We visited Kantary Beach Villas and Suites for the first time this month and were very impressed. As we arrived early in the morning our room wasn't ready so Darren, guest relations manager, gave us a tour of the resort, plus heaps of useful information about the area, things to do, places to eat etc. Overall a very nice welcome by which time our villa was ready. Although not particularly aesthetically pleasing from the outside the villas are very nice inside. Ours was kept immaculately clean for the 7 days of our stay. Having a separate sleeping and living area made it very pleasant and there was heaps of storage space. The outside veranda and outside shower were also pleasant.
Breakfast was first class - everything well presented and fresh - and happy smiling staff.
The resort is well serviced with a range of facilities including an on site supermarket. This, although a tad dear compared to supermarkets in town, was very useful. Both pools looked clean and well maintained but we opted for the glorious white sandy beach. Although the resort seemed to be full there was no feeling of being crowded. It was easy to find secluded places on the beach, and there were lovely walks along the beach to the next cove. The sea was also great to swim in - seemed to be safe and contrary to earlier reviews I had read, no jelly fish (maybe these are seasonal).
We ate in the resort restaurant once and really enjoyed the Thai food. Other nights we ate at local beach restaurants - also great Thai food and quite cheap.
We ventured to the local markets one night taking advantage of the resort shuttle (100 baht per person each way) but the remainder of the time was spent relaxing. Being a more mature age couple we certainly appreciated the fact that there were no children under the age of 16 allowed at the resort. I have nothing against kids believe me (we dote on our 5 grandkids) but did appreciate the peace and quiet- particularly in the restaurant. We loved Khao Lak (it's like Phuket used to be 20 years ago) and Kantary Beach Villas. Can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on one of the few remaining stretches of pristine beach in Phang Nga, just north of Phuket, the Kantary Beach is simply breathtaking. Comprised of elegant and modern suites and serene and private bungalows, the hotel fronts a stunning beach and is surrounded by lush, tropical foliage, two relaxing lakes and the hills of Phang Nga. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kantary Beach Hotel Khao Lak