We were at the JW for a 4 day long weekend recently and had the duplex suite. Much can be written about the JW, awesome beach and the greatest aquamarine ocean views, the resort is amazing with a meandering swimming pool across the length of the resort, the service is great. If you love the water, the pool access rooms are probably a worthwhile investment. Food wise, breakfast has a great spread and is really good, the Olive restaurant is worth a visit - do try the spinach & goat cheese ravioli and the deli is an interesting pit stop for a quick satisfying bite.
On the flip side, the rooms are nice enough and quite comfortable but fall short of the premium-ness of the resort itself. The service at the front desk could do with some improvement, which is a bit of a shame given you begin here and the service everywhere else is great. The Takrai restaurant - Thai, was disappointing with below par food. You could find very competent to some pretty finger licking stuff in most places in Khao Lak, and some are truly sublime, and that makes Takrai that much more of a disappointment.
Overall, we would definitely recommend the JW at Khao Lak, a truly relaxing, wonderful place - a great escape from the daily hum drum of a busy life. More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking