With a beautiful view of Bangsak beach, Manathai Khao Lak is the perfect destination for any occasion, from a fun family stay to a romantic wedding. It is located within the region of Laem Pakarang Beach and Baan Nam Kem Tsunami Memorial Park, just on the coast of the blue Andaman Sea. It earned its 4.5-star rating for its stunning scenery, cleanliness, numerous facilities, room quality and great hospitality.
Manathai Khao Lak’s view is one of a kind, just like the city’s name that translates “Lak Mountain”, the hotel has a lovely view of the surrounding lush mountains. Bangsak Beach has tall coconut palms and golden sands, and is kept clean, unlike most beaches that are already full of tourists, Bangsak Beach retains its natural charm and beauty. However, the natural image of the resort is not only on the outside but on the inside as well.
Manathai Khao Lak’s interior is adorned with Thai handicrafts, and the building’s traditional architectural design is a perfect match with its dominating wooden furniture. The Thailand traditional handicraft is used mainly for wall decoration, and it can also be found everywhere, from the glaringly colourful decorations on the restaurant’s walls to each guest bedroom.
The calm and natural vibe will make your stay feels relaxing and enjoyable. It is also romantic, especially if you are there to enjoy quality time with your significant other while watching the sunset near the beach. Furthermore, the in-door dining room has a spacious design with its translucent glass windows that will allow you to see the beautiful scenery outside while savouring Thailand’s best cuisine.
What makes Manathai Khao Lak different than other hotels is not only the beautiful view of Bangsak’s beach but also that you can book it for many occasions. You can stay there for your quiet holiday, family outings, office meetings, or even a wedding. The resort offers both meeting packages and wedding packages. The meeting room is equipped with LCD projectors, whiteboard, flipchart and stationery. As for the wedding packages, the hotel even has wedding planners to help you plan your memorable day.
For a complete wedding package, you can get a floral wedding arch, a celebrant, a bridal bouquet, groom’s corsage, petal confetti, 2 hours photographer, and Manathai wedding certificate. You’ll also get a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room, breakfast, and wedding consultant. Adding to that, the complete package also includes open bar 1 hour after the ceremony, open bar 2 hours during dinner, dinner for 30 persons and 2-night accommodation in villa for the wedding couple.
Although the meeting packages and wedding packages have their own exclusive facilities, all guests have access to Manathai Khao Lak’s swimming pool, kids club and fitness centre. The swimming pool has a direct view overlooking the beach and opens till 07.00pm so you can watch the sunset while lounging in the water by poolside bar.
While travelling with children the age of 11 years or younger will not incur any charges, it is preferred to book a family room instead. Additionally, the kids club offers fun activities for your kids, making Manathai Khao Lak perfect for family holidays.
If you are in for cultural experiences, Manathai Khao Lak offers Thai cooking class and massage. For just 1500 baht, you can complete your cultural experience by learning how to cook Thailand’s most iconic dishes. The class will be guided by Bangsak village native and an expert sous chef. By the end of the course, you will be able to cook at least three Thai dishes with a certificate to prove it.
If you prefer to spend your time relaxing, you can opt for a massage with packages that range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. The massage service is open from 9.00am to 6.00pm, and the service will be delivered by professionals with experienced hands. Besides massages, Manathai Khao Lak also offers other beauty services such as manicure and pedicure. There are also options for heel peel and foot polish.
Manathai Khao Lak provides complimentary parking and breakfast for all room prices, in addition to free high-speed internet connection. The hotel also provides 24-hour reception and concierge service, 24-hour security, room service, luggage storage, and in-room dining. Adding to that, Manathai Khao Lak has doctor-on-call service, in-room library, motorbike and car rentals, and babysitter to help you with your kids. Other facilities include private pools, laundry services, poolside bar/lounge with excellent cocktails, and airport transportation for your convenience.
Manathai Khao Lak is 90 minutes away from Phuket International Airport by car. As mentioned before, this resort offers transfers from the airport—although surcharges may apply. A booking 24 hours prior to your arrival should be made for a airport-hotel transfer. That way, you don’t need to look for the hotel by yourself if it is your first time staying.
Manathai Khao Lak is 8km away from both Pak Weep Beach and Bangsak Beach, a 3.4km drive and 5.4km drive away from the hotel respectively. Although it’s a little bit far from town, the exclusivity maintains the beach's natural look. If you are into diving, you can dive at world-renowned Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. The closest island to Manathai Khao Lak is Koh Tachai which is 44km away.
If you want a closer destination to visit, try Khao Lak Mini Golf, a 15 minute drive (11.3km) away from the hotel. There you can see the memorial of the 24th December 2004 tsunami where people visit to pay respect to the lost lives or just to enjoy the quietness.
Finally, a trip to Khao Lak won’t be complete if you haven’t tried all the local cuisines. There are many nearby restaurants offering Thai cuisine within a short 10 minute walk, especially the ones that might not be served in Manathai Khao Lak’s restaurant.
Overall, Manathai Khao Lak has its own charm with its natural beach and facilities where you can spend a quiet time alone, relaxing time with family, enjoyable corporate outings, or romantic weddings. The facilities will satisfy your every need, and the staff will stand by 24 hours to help you.