Khao Lak Tsunami Update 4
from December 2006
Warning! Big photos – so be patient for the photos to load (please).
Eco Khao Lak: Yes, no more website.
But . . . here are their new phone numbers and new email address:
Telephone: 66 76 485 586 (and 7) Fax: 66 76 485 587
Mobile phone: 66 86 595 4173
firstname.lastname@example.org – possible he just isn’t getting it – so try calling: 66 81 535 1561 ask for Jack.
Arandora – I gave him your e-mail address and asked him to contact you as well.
Taxi Driver – or day drivers – transport:
Contact Jack at the number for Budget Rent-a-Car, he can arrange it for you.
Photos of Khao Lak area in general, the Khao Lak Merlin, Best Western Palm Galleria (surprisingly nice), Haadson Resort (MUCH nicer than I had anticipated!), La Flora (construction!) – and more – at:
Lots of photos at: Khao Lak Update Photos
Koh Kho Khao (Kho Khao Island):
A magnificent surprise – beautiful undeveloped island – only four small resorts. Soon to be the place to go! Check the link on the update page. Lots of photos at Koh Kho Khao Island
Andaman Princess Resort – Koh Kho Khao, Thailand
Above: Andaman Princess resort on Koh Kho Khao
What can I say – I am an early riser. Not open when I was there – again – about 2:30PM. Obviously open for business – but I like to get home after dark. Sorry! I wish they were open as I would like to see if they have deli type sandwiches. Arandara or Multiply – you must let me know!
Baan Khao Lak:
Up and running – photos, restaurant review (excellent Penang Ped [duck]). They have kept their old menu – and it is just as good, or even better than, pre-tsunami.
Does anyone remember this restaurant on Nang Thong Beach? Now located at Koh Kho Khao – great food. See the update page for information about Nan (the owner) and how things have been going for him. See the Koh Kho Khao Island page.
Monkey Work Coconut:
On the drive home – following a truck full of coconuts – a monkey that had, obviously picked those coconuts – keeping guard.
A Final Note
What a great trip it was! The area is recovering, growing, optimistic, booming, but also at the same time – worried if you are coming back. Go, enjoy!