Jw Marriott Phuket or Kho Lak.

Old Sep 5th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Jw Marriott Phuket or Kho Lak.

Hi Guys,
I've stayed at the JW in Phuket 4 times now.Never been to Kho Lak.
Difference please? How far Way r they from each other?I really like to take that boat tour to James Bond Island it's fun.The marina is close to The JW in Phuket
What about koh Lak?
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Khao Lak is more remote. You would want to rent a car as it is over an hour's drive north from the Phuket airport. I have stayed at Khao and Lak and also at the Phuket Beach Club (condo) attached to the JW. I prefer Phuket now that I've done both of them.
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 10:45 AM
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...that should say Khao Lak not Khao AND Lak......
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Ok , I will book the JW in Pkuket seemed like it took almost a her to get here as well

I hope we get a chance to meet up.I will be in BKK in Nov till Feb in and out of course At our fav. Place
On Nana!
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 11:48 AM
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Sorry that was a hour.
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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I wouldn't go to James Bond Island. I thought it was an awful excursion when I took it almost 20 years ago, and I doubt that it has improved.
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The one thing I do like about the J W at Khao Lak is the rooms that have direct pool access. That was what I had. My first floor terrace was located directly on the canal. I could step directly into the canal and make my way to the pool, should I so desire. That was a really nice feature. J W Phuket doesn't have that same kind of canal as far as I know. As I mentioned, we stayed in a time share condo that was more or less attached to the J W. We used J W pool(s) and restaurants all the time. LOVED it!!! Going back for a week this December, over the New Year! Whoop whoop!
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Old Sep 5th, 2014, 05:04 PM
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we love khao lak Marriott... going oct 9..
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Old Sep 6th, 2014, 04:29 AM
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Khao Lak is 1 hr and 15 min drive north. Good roads, well marked. If you have a car there are some good places to eat off property in the communities near by. We like it as it is quieter, you can swim in the ocean. I think there are boat trips out to the area of James Bond that can be arranged thru the hotel, but we have not done that. There are 3.1 KM of lagoon pool to swim , so that keeps us busy.
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Old Sep 8th, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Kathie,What excursion can u suggest?

Not sure how much a private boat would be.
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 04:45 AM
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If you go to the JW khao Lak web site they usually have a list of "attractions near by". Look at that or mail the hotel for suggestions
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Old Sep 9th, 2014, 05:27 AM
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The only excursions in the Phuket area that I can recommend are the David Gray Tours - Sea Canoes, Hongs by Starlight, etc.
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Old Sep 10th, 2014, 06:48 PM
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I just hope to God folks I don't run into some creep with a beaten down baby Elephant on the beach.
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I've never rented a car in a Pkuket can anyone advise?
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I have very good luck with Pure Car rentals in Phuket.. I've rented from them a number of times and will be doing so again next month.
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