Ban Khao Lak Travel Guide
Sunset in July 2008 at Meridian Resort
Sunset in July 2008 at Meridian Resort
Reaching Khao Lak after LOB trip
A beautiful beach
A rest between the dives
Canoeing the Klong Sok River
We booked a half day canoeing on the Klong Sok River and from memory it cost us about 1200baht each. The actual day was about 7 hours which included travel to the river etc.The tour was great, though I think we must have picked the hottest day to do it as it was unbearable...
We came across Rainbow Waterfall quite by accident. We originally set off well prepared with a map looking for a different waterfall. The map was absolutely useless and after a few hours of driving through beautiful countryside and stopping and asking numerous times where to...
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful national parks in Thailand. The park is located on the mountain ridge which separates the east and west coasts of the Thai peninsula and is situated in the west of Surattani province, in Ban Ta Khun...
Take a boat trip
Even if you are not interested in scuba diving, you can still enjoy a daily trip to Similan islands for snorkeling or just swimming. If you are a scuba diver, you would probably arrange an LOB package. One of the best things these boat trips offer is the beautiful sunset on...
Why do something when you can just lay around an empty beach and just do nothing. A very good way to relax during your holiday.
The Lobster Restaurant: The Best Seafood at "The Lobster"
The Lobster Restaurant has a great variety of fish, prawns, squid and of course lobster dishes.I've eaten there many times and never been disappointed. All the usual dishes (grilled, cooked with garlic, with chillie, with three spices, with ginger etc.) are there, but to us...
Viking Steakhouse: Viking Steakhouse
We decided we all wanted a potato fix so headed off to the Viking Steakhouse, also on the main road.We all ordered a western meal, tender mouth watering steak, the absolute best garlic sautéed potato and lots of veggies.Of course the serves were huge and we all walked out...
Fisherman Bar & Restaurant: Fisherman Bar & Restaurant
This restaurant is also located on the main road and what a great little place it is. We only called in for a drink or two but ended up being so settled and comfortable we decided to have a meal as well.The drinks were icy cold and the staff went out of their way to make...
Jai Restaurant: Jai Restaurant
If you visit Khao Lak you must have a meal at Jai Restaurant. Located on the main highway through Khao Lak, Jai’s specialize in authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood and pasta! The prices are extremely cheap, we ordered 4 main courses, a large fried rice and 8 drinks between...
Has a very nice entrance with a arch saying 'Tarzan'. The pub is build up from wood. Music is not too loud but the drinks a little bit pricy compared to the rest and knowing that this place is not a big city or anything.
Dress Code: anything goes...
Written May 3, 2007
How to reach from Phuket Airport to Khao Lak
Khao Lak is up north from Phuket Airport whereas Phuket is down south. If you arrive in Phuket airport during the day, you can catch shuttle buses from the main road outside the airport to Khao Lak direction. To be safe, you can ask the shuttles going to Phuket to drop you...
I took a air-con public bus from Phuket town to this place for only 85BHT. Taking a taxi will cost you 1500BHT. The ride was very comfortable and they even put on some movies for entertainment although i slept through most of the ride.
Don't go the front end of the boat
Thai people strongly follow their beliefs. One of the first things we were warned on LOB trip was to stay away from the front end of the boat. This part is considered sacred and you will always see some flowers decorating this area as well as Thai flag. To be respectful to...
Becareful how you eat your fish...
Its has been a local custom (especially applies to fisherman) that when you have a whole fish for a meal, you DO NOT flip the fish over when you are done with one side. Instead you take off the fish bone and continue with the other side. It was believe that by flipping the...
Avoid the hong (the front deck)!!
When we first got on the boat, we were strongly advised not to go to the hong of the boat (the front deck) as the locals regard it as a sacred. Try not to hang around that place if you can.
Lock up your doors and windows not against thieves but against mosquitoes. You will notice that they are really glad to see you. So please make sure they don't try to make friends with you in your room.
Written May 3, 2007
Take an LOB, you won't regret it !!!
If you are a scuba diver, you should already know how much Adaman Sea can offer. Khao Lak is one of the best points to arrange your LOB. Considering the easy access to Similan islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock; even with a low budget you can discover the scuba diving paradise. 4D/4N LOB including transfer from/to Phuket cost me 18900 THB. It was an amazing experience which I had with 14 dives in total. I can easily say it was the best I have ever had till now. Manta Queen was the name of the boat which could host 30 people in one trip. The crew was friendly and very professional. The food was very good. The equipment was good in condition. There are so many scuba diving operators and from plenty of options, it is upto you and your budget. I provide the operator that I went with, but as I told before, you have many more options to choose from. You should definitely take an LOB from Khao Lak.
Equipment: All the diving equipment is included in LOB package except diving computer and nitrox for extra charge.
Updated Mar 31, 2008
Address: 13/47 Moo.7 khuk-kuk Takuapa Phang nga
Phone: +66 076 485602
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The destruction of the tsunami
The aftermath of the tsunami in Khao Lak, Thailand. The photos are taken 3 months after the big tsunami. Khao Lak was deserted almost a year after the tsunami, and became almost a religious spot because of the exceptionally force and destruction of the waves. Khao Lak is...
The beaches of Khao Lak
The photos are taken 3 months after the big tsunami. The beaches in was totally destroyed after the waves. And the shoreline was moved 10 meters up. Khao Lak is now rebuilt and ready for tourism.
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