Klong Dao Beach North
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Klong Dao Beach North is the more natural end, with luxurious hotels
The north end of Klong Dao Beach is the luxury end, with more 4-star beach resorts, a design resort and more spa facilities than further south. The beach here is also wider, and has more big casaurina trees giving deep shade.
Here is super-fine sand in a grayish colour– so fine that it suspends in the water when there are waves, making it look cloudy. Once it settles the water is perfectly clear and the unusual sand is hard-packed underfoot. It's a natural children's playground.
This area also has the advantage of being within walking distance of Saladan, the small town with banks, shops and a line of excellent water side restaurants near the boat port. About ten outdoor restaurants are built out over the water, and offer fresh seafood, the full range of Thai dishes and international cuisine. There are many opportunities for a romantic dinner under the stars here.
In the calm high season daily boats connect Saladan to Krabi, the PhiPhi Islands, and in the South, the Trang islands and Koh Lipe.
The three northern-most resorts here – Costa Lanta, Twin Lotus Resort & Spa, Cha-Da Beach Resort & Spa – offer the maximum in luxury on the beach; luxury garden villas, deluxe rooms, spas with full massage therapy plus health & wellness services. Many facilities are spread through the wide beach gardens that all three enjoy.
by John Everingham