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Our Guide for Visiting Khao Lak – When Should You Book

November 12, 2019
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Khao Lak is a hidden sanctuary just an hour’s drive away from Phuket. Unlike its bustling neighbor, this area is a more tranquil and exclusive refuge for nature lovers. This 20-kilometer stretch of pristine beaches is surrounded by majestic rainforests on the other side, making it a place with an abundance of both land and marine treasures.

It’s hard to believe that only 15 years ago, the region suffered a devastating loss resulting from a major tsunami. With over 4,000 fatalities and another 3,000 missing people, Khao Lak was one of the most severely hit places in Thailand. Now, it’s bursting with renewed life and is becoming a favorite destination for those who want to see a different side of Thailand. Aside from the beaches, among the popular attractions here are the two national parks where one can go on a hiking trail. There are a few resorts that offer relaxing massages, nature tours, and culinary adventures.

The Best Time to Visit Khao Lak
Khao Lak stays warm throughout the year, with an average temperature of 28⁰C-29⁰C. However, the southwest monsoon brings rainfall and humidity from May to October. These months are, therefore, considered to be the region’s wet season.

If you’re planning a trip to Khao Lak, it’s best to visit between November and February when the climate is perfect for day tours and water activities. Keep in mind, though, that these are the peak months, and there may be more tourists than usual. If you don’t mind little outbursts of rain, you’ll find the best value offers during the low season, and there are fewer crowds.

Here’s a monthly guide to help you plan your Khao Lak adventure:

Peak Season: November to February
November is a great month to come to Khao Lak. Humidity levels drop, and there’s only a slight chance of rainfall. You’ll enjoy seven hours of sunshine every day, with an average temperature of 28⁰C.

December’s weather is similar, but it’s a busier month in Thailand. Tourists from all over the world pay a visit during this month, escaping the cold in their own countries.

January is one of the best months to go snorkeling and diving in Khao Lak. The waters are warm and bright, with excellent visibility of up to 30 meters in its neighboring islands.

The weather gets drier come February, with temperatures falling between 23⁰C-34⁰C. Visitors will enjoy blue and sunny skies. It’s also a great month to enjoy water activities in Khao Lak.

Low Season: March to October
Although it is considered to be low season, March is still a good month to go to Khao Lak. It will be warm and sunny, with just a slight increase in humidity and rainfall. If you’re planning to visit at this time, make it a point to go to Thai Muang beach. March is when baby sea turtles hatch from their eggs and make their way back into the ocean. It’s a spectacular show of nature—one you’ll remember forever.

From April to September, expect thunderstorms and rain brought about by the southwest monsoon. The wet season ends in October. If you don’t mind a few short rain showers, consider visiting at this time. Most hotels offer great deals, and there will be fewer tourists.

Whether you want to explore its magnificent marine life, go on a nature trail, or simply lounge by the beach, Khao Lak has something to offer to every traveler.

If you’re looking for a beachfront resort in Khao Lak, get in touch with Eden Beach Resort today to book your stay!