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Top 10 Activities Your Kids Will Enjoy During Your Stay in Khao Lak

November 8, 2019
Ramada Resort By Wyndham Khao Lak

A few kilometers north Phuket lies Khao Lak, a remote coastal town with tranquil beaches and lush rainforests. Its name can directly be translated to “Lak Mountain” after one of the majestic peaks in this stretch. This secluded mountain village is home to two national parks that shelter Thailand’s rich flora and fauna. With the perfect mix of ocean, mountain, and forest, Khao Lak is a fantastic tourist destination. Are you traveling with your whole family? Here are ten kid-friendly things to include in your Khao Lak itinerary:

1. Swim at the beach
Khao Lak’s beach line stretches a good 20 kilometers, with fine white sand and pristine waters as far as you can see. Your little ones will love getting a chance to play by the shore and wade in the ocean. Nan Thong Beach and Bang Niang Beach are excellent spots for your family vacation. Visit between November and April when the skies are bright and sunny.

2. Go to other islands and snorkel
Most hotels in Khao Lak can arrange island hopping and snorkeling tours for you and your whole family. While younger kids may not be able to hit open waters, they’ll still enjoy the boat rides and picnic lunches by the beach.

3. Play mini-golf
After spending a day in the waters, take your kids to a fun game of mini-golf. The 18-hole course in Takua Pa District is set in a tropical landscape reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie. It’s an excellent screen-free activity for your kids and the perfect workout for you!

4. Take horseback riding lessons
Khao Lak has a horse club that offers lessons for the young and young at heart. You can ride your horse up a mountain trail or by the beach for a scenic trot. It’s a fun experience your kids will never forget!

5. Trek to a waterfall
In Khao Lak, you can explore lush rainforests that hide fantastic wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. Marvel at nature’s impressive gift and take a cool, refreshing dip at the falls’ basin. You’ll need to trek to reach these hidden springs, but the effort will be worth every step. While trekking, be on the lookout for Thailand’s indigenous animals. If you’re hiking with kids, we suggest going to Sai Rung Waterfall as it is the easiest to access.

5. Visit a temple
Three Buddhist temples in Khao Lak are open to the public: the Dragon Cave Temple, the Bang Rieng Pagoda Temple, and the Suwanakuha Temple. The first is located in a limestone cave and the second features a unique architectural style, while the third is known for its macaque monkeys. Take your kids for a short cultural adventure by visiting these awe-inspiring religious structures.

7. Stop by the Tsunami Memorial and Museum
Khao Lak was severely wiped out in the tsunami of 2004. Now, nature has allowed this region to heal and regrow. It’s more beautiful than ever, and resorts are starting to accommodate the multitude of visitors who want to experience this place.

There are a museum and memorial set up in honor of the tragedy. Paying a visit is a great way to learn about the past and witness the Thai people’s resilience and bravery.

8. Experience a turtle sanctuary
For a fun lesson on marine conservation, bring your kids to the Phang Nga Coastal Fisheries Research & Development Centre. This establishment is a turtle sanctuary that houses some endangered species. Every year in October, sea turtles come to its shores to lay eggs. Baby turtles hatch begins in March, and their release back into the ocean is a spectacular phenomenon.

9. Cook Thai food
For your little chefs, Khao Lak offers traditional Thai cooking courses for all ages. Expose your children to a gastronomical adventure of Thailand’s exotic cuisine. You can book Cooking Classes at Ramada Resort Khao Lak, some of which begins by shopping at the local market with our chef and ends with an exceptional tasting experience.

10. Explore a national park
There are two main national parks in Khao Lak. Nature lovers will be thrilled to discover some of the world’s oldest rainforests. Khao Sok National Park, in particular, offers other activities your kids will enjoy, such as elephant encounters, kayaking, and cruising on the limestone lake.

Khao Lak has a little something for everyone in your family! If you’re visiting this side of Thailand with your little ones, pack your itinerary with these activities for a memorable experience.

Ramada is one of the best-rated resorts in Khao Lak, book your stay with us for a memorable family vacation in Khao Lak

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