Khao Lak

Enjoy peace and tranquillity, visit the Similan Islands for daily diving.

A picturesque location well away from any nightlife and activity offering a very relaxed slow holiday experience with local restaurants run by local people and daily boat diving.

Insider's View

Khao Lak is the gateway to diving at Similan, Surin and Richelieu Rock. The Similan Islands are Thailand’s most famous dive sites, located directly across the Andaman Sea within easy reach from Khao Lak. The nine Similan Islands fall within a protected marine park and are categorised by name and number, here divers will have the opportunity to see manta rays, whale sharks, leopard sharks, silvertips and other multi-coloured marine life.

The Surin Islands are a group of five islands and 2 islets, also part of a protected marine park offering some of the best diving in Thailand. These islands lay further north meaning that fewer boats reach these sites and the reefs are in better shape. Richelieu Rock is one of the northern highlights, a pinnacle where whale sharks were often sighted in the past. This site has now become famous for the incredible numbers of unusual critters that can be seen here including ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, tiger tailed seahorses, cuttlefish, octopus, lionfish as well as different kinds of anemone fish.

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Depart Khao Lak for 3 days of diving fun at a choice of sites around the Similan and Surin national parks. Experience the best diving Thailand has to offer. You can join 3 day trips to make a 6 day trip.

  • Max 14 guests / 10 dives per trip
  • Choice of 3 day itineraries
  • Full board inc soft drinks
  • Dive with pelagics/whalesharks
  • Great add on to a beach holiday
  • Suitable for all diver types

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1895

La Flora Resort & Spa

Thailand, Khao Lak

La Flora Resort & Spa is an idyllic beach front resort just over an hour north of Phuket international airport.

  • Fantastic traditional Thai Style resort
  • Resort set in lush surroundings
  • 138 rooms, suites and villas
  • Beachfront location
  • Great for couples, families & friends
  • Pools/WIFI/Bar/Spa/Beach

4 Stars

Oct - Apr

15 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1495

Merlin Resort

Thailand, Khao Lak

The Khao Lak Merlin Hotel is set amongst peaceful tropical forest and a tranquil beach approximately 50 minutes away from Phuket International Airport.

  • Beautiful understated resort
  • 209 rooms (21 with pool access)
  • Beachfront location in Khao Lak
  • Pool/Gym/Spa/Room Service/Bar
  • Suitable to all types of diver/non-diver
  • A best value resort

All levels

Reefs & Sharks



UD Rating – 3 Star

The Junk

Thailand, Phuket

The Junk is a 33 metre restored historic vessel formerly used to transport mango wood charcoal from Burma to Malaysia. She now offers 7 day/6 night itineraries to the finest diving sites in Thailand.

  • Maximum 18 guests
  • 3 to 4 dives per day
  • Dive Similan and Surin
  • Dive from dinghy
  • Nitrox available
  • 7 days and 6 nights itinerary


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Khao Lak Mini Golf

Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Think of the atmosphere created by an Indiana Jones movie set and that’s what you’ll find when you enter the unique world of KhaoLak Mini Golf. There are eighteen (18) holes set among quirky courses trailing their way through jungle vegetation, temple ruins, distinctive & creative obstacles and much much more.

Bang Niang Market

Tour Type: Cultural Tours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Seaside Retreat Elephant Friendly

Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Elephant feeding, bathing and Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Destination Fact File

Enjoy peace and tranquillity, visit the Similan Islands for daily diving.

Khao Lak, located just north of Phuket Island on the gorgeous Andaman seaboard, is one of Thailand's most peaceful resort destinations. No less than three national parks are embraced by the surrounding hills that sweep down to this lovely stretch of coastline with beaches that simply go on for miles. Khao Lak offers a rare oasis for relaxation, with a superb combination of cool tropical forest, lovely beachfront accommodation and expansive white sand beaches. And the beaches are more beautiful than ever before. Following last year's tsunami, Khao Lak has made a remarkable recovery with newly refurbished hotels providing even better accommodation. Revitalised hotels have upgraded facilities, created more stylish rooms and added ambient features like soothing lotus ponds, serene gardens and infinity pools.

Inland, the forested slopes beckon with nature tours including activities like rafting, elephant trekking and hiking to temple caves, on your holiday menu. Giant tropical trees and sparkling waterfalls provide a home to many species of wildlife and exotic birds in this surprising and beautiful place.

Khao Lak is more than just a holiday destination it’s an inspiration. It lies in the Takua-Pa district of Phang-Nga province, in the south of Thailand. Phang-Nga is situated on the West Coast facing the Andaman Sea, and lies within 1-2hrs driving distance of popular tourist destinations such as Krabi in the east, and Phuket in the south.

A primarily agricultural province, Phang-Nga produces rubber and food crops such as rice, vegetables and fruit. A large proportion of the province is still comprised of forest, much of which is designated national park area.

Khao Lak itself is a national park area, resplendent with rich natural attractions, and a convenient departure point to other of Phang-Nga's many points of interest, including the famous Similan Islands, and Surin Islands in neighbouring Ranong Province.

Khao Lak's strong attraction is the beauty of its natural surroundings bordering the Andaman Sea on one side, and surrounded by natural forest on other sides. Offering peace and tranquillity, the area is reminiscent of Phuket in bygone days, and is the perfect spot to get away from the razzle and dazzle of more populated areas nearby.

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Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage Khao Lak is served by Phuket International airport which means you do not have to waste any more time flying and get in the water as soon as possible. The luggage allowance for international flights range from 22Kg to 30KG depending on the airlines.
Transfer Information Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.

Transfer time to the Resort is approximately 2 hours.
Dive Season The Khao Lak diving season runs from November to April offering guests excellent opportunities to see mantas, whale sharks, nurse sharks, barracuda and a variety of sea fans, feather stars and anemones.

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