Firstly this is a JW marriott hotel, so not much can go wrong here. From Phuket airport, Kaho Lak is roughly 1 hour away.The hotel is huge, well maintained, has an amazing pool and great views. We stayed in the 1st floor room that overlooks the pool. The ground floor pool access rooms looked awesome (wish we had taken those). The pool runs throughout the hotel and is huge, with 2 pool bars. Food is awesome, though expensive.
The 4 days we were there, 3 days it was continuously drizzling. However that didnt stop us from exploring the hotel or Khao Lak for that matter. Drinking by the pool bar, in water with water falling on you is somewhat cool I would say (Even though I was shivering :)) The staff lady at the bar was kind enough to make me cocktails without ice!
We hired scooters for rent, which are available just outside the hotel and rode through Khao Lak. We also booked a local tour package offered by the hotel (Sightseeing, boat trip to James Bond Island etc). The tour was worth it.
There is a very cute and cheap restaurant just on the side of the resort with some extremely friendly guys. Do try it if you want a change from the hotel food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the treasures of Khao Lak at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa. The pristine white sand beach stretches for miles, melting into the exquisite azure waters of the Andaman Sea. This is Khao Lak, Thailand - a hidden paradise of sun, sea and sand, as well as lush tropical greenery, granite mountains and stunning waterfalls. The vast landscaped area within the resort grounds makes the resort an ideal outdoor venue for incentives or themed events, weddings or product launches. At Marriott Hotels and Resorts®, it's our mission to make every business trip a pleasure and every vacation a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy amenity-filled guest rooms, superb dining, and exemplary meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jw Marriott Khao Lak Resort And Spa
- Jw Marriott Khao Lak Hotel Khao Lak
- Cher Fah Hotel
- Cher Fah Resort