"Plenty to like in this child-free beach resort"
Khao Lak is a much better option for travellers who would like a little more of the old Thailand, where the locals are laid back and friendly, and the town is still a little rough around the edges. It is especially poignant that this is where the 2004 boxing day tsunami hit Thailand the hardest, and the formal and informal memorials are worth visiting. Sensimar resort offers very good facilities in a fine location tucked away in a very attractive corner of Khao Lak, right on the beach. From our bungalow, the sand was just 20 metres from the front door. Everyone, from ground staff to management, were friendly and helpful. Anika, the Guest Relations Manager, was very engaging and visible in the resort operations, and it was great to see both she and the Resort Manager, Ciaran McNeill, meeting for breakfast each morning in the main restaurant. The breakfasts were really good, and the dining options were quite reasonable. In any case, there are other options close by and we were able to have some fine dining experiences elsewhere during our stay. The wait staff were delightful, though a little eager at times to clear away the plates. Our beachside bungalow was very spacious and comfortable, if a little spartan, which just a touch more interior furnishing could rectify. The resort was quiet and unhurried, but we could get what we wanted, when we wanted it, without much delay. We had a most relaxing and enjoyable break at Sensimar, and would be very, very happy to return.
Traveller from Canberra