My fiance and I stayed in one of the beachfront bungalows for 4 nights in February. We've backpacked through other parts of Thailand over several trips so this (about $100/night Canadian) was easily the most we've ever spent on a hotel room in Thailand. Compared to all the other resorts along this beach, the Nang Thong Beach Resort 2 was the only one in this price range but seemed as nice as many of the higher end resorts. The bungalow we stayed in was very clean and nicely decorated and was literally 30 feet from the beach. We didn't eat much at the restaurant but the prices seemed reasonable. The only other beachfront resort bungalows in this price range were the Nang Thong Bay resort, which was booked up , and the Greenbeach resort, which looked incredibly run down when we walked past, yet is close in price to the Nang Thong Beach Resort 2. The beach is lovely, not to touristy but with restaurants and bars about a 15-20 minute walk north from the resort, so we didn't spend any time at the pool. The only down side, as noted by a number of other reviewers, is that the beach chairs are all reserved as of about 7am! I went out late at night and I think some guests put towels and belongings out to reserve them overnight... the other guests while we were staying at the resort were almost exclusively 60-70 y.o. Germans and I do think that many of the guests would "guard" beach chairs for their friends. I found it rather offensive that many of these chairs wouldn't get used for most of the day but weren't available for other guests to use but this is more the fault of the other guests than the hotel staff. All the more reason to book a beach front room so that you can sit on your private patio! Given that it is a fairly quiet beach and the clientele seemed much older on average than other parts of Thailand, if you want a crazy party location, this might not be the right town. However, as a young couple looking for a quiet get-away, it was perfect...
I would definitely stay here again.... but with only 3 or 4 beach front bungalows, book early!
- Also Known As:
- Nang Thong Beach Resort 2 Hotel Khao Lak