I need help trying to decide whether to stay at the Merlin Resort or the Nang Thong Bay 1 Resort.
We will travelling as a family of 4 with 2 boys ages 6 & 9 in early July (monsoon season).
Up until now I was set on Merlin (& have it tentatively booked).
But after regularly looking at the forums & reviews I keep seeing NTBR1 get mentioned and recommended. Plus there is a significant price difference between the two resorts.
At the Merlin we have to have 2 rooms - which is going to cost us 1800 Baht per room per night = $120 approx (Aussie Dollar), where as at the NTBR1 we can get a family 2 bedroom apartment for 1500 Baht per night = $50 approx per night.
We will be coming to Khao Lak for a 5 night stay after spending 7 nights in Phuket.
We are looking for a place to stay that has beautiful garden surroundings and nice beach nearby to walk along and kids to play around the edge & sand etc... ( we realise beach not safe to swim in during Monsoon season), must have good pools for the kids (I know that Merlin has slides too that sound gr8), kid friendly resort & facilities, walking distance to some restaurants & shopping is a bonus, but not fussed if we have to get a taxi - but don't want to be too isolated.
So anyway, if anyone can provide me with any other pros or cons about either resort to help me make a definate decision PLEASE!!
Thanks, Bec :)