We were considering Le Meridien, Merlin, and Similana in Khao Lak, and were wondering which of these (or others) has the best beach for swimming and snorkelling, and is functional after the tsunami.
Also, I've read that the water in Khao Lak isn't as clear as Phuket, is that true year-round, or just during the rainy season?
As for Phi Phi, we were looking at the Phi Phi Island Village Resort. Any advise about this hotel or others on the island?
How many days would you recommend in Phi Phi? We're planning to spend 6 nights in Khao Lak and 3 at Phi Phi...
THANKS for any advice! The khaolaklovers.com website has been really helpful, by the way. Thanks KarmaTed, it's great that you're encouraging people to return to Khao Lak!