The town of Khao Lak is among Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for tourists coming in from different parts of the world. While it may not be as popular as Phuket, Phang Nga, or Krabi, it has its own gems and treasures that will surely make your trip to this quaint little town a memorable one. What’s even better is that it isn’t as crowded and populated as the others, so you can enjoy a peaceful vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
If you’re planning on bringing your family or friends to Khao Lak, here are some tips you may want to follow to ensure you’re getting the most of your stay!
Visit Poseidon Beach
If your pack is all too excited to get some vitamin sea, you can head straight to Poseidon beach—a small and quiet, but incredibly beautiful beach. There you can enjoy beers, cocktails, and food offered at the beach bars for reasonable prices.
The older ones can enjoy a Thai massage and some relaxing manicure and pedicure treatments, while the younger ones enjoy the refreshing waves of the warm sea. Moreover, resorts in this area also offer WiFi so you can stay connected and share your Instagram-worthy photos right away!
Try the Elephant Fly Zipline
If you’re into nature and want a more thrilling and exhilarating way to appreciate it, you must include this in your itinerary! This is a safe and exciting way for you and your group to enjoy the jungle canopy.
Fly through the evergreen rainforest, ascend the treetops, and get a breathtaking view of the surrounding beaches. It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else!
Get Everyone in The Gang Entertained at Bang Niang
Bang Niang is another popular choice in Khao Lak for its beaches, but did you know that this place is also known as the shopping epicenter of this paradise? This is a traditional market selling a wide variety of products, from football kits and beauty products to fresh and sumptuous Thai food and drinks.
There are also free shows at Bang Niang market which everyone in the family (yes, even the kids) will enjoy!
Trek The Beautiful Ton Chong Fa Waterfalls
Another great way to enjoy the nature-filled Khao Lak is to go on a trekking adventure through the jungle leading to the Ton Chong Fa Waterfalls. This five-level waterfall provides you with just the right balance of thrill and relaxation.
However, you should take note that the pathways to the innermost waterfalls will start to be shaky and unsteady as you go further. Nevertheless, the unspoilt view that is waiting for you at the end is definitely worth the journey.
Don’t Forget to Relax
After all the planning and preparation, and after all the sightseeing and adventure, don’t forget to set a time for relaxation! You are in a beautiful and peaceful paradise, so don’t let the moment pass by you.
Although it’s natural to want to visit as many places as possible, sometimes the best way to end your day is to just watch the sun go down as you lounge by the beach with your loved ones and, most importantly, have some great Thai food on-hand to refresh and fill you up!
Khao Lak has a rich and natural beauty that you will not find elsewhere in Thailand. Thanks to its beaches, waterfalls, and rainforests, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this peaceful paradise. Just remember to maintain a healthy balance during your vacation; go for exciting day tours with your group, but make sure you also find the best resort in town to relax and unwind at night.
If you haven’t found the best place to stay during your vacation, consider booking your stay with us! We’re a beachfront resort in Khao Lak designed to give you a relaxing beachfront escape. Get in touch with us today!