Set within the stunning Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand – famed for its limestone karsts and emerald-green waters – Khao Lak is a low-key, easy going and refreshingly uncrowded destination. With white sand beaches, mangroves and jungle-clad interiors filled with waterfalls and hiking trails, Khao Lak holidays are great for nature lovers.
Conveniently located an hour's drive from Phuket, this is a great base to explore the area around the Andaman coastline where you’ll find some of the best snorkelling and diving spots in Thailand. Or mix beach-time with jungle adventures in Khao Sok National Park, home to the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world.
While blessed with year-round warm weather thanks to its tropical climate, the best time to visit Khao Lak is between November and April. This is typically the cooler, drier season filled with sunshine and ideal conditions for beach days and exploring the underwater world with excellent visibility for spotting turtles, manta rays and even whale sharks. And when it comes to places to stay on your holiday, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our selection of resorts. For romantic escapes, you cannot go wrong with The Sarojin, a boutique property where cabanas draped in white linen edge the swimming pool and the all-day a la carte breakfast includes sparkling wine! If you're travelling as a family, the 4* Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa is a great choice, with family surfing lessons, an indoor kids’ area, an outdoor playground and dedicated children’s pool plus fun waterslide.
Whatever you're looking to get out of your Khao Lak holiday, our travel experts will help you find the best resort – and arrange the most convenient flight times – to this west coast destination in Thailand.