Khao Lak, Thailand Travel Guide

Khao Lak is a quiet, serene area nestled on the west coast of Thailand. While full of lush jungles and appealing beaches, Khao Lak hasn’t yet arrived on the tourism yet. Your tour of Khao Lak will probably be quite relaxing because of its quiet location, so you have to adapt to a slower pace in this area. Many of the locals live in small villages or in huts on the seashore and make a living by selling their wares to tourists and fishing. You won’t find fancy resorts or high-rise skyscrapers in Khao Lak. Instead, you will stay in the secluded and charming accommodations that perfectly fit the region’s natural surroundings.







Khao Lak is a beautiful beach area with several stretches of turquoise green waters, rocky outcroppings, and white sand, it may be difficult to get away from the coast. The main stretches of sand are the strip in front of La On Village and Nang Thong Beach. They are very close to the restaurant and the main shopping areas, so you need not go too far from your accommodation to get to them. Check out the Khao Lak Beach if you want to go a bit further afield. It is 5km away from Bang Niang Beach or La On, Pak Week, Hat Bang Sak, Hat Pakarang.

The dramatic rock formations and perfectly clear waters of Phang Nga Bay make the ideal place for a day trip from Khao Lak. The Ao Phang Nga National Park has stunning blue and green waters as well as amazing ocean scenery and lush jungle greenery.

With the dazzling Surin and Similan islands lying offshore offering some of the best diving opportunities in Thailand, Khao Lak is the perfect place to join a liveaboard. There are lots of companies offering multiple day trips into the coral reefs and you can book most from dive shops, guest houses, and tourism agencies in town. You can’t beat the amazing and eerie sunken giants if you are into wreck diving. One of the most fascinating things you can do in Thailand is joining a liveaboard trip.

Of course, Khao Lak sightseeing includes a tour of the region’s interior. Beautiful waterfalls and tropical jungles are located on the coastline, so you can emerge from exploring the interior and splash straight into the Andaman Sea. Head to Cheo Larn Lake for even more natural beauty. This 64sqm freshwater lake is located near Khao Lak and navigable by boat. You will sport some really stunning landscapes here.