JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Free WiFi throughout the resort
- The resort is home to the longest swimming pool in Southeast Asia
- Ranked among the best beachfront properties in Thailand
What To Know
- Free self-parking for guests
- Quan Spa’s holistic treatments use ancient Samui traditions and natural herbs
- Early departures may incur a fee
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Ranked among the best beachfront properties in Thailand, the 293 luxury digs at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa give traditional Thai designs a remix. Guestrooms have dark hardwood floors and authentic Thai artwork hanging above beds draped in crisp white linens; some have private balconies. With its sleek reimagining of Thai stilt-house design, the open-plan property centers on an expansive, lagoon-style swimming pool (the longest in Southeast Asia), and some rooms have direct access. Six restaurants, including the standout Ta-Krai and the sushi and teppanyaki joint Sakura, provide sufficient Asian flavors to keep picky palates happy, while the Quan Spa has a handful of outdoor Thai sala for blissful meditation between treatments.
In the Area
With a private beach and Southeast Asia’s largest resort swimming pool within stumbling distance of your room, you may not want to leave the property—but do. Khao Lak has an abundance of natural attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay. Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park has a tangle of hiking trails, with several natural falls, like Chong Fah Waterfall, as the reward for a long march. In high season, don’t miss Bang Niang Night Market with a crowd of food stalls serving up an authentic taste of Thailand. And for snorkelers and divers, the crystalline waters at Similan National Park offer some of the best and most picturesque underwater attractions in the country.
How to Get There
What an amazing resort…so hard to find any fault with our recent family stay in a duplex suite. The facilities are extraordinary and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet was outstanding with so many options available and many dishes cooked to order. With so many restaurants on offer and the variety of themed dinner buffet experiences by the beach, our hardest daily decision was deciding where to eat dinner. The swimming pool and connecting waterways meant that even though the resort is large, it never felt as though the pools were crowded, and the beach provided amazing stretches of beautiful white sand in relative quiet. The spa provided a wonderful (and reasonably priced) massage service – so relaxing! We also enjoyed the other activities on offer including the tennis court, table tennis, boogie boarding and kayaking. The beachfront bar provided such a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day while enjoying the sunset and a cocktail. Overall, we had an outstanding stay which was so relaxing.
Great stuff great service great food. Awesome location very relaxing and spoiling
We would like to
Thank Money who makes our 13 YO girl the best birthday she could ever have.
She was very helpful during our staying
The hotel remains fantastic - last visit’s only small complaint about poor wifi has now been resolved w superfast wifi everywhere.
But surely there are other beautiful luxury resorts in nice locations. What makes JW stand apart is the staff.
No matter who you meet from manager to gardener, all smiles & friendly greetings going out of their way to help.
Breakfast buffet is legendary and the team once more gave our now 9 year old a fantastic start to her birthday. And Enzo, the brilliant Italian head chef in Olive’s, treated the whole family to a special pizza-making experience in his kitchen in spite of being in the middle of the frenzy of preparing for next day’s Valentine extravaganza
Thanks from all 6 of us, for sure there will also be an 8th time:)
This hotel is without doubt the best we’ve ever stayed in ! We were on our honeymoon and it’s so romantic the staff were fantastic especially TIN on reception we talked everyday about Manchester United and I gave him a gift of a shirt and the end of our stay which he was over the moon with. The room was perfect we had a balcony room and loved sitting out in the evening with a beer. The breakfast was unbelievable and so much choice you’d never go hungry. There’s many restaurants close by, pinky’s being a favourite along the beach front. The gym was also brilliant with everything you may need and more. The hotel provide shuttle buses to Khao Lak and ban Niang market which were cheaper than the local taxis, ban niang market being a favourite of ours and mr chai’s bar being the coolest place to enjoy a drink or two. This hotel really was amazing and the perfect place for our honeymoon so romantic and relaxing the staff were so friendly which made it all the more enjoyable, thanks for everything Jw Marriot we have fallen in love with the place !
We stayed for a week at JW Marriott Khao Lak. Overall, it was a very good experience and a great hotel. Particular highlights included the wonderful swimming pool the passed in front of our room and snaked around the hotel grounds. The beach was great and the staff were very polite and eager to please. Khun Poo at breakfast and Khun Art at the Czar Bar were particular standouts.
In the areas for improvement, the bed sheets are too heavy for the conditions in the rooms, so it can feel damp. I'd recommend a much lighter comforter and lighter, less dense pillows. This may reduce the feeling of dampness.
Also, there are so many young staff and it is such a large hotel that attention to details can fall through the cracks. I would recommend that whenever a staff is handling an issue with a customer, they are very careful to make sure the issue is resolved and not handed off to other staff and then not followed through on.
On the beach, to the left of the hotel, are alternatives for eating and massage, which are nice (cheaper) too.
Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely come back.