Marriott Khao Lak opens its doors on the Andaman coast

Boasting the longest swimming pool in Southeast Asia, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort has opened as an all-suite luxury retreat nestled in a serene beachside setting on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast…

view across pool to fountain at Marriott Khao Lak

The family-oriented Khao Lak resort offers a selection of stylish and spacious two-bedroom suites, designed to foster togetherness through experiences that nourish the soul, such as culinary workshops in the JW Garden and educational activities at the shark nursery and conservation project. Just an hour’s drive north of Phuket, Khao Lak is one of southern Thailand’s quieter coastal destinations with its tranquil charm, golden sandy beaches, scuba diving and outdoorsy, family-friendly activities.

“The opening of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, with its spacious accommodation and outstanding service, will complement our existing property in Khao Lak, enabling all guests to come together and create meaningful connections,” said Jakob Helgen, Area Vice President – Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar, Marriott International. “As the world starts to travel again, this new opening will further stimulate the country’s tourism sector and attract families back to the Land of Smiles.”

two bedroom suite with Thai inspired interior design in JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort

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The resort shelters 52 stylish two bedroom suites which range from 89 to 111-square-metres with bright indoor and outdoor spaces, Southern Thai inspired design, contemporary living areas and private terraces or balconies that overlook the natural tropical surroundings. On the ground floor, a collection of pool access suites allows guests to step straight into the inviting waters of Southeast Asia’s longest swimming pool – a sparkling two and a half kilometre-long lagoon that features water slide, a wave pool, and even an aqua trampoline. Young guests staying in the pool access suites can choose to enjoy the thrill of being transported to their room by boat, and all ages can look out for the resort’s Coconut Boat which will cruise around the lagoon every day loaded with fresh, ice-cold coconuts.

two bedroom suite opening directly onto the longest pool at Khao Lak resort

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JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites will share the extensive facilities of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, including the Aqua Play Zone, a fully-equipped fitness centre, racket sports, the Kids Club and Quan Spa, which offers holistic healing therapies from traditional Thai massages to revitalising body wraps and scrubs, many of which use organic coconut oil produced onsite at the resort. A series of serene spaces such as cosy cabanas let guests reconnect, whilst Khuk Khak Beach offers an idyllic setting to stroll, splash or sit in the shade of palm trees.

façade and reflections in the water around the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites

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The resort’s collection of 11 restaurants and bars offer guests an extensive array of casual and formal dining choices ranging from traditional Thai to Japanese and Italian cuisines. New additions to the resort include Sala Restaurant & Pool Bar, an inviting all-day venue that celebrates the timeless pleasures of great Asian and international food and family dining by the poolside. DRIFT Beach Bar & Grill is the resort’s new meat and seafood grill restaurant inspired by regional Mediterranean cuisine. The brand’s signature JW Garden offers a variety of homegrown organic herbs, spices and other natural ingredients that are used in the restaurants, resort activities, cooking classes and for organic treatments in the spa.

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