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Khao Lak Beach from the air
Bang Niang Beach from the air

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Bang Niang Beach is a lovely long sandy beach in Khao Lak. The water is warm and perfect for swimming. Bang Niang is together with Nang Thong Beach one of the most popular beach destinations in Khao Lak. Yet there are still quiet stretches of beach next to the cozy restaurants and resorts. The beach is therefore also popular among couples and families who want to relax.

Bang Niang Beach has a little more nightlife than Nang Tong Beach. Bars can be found mainly in the side street to the beach. On this street you will also find most of the middle class hotels. From the end of this street to the beach it is about 10 minutes walk, still good to do. Also on the main road, Petchkasem Road, there are a number of accommodations and restaurants.

Restaurant by the sea overlooking the sunset

It’s good to know that at high tide there is not much beach left on some stretches, you have to walk a bit further. The southern part of the beach is less troubled by this. Most resorts on the beach have elevated their grounds so that guests don’t have to worry about this and still can lie by the sea with a sun bed.

Sightseeing in Bang Niang, what is there to do?

In the village near Bang Niang Beach there are a few popular sights, such as the Tsunami Museum with the washed up boat that ended up 1 km inland due to the tsunami. Also the popular Bang Niang Night Market is not to be missed! You can buy snacks, drinks, clothes and of course souvenirs. It is the most famous market of Khao Lak. Less known, but also cozy is the Build Container Market. 

Read more about the above mentioned activities and what to do with them in Khao Lak through our article sights & activities.

Bang Niang Market, seller of fried insects behind his market stall

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Resorts at Bang Niang Beach

Directly on Bang Niang Beach are the more luxurious resorts, most of which have 4 or 5 stars. From these resorts you have beautiful sea views and beautiful sunsets every night. It is a wonderful place to stay!

X10 Khao Lak Resort
X10 Khaolak Resort heeft schone en moderne kamers waarbij sommige kamers toegang hebben tot een zwembad. Er zijn in totaal namelijk 5 zwembaden + 2 kinderzwembaden die het resort telt. X10 Khao Lak Resort heeft uitstekende faciliteiten voor jong en oud. Voor de kinderen is er een waterparadijs inclusief glijbaan, maar ook kunnen gratis gebruik maken van de kinderclub. Uit eigen ervaring kunnen we je vertellen dat het eten er geweldig is. Het resort ligt op een mooie rustige locatie aan Bang Niang Beach, een geweldig familiehotel!
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Part of X10 Khao Lak Resort at Bang Niang Beach in Khao Lak, Thailand

Resorts at Bang Niang Beach

Directly on Bang Niang Beach are the more luxurious resorts, most of which have 4 or 5 stars. From these resorts you have beautiful sea views and beautiful sunsets every night. It is a wonderful place to stay!

La Flora Khao Lak
La Flora Khao Lak is a superb resort with luxurious rooms, a beautiful swimming pool and offers great breakfast. In addition, La Flora excels in service and customer care, they are always there for you! The resort is surrounded by palm trees and for the children there is more than enough to do! At La Flora you and your family will have the time of your life!
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Casa De La Flora
The even more luxurious sister of La Flora Khao Lak. Casa De La Flora consists of several beautiful private villas and suites. Whichever one you choose, they all have a private swimming pool. The rooms have a lot of privacy and are equipped with everything you could wish for. Casa De La Fora is that perfect place for that ultimate relaxing and well-deserved holiday.
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La Vela
Another beauty and from the same hospitality organization as La Flora is La Vela. A wonderful resort where you can enjoy an amazing stay right at the coast of Bang Niang. Guests at La Vela can choose from a variety of rooms like the Deluxe Room, Pool Access Room and there are even Family Rooms. Besides that La Vela has an enormous pool with ocean view. What a fantastic place to stay in Khao Lak!
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Rooms with access to the pool
Beach beds by the sea
La Vela Resort at Bang Niang Beach in Khao Lak, Thailand

Mid-range hotels (max 15 minutes walk to the beach)

Casacool Hotel
The Casacool Hotel is a very striking and colourful building 800 meters from the beach. The hotel is situated on a street with nice restaurants and shops. The Bang Niang Market is almost around the corner. The 12 rooms in this hotel have air conditioning and hot water and are cleaned daily. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Nautical Home Khaolak Bed and Breakfast
Nautical Home is a centrally located bed and breakfast close to many shops and the Bang Niang Market. Within 10 minutes of walking you are at Bang Niang Beach. This accommodation has neat comfortable rooms with air conditioning and hot shower. There are also family rooms available. Breakfast, coffee, tea and water is available all day for free.
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Exterior of the colorful Casacool Hotel in Khao Lak
Communal terrace of the Nautical Home Hotel

The best hostel in Bang Niang

DKaYa Hostel
Khao Lak is not seen as a backpack or budget destination. Therefore there are only a few hostels in Khao Lak. As far as we are concerned, DKaYa Hostel in Bang Niang clearly stands out above the rest. The hostel is located about fifteen minutes from the Bang Niang beach and a few minutes from the Bang Niang Market. The dormitories and bathrooms are in new condition (2020) and the staff is very friendly and always ready to welcome their guests.
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Common room of Dkaya Hostel in Bang Niang, Khao Lak
Dormroom at Dkaya Hostel in Bang Niang, Khao Lak in Thailand

The restaurants, bars and accommodations selected by us are very well regarded. Nevertheless, it may be the case that the quality of the location deteriorates due to, for example, new management. A location can also close down. To keep Thailand Magazine as up to date as possible we would like to hear from you! If you have had a negative experience or have a own favourite spot in Thailand, please let us know by mail, Instagram or Facebook. Thanks!

Restaurants in Bang Niang

Bang Niang has plenty of good restaurants. On the beach are the more luxurious ones that usually belong to the luxury resorts on the beach. Of course you pay for the view. In the side streets to and on the main road there are good and affordable restaurants in nice settings. Of course you should not miss the street food at the Bang Niang Night Market

Hanabi Izakaya Japanese Restaurant
This one is for all the sushi en sashimi lovers! Hanabi Izakaya is according to many the best Japanese restaurant of Khao Lak.

Nong Prew
Nice place on the beach for authentic Thai food. Main courses cost around 120 baht. Also a nice place for good cocktails and fruit or coffee shakes.

KhaoLak Phu View
Phu View is a restaurant on a hill giving you a beautiful view over Khao Lak. It has a good and extensive menu with neat prices. To get to the restaurant you have to climb a steep road, that’s why there is a free pick-up and drop-off service. In high season it’s wise to ask your accommodation to call for reservation and pick up.

Sushi at Hanabi Izakaya in Bang Niang, Khao Lak
Khao Lak Phuview, restaurant overlooking Khao Lak and the sea

Na Suang Restaurant
Affordable and good Thai restaurant with very friendly service and delicious Thai (fish) dishes. Also for sandwiches, coffee and other drinks you can visit this nice restaurant.

Ben Restaurant 
Are you near or in Bang Niang? Then go and grab a good pizza or pasta at Ben Restaurant. The prices of the different pizzas are between 300 and 400 baht.

Rusty Pelican
The best Mexican restaurant in Khao Lak! Here you can feast on nachos, tacos and chilli con carne. Highly recommended!

Shrimp from the Grill at Na Suang Restaurant in Bang Niang, Khao Lak
Pizza at Ben restaurant in Bang Niang, Khao Lak
outside restaurant Rusty Pelican

Nightlife in Khao Lak

Khao Lak isn’t immediately known for its great nightlife and yet you can have a number of cozy evenings in one of the bars or the only nightclub. Also in Bang Niang itself you can go out in some nice and sometimes special bars including cabaret show. Also the only club of Khao Lak is located here in Bang Niang.

Gecko Bar, Khaolak
Gecko Bar is a nice little bar. Here you can play a game of pool, table football or board games. Of course you can just chill out with a nice drink, there is an extensive drink card. You can choose your own music on Spotify and sports matches are also broadcast. The friendly owners complete the picture.

BUILD Factory Night Club
The only really big club in Khao Lak with, as you would expect from a club, a big dance floor. Mainly house and dance music is played but sometimes there are live performances by well-known bands. Nice thing about this club is that not only tourists come here but also a lot of Thai. Sitting outside on the terrace with a drink is also possible. So you can have a very nice time here!

Concert in Build Factory Night Club in Bang Niang, Khao Lak

Thai Bar on the Beach
A little hidden cool authentic Thai bar that can be reached via a ramshackle walkway on Bang Niang Beach. There is a relaxed atmosphere and live music is played regularly. If it is a little too late or a little too much you can stay in one of the bungalows. For Full Moon Party’s with live music this is the place to be in Khao Lak!

Moo Moo Cabaret Show & Bar
A real ladyboy cabaret show! This guarantees a fun night out full of glitter, glamour, dance and music. Nothing is what it seems to be at the Moo Moo Cabaret Show! Entrance is 300 baht per person including a drink.

Lady Boy's dressed up from Cabaret Show in Khao Lacquer
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