We will be in Khao Lak in February. We have made reservations at La Flora for the two nights prior to a trip on the MV Oktavia liveaboard and had planned to drive up to Khao Sok immediately upon our return. Now we are reconsidering because we are thinking that we might be packing too much into the time we have and are thinking we might stay in Khao Lak upon return and leave theday trip to Khao Sok optional. Staying in KL would give us the options. We only have two nights, unfortunately, and might just want to just chill after the liveaboard instead. What do you think of that plan and, if good, where should we stay given that we might be going to Khao Sok for a day trip? Is staying north toward the turn in the road towards Khao Sok a good idea? I checked La Flora but the prices are much higher than when I booked, so we are looking for somewhere similar (smaller, well-regarded place with swimming pool and very clean) but a little less expensive (now almost $250 USD/night). Thanks a lot for your help--sort of a convoluted question, but I hope you can help me anyway!
Sally in Seattle