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Khao Lak belongs to the province of Phang Nga in Thailand and is an hour’s drive from Phuket airport. Unlike Phuket, Khao Lak is known for its quiet, sometimes almost deserted beaches and beautiful blue sea. It is a popular destination for families and other peace seekers. Besides quiet beaches, all facilities are available for a reckless and relaxing vacation, there will be nothing missing!
Best travel time for Khao Lak
November to May is the best travel time for Khao Lak, the sea is usually calm and clear and the sun shines regularly. All restaurants and beach bars are open. In the months June to October is the rainy season, the sea can be rough with high waves. Sometimes it’s even discouraged to swim in the sea. For surfers this stormy sea with high waves is the reason to go to Khao Lak. If you come for a clear calm sea, this can sometimes be disappointing in low season. Most beachfront resorts have a swimming pool as an alternative. Some restaurants are closed in the rainy season but there is still plenty open. The beaches are even quieter which can be a reason for some visitors to visit Khao Lak during the low season.
Choice of many beaches
Khao Lak is divided into three large bays, these are divided into smaller beach locations with their own names. The largest bay, also called Khao Lak Beach, is divided into Sunset Beach, Nang Thong Beach, Bang Niang Beach, Khuk Khak Beach, Coral Beach and Pakarang Beach. Some beaches even have two different names, so this can be a bit confusing. Because the beaches are adjacent to each other, you usually walk to the next beach without realizing it. In some cases you have to cross a footbridge or a small ferry at high tide. But make no mistake about the distances between the northernmost beach (Bang Sak Beach) and the southernmost beach (Poseidon Beach) we describe is 25 kilometers.
The most beautiful beaches of Khao Lak
Coconut Beach and White Sand Beach are considered by many to be the most beautiful beaches of Khao Lak. These are located in the south of Pak Weeb Beach. Many people visit these beaches as a day trip, but if you want you can also sleep there.
The most popular beaches of Khao Lak
The most popular beaches in Khao Lak are Nang Thong Beach and Bang Niang Beach. Most restaurants, stores and accommodations can be found here. Nang Tong Beach is known as the center of Khao Lak (La on Village). Bang Niang Beach is also popular and is known for the cozy Bang Niang Market where you can eat and shop.
Popular attractions in Khao Lak
Popular attractions are the Lam Ru National Park with its hidden beach, Little White Sand Beach. Khao Lak is also known for its many waterfalls such as the impressive Ton Chong Fa Waterfall. But of course there are many more fun things to do. Khao Lak is also known as the starting point to the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. These are super beautiful tropical islands that you just can’t skip when you’re so close!