Taking your family to Khao Lak offers the perfect opportunity to get away from the bustling pace of urban life. The gorgeous strip of coastline is home to a stunning sunset beach, golden glittering sand, and an atmosphere that’s perfect for a family holiday. While Khao Lak is ideal for relaxation, children may want something a little more stimulating and exciting—and the good news is that there’s plenty in store to keep them entertained.
From water sports to marine conservations, there are many opportunities to spark your children’s interests and make sure they enjoy their vacation. Here are activities that you can do with your children to make the most out of your holiday:
Surfing on Pakarang Beach
Most of Khao Lak’s beaches have big enough waves that are suitable for surfing. The best waves are found between March and November, so those are the ideal times to go if your children want to try surfing or bodyboarding. While your children are busy having fun in the water, you and your spouse can relax by Memories Beach Bar, which offers beverages to keep you cool during the day.
Pakarang Beach is about an eleven-minute drive from Devasom Khao Lak, making it a quick and accessible day destination for you and your family.
Island Tours on Similan and Surin
Going on an island tour is a great activity for the family, as there are several activities to keep everyone occupied. Similan and Surin Islands are renowned for their vibrant aquatic life, which makes for exciting and unforgettable snorkeling and diving experiences.
Island tours usually take the entire day and start in the early hours. The trip to the islands is about 1.5 hours from Devasom Khao Lak, which makes it ideal for slightly older children who love boat rides.
Visiting Turtles at the Royal Marine Turtle Sanctuary
If your children love sea creatures, then visiting the Royal Marine Turtle Sanctuary should be on your priority list for tourist destinations. It’s located at the navy base at Tab Lamu and is just a twenty-five-minute drive from the resort.
Kayaking at Khao Sok National Park
This is widely considered to be Thailand’s most popular national reserve and is a wonderful day trip to make from Khao Lak, as it’s about an hour’s drive away. It contains a dense, unsullied jungle and is home to rare species of flora and fauna. It also hosts the world’s oldest evergreen rainforest.
The national park is home to several exciting attractions, such as kayaking, hiking, exploring limestone caves, and even going on river trips. There are several stunning views at Khao Sok as well, including the gorgeous Cheow Lan Lake, its limestone hills, and enchanting waterfalls.
Dine in the River at Klong Koo Restaurant
This famous restaurant is just a short drive away from Devasom Khao Lak and is largely considered to be one of the restaurants that visitors simply can’t miss. With its relaxing ambiance and delicious food, you can enjoy your meal while sitting in the shallow river. This offers a unique dining experience to your children. They are also free to play in the river after to cool off.
Khao Lak is home to several attractions that are suitable for most types of travelers. From energetic activities like kayaking to simply relaxing by the beach, Khao Lak is a great destination for families of all types.
If you’re looking for a place to call home during your stay at Khao Lak, get in touch with us at Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort and Villas. We are a luxury boutique hotel on Khao Lak beach that is a short distance away from most of Khao Lak’s attractions. Book your stay today!