APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa
What We Love
- A stylish resort in Thailand's beachfront paradise of Khao Lak – includes breakfast The picturesque crystal-blue waters and white-sand beaches of Khao Lak
- Opting for the Pool villa and enjoying a relaxing, private dip
- Dining barefoot at Zeus Beach Bar, with a cocktail in hand and a platter of grilled seafood on the table
What To Know
- The resort arranges day trips to the Phi Phi islands and local market excursions
- Pool Villas come with beach bags filled with essentials like flashlights, flip flops, umbrellas, and towels
- Free WiFi works really well
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Unwind at the impossibly chic Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villa, a four-star beachfront right on the glistening white sands of Khao Lak’s Pakarang Beach. Here you can spend hours gazing at the stretch of blue that is the Andaman Sea, sip cocktails by the infinity pool, book Thai massages in gorgeous outdoor pavilions and crash out in your fabulously sleek room or villa with luxury touches aplenty.
Rather than sport a traditional tropical resort appearance, this luxury destination took a contemporary approach. It is all clean lines, full floor-to-ceiling glass windows, sleek furnishings and stylish minimalism here. The generously sized rooms and private pool villas are beyond spacious with bright light flooding in thanks to the modern aesthetics of the space.
A family-friendly resort, there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones occupied while you get your tan on or sneak off to the spa for a pampering session. Exceeding expectations, the resort has also bagged a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
We needed a quiet week by the beach and the Apsara was perfect. The two things that stand out are the location and the staff. Being at the north side of Khao Lak it really is peaceful (no jet skis etc) and has a little beachbreak out the front with boards available to rent at the nearby surf shop. The waves are ideal for beginners so book a lesson in if you want to give it a try. As others have noted, the sun beds are not on the beach by government decree, to me that was a plus because you did feel like you could connect with nature more going on to the beach.
The staff went out of their way to look after us, special thanks must go to Ao in the kitchen and Ram at Zeus but all the staff were great. We also did the cooking class which I would recommend, though the market tour could be skipped unless you haven’t seen a Thai market before.
The food options are good, we had a couple of visits to the better restaurants in town but they weren’t any better than the resort. Special note should be made of the Southern Thai menu at the restaurant on the villa side - for the first few days we thought they only did Italian / standard Thai fare (I think this menu is only for dinner) but the regional cuisine was excellent. Pod espresso in the room was a nice touch and handy.
Our sea view suite was very comfortable but didn’t have a desk which seemed odd when some of the smaller rooms do. The bathroom was almost the size of the living area and while it was luxurious it wasn’t as practical for our purposes where we needed to get some work done. Bed was excellent.
All in all I thought Apsara was great value and would happily stay again. We were lucky with the weather in monsoon season (note that forecasts don’t always help you with this - a day of heavy rain might be an hour... or 72 hours!)
Me and my family stayed here for 9nights at this luxury hotel! The entire hotel is clean and well keapt and the staff is friendly and always ready to asist you with any help you need! We enjoyed relaxing at the pool area, eating in the hotel restaurants and using the spa and massage facilities! Thank you for a perfect holliday!
Absolutely love the place and its vibe. Its our 6th time there and we will return many more times. The location on the beach and 2 surf breaks right in front of it makes it so convenient. Great sunset setting. Fantastic amenities. Just an all around great place.