Khao Lak Honeymoon Travel Guide
Discover Khao Lak – one of Thailand’s top holiday destinations. Khao Lak offers kilometres of wide golden-sand beaches, lush jungle-covered hills, national parks and an excellent choice of beachside resorts.
The coastal region of Khao Lak is one of Thailand’s top beach destinations – just perfect for a lazy, romantic honeymoon.
Or explore by foot, 4WD or elephant the lush natural jungle of Khao Lak Lam Ru National Marine Park (photo above).
The Park is bisected by streams and sparkling waterfalls such as Lam Phi Falls and Chong Fah Falls, where you can cool off with a swim in the nature-sculpted rock pools beneath the cascades.
Surrounded by rice fields and plantations of rubber, palm and coconut, Khao Lak offers a choice of beachside resorts to suit all budgets, including two of Khao Lak’s most luxurious 5-star resorts: Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa (photo) and The Sarojin, which are ideal for honeymoon couples.
Location: Laem Pakarang Beach
Prices: from AUD277 per room
Description: The Sarojin is located in Khaolak overlooking the white beaches and beautiful Andaman Sea. Surrounded by national parks and rainforests, it offers a tropical retreat 1-hour by car from Phuket. Rooms at The Sarojin are set within landscaped gardens of local flowers and exotic fruits. Each room is equipped with a DVD player and free Wi-Fi. Afternoons can be spent lazing at the Thai-style outdoor pavilion while enjoying coffee from the minibar. Relaxing massage treatments can be enjoyed at Sarojin’s spa or by the outdoor pool. Every day is an experience at The Sarojin, where staff can easily arrange Thai cooking classes orprivate boat charters to visit neraby islands. Ficus Restaurant serves modern international cuisine, while The Edge serves fresh seafood by the beach. A wide selection of wines can be enjoyed at The Wine Bar & Cellar. Guests can also request for gourmet picnic baskets for a day out or a romantic candlelight dinner by the waterfalls. This luxurious resort is less than 1-hour by boat from the famous diving spots at Similan and Surin Islands. Magnificent natural limestone caves and lagoons at Phang Nga Bay are just 40-minutes by boat away.
X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort
Location: Khao Lak Beach
Prices: from AUD265 per room
Description: Set within spacious tropical gardens on Khao Lak Beach, X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort boasts a private beach area, an outdoor pool, and an entertainment room with a 120-inch cinema screen. Fitted with teak and palm wood furniture, the well-appointed rooms have a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Each room has a bathroom with a spa bath, and a terrace with views of the beach, pool, or mountains. X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort has a 24-hour reception and a travel desk. Concierge assistance, airport transfers, and laundry services are available. Guests can enjoy Thai cuisine at the all-day restaurant. A variety of restaurants are located within 2 minutes’ walk of the resort. The resort is just 5 minutes’ drive from Khao Lak National Park and the town centre of Khao Lak. It is a 10-minute drive from the pier servicing boats to the Similan and Surin Islands. Phuket Airport is a 50-minute drive away.
Ramada Khao Lak Resort
Location: Bang Niang Beach
Prices: from AUD143 per room
Description: Offering 4-star comfort with well-designed rooms and attentive service, Ramada Khao Lak Resort is located on peaceful Bang Niang Beach. It boasts an outdoor pool, spa and beachfront bar and restaurant. Spacious rooms with modern furnishings are housed in low-rise buildings set in tropical landscapes. They come with a 32-inch flat-screen cable TV, balcony and a bathtub. Leisurely afternoons can be spent in the library or with a variety of water sports. There is also a fitness centre, children’s playroom and a business centre. Hearty buffet breakfasts are served at The Kitchen while Sassi’s Beach Club offers beachfront grills and refreshing cocktails. Mellow Bean provides internet facilities and light refreshments. Ramada Khao Lak Resort is an hour-long drive from Phuket International Airport. Free parking is available.
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa
Location: Khuk Khak Beach
Prices: from AUD123 per room
Description: Situated on the Andaman Sea’s white-sand Khao Lak Beach, this Thai-style resort offers bright rooms with free WiFi access. Five restaurants and three bars are located on site. The resort boasts a 3.2 km lagoon pool. The JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort’s spacious guest rooms feature large windows, a separate sitting area and a private balcony. Each is equipped with an LCD TV. Guests can relax in a sun lounger by Southeast Asia's largest lagoon-inspired swimming pool while enjoying a tropical drink. Quan Spa offers a variety of treatments including traditional Thai massage. The resort also provides a lounge for guests to relax in before check-in and after check-out. Ta-Krai serves traditional Thai cuisine. Teppanyaki and Japanese dishes are offered at Sakura. Waterfront, which offers al fresco dining overlooking the Andaman Sea, serves a variety of international dishes. JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort is located a 15-minute drive from Khao Lak Town. Guests can reach Phuket International Airport with a 1.5 hours’ drive.
Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa
Location: Amphur Takua Pa
Prices: from AUD115 per room
Description: Situated by the clear waters of the Andaman Sea, this 5-star property features a full-service spa and 3 outdoor pools set in peaceful tropical landscapes. Buffet breakfast and 6 dining options are available. Featuring classic wood fittings, large rooms and suites open out to a private balcony with garden or pool views. They feature a flat-screen TV and spacious bathroom with rain shower. The spa offers relaxing menus of traditional massages as well as private treatment villas. Other leisure options include a fitness centre and numerous water sports. Dining highlights include refreshing cocktails at Vista, which features panoramic views of the ocean and the resort’s grounds. Thai specialities can be enjoyed at the Baan Thai restaurant. Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa is a 30-minute drive from Tublamu Navy Golf Course. It is 19 km from Takua Pa market town and 83 km from Phuket International Airport. Free parking is available.
Chong Fah Resort Khaolak
Location: Bang Niang Beach
Prices: from AUD140 per room
Description: Chong Fah Resort Khaolak houses an infinity pool and a restaurant. This boutique resort offers spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private terrace or balcony. Fitted with wooden flooring, Chong Fah’s rooms and bungalows feature contemporary Thai furnishings. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Some rooms offer a spa bath and an outdoor rain shower. The resort provides relaxing Thai massages and free bicycle rentals. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Car rentals and an airport shuttle service are available. Situated alongside Andaman Sea, Seaborn Restaurant serves a variety of Thai and international dishes along with panoramic sea view. Chong Fah Resort Khaolak is a short 5-minute drive from Khao Lak Town and an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport.
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Although enjoyable at any time of the year, Khao Lak is probably best from November though March, with cooling sea breezes and temperatures ranging between 24°C and 32°C. April through May is hot, with temperatures often peaking at 36°C.
For more climate info: Khao Lak Weather Guide…
Khao Lak is located on the Andaman coast of Thailand, around 70km (an hour’s drive) from Phuket airport.
Latest update on Khao Lak honeymoon destination: 6 February, 2017