Winner of the 2010 Conde Nast ‘World’s Top New Hotels’ award, the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa is a true gem of luxury hidden in one of the most pristine and untouched areas in Thailand. With its secluded coastal location and white sands stretching miles from left to right, this is the ultimate hotel for rest and relaxation.
Sporting the longest swimming pool in all of Southeast Asia, this hotel will be sure to keep fitness fanatics active. If swimming some lengths doesn’t quite float your boat then a session in the fully equipped gym might work up a sweat, or, if you are feeling ambitious then challenge your partner to a battle of wills on the squash court.
Calm your mind with some deep-breathing yoga exercises, and relax tired muscles in the sauna before receiving a revitalising Thai massage at the Quan Spa. Guests can even take advantage of the complimentary windsurfing, surfing and sailing, or venture out onto the calm waters by kayak. The Junior Club will keep younger guests entertained, with daily activities, a computer room, film-showings, children’s pool, library, and indoor and outdoor play areas.
Khao Lak is home to some of Thailand’s most beautiful terrain and marine life, and whilst land-lovers can explore by foot, bike, or horse-back, those more suited to the subacquatic can visit one of the world’s most famous dive sites at the nearby Similan and Surin Islands.