Romantic Five-Star Thai Beach Escape: The Haven Khao Lak

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Haven Khao Lak

Khao Lak is undoubtedly the new Thai holiday hot spot of choice for modern travellers; and with copious amounts of glorious tropical sunshine, pristine beaches and super-luxe resorts abounding, it’s easy to see why.

Our Travel Team returned to this gorgeous part of South Thailand to explore the recently-opened five-star The Haven Khao Lak Resort – a little piece of heaven right here on Earth!

The Haven Khao Lak

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The Destination

Khao Lak today is the Patong of decades ago – a stunning and tranquil beach district where guests can relax and unwind without battling the holiday crowds. It’s also a great place to base yourself when looking to visit the Similan Islands, where you’ll find some of the world’s best diving.

Located less than an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport and just ten-minutes outside of Khao Lak’s town centre, The Haven Khao Lak is perfectly positioned right on the white sands of Khuk Khak Beach which is widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Thailand.

Haven Khao Lak

When holidaying on the Andaman Coast, be sure to keep your camera handy – you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the pages of a glossy travel magazine!

The Haven Khao Lak

The Resort

A sister property to the famous Khao Lak Bhandari and Oriental resorts, The Haven provides guests with top-notch service and five-star accommodation in 110 rooms and villas.

Nestled between the beachfront and sweeping tropical gardens speckled with swaying palm trees, the resort combines traditional Thai elegance with modern sophistication and first-class facilities.

Haven Khao Lak

The Haven Khao Lak operates under a strict adults-only policy and only permits guests aged 13 or older to maintain a tranquil ambiance at all times – making the resort an idyllic destination for couples embarking on a romantic escape.

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The Rooms

Featuring attractive modern designs and handy amenities, the rooms here at The Haven Khao Lak are beautifully-appointed. We were lucky enough to try out their Deluxe Rooms which encompass 51sqm of space, plush king or twin bedding, individual climate control air-conditioning, mini-bar and even a private balcony that grants views across the resort’s gardens and pools.

Haven Khao Lak

We also spent a couple of nights in an upgraded Deluxe Pool Access Room that contains a private terrace which leads directly to the awesome swimming pool (we’ll get to that later!).

Haven Khao Lak

Dining

The Haven Khao Lak is home to an enticing array of in-house dining venues and bars. During our stay, we enjoyed daily buffet breakfast at the signature Sundial Restaurant – an impressive architectural marvel featuring a dome-inspired dining room that grants ocean views.

Haven Khao Lak

We were also treated to a pair of unique dining experiences, including a multi-course ‘Sunset Dinner’ and a ‘Taste of Thailand’ Dinner Banquet showcasing both local delicacies and international favourites.Haven Khao Lak

The resort also boasts its own casual café and bakery, on top of a super-cool swim-up pool bar that dispenses colourful cocktails all day long.

Haven Khao Lak

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Facilities

Let’s talk about that pool! The Haven’s famous pool is believed to be the largest saltwater infinity swimming pool in South Thailand and winds its way across a whopping 5,000sqm.

Haven Khao Lak

Haven Khao Lak

With the Scallop Bar (offering swim-up service), sunbathing decks, and towering palm trees; you could be forgiven for refusing to leave the poolside at all during your escape – but there’s so much more to see and do!

Haven Khao Lak

Take some time to explore the stunning surrounds of Khuk Khak Beach and enjoy a sunset stroll to see the majestic Andaman Sea painted in shades of pink, orange and gold.

Haven Khao Lak

There’s even a state-of-the-art gymnasium on the premises, just in case you feel the urge to work off those rich holiday meals… for the record, our group felt no such compulsion!

Haven Khao Lak

The lavish Aqua Spa is another must-try for those looking to indulge in some undiluted pampering. We thoroughly enjoyed the foot reflexology treatments, as well as the soothing back and shoulder massages – heaven!

Haven Khao Lak

Haven Khao Lak

Activities

Stay entertained with a wide range of resort activities such as mountain-biking, kayaking, yoga and much more.

Haven Khao Lak

Haven Khao Lak

The Haven also offers a complimentary shuttle service to Khao Lak’s city centre twice every day – a great way to immerse yourself in all the enriching culture and bubbly atmosphere of this beautiful part of the world.

Haven Khao Lak

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TripAdvisor Reviews:

‘Luxury hotel in wonderful setting’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 30 March 2015

“We stayed in this hotel for two nights in March 2015 just after it was partially newly opened… We enjoyed a wonderful massage in the hotel spa, relaxed in the infinity pool and were feeling very welcome by the kind staff. I can totally recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for a good deal in the 5 star category.”

‘amazing pools – friendly staff’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 29 March2015

“We stayed there for 5 nights and had a great time at the huge pools and the long and lonely beach. Especially from 5-7 pm the perfect place for joggers, couples and people who like to sip a drink and watch the sun going down. All the staff are most attentive and care about your needs. We will definitely come back to this amazing place and stay longer.”

‘This is going to be an absolute gem!’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 3 February 2015

“Khao Lak has been a favourite of ours for the last few years, and have now had the opportunity to finally see The Haven – which is from the same family who own Khaolak Bhandari Resort and Spa as well as Khao Lak Oriental, so you know it will be good. To summarise – The Haven is a paradise of water with lagoons and swimming pools enveloping the whole resort… highly recommend for travellers looking for genuine peace and quiet without the noise and overcrowding of many other resorts in Phuket.”