A Guide to Experiencing the Best of Khao Lak

Khao Lak, a tranquil coastal area in Thailand, offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences. Whether you’re seeking relaxation on the beach or adventure in the lush rainforests, Khao Lak has something for every traveller, and here are some of the things to do in Khao Lak.

Relax on the Beaches

Spend your days sunbathing on pristine beaches like Nang Thong Beach, Bang Niang Beach, and Hat Bang Sak. These beaches offer soft sands and clear waters perfect for swimming and relaxation. You can chill out at amazing resorts like the Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, which are scattered all over these beaches, and have a truly refreshing stay.

Explore Khao Sok National Park

Set off on a day trip to Khao Sok National Park, known for its stunning limestone karsts, lush rainforests, and Cheow Lan Lake. You can go hiking, canoeing, or even spend the night in a floating bungalow.

Samfotograf, Khao Sok rock formation, CC BY-SA 4.0

Snorkelling and Diving

Exploring the vibrant underwater world by snorkelling or diving is one of the best things to do in Khao Lak, especially around the Similan Islands, one of the world’s top diving destinations. You can also discover local marine life in nearby dive spots.

Visit Wat Tham Suwan Khuha

This beautiful temple, also known as the Monkey Temple, features a cave filled with Buddha images. One of the highlights of the temple is a massive reclining Buddha statue that stretches approximately 15 meters (50 feet) in length. This reclining Buddha is a prominent and revered feature of the temple.