If you want to spend a romantic beach honeymoon in Thailand, then why not buck the trend and opt to stay somewhere like Khao Lak? A tranquil contrast to the likes of stalwarts like Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin, Khao Lak offers all of the splendour, relaxation and beauty of a typical Thai vacation without the noise and bustle of the usual tourist favourites.
Situated on the stunning western coastline of Phang Nga province, Khao Lak consists of jungle-cloaked mountains – among them its namesake, Lak Mountain – and a few pristine white sand beaches. There are a number of small towns and villages in the area, and plenty of accommodation options for couples to choose from, whether you want to stay in a cheap and cheerful beach bungalow or splurge for a luxurious and ultra-romantic 4 or 5 star resort.
When it comes to finding things to do on your unforgettable Khao Lak honeymoon, devoting plenty of time to lazing on the beach or splashing in the sea and sipping cocktails will probably be high on your list. However the area also has a variety of other activities and merits for you to experience.
If you’re keen to reconnect with nature and enjoy some adventure in the great outdoors during your honeymoon, why not visit some of Khao Lak’s stunning waterfalls, such as Lampi (30-minutes south off highway 4) or Chong Fah (north end of Bang Niang off Rt 4). Both of these waterfalls are picturesque and easily accessible, and you can savour a refreshing dip in their cool waters if you feel so inclined. They are also ideal spots to enjoy a romantic picnic with your loved one.
Alternatively, for a more action-packed experience, why not delve into the unspoiled depths of Khao Sok National Park, about an hour’s drive to the north. Here you can enjoy a variety of activities such as elephant trekking and river rafting, not to mention soaking up that gorgeous scenery.
Couples should also take advantage of the opportunity to go snorkeling and scuba diving to the world-renowned Similan Islands; various tours are on offer from local operators, so all you have to do is select the one that best suits your budget and requirements.
Back in Khao Lak, if you want to indulge in a pampering after all of that outdoorsy adventuring, why not book a sensual spa treatment for you and your loved one, either at your hotel or at a local massage venue.
At the end of a long hard day of sightseeing or sunbathing, it’s time to tuck into a delicious romantic meal and maybe experience some of Khao Lak’s nightlife, whether you want to play some relaxed games of pool at the Gecko Bar or enjoy the welcoming ambience at open-air nightclub Degree.
What is the currency in Khao Lak?
The currency in Khao Lak is the Thai baht (THB).
How long does it take to fly to Khao Lak?
A direct flight from London to Bangkok is approximately 11 hours 30 minutes. You can then hop on a domestic flight to Phuket and drive from there to Khao Lak.
What is the time difference in Khao Lak?
Thailand is UTC + 7.
When is the best time to visit Khao Lak?
What language is spoken in Khao Lak?
The official language is Thai.
Do I need a visa to visit Khao Lak?
You don’t need a visa to enter Thailand, including Khao Lak. For up-to-date travel entry advice, please visit the FCO website here.