Of all the incredible tourist destinations in Thailand, one of the best places you can ever visit is the beautiful getaway called Khao Lak. However, if you expect Khao Lak to be as busy as Phuket, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
Khao Lak is just as idyllic as Phuket, but it offers something that other touristy places don’t necessarily have: peace. Khao Lak is a series of serene villages, and if you’re the type who loves to enjoy your vacation in relative peace, this is the destination for you!
If you’ve yet to build an itinerary or plan a list of things to do in Khao Lak, here are a few things that might get you inspired:
The sandy shores in Khao Lak are genuinely magnificent, elevated even more by the tranquility that fills the air. Many families and couples looking to spend quiet quality time with their loved ones come here to relax and chill.
That said, there are plenty of bars and restaurants scattered around, meaning that there’s still reason to go out and explore. Just don’t expect the same dizzying scene like that in Phuket. Although, that might be a positive, depending on what you’re looking for. As for the sea, it’s a delightful place to swim, given that you plan your trip outside the rainy season.
If you’re looking for the perfect beach here, we recommend Sunset Beach for various reasons. One, the beach itself is very quiet since a hill borders it. Two, there are hotels around the area, meaning that if you were to book your stay at one of them, such as Devasom, you’d have the beach right next to you!
Thanks to the variety of restaurants and stalls here, Khao Lak offers excellent local and international food. However, if you want something truly memorable, try and look for the Baan Srimuang restaurant. Translated into English as the purple house, this restaurant is hidden away on a lake, promising a stunning view as you enjoy great food.
The only downside of this restaurant is that you’ll have to go out of your way to reach it. However, with the right mode of transport, like a bike or scooter, you’ll quickly get to the restaurant in no time.
Another restaurant we highly recommend is the Gold Elephant. This restaurant is a lot more touristy than our previous recommendation. The food here is excellent, and it gets even better: The prices, while still above average, are quite affordable compared to many other popular establishments.
We’ve pointed out a few of our recommendations of places to visit in Khao Lak, and there’s undoubtedly much more to explore!
With a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to enjoy the perfect vacation here. That said, we must remind you that Khao Lak is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of other famous Thai beaches. If you’re the type who treasures peace and wants to enjoy a quiet vacation, Khao Lak is the perfect place for you to go!
Devasom Khao Lak is a boutique seaside resort offering luxurious accommodations, stunning dining experiences, and quintessential Thai hospitality. Enjoy your vacation in Khao Lak and book a room at our resort today!