Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
Located on a 400-meter-long stretch of private beach
All the spacious rooms come with a private balcony
The hotel can arrange canoeing trips with local boatmen through mangrove forests
Dine on the catch of the day at the Kumpun beach restaurant
What To Know
A 7.7 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Due to its size and hilly location, the resort is dotted with steps and slopes, which make it tricky for those with mobility issues
The local market is a great place to try Thai street food
Parking on site
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Laid-back hillside hideaway with spacious rooms, sea-facing pools and direct access to a secluded beach
There’s much to love about the Moracea by Khao Lak, a hillside hideaway near Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park, from the cosseting guestrooms, which are decked out with silks and intricate woodwork, to the sea-facing swimming pools and direct access to the quarter-mile-long beach. Hibiscus Rooms (the smallest is 592 square feet) have been designed by a Sino-Portuguese architect, and all feature a sunset-friendly balcony overlooking the ocean, the pool or the jungle. Dine on classic Thai dishes at the beachfront Malila restaurant, or watch the chefs at work at Kumpun, which serves fresh seafood from an open kitchen. The property champions the area’s natural assets, from the locally grown ingredients used in treatments at the spa to promoting trips with Khao Lak boatmen through mangrove forests.
In the Area
Khao Lak is very beach-centric, but there's plenty of life beyond the dive centers and loungers. The best local street food can be found at Go Pong (on Th Phetkasem; no website), where the chefs whip up fresh noodles and satisfyingly spicy rice dishes nightly. Khao Lak–Lam Ru National Park is a glorious mix of sea cliffs and mangrove marshes, a place where wildlife spotters might see hornbills, gibbons and Asiatic black bears. Khao Lak was also, sadly, one of the worst-hit areas during the 2004 tsunami; a small museum has recently opened to tell the story.