With breath-taking views of the Andaman Sea, Khao Lak might be the perfect location for a beach vacation. It’s close proximity to some of the best diving locations in Thailand and the beautiful beaches make this a fantastic location to spend a few days. Khao Lak can easily be reached via car; The city is located just over an hour from Phuket International Airport.
Things To Do
Many outfitters offer day trips to the nearby islands. The most popular activity appears to be scuba diving. Due to the weather (a tropical depression), we had multiple rainy days and elected to “vacation from our travel” in Khao Lak.
During our stay in Khao Lak we enjoyed our hotel’s breakfast buffet. There appears to be many dining options in the town of Khao Lak, unfortunately we only tried one during our time there.
1) Green Pepper
Locate in town, this modern outdoor restaurant had good Thai food. We throughly enjoyed the company of some new friends over dinner!
2) Phen Restaurant Thai Food
Located directly on the beach just north of the JW Marriott. A great location to hear the waves crashing and enjoy the ocean breeze. The Thai food (Pad Thai and Green Curry) was tasty and was a more budget friendly option than eating at the resort.
There are a wide range of accommodation options (from budget to five star) in town. We utilized points to stay at an upscale accommodation and loved the property.
JW Marriott Khao Lak
An outstanding beach front property located on the Andaman Sea. One of the best pools we’ve seen. Every room has a pool view and many have direct pool access from the patio. Staff is friendly and attentive. Exccellent breakfast buffet!