Unspoilt nature

Deserted sands, crystal clear waters and lush jungle life; we love Khao Lak for its untouched beauty. With miles and miles of astonishing beaches, it offers hideaway bliss at its best.

Be at one with Mother Nature and take a refreshing dip in the waters beneath the waterfall at Chong Fa, or spend time at nearby Elephant Hills for a few days away from the beach to meet the giants of the animal world. If you’re keen to soak up some culture during your Thailand trip, why not rub shoulders with the locals and practice your bartering skills at the Bang Niang night market?

If you’re visiting Khao Lak after a busy city break, perhaps in nearby Bangkok, its luxury landscapes and stunning vistas are sure to offer the perfect contrast. A holiday in Khao Lak is like being tucked away into your own corner of paradise.

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Fringed by stunning forests
  • Similan Islands close by for extraordinary diving
  • Picture perfect beaches
  • Hiking and waterfalls
  • Great destination for winter sun
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone +7 GMT
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.
  • Language Thai - but English is widely spoken
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Karen

Destination Executive

"My favourite place to spend an afternoon in Khao Lak is Memories Bar. It’s at the northern end of Khuk Khak beach (September – April). It’s a lively spot with great food and lots of leisure activities such as volleyball, surfing – even Thai cooking classes. After the sun goes down, dancing and fire shows on the beach commence. Great fun – and all ages welcome."

Gina

Destination Specialist

"I would recommend leaving the beach behind you one day, and take a hike to one of the many waterfalls close to Khao Lak. It may be hot, but the swim under the waterfall is a fantastic reward".

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"Its worth spending a few hours at Bang Niang Market for some lunch and shopping. There's authentic Thai street food alongside the usual market stalls, all within the chaotic and fun atmosphere that is typical of local markets in Thailand."

Types of Khao Lak holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way to get to Khao Lak, is to fly into Phuket - then take a road transfer. This will take around 75 minutes. 

 The cost of living is generally quite low in Thailand – unless you are dining at a Michelin star restaurant of course. Prices on the smaller islands are more expensive than the mainland or larger islands. A simple lunch for two will cost you around THB400, and a local beer like Chang, or Singha, will cost around THB100.  

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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The Sarojin

Khao Lak

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The Sarojin

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa

Khao Lak

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JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa
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Casa de La Flora

Khao Lak

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Casa de La Flora

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Khao Lak

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The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

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