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
It all starts with the welcome!
The staff is super friendly and helpful espescially if you greet them with a simple ‘samari-kaaaaap’ !
We had a room in the resort part first but upgraded to a villa with private pool and double bedroom. Perfect.
We didn’t have the all inclusive and I am happy about that: you can eat where you want and when you want.
There are 3 really large pools and combined with our own... there was plenty to do for the kids.
The meals can be thai (we like that) but also european (pasta for the kids after too much thai food).
We are a family with two boys (4 and 2 years old). I would recommend this hotel.
Where to start. After long flight was welcomed by the freindliest people was told just to leave our details at desk then went straight for breakfast .after returned to reception to be given keys and our bags would follow. very straight forward .rooms were spacious and clean .we were all inclusive but some things are not .there is a fridge full of assorts but all that is complimentary is 2 bottles of water a day,we never used fridge apart from putting water in.there is a free safe to use and air con is free too you will definitely need it it’s hot hot hot. Towels are also included you get them in your room and you change them at reception everyday.you have beach bag to use if I had know wouldn’t have taken one .their are two robes and flip flops to use these came in handy when we went to have massages.paid 900 Bhat for two head to toe brilliant. The food was excellent something for everyone can be very spicy so watch out .got a infinity pool did think it was a bit small got a slide for kids and the big kid ie me lol,the hotel full of life animals and creepy crawlies which we love.the beach and sea absaloutly beautiful kept very clean the sea is like a bath lovely and warm .went on a couple of trips didn’t go with tui too expensive walked to koi’s and restaurant up the road and booked to go to four different things first we went to a Thai market then went on to see the monkeys at monkey temple then on to wash ride and feed elephants I must say the highlight of our holiday amazing, took us then water rafting on a river then on way back went to a waterfall must say you could take private taxi to all of theses separately if you want.they do have a shuttle bus from hotel but we used local taxis just get on road round corner from hotel and make sure you get price before you go anywhere .we went to the market twice well worth visit had some street food bought gifts .second trip we went to surin islands we love snorkling another all day trip went in mini bus to marina took about an hr then on speedboat 1 hr 20mins did three snorkling spots loved it was excellent fed and watered all the way stopped off had lunch on one of islands in between company we went with was sea star booked this at the market bargain paid should have been 2,800 bhat but paid 2,400 each tui wanted about 3,000 plus another fab full day do not pay full price ever even when you go to market.very low key entertainment they have a resident band well a husband and wife team okay for us .had some traditional Thai dancers too .overall fabulous holiday.
Just returned from two weeks at the Apsara, what a wonderful location and hotel. We are lucky enough to have been able to travel widely and can say that we have never been made to feel more welcome that by the staff of the Apsara. The hotel is set on the beach which is very peaceful and spotlessly clean, there are a few bars along the beach but no beach traders so perfect for quiet relaxation. The beach itself slope gently and would be safe for younger children under supervision of course.The food is well prepared, particularly pleasant ambiance at the a la carte restaurants. A number of pools which were quiet , at least when we were there, so no nonsense with leaving towels out to reserve places.
We generally do not visit the same place twice, the world is a large place but we will definitely pay the Apsara a second visit at some point in the future.
Highly recommend for families, couples, those wishing for a comfortable base to explore the countryside. Not perhaps for party animals where Magaluf or Phuket may have more to offer.
We have just returned from Thailand after spending 2 weeks in this peaceful resort. The Apsara was absolutely perfect for us, from the wonderful food to stunning views. The staff are without doubt what makes this resort they are so friendly. My advice would be to check your all inclusive details as a couple of bits aren't included which you would normally expect but it did not spoil our time here and all 3 of us would say we would ďefinitley return.
Thank you Apsara
This is a lovely hotel with really nice friendly, helpful staff. It is on a nice beach (not all the hotels that claim to be beachfront are actually on a beach). The main pool is nice and has a fun slide into it. The food in the buffet restaurant isn't very varied and is never warm enough for me. The all inclusive package isn't great, there are restaurants that aren't included in the package (drinks and food) and the drinks part of the A/I doesn't start until 11am (it ends at 11pm) so if you are on your pool side lounger at 8am you will have a 3 hour wait until you can get a soft drink or a beer. The staff need some training too as one (or more?) of them even refuse to provide water before 11am. We informed the TUI rep about that but she did nothing. Apsara hotel is in the middle of nowhere. The hotel has a (paid for) shuttle bus into Khao Lak but there is very little there either apart from a navy boat which was washed several kilometres inland by the 2004 Tsunami and some tatty marker stalls.