We stayed three nights at Nangthong Bay after spending 4 nights in Karon (at the Centara Beach Resort). Had I known Nangthong was so wonderful I would have booked my entire trip at this hotel. We stayed two nights in a beach bungalow and one night in a garden bungalow. Both were quiet and offered either a full or partial view of the ocean.
Everything about this hotel just made me relaxed. The staff, the organized shuttles, the beach, the location to the town, the rooms, etc.… for the price it’s really hard to fault this hotel.
We were undecided between Karon and Khao Lak when we took this trip, so we decided to split our time between both. If you are also undecided then I highly suggest Khao Lak over Karon. The main shopping/eating street in Khao Lak is about a five minute walk from the hotel and has just as many restaurants, shops and bars as Karon. The Nangthong is directly on the beach, where in Karon there is only one hotel that is on the beach (most are across the street or a short walk away). And the beach in Khao Lak is clean and the water is nicer, in Karon you must rent old beach chairs and the beach and water are very dirty.
Thanks Nangthong for the wonderful experience! I hope we can visit again.