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Behold! The Valley of Dreams..
Jun 02 2015

Golf

Behold! The Valley of Dreams..

Katathong...a new golf course for Khao Lak Just a 40km drive from central Khao Lak, the newly-opened Katathong Golf Resort & Spa is the area’s first privately-owned, 18 hole championship course - and it’s a real beauty... “Katathong combines the beauty and power of nature with the history and traditions of a bygone age” Katathong Golf Resort & Spa, Phang Nga Opened on February 09, 2015 this brand new championship golf course lies in a stunning natural valley in the heart of Phang Nga Province, just 40 kilometres from Khao Lak and easily accessible from Phuket International Airport. The new…

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Khaolak Selfie Contest
Dec 01 2014

Competition

Khaolak Selfie Contest

Me, My Selfie & I To celebrate the arrival of High Season we’re launching the Khaolak Selfie Contest - with the chance to win some great prizes and get you and your selfie seen by the world! THE 2 BIG RULES 1. A ‘Selfie’ means a photo you took of yourself - any photo where the camera may have been being held by a person other than the person in the picture will not be entered into the competition for judging. 2. Any selfies entered must have been taken in or around the Khao Lak, Phang-Nga or Khao Sok regions…

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Khao Lak Magazine

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May - July 2015 Edition

Khao Sok and Cheow Lan Lake - The trip you must not miss
Meet the Moken - The people of the sea
What's Next - Things to do in the low season.

Useful Stuff to Know About Khao Lak

GETTING HERE & AWAY

The view descending the mountain into Central Khao Lak when travelling north from Phuket

Phuket International Airport is a 70- minute flight away from Bangkok and the main entry point for visitors to the Khao Lak region.

Khao Lak is 65km to the North of the airport (just over an hour’s drive) and visitors transfer from there either by their resort's own transfer service or by taxi.

There is also a public bus service which runs regularly between Phuket Town and Khao Lak.

Some visitors prefer to book a hire car from Phuket Airport or their previous resort, which gives them greater flexibility to explore Khao Lak’s many attractions, particularly those not included in popular tours.

Many visitors also come from Krabi or the surrounding region and islands to the south of Khao Lak by road, a journey of 2-3 hours.

The best way for visitors arriving from Koh Samui or Koh Phang Ngan is by road from Surat Thani to the North-east, a trip of 3.5 hours or so.

Some brave visitors also come to Khao Lak from Bangkok by car or bus, a journey of up to 10 hours.

The Similan Islands

Learn to Dive at the Similans

Learn to Dive at the Similans

Even a complete novice can learn to dive at the world-famous Similan Islands - in just 4 days! The Similan Islands is world-famous for providing some of the best scuba diving in South East Asia - and every year more and more scuba divers from all over the globe converge on Khao Lak, the gateway…

Nov 12 2014
Snapshots of the Similans

Snapshots of the Similans

KHAO LAK CLIMATE

There are two seasons in Khao Lak, the Dry Season (high season) which runs from November to April and the Green Season (low season) from May to October.

Even in the Dry Season though you will get rain, particularly at the beginning and end, sometimes heavy but this is usually just a brief downpour followed by a swift return to blazing sunshine.

Conversely, there is also plenty of sunshine and heat around in the Green Season.When it rains the humidity can be quite high.

December to February are the most temperate months to visit.

WHEN TO VISIT

November to April is High Season for Khao Lak, with Christmas and New Year being particularly popular (and most expensive in terms of accommodation rates).

In the Green Season some restaurants, bars and shops close and beach conditions can be difficult in this period - so sea bathing is usually not advised on most beaches.

Tours to the nearby Similan and Surin Islands also do not take place between May and October because of sea conditions and National Park closures.

Accommodation rates, though, fall by 50% or more - making Khao Lak an excellent choice for those who prefer more peace and quiet to enjoy the natural beauty of the region and nearby National Parks.

IN AN EMERGENCY

Khao Lak is well-policed by the local ‘boys in brown’ and the Tourist Police are never more than a phone call away on 1155 (free call).

Health-wise, there are doctors’ clinics and dentists in Bang La On and a local hospital in Takua Pa. The well respected Phuket-Bangkok Hospital also has an ambulance based here for emergency use.

Khao Sok

Float your cares away on Cheow Lan Lake

Float your cares away on Cheow Lan Lake

If you are looking for a fantastic overnight (or longer) getaway, look no further - Khao Sok National Park has it all. Located about a 75-minute drive North-east of Khao Lak, this 740 square kilometre expanse of virgin rainforest is teeming with wildlife, pristine waterfalls and jungle streams – all framed by the spectacular and…

Feb 21 2014
5 Activities to Try

5 Activities to Try

Recommended Where to Stay

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Things to do

Turtle-y Amazing

Turtle-y Amazing

Meet Khao Lak's most loveable reptiles :) The tropical waters of the Andaman Sea have long been home to at least four species of turtles. Encounters with turtles are frequent around the Similan and Surin Islands and are a firm favourite with snorkellers and scuba divers. What’s more, you do not even have to journey…

Mar 28 2015
The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

Khao Lak Nightlife

The Sparrow Bar

The Sparrow Bar

he Sparrow Bar is a spacious new and well-decorated music bar located opposite Khaolak Inter Clinic at the top end of Bang Niang Beach Road (Food St). Opened in October 2013 by friendly Dutchman Jack and his lovely Thai wife Son, the bar welcomes everyone all year round of any age or nationality. Six nights…

Mar 18 2014

Rides and Drives

Kho Khao Island

Kho Khao Island

And the Tsunami Memorial by Alan Hunter Koh Kho Khao (or just KKK as it is commonly known) is a beautiful small island that lies just off the coast of Takua Pa - about a 30 minute drive north of Khao Lak followed by a 10-minute ferry ride to cross the few hundred metres of…

Feb 05 2015
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Lak People

Meet the Chef

Meet the Chef

Mattias Pawlik, Executive Chef Sassis Beach Restaurant & Bar, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak... was a little confused on first meeting Chef Mattias, the new Executive Chef at Sassis Beach Restaurant & Bar at the Ramada Khao Lak Resort. The name had suggested I was meeting someone from Germany or Switzerland. But meeting Chef Mattias…

Nov 12 2014
Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

Around the Region

Koh Phra Thong

Koh Phra Thong

The Island That Time Forgot Many visitors love the idyllic, secluded beaches and charming rural scenery of Kho Khao Island, about a ten minute ferry ride from the mainland, about 25 kilometres or so north of Khao Lak. Yet what most visitors don’t know is that just to the north of Koh Kho Khao lies…

Jan 27 2015
James Bond Island

James Bond Island

Up-coming Events

Songkran Khao Lak  2015

Songkran Khao Lak 2015

Ready to get Extremely Wet on Songkran If you’re here in mid-April, you WILL be joining in the Songkran (Thai New Year) Festival activities - whether you like it or not! Celebrated nationwide between the 13th and 15th of April annually, the festival of Songkran marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. Driven by…

Apr 04 2015

News and Events

The Official Opening of Katathong Golf Resort & Spa

The Official Opening of Katathong Golf Resort & Spa

With Khao Lak’s 2014-2015 high season in full swing, swings of a different kind grabbed the spotlight as the prestigious new Katathong Golf Resort and Spa officially opened to the public. After years of building and meticulous planning owner Khun Somkiat Ratanarungsiwat and his family shared the launch of this excellent new sporting facility with…

Jun 01 2015

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