Moracea by Khao Lak Resort
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
Nice hotel, with a large, green and beautiful area, with large trees, many different animals. Big beautiful beach, delicious breakfasts and good staff. Feels like living in the jungle, different sounds, and the rain at night gave an even greater atmosphere.
Excellent service, clean beach and variety of food for breakfast. Cozy room with good view, but beds are hard. Many pools (4 pools), a couple of bars and restaurants can be accessed. Many sunbeds are provided.
Just returned home after spending a wonderful two weeks at the resort. Whilst here I celebrated my birthday on returning to my room that afternoon I found a beautiful cake and card in my room. We arrived early on our 1st day were offered breakfast and our room was ready within 30 minutes. We were upgraded to the hibiscus room overlooking the pool lovely sitting out for our morning coffee...the spa was amazing...staff were all so helpful...the view at breakfast was amazing..rooms lovely and clean...we had an amazing time and didn't want to return home...looking forward to bringing family back in a couple of years
We were extremely impressed by this well run, well managed and well organized resort. The staff were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. Amazing location, well maintained grounds & crystal clear pools. Excellent food & restaurant service 10/10. We stayed June 2019 and we will be back again.
We stayed here for 10 nights, was a fabulous location on a beautiful beach. The hotels facilities & rooms are fantastic. All the staff were so friendly and willing to help. The food in the restaurant was fab. We also had a cookery class that was so much fun. The sunsets from the beach were amazing. The hotel is approx 10 min walk to Khao Lak town with some nice restaurants and bars. Would highly recommend this hotel 😊. We will hopefully be back