We have just spent 12 nights at the Leaf for a family holiday which included 7 adults and a 6 month old baby.
We could not have chosen a better place to spend our holiday together.
This property is ideally situated a few minutes walk to many restaurants, supermarkets/ 7/11 stores, massage places, laundry facilities, transport and about a 5-7 minute walk to the beach through a private path beside its sister resort, the Sands.
We booked 3 villa units which were situated near the main pool and provided us with a relaxed area to sleep and also to gather for evening drinks on the deck outside the room.
The villas are basic but include a huge king bed, bar fridge, good size bathroom and adequate space for clothes.we did not use the TV but reception didn't look great
Amenities provided in the room are also basic but adequate and 2 bottles of water are included daily. Some tea and coffee and milk would be great in the rooms but easy enough to fix at the supermarkets nearby.
Air conditioners work very well but are really noisy. Free wifi works well in the rooms .
The cleaning staff do a fantastic job each day and also spent plenty of time with baby Ollie.
Guests tend to mix well around the pool and pool bar.
The staff however are the draw card.
In particular, the staff in the restaurant area every morning at breakfast were brilliant and their service went over and above what you would expect.
Every morning out table for 7 including a baby seat were ready for us on arrival
Our baby Ollie was whisked away and shared by the wonderful staff Til (Kanjana) and Pakamas ,
Sririporn, Chusri and Preecha as we enjoyed our breakfast .
These guys were amazing and we left them feeling like we were leaving family behind.
The Leaf is amazing value for money and compared to its much larger sister property, the Sands, ticked all the boxes for us.
We all enjoyed the spa facilities at the resort and agreed it was money well spent.
We probably wouldn't come back here in the low season again as we didn't see a lot of sun but all agree that a return visit in peak season would be a goal. The beach was pretty well unusable at this time which was unfortunate
If you are looking for a friendly, relaxed, easy to pass the day away resort with exceptional staff, check out the Leaf by Kathani in khao lak
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable
And if you are looking for great nearby restaurants, try Smile and Petes bar along the beach to the right as you enter the beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're a nature lover looking to relax at a budget resort within a convenient location, Khao Lak's The Leaf on The Sands is the perfect place for you! On a flatland embraced by hundreds of tropical trees and plant species, this resort is suitable for travelers of all ages.Enjoy the sounds of exotic birdsongs while cooling off in the sparkling pool as you soak up the sun. Relax all day with an ice cold drink at hand; enjoy a nature walk to the beach-- what holiday can be better?The Leaf is located in Khao Lak center, 5 minutes from Nang Thong beach ... more less
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