Well what can I say, it is quiet, far away from the mess that the big tourist areas can bring. The rooms are basic but clean (note clean freaks please do not look too hard!) The breakfasts are very basic however you need to know that all the food comes by long tail boat from the main land. Thai food is great with an egg, fruit and salad - what more could you really ask for. Dinner is better as they are not trying to cater exclusively western tastes.
The beach was great to swim in, clean however not clear water. It is however very quiet. If you head to the right of the resort looking outwards there truly is very little to nothin, Robinson Caruso here I come.
If you want to do excursion book from the hotel otherwise outsiders will charge you a premium for coming to collect you from the pier across on the mainland. Most of the tours you can imagine are listed at a very reasonable price. Any you find that are not listed just ask, they will go out of there way to help you.
There are restaurant to the left of the resort a short walk from the resort up the beach or for a small set fee you can you to the local peir where there are about a dozen choices to restaurants. We ate at several and all were good. Stand out was Chili and one up the beach to the lesft past the first resort.... Sorry it was a beach restaurant, cannot recall the name.
Just up from the resort is Blind Man Massage - excellent, two women and a beautiful blind man delivery top notch massage treatments with a bonus of some fresh fruit to take away when you leave.
all in all a great cheap family holiday.
ps dont bother goign too far to shop the little local shops at the island pier have the same cheap clothes as Khao Lak 30 minutes down the road.
Beware - cash is king re tours, dinners, massages AND there is only one ATM on the island - out of money two times we tried - once was ok. The hotel does not change money, merry go round, they send you to the tour operater who send you to the hotel! Snap...... a 20BHT ride on a long tail across to the mainland, oh no ATM or money changer, 100 BHT ride on a motor bike to the nearest ATM some 4 kms away - I do not like motor bikes...... the sacrifices one makes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Koh Kho Khao Resort is located on a small island of about 16,000 acres. The island has beautiful white sandy beaches and many small hills several with wonderful waterfalls. With much of the island convered by forests and a little bit by grasslands this is a perfect place to enjoy the many species of flowers so special to here. ... more less
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