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Traveler’s Guide What to Do in Khao Lak

August 19, 2019

It remains to be a great destination for travelers who are looking for a less crowded spot and is the alternative to Phuket and Railay.

Khao Lak has a stunning stretch of beaches with clear waters. It also has several natural parks, hiking trails, and waterfalls, which are perfect for nature adventurers. There are tons to do in Khao Lak, and here are our top suggestions:

1. Visit the beaches

There are several beautiful beaches in Khao Lak, which is why beach hopping should be on top of your list. The main ones to visit are Nang Thong Beach and La On Village, which are probably close to your guest house. They are also close to restaurants and shopping areas. Go further inland by spending an afternoon at Khao Lak Beach, Bang Niang Beach, Hat Pakarang, Hat Bang Sak, and Pak Week.

2. Take a liveaboard trip

Do you like diving? Then a liveaboard trip is something that should not be missing in your travel to-do list in Khao Lak. Similan and Surin islands are some of the best spots for diving, and many companies offer excursions out into the ocean to explore the coral reefs and other marine life.

3. Visit the James Bond Island

Originally called Khao Ping Kan, the island has become the popular James Bond Island because it was where James Bond’s movie “The Man With The Gold Sun” was filmed. The island has several sheer limestone formations, as well as beautiful caves that you can see on low tide and emerald clear waters.

The James Bond Island is part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park, which has a stunning ocean scenery and lush green jungle.

4. Take a hike to the waterfalls

There are a couple of waterfalls to explore in Khao Lak where you can take a cool freshwater dip. The five-level waterfalls of Lam Ru, Khao Lak Lam, and Ton Chong Fah are the top ones you should see.

5. Visit the International Tsunami Museum

Khao Lak’s recovery from the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami continues today, and the International Tsunami Museum is an informative place to learn all about the disaster. It is also a good place to learn about tsunamis in general. The tsunami, which came after a 9.1 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, took thousands of lives, destroyed businesses, and damaged a huge portion of the shoreline.

To sum it up

Khao Lak has much to offer, and these suggestions provide you with a guide on where you can start. After spending the day doing such activities, you need to a place where you can rest and relax. Khao Lak is also not short of cool beach resorts.

If you’re looking for a beachfront resort in Khao Lak, get in touch with us today to book your stay.