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Khao Lak Holidays Travel Information

Daily flights depart from a number of UK airports 

  • Currency: Thai Baht 
  • Time difference: GMT+7 
  • Flight from the UK: 11½ hours to Phuket 
  • VisaNo - 30 days on arrival  
  • Language: Thai
  • National drink: Mekhong Whiskey 
  • National dish: Pad Thai

Travel Tips & Advice for Khao Lak

Khao Lak Activities

With a multitude of stunning beaches, Khao Lak is a great place to try your hand at watersports including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Snorkelling and diving is excellent here, particularly around the Similan and Surin Islands set within a protected marine park If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, you could trek through Khao Lak National Park or enjoy one of the local golf courses. Many resorts offer bike hire, allowing you to see more of the local area on two wheels and for a reasonable price. However, for those who want nothing but R&R, Khao Lak holidays are a perfect choice. Head to one of the sandy, yet uncrowded, beaches such as Owtang Beach, where you'll be guaranteed gorgeous sands, as well as peace and quiet.

Khao Lak Food & Drink

The luxury hotels and resorts in Khao Lak are renowned for the range and quality of their food and drink, whether you're enjoying fine dining in the moonlight or just a casual meal by the pool. A large selection of refreshing drinks and cocktails are always on offer. Make sure to sample the famous Mekhong whiskey, a staple drink bottled in Thailand. Or head out for dinner at one of the local restaurants, serving their version of authentic Thai cuisine, or explore one of the area’s night markets - the one in Bang Niang is popular - to sample street food including spring rolls, seafood and more. And, of course, don't forget to seek out Pad Thai during your stay, a much-loved noodle dish made with meat and vegetables and the mix of sweet, salty, spicy and sour flavours that Thai food is well-known for.

Khao Lak Attractions

The surrounding and immediate region hosts a number of stunning natural attractions. From Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park - where you can spot black bears and monkeys - to the vast caves at Wat Tham Suwankhuha, there’s plenty of beauty spots to explore. Don’t forget about Tham Phung Chang caves, and the amazing three-level Lampi Waterfall as both are guaranteed to take your breath away. You'll also find a range of natural hot springs to soak your troubles away in, such as Ban Do Dan Springs and Rommanee Hot Springs. Khao Lak is also home to some beautiful cultural sites that highlight the heritage and religion of the area, such as the Komniyoket Temple, the shrine to a wizard at Chao Pho Khao Lak or the ornate archway and golden Buddha at the Padungthomphotiwa Temple.

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