Review: Poseidon Bungalows, Khao Lak

As I mentioned in my last post I have been down south to Khao Lak and out to the Similan Islands, so here’s just a quick review of where I stayed before and after the boat trip. This was actually the 4th or 5th time that I have stayed at Poseidon so you can guess that this is going to be a positive report ?poseidon_review-4

The bungalows about 6kms from the main town and resort of Khao Lak, located rather nicely on a small river and next to a secluded beach.

The bungalows are a mix of old style wooden ones for 2 people, and newer concrete places for 2-4 people. I prefer the wooden ones, much better view :

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All have a western style bathroom with hot and cold water, a fan and plenty of electrical sockets. All in all, very comfortable for a few days stay.

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Prices range from 950 baht up to 1750 for the biggest (as at March 2018).
One downside for some people, those who need 24/7 connectivity, such as my girlfriend for her Facebook addiction, might be disappointed the free wifi is only available in the restaurant area 😦

Speaking about the restaurant, the food is really good, much better than most bungalow food …the Massaman Chicken is aroi maak (really good). The menu range is not huge, but has a mix of enough Thai and western food for most people.

Similan Tours also operates their snorkelling trips out to the islands from here so it is convenient for the 7am start for the boat trip 🙂

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If you do want a change from their restaurant, there is a rather nice place down on the beach for sunset cocktails and dinner, best to take a torch with you though as the steps are dark and steep …especially after a few too many cocktails !

where are they ? https://www.google.com/maps/@8.6010274,98.2422969,18z/data=!3m1!1e3

I fly to Phuket and then get a taxi to Khao Lak (1200 baht, book through Poseidon) but you could also get a bus there….not the most convenient if you have a lot of luggage, or kids tagging along. There is a map and directions on their website at http://www.similantour.com/gethere.html.

 

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About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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