Just 1 hour north of Phuket Island, in mainland Phang Nga province, Khaolak is a beautiful area with long, long stretches of sandy beach fringed by the mountains of the surrounding national parks. Recently “discovered” it offers nature lovers an unspoiled landscape of beaches, jungle covered mountains, forested valleys, mangroves and estuaries. Development has been careful with comfortable resorts and bungalows blending into the scenery along the coastline. A great place to relax.
What to Do…
More low-key than, Phuket, it’s a place to take it easy, read a book and get back to nature with a few comforts! Go for long walks on the beach, take a nature tour and explore the interior, go sightseeing by elephant, trek through the jungle or go rafting along the along local rivers. Eco-Tours leave every day.
Khaolak is also a great jumping off point in the high season for a trip to the Similan Islands, renowned for the superb world class diving to be found there. Located further north, the Similans are more accessible and day trips within easy reach.