This striking new resort is a convenient sweet spot for beach time and adventure in Khao Lak.
This edgy resort breaks away from the typical hotel blueprint with cool, geometric shapes and textures. It has an instantly recognisable design that stands out against any other hotel you might find in the area – like an ultra-modern twist on rustic forest cabins. The town centres and their night markets might be a short drive away, but the hotel itself is a refreshing sanctuary of comfort.
It’s a quick amble for desert island-style relaxation on one of the two untouched, quiet beaches close by. The hotel is set to be popular with snorkellers and divers thanks to the speedy transfer time to Tap Lamu Pier for the Similan Islands and their amazing underwater sites (open November to May). The Beach Bar & Restaurant, while not strictly on a beach, is a great vantage spot for views of the surrounding trees from its accompanying hilltop infinity pool. The two restaurants, Maluka - International and Maluka - Thai, are both open-sided for al fresco meals whether you’re going for western pizzas or testing your tastebuds on a Thai curry.
The rooms and villas have wood grain interiors and unexpected angles that tie modern and rustic design together. Grand Deluxe Pool/Lake View rooms are one of our favourite picks for the spa tub on your balcony, or for direct pool access instead of a spa tub, go for a ground-floor Deluxe Pool/Access Garden View room. Private Pool Villas are the best choice for extra privacy – they come with one, two or three bedrooms and have their own garden setting.
In a secluded spot in Khao Lak among mangrove forests and a river, ten minutes’ drive from Khao Lak’s main centre and Tap Lamu Pier for the Similan Islands
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Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.
231 quirky rooms, suites and villas
• Look for leopard shark on a dive in the Similan Islands* • Go kayaking down the nearby streams • Visit Bang Niang’s night market.
2 restaurants, café, 3 bars
Breakfast at Maluka - International.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £22 • Breakfast and set/buffet dinner at Maluka - International
Full Board from £44 • Breakfast, set/buffet lunch and set dinner at Maluka - International.
*Denotes local charge