• Khao Lak

Khao Lak Holidays

Deserted sands, crystal clear waters and lush jungle life; we love Khao Lak for its untouched beauty. With miles and miles of astonishing beaches, it offers hideaway bliss at its best.

Be at one with Mother Nature and take a refreshing dip in the waters beneath the waterfall at Chong Fa, or spend time at nearby Elephant Hills for a few days away from the beach to meet the giants of the animal world. If you’re keen to soak up some culture during your Thailand trip, why not rub shoulders with the locals and practice your bartering skills at the Bang Niang night market?

If you’re visiting Khao Lak after a busy city break, perhaps in nearby Bangkok, its luxury landscapes and stunning vistas are sure to offer the perfect contrast. A holiday in Khao Lak is like being tucked away into your own corner of paradise.

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Fringed by stunning forests
  • Similan Islands close by for extraordinary diving
  • Picture perfect beaches
  • Hiking and waterfalls
  • Great destination for winter sun

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Hive Khao Lak Beach Resort

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Hive Khao Lak Beach Resort

X10 Khao Lak

Khao Lak

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X10 Khao Lak

La Vela, Khao Lak

Khao Lak

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
La Vela, Khao Lak
Khao Lak Merlin Resort

Khao Lak Merlin Resort

Khao Lak

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Khao Lak Merlin Resort

Time Zone

+7 GMT

Flight Time

Flights are indirect via Bangkok

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - but English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required.

First and foremost Khao Lak is an idyllic beach destination – but this is not the whole story. There are lush rain forests to explore, wildlife to encounter, temples and waterfalls to visit. Delightful markets and poignant museums to experience.
Many of the hotels have in-house spa’s which are just perfect for an indulgent treatment, and water sports for you to try. Interesting classes are also available in things like Muay Thai Boxing, yoga and cooking.

  • Local Life Tour

    Take half a day to see how local Thai people live.

  • Wildlife in Khao Lak

    A visit to Khao Lak won't be short of wildlife spectacles and bounds of natural beauty.

  • Dragon Descendants Museum Suphanburi

    Thailand Festivals

    Thailand plays host to countless festivals and events throughout the year.

  • Thai Street Food

    Street food stalls are dotted throughout Thailand's streets in every city and town and offer a great way to taste authentic Thailand.

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Average weather in January

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Khao Lak
31ºC
30mm

Average weather in February

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Khao Lak
33ºC
33mm

Average weather in March

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Khao Lak
33ºC
79mm

Average weather in April

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Khao Lak
33ºC
115mm

Average weather in May

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Khao Lak
32ºC
253mm

Average weather in June

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Khao Lak
31ºC
238mm

Average weather in July

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Khao Lak
30ºC
256mm

Average weather in August

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Khao Lak
30ºC
314mm

Average weather in September

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Khao Lak
30ºC
347mm

Average weather in October

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Khao Lak
30ºC
352mm

Average weather in November

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Khao Lak
30ºC
189mm

Average weather in December

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Khao Lak
30ºC
67mm
  • Karen

    Destination Executive

    "My favourite place to spend an afternoon in Khao Lak is Memories Bar. It’s at the northern end of Khuk Khak beach (September – April). It’s a lively spot with great food and lots of leisure activities such as volleyball, surfing – even Thai cooking classes. After the sun goes down, dancing and fire shows on the beach commence. Great fun – and all ages welcome."

  • "I would recommend leaving the beach behind you one day, and take a hike to one of the many waterfalls close to Khao Lak. It may be hot, but the swim under the waterfall is a fantastic reward".

  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    "Its worth spending a few hours at Bang Niang Market for some lunch and shopping. There's authentic Thai street food alongside the usual market stalls, all within the chaotic and fun atmosphere that is typical of local markets in Thailand."

Types of Khao Lak holidays

Khao Lak Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest way to get to Khao Lak, is to fly into Phuket - then take a road transfer. This will take around 75 minutes. 

 The cost of living is generally quite low in Thailand – unless you are dining at a Michelin star restaurant of course. Prices on the smaller islands are more expensive than the mainland or larger islands. A simple lunch for two will cost you around THB400, and a local beer like Chang, or Singha, will cost around THB100.  

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