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 resort with very good breakfast and nice accomodations. Balcony wasn't cleaned daily due to strong rains. Would have been nice anyway. Overall, good place for reasonable price in Khao Lak, only short walk to the centre.
The hotel is set in a stunning position blending into the tropical landscape and the planting in the hotel grounds is superb.
The rooms are well equipped and spotlessly clean as is the whole hotel and the staff are friendly and attentive.
The breakfasts are excellent with plenty of choice. We ate out for most of our other meals as there are so many restaurants nearby but when we did eat at the hotel the food was good. Especially nice was eating dinner down by the beach at Cocos Beach Bar amidst the fairy lights.
The various swimming pools are lovely and never crowded and there are a good number of sun loungers - we never had a problem finding one. And the beach and sea are awesome. To swim in the sea and then stroll along the beach whilst drying off is heaven.
I would love to return to this beautiful hotel.
Had a beautiful restful 4 nights here in the Allamamda suite. Worth it for a splurge with gorgeous decor, own pool and ocean views. Cannot fault anything herr, just so enjoyable. Particularly loved screens on the room so we can enjoy the sound of the sea and the breeze. Had a massage and facial at the spa which was the best ever. Easy walk into town also.