Escape to where the locals go and take advantage of the jungle on your doorstep on Khao Lak holidays

Devour a delicious curry in a family-run restaurant, chase waterfalls in a national park or nest on soft sands where there’s hardly anyone else around. Khao Lak has everything you need for a low-key holiday; it’s essentially a handful of small town centres and a 15-mile stretch of beaches along one main road. There’s an effortless balance of quiet and convenience, the kind of place visitors slowly fall in love with and return to year after year.

If you love the outdoors, Khao Lak is the perfect gateway to both tropical jungles and stunning underwater worlds. Just two hours’ drive or boat ride means you could be snorkelling or diving in the Surin and Similan Islands – the best place for marine life in the Andaman Sea – or trekking through the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park. At Elephant Hills, you can go glamping in the jungle, sleep on a lake to the sound of calling monkeys and get up close with elephants in one of earth’s oldest rainforests.

Talk to us and we can help you find the best beach spot or jungle adventure for a bespoke holiday in Khao Lak.

Khao Lak holidays - perfect for...

  • A chilled-out beach resort just an hour from Phuket
  • Quiet sandy beaches and night markets along one main road
  • A choice of family-friendly resorts and boutique hideaways
  • An excellent base for snorkelling and diving around the Surin and Similan Islands
  • Ideal combined with trekking in Khao Sok National Park’s jungles.

“Thailand always rolls out a warm welcome for travellers and visitors to its glorious beaches, eco-resorts and thick rainforest. With a little bit of help and advice, you can still find unspoilt islands and footprint-free sand.” - Simon Reeve

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