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5 Must-Do Activities When Visiting Khao Lak

The gorgeous view of the vast Andaman Sea is breathtaking to bask in, especially when you want to enjoy some downtime. If you’re coming from the lively town of Phuket, Khao Lak will be the best option for relaxation, as it’s a little less over the top. As an oasis of wonder, you’ll be able to enjoy laid back beaches, delicious cuisine, fun activities, and even some island hopping. As you plan for your trip, keep in mind these five must-do activities when visiting Khao Lak:

1. Go shipwreck diving

Khao Lak is a gem of diving spots, especially since it’s home to shipwreck dive sites that you can visit. Around the area, you’ll witness the Premchai, MV Sea Chart, HTMS Pratong, and even the Boonsung. You’ll surely enjoy exploring every surface and crevice, as the ships now house various marine critters, from shrimps, lionfish, and trevally!

2. Explore the island on two wheels

As an island, every corner of it is a sight to behold. To explore the area without sacrificing your leg muscles, look into renting a bike. There are tours offered around the area as well, where you’ll be able to explore scenic mountains and the beautiful countryside. You can even experience the forests and secret waterfalls where you can dip your toes in!

3. Relax in the hot springs

After a bike tour through the island, reward your achy muscles by soaking them in the hot springs. The Kapong Hot Springs is a popular destination, which is located Khao Lak Lam, while the Ban Bor Dan Hot Springs is also a good option, located near the Thai Muang National Park.

4. Plan a beach-hopping adventure

The turquoise waters that surround the area are irresistible, so it’s only right that you visit all its beaches during your trip! Blessed with mile-long coasts, you’ll be able to live the beach life you’ve always dreamed of! Nang Thong Beach and La On Village are dotted with dining, shopping, and entertainment options, which is perfect for a little taste of nightlife. For a more peaceful experience, Khao Lak Beach is the perfect place to unwind and sunbathe. The Hat Pakarang and Hat Bang Sak––blessed with thick mangroves, white sandy beaches, and lulling beach waves––are bits of paradise you won’t want to miss out!

5. Discover the Ban Niang Night Market

What’s a Thailand trip without going to night markets? Khao Lak offers its own version, which definitely will not disappoint! Head on over to the Ban Niang Night Market where you can sample a variety of Thai dishes, as well as local goodies that promoting the country’s culture and heritage. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try a grasshopper or two – you won’t regret it!


There are plenty of sights to see and activities to do in Khao Lak, and the best way to know is by visiting and experiencing it for yourself. Words and photographs alone cannot justify the charming island and witnessing its collection of nature’s best is an experience you’ll remember forever! The best dream vacation requires the perfect accommodation to culminate the experience. If you are looking for a boutique beach resort in Khao Lak, The Sands Khao Lak offers just that! Walk across our stunning beachfront and witness sunset views, all the while basking in the jungles surrounding the area. Get in touch with us today and book your stay!