We had spent the first part of our holiday in Phuket and found it to be over-developed, crowded and totally tourist - driven. It was a totally different experience when we travelled north to Kao Lak. The resorts here are tastefully nestled amongst native rainforest and a real sense of being in paradise exisits here. Kao Lak runs at a much slower pace than Phuket and our family of 4 liked this. The Centara Seaview resort has been rebuilt after being destroyed in the Boxing Day Tsunami 10 years ago. Symmetrical design for all the wonderful pools and facilities capture the natural beauty of the area. Our accomodation was at the rear of the resort up the hill (where the tsunami safe zone is!!). However we found this location a burden as we had a long walk to an from the main restaurant the beach and the main swimming pools. They offer a free buggy service to go up and down the hill but it was sometimes a nusiance waiting for this. We would recommend the bungalows on the beach or within the main resort area near the pools if you can afford it as this would offer superior accomodation and ease of access to all the facilities. T
Comment from Hotel Management
by Karin, GM, Hotel Management
Dear Sharon, thank you for your great feedback, very useful information for other travelers, choosing between Phuket and Khao Lak. We are pleased you enjoyed our breakfast and our location, probably the best in Khao Lak.