When planning the Thailand portion of our trip, Mrs. Selfish and I decided to spend a week on the west coast of Thailand. We knew we wanted to dive Richelieu Rock, and visit Thailand’s Halong Bay, the man made Khao Sak lake, but getting there was a problem. The closest airport to both natural wonders is in Phuket, which is known as one of the seediest places in Thailand – even the natives warned us against going there.
Fortunately, Khao Lak was only a one hour drive north. While searching for accommodations, I found Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort with one important benefit: a baby elephant.