Some 50 miles from Phuket airport, Khao Lak is accessible via a bridge that links the island to the mainland. The journey lasts approximately one hour, but once you're there it's pure bliss. Khao Lak is one of the parts of Thailand that was worst hit by the Tsunami, although there are no traces of the destruction today. All the hotels have been rebuilt and some new ones are already being opened.Here's hoping that this development doesn't ruin the natural beauty of Khao Lak. The coast here is much calmer than that of the neighbouring region of Phuket. Khao Lak offers a wide variety of beautiful landscapes: long sandy beaches, impressive underwater sites, lush vegetation with beautiful waterfalls and so much more.
The buddha at the temple of Suwankhuba is a popular excursion as is the island of Kho Panvi, more widely known as 'James Bond Island'.
Discover the Bay of Phang Nga by canoe and explore the caves and tunnels with their stalactite-covered ceilings. Lunch at the fishing village built on stilts in Kho Panvi. Go on an elephant ride in the Khao Lak Park and bathe in the waterfalls after going scuba-diving or snorkelling.
Go with an empty suitcase, otherwise you will be forced to buy an extra bag over there for all your new purchases! Oh, and don't forget your mosquito repellent, very important.
There's a good reason why Thailand is nicknamed the 'land of smiles' so don't hesitate to join in - smile! Don't buy counterfeit goods, you'll only get yourself into trouble with customs. Also, avoid visiting during the monsoon - never pleasant for your holiday!
Thai cuisine is excellent but can be very spicy so know your limits and enjoy those spicy peppers in moderation! The choice is varied; from green curry to noodles, from sauteed vegetables to fried rice and soups there is something to satisfy all palates. Don't forget to taste a real pad thai and somtom (green papaya salad).
To bring back
In Thailand, it is difficult to resist the temptation to shop; from clothing to Biddha statues, or incense and cushion covers, here you will find the souvenir to suit you.
Weather Khao Lak and the surrounding region
These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Khao Lak and the surrounding region . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Khao Lak and the surrounding region so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Khao Lak and the surrounding region , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
Overall rating 51/100
Temperature indicators72%Very hot
The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 33°C and 36°C.
Bad weather indicators2%Heavy rain
Heavy rain - averaging over 4.5mm per day.
Sunbathing indicators16%Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloud (80% to 100% cloud cover).
Swimming indicators94%Very pleasant / Optimal
High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).
Wind indicators86%Light breeze / Optimal
Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.