We stayed for 12 nights at the beyond resort and were blown away by it!! The resort itself is beautiful, the way the landscaping has been done is lovely and the small lakes in the resort have lots of variety of fish species in them. The room was the best we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot of hotels!! The room was a detached villa which was great, no noise from neighbours or people above. Infact the whole resort is very very quiet in the day and at night, no loud music round the pool in the day and no music at night either - bliss!! The room was very very spacious with a high ceiling and had a great air conditioning. The cleaner did an excellant job of keeping it clean especially the glass shower doors!! The bed was huge too.
The pool areas where great sometimes we were the only two in one of the pools and sunbeds were always easy to find what ever time you went down to the pool. The beach was lovely and clean and again you could always find yourself a sunbed. The pool and the sea were very warm to swim in. The staff around the pool and in the beach bar were all very friendly and even taught us a few Thai words which I loved to use and will definately use them when I visit our favourite Thai Restaurant here in the UK next time I go.
The breakfast was really good with lots of choice to eat we found that we didnt bother with lunch after such a big breakfast. The staff again were friendly and helpful.
In the evening we went for a stroll along the beach and across the somewhat 'dodgy bridge' to eat. We tried the 4 different beach side eateries and found all the food to be really good and very cheap. They are all family run and make you feel very welcome. Our favourite was Siam which has a Thai guy singing 'pop' songs on a mike, he was pretty good. They also let you let off a chinese lattern after your meal which was really nice. Our second favourite was the first one you come to after leaving the resort along the beach (cant remember its name), food is good and very cheap also in the day pop along and get an ice cream from here.
As it was my 50th birthday on the day before we left we ate in the beach restaurant at the hotel. We were blown away with the food it was excellent (although very expensive) and the service from the staff was excellent. They arranged a birthday cake and sang happy birthday to me a little embarrassing but a nice touch. I also had a little vase of flowers in our room on that day which was also a lovely touch.
We did the elephant trek, canoeing in the rain forest, we were supposed to visit a waterfall and swim but because there is a drought at the moment the waterfall had dried up so we were taken to a temple to see the 'holy monkeys' and visited the Tsunami memorial park ( a place to contemplate what occured back in 2004 and how the area suffered).
To sum up we had a wonderful time staying at the beyond resort and its a real shame that more Brits dont visit this place. If you want a child free, quiet, relaxing, chilling place to stay then this is the place to stay. We loved it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Creating memories, in romantic location... Beyond Resort Khaolak." Unspoiled sands, untouched nature, and undisturbed relaxation; Beyond Resort Khaolak is situated an hour north from Phuket International Airport. Famed for its white beaches, slow life style, and natural surroundings Khaolak is the quieter alternative to Phuket. Jungle-clad mountains, nature-based excursions, and boat rides are activities of choice. On the beach, looking out towards the Andaman Sea nothing stands in-between you and horizon's edge. Offering 177 luxurious villas in contemporary Thai-Style, Beyond Resort Khaolak brings the finer things in life right to your villa door.For our active guests we now offer Scuba Diving all year round.Note, this is an couples resort and allow only guests age 18 and older. Please note that if you pay your hotelbill by credit Card the hotel will charge you a 2% bank processing fee ... more less
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