While a vacation at any of these hotels is a reality for some lucky bastards, it’s like the title says just a dream for some, including myself. But someday I will spend a night or two at one of these dreamy hotels.
1. Rayavadee Hotel, Krabi
Koh Kho Khao is a relatively undiscovered paradise in Thailand, and during low season (April – November) you can have all the beautiful beaches to yourself. The island is very quiet with no big roads and shopping streets, and you can expect total relaxation in beautiful scenery. Here’re nine pictures that might have you reaching for your passport.
The bar at Sun Beach is closed during low season. Take a seat, all alone!
It’s not hard to find spots like this on Koh Kho Khao.
C&N Kho Khao Beach Resort is open all year round. When we stopped here for lunch, I counted about 50 sun chairs and zero people on the beach.
So this is what paradise is like.
You can walk for hours on the 18 km long west coast beach without meeting a living soul.
You can rent a scooter and drive to the very north of the island and check out the abandoned resort. The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful!
Koh Kho Khao is located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand’s Phang Nga Province.
We stayed two nights at The Sunset Beach Resort in April. We had the pool and the private beach to ourselves.
Beautiful sunsets every night.
How to get here
Fly to Phuket via Bangkok. Bus or other airport transfers from Phuket to Koh Kho Khao takes about 2 hours, including a short ferry ride. If you drive a car yourself, head north from Khao Lak towards Takuapa and turn left after the #82 kilometer stone, follow the main road to the ferry area. The ferry takes about 5-10 minutes from the town of Baan Nam Khem, just south of Takuapa.