Stayed here last year for 6 nights and it was that good we came back this year for 8 nights and it was still paradise. This is the place to totally unwind and relax. If you are looking for action go else where as there is not much to do in Khao Lak in low season. The resort is set on a beautiful clean beach. The pool here is just the best. 3.2km of pool to laze away in. We had a pool access room which was just great. The rooms are beautifully decorated Thai style.The buffet breakfast is 1st class. What sets this place apart is the staff. All of them are friendly, polite and willing to help. Management should be proud of them all. Eating and drinking here can be expensive. But on saying that, there are a few great Thai restaurants on the beach where the food and drinks are great for a fraction of the price. They also do massages, laundry,motor bike rental, arrange tours and transfers to Phuket airport. You will save a lot of money using their services (e.g. Hotel transfer 1 way to airport 2500THB Blue Mist Restuarant $1200THB). On saying that we found the Blue Mist on the beach the best for everything. We will come back to the Marriott again as we just love it here.