and diving sites, then why not enjoy Khao Lak to the maximum?

".... but would 14 days in Khao Lak be too much?" - given that we return for 5 months every year, perhaps we are just a little bit biased! :-)

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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Khao Lak span over numerous beaches from Nang Thong,Bang Niang,Khuk Khak right up to Pakarang and beyond..??..

Whereas Kata is but one beach on it's own....!!....

Kata is less touristy than Patong and the Khao Lak area can be construed as less touristy than Kata....

Agrees with FP....7 nights in each for first timers....!!

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dear Arandora

Do you now the hotel Baan krating? Or which one would recommend? we have 10 month old