Amongst Thailand's best collection of mainland beaches, Khao Lak is home to some of the best diving and offers a quiet, beautiful escape from the busier side of Phuket. Sadly, Khao Lak was one of the worst hit areas in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami but now the area has almost fully recovered and supporting its regeneration by bringing your custom here is ... More>a great way to help! Take a beachside stroll from your Khao Lak hotel and you'll find a number of unpopulated bays and stretches of sand in the area. This is definitely one of the area's greatest selling points; it offers wonderful beaches without the excessive tourism.
However, what draws visitors from across the world to Khao Lak is its proximity to two sets of utterly stunning islands and the diving opportunities that surround them. The Similian and Surin islands are an archipelago of dream-like sands, waters and views that just have to be visited! Only an hour from Phuket Airport, it's not too far to get to your Khao Lak hotel and once there, lap up the beauty of the area.