Briza Beach Resort Khao Lak is a perfect place to stay if you wish to relax. I went during the low season (July 20 - 27, 2013) and it was great. The low season is the rain season but it only rained for short period of time during each day, mostly at night so that wasn't a problem. Four of seven days were sunny and warm. We got a pool access room which was very nice for $43 USD per night through Hotel.com, the room also includes breakfast. Everything about the property was very nice from the staff to the grounds itself. The beach is also stunning as there are not a lot of people on the beach so you feel very private. During our stay there were only a dozen other people there so that was nice, though there were occasional tour groups that stayed for a night then moved along to Phuket.
I highly recommend this place if you wish to visit the beaches of Thailand but don't want to be mixed into the tourist or party crowd you would normally see in Phuket, Krabi, and Kho Samui. The nearby towns are also nice and small but have everything you would need. Getting around may be an issue and would require a taxi which would run about $3 usd per trip. Khao Lak town is about 4 km away and Tam Lamu is about 2 km away. I rented a motorbike for myself which costed $200 Thai Baht per day which wasn't bad, so transportation wasn't a problem.
Nearby the resort within walking distance (75 meters) are small restaurants, small bars and shops you could also walk to meet other visitors.
To get to Briza, there are some options: 1) plane, a round trip from BKK/DMG to Phuket is about $166 USD, then you'll have to hire a taxi to bring you and hour north which would cost around $35... 2) V.I.P. bus from BKK bus station Sai Tai, which takes 12 hours and leaves everyday at 730 pm. The fee is $33 but is worth it if you're on a budget. The bus will drop you off in Khao Lak town and from there you could take a taxi to Briza. To get back to BKK, you could fly or take the bus leaving from Khao Lak;Bang Neang station located in the market. VIP Bus leaves there everyday at 530pm.
Overall, if you want to stay in a quiet beautiful place without all the nuance of partiers or noise, this is the area to be in. Khao Lak, Phung nga, Thailand
Also, there's internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Briza Beach Resort, newly deluxe resort in Khao Lak, Phang Nga located on a long stretch of unspoiled sandy of Khao Lak beach, which is only 50 minutes from Phuket International Airport and only 10minutes strolling to Khao Lak Lam Lu Natural Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Briza Beach Hotel Khao Lak