Bangsak Village – Khao Lak – Thailand

This report forms part of a larger report received from a client who had a holiday here during January 2014 combined with a stay at the Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp in Klong Sok

After such a long journey it was nice to be greeted with ice cold ginger tea along with Ham and Cheese sandwiches. Our room was beautiful; it showed signs of aging on the thatch outside but the deep marble bath in the middle of the floor more than made up for it, along with the King size bed, the power shower, the in room safe, the 42” TV (Who watches TV on holiday?) and the complimentary basket of fruit, teas and coffee. The bed was comfortable, clean and the white bedding smelled of fresh laundry. We found the beach to be pristine sand, littered with beautiful seashells and when crowded there could be as many as 3 people there! Getting a spot was tough! The Adman Sea we know from our time in Malaysia is a beautiful clean, green and calm sea, and we spent time wading out for what felt like miles, but only at waist level. Shark’s Bar is about 1 mile up the beach (turn left out of the hotel) and here we found friends with a Thai Massage Business, who helped us navigate the little estuary at high tide to get to them – £8 for hour’s massage, including a bottle of water and fresh fruit afterwards.

To get to the restaurants and shops is a taxi ride, the little ‘Tuk Tuks’ ‘are 300bht (about £6) each and we became friendly with a German couple and went into Khoa Lak together most nights to eat, so it made it relatively cheap. The thing we like about the Bangsak village (apart from the infinity pool, the beach, the staff, the breakfast, the rooms and the manager…..) is that there is no hassle. No children allowed, no animation team wanting you to exercise when you don’t want to, no music, no volleyball – if you want that, then stroll down the beach to another complex and get it. If you want night life, go out and get it, if you don’t, sit in the beachfront restaurant and be serenaded by the waves and the cicadas.

Four of us went to Mamas greetings restaurant – well, it’s a hut, erm, roof anyway on the beach….four rounds of drinks including beers and cocktails, 6 starter dishes, 5 main dishes, the most fabulous sunset- £34.Can’t beat it.

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Photo: Beach at Bangsak Village (client)  28