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
Plenty of space throughout resort, was quite full however felt like we were the only ones there. The staff were amazing and friendly. Breakfast had a full range and included helpful dietary info.
We both loved doing yoga and Tai Chi each morning, especially the Tai Chi on the beach on our last day !
Cant wait to go back
If you want great service, go elsewhere. As impressive as this hotel looks, the service sucks, and if you’re spending your hard earned cash, go elsewhere. Checking-in was a shocker. No greeting, no room ready, left to wait, confusion about the length of stay. Staff are generally indifferent. Same story at the (magnificent) pool area - staff not attentive, miserable, and you’re left to pretty much sort out your own seating, which isn’t as simple as it should be. If you want to go to a fancy place, this is it, but if you want to feel special, go elsewhere - this isn’t the place for you. My family and I felt like ordinary tourists, and as much as we are very ordinary tourists, we expected more....
This hotel is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the fantastic beach that is several miles long with clean white sand. Our room was on the first floor with a large balcony and was very clean. Bathroom was large with two basins, bath tub and shower. Som of the furniture was a bit dated and could do with some polish. The rooms on the ground floor have direct access to a pool that rund around the entire area. But we preferred the first floor since that was more private.
The beach is devided so families with children can be on one side whith several games etc and adults 12+ on the other side.
Even though there are plenty of sunbeds the towel army is present that marks sunbeds early in the morning. We really had hoped that they were not present in a hotel of this hight standard.
The breakfast was fantastic but at times rather crowded so choose "off" times if you can.
Close to the hotel are some local restaurants where you can have both western and thai food. The hotel offers italian, japanese and thai cuisine of high standard.
Don´t miss the beach bar where you can enjoy the fantastic sunset.
A shuttle service is offered that can take you to the nearest town and whitin walking distance there is a small shop offering the basic things that you might need.
Staff is very friendly and always prepared to help.
We could not find anything to complain at. The only thing that was a bit annoying was the door lock that seemed to live a life of its own.
Stayed 3 nights in a premium lagoon pool
View room and enjoyed every minute of our time here. Staff were excellent and so helpful - every morning everyone would say good morning when passing by.
Excellent huge spread of a variety of foods to cater to all guests from around the globe with a healthy juice bar and gluteen free breakfast options.
Paradise - beautiful outlook overlooking the Amanda sea where you can walk along the beach without being hassled by people selling you something as there is practically no one else but other guests on the beach
Plenty of pools with 2 swim up bars and a huge lagoon style lazing river that winds its way around the entire resort
My wife is spiritual and was worried about bad spirits or ghosts from the 2004 tsunami - however it appears the resort has been cleansed as there was no
energy or bad vibes to be found - In fact it’s hard to imagine that it had even happened.
We were promised when making our reservation complimentary sparkling wine as part of our honeymoon but never received it - however we still would Highly recommend - we will be back for longer next time!!!! (Hopefully we can eventually have that bottle of owed sparking)
we had a fantastic stay for 3 nights at this hotel. We had a beautiful pool access room and took a meal plan for breakfast lunch and dinner. The resort has an interesting swim around concept. The beach is private and has a nice setup and a great bar. Don't miss out on Sakura and Ta Krai their speciality outlets. Loads of recreation such as tennis squash billiards table tennis cycling a huge gym...just to name a few. Chef Manoj was fantastic at the hotel and took care of our diet requests and needs. Friendly staff and a great stay. We shall be back again next year. Thank you.