Khao Lak has become a premier destination for those yearning for a beach getaway. The attractions at Phang Nga province are as endless as the fine sand in its public and secluded beaches. There are also unique dining spots and bustling tourist attractions within the area.
When you are not exploring the cuisine and local culture, here are seven must-visit beaches along Khao Lak’s 40-kilometer coastline.
1. Bang Niang
It may not be the biggest of beaches in the area, but Bang Niang’s sunset is perfect for capping off your day. This holiday destination also has calm waters for swimming and trees that offer shady areas for relaxation. Though this was once a lesser-known beach, it now has caught the attention of more visitors, giving rise to more souvenir shops and accommodation options. Drop by their marketplace on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday for fresh produce. You can also visit the tsunami museum for additional knowledge of the area or the massage parlors to destress.
2. Pakarang Cape
Though this place is one of the quieter destinations in Khao Lak, it still packs several attractions that you can enjoy. Lodging is not a problem thanks to their five-star hotels, while your tummy’s gastronomic wishes will be satisfied with a visit to Krua Rim Tang restaurant. There are other restaurants in the area that you can explore after a surfing adventure and an evening enjoying the captivating view from the shore.
3. Khuk Khak Beach
Memories Beach Bar is a famous attraction in this long beach that serves as a buffer between the Pakarang and the Bang Niang. The five-kilometer Khuk Khak Beach offers multiple fine dining options and presents an ideal surfing spot during the low season. The daily food market of this secluded beach is also worth the visit.
4. Khao Lak Beach
The area’s namesake beach maybe one of the area’s shortest beaches, but you won’t run out of things to do in this hidden place under the mountains. Secluded from other shores, Khao Lak sports two bars and several hotels that offer numerous activities.
5. Pakweep Beach
Pakweep Beach’s national park status makes it off-limits to motorboats. Though one of the least developed beaches, Pakweep Beach allows you to enjoy the sea, sand, and wind without distractions. The locals take pride in keeping this low-key beach in pristine condition, and you will be ashamed not to follow suit.
6. Thai Muang
You won’t find vendors or motorboats in this well-kept beach that is located to the north of Natai. However, a golf course and a national park are just some of the wonders that this tranquil location houses. Thrill-seekers will enjoy Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muang National Park, which has hot springs, waterfalls, and hiking trails scattered around its 72,000 square-kilometer area. The sea turtle sanctuary at the Phang Nga Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center is another major attraction.
Thai Muang is the perfect location to camp out because hotels are limited. What they don’t lack, however, are dining options within its 30-kilometer shore. Taste delectable dishes from numerous seafood restaurants and experience a slice of Western cuisine at the Sea Ranch Pizza Restaurant.
7. Nang Thong Beach
This place is called the capital of Khao Lak’s beaches because of its wide array of restaurants and shops. Nang Thong is the perfect spot for water activities like swimming and snorkeling, and you can take a break under the palm trees along the shore. Other than the diving schools that are abundant here, luxury hotels, tailors, book stores, and medical clinics also populate the area. Experience the epic night parties at Nang Thong by visiting La On Village.
A home away from home
Located just five minutes away from the Khao Lak’s city center, Chong Fah Resort has everything you need for a hassle-free stay. They provide airport transfers from Phuket International Airport while keeping in touch won’t be a problem with their internet access. You can choose from their Deluxe Room, Deluxe Bungalow, and Seaview Bungalow options according to your needs.
Chong Fah Resort also offers complimentary mountain bikes if you want to explore more of the area. Baby cots and a kids swimming pool are also available to give your precious little ones a wonderful vacation. Enjoy a delicious meal at Seaborn Restaurant while gazing at the Andaman Sea and get a relaxing Thai Massage after a long day of touring.
If you’re looking to book a resort in Khao Lak, get in touch with us today! We are a unique, luxury resort that will make you feel right at home.