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
First time in Khao Lak, Stayed at Moracea. Amazing value for what we got at this resort. Beautiful resort, laid out over tiers of landscaped tropical gardens. With a number of pools weaving throughout. Very clean. Rooms were gorgeous, spacious, clean. Facilities very good. Restaurant was nice, breakfast awesome, catered for everyone. We had room 603 right towards back of resort up the hill. At first I was disappointed we had no beach views. However, I fell in love with this room. We had a swim out to a quiet pool. Short walk to beachfront. When we were tired of being around people & the beach & wanted some quiet time our room was great to escape to. I would definitely go again, especially when you are wanting a quiet relaxing holiday. Very short walk into Khao Lak town also.
Do yourself a favour and stay here. Got a deal on Groupon. Amazing property and staff. We've been to Khao Lak 4 times in 4 different resorts and this was the best yet (by far). Peaceful, beautiful grounds immaculate gardens and rooms. Such character. The spa was soooo good.
Such a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. Travelled as a family with 2 teenage children. There were always enough sun loungers, place never felt 'busy' even though we travelled in high season. Sufficient number of pools to keep you busy, restaurants, bars are lovely. Most of all - the staff are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Lots of lovely little touches - too many to mention. The beach is unspoilt and not busy. The town nearby is full of bars and restaurants which are very reasonably priced 15 minutes walk downhill, and then a tuk-tuk back for around £3. Undiscovered gem.
We have just come back from Moracea after 2 x weeks celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It is a beautiful Hotel. The Staff are very friendly and helpful. Most of speak very good English apart from a few but that's not too much of a problem.
First impressions are great, greeted with a cool drink and cold hand towel which is gratefully needed in the intense heat. Mr Sun is the manager is very pleasant and helpful. We were taken to our room on the highest block. I must add there are no lifts in this hotel but plenty of steep hills and stairs. We upgrades to a Beach Bungalow as the hills and heat are just too much. The Bungalow is directly on the gorgeous beach, it is in Thai style furnishing, with a great shower. Air con works really well.
The swimming pools are the cleanest I have ever seen in my travels, the pool area is cleaned every day as is the pools.
The food is amazing! we spent two weeks here, although there is not a lot n their menu, we managed to find something different each night. My husband is Ceoliac and Dairy intolerant and once explained was no problem at all.
We did a few trips with TUI, which were reasonably priced and worth doing. We went for a half day elephant and James Bond Island with a Catamaran. Really enjoyed it.
There is quite a few shops about 15 mins walk away, lots of taxi for everybody if you prefer.
The hotel has lots of wildlife throughout the grounds, and it is fascinating to listen and watch them.
The only let down is that there is next to no entertainment at the hotel. It does get a little too quiet after 2 weeks. I would definitely recommend the Moracea, and will hopefully return.
The resort is within 10mins walk of one of the main spots for restaurants and bars and a 6min taxi from Bang Niang.
We stayed in a Hibiscus room which was fabulous and very spatious.
The food quality was not as good as we were expecting and the breakfast selection was average.
The resort is very big and spans over hills and stairs. It is quite hard to navigate in the heat!
There are plenty of pools to choose from so you are guaranteed to find a quiet or busy one if you wish. The beach is right next to the resort.