Nangthong Bay resort Khao Lak

Nangthong bay resort

Nangthong Bay resort Khao Lak One of our recommended Khao Lak hotels The Nangthong bay resort is one of our favorite Khao Lak hotels. It’s our weekend getaway hotel when we fancy a mini break from Phuket. It’s great value at any time of year but especially in low season. It’s one of Khao Lak’s first hotels, which is why it commands such a great location, on the beach and just a short Read More …

The Sands Khao Lak Resort

The Sands Khao Lak

The Sands Khao Lak resort 3 days 2 nights package Sands room from 5,200 baht per person including airport transfers. Includes: Twin/double share Sands room for 2 guests, American breakfast, return transfers from Phuket airport. Our 3 day 2 night package includes airport transfers from Phuket International airport. You can see room only prices by agoda.com here. The Sands Khao Lak resort by Katathani is a modern resort built in a contemporary design Read More …

Baan KhaoLak Resort

Baan Khao Lak resort

Baan Khao Lak resort package 3 days 2 nights including airport transfers Standard room from 3,850 baht per person Includes: Twin/double share standard room for 2 guests, American breakfast, return transfers from Phuket airport. Baan Khaolak Resort is perfectly located in Khao Lak. It’s on Nang Thong beach but also close enough to Khao Lak centre that you can walk to local restaurants. The resort is about 10 minutes drive from Thap Lamu Read More …

Bicycle tour diary

Bicycle tour diary

Cycling diary May is a very quiet month for tourist visitors to Phuket I took the chance to get off the island last month for a short independent cycle tour. I rode north up the west coast to Ranong then cut across the country at it’s narrowest point to Chumphon. Then headed back down the gulf coast as far Surat Thani before heading back to Phuket through Phang Nga. The Read More …

Khao Lak low season

Nangthong beach sunset Khao Lak

Khao Lak low season The Similan Islands and Surin Islands national parks are now closed for another season, they open again in late October. If you are staying in Khao Lak between now and October you’ll find it a very quiet place as visitor numbers drop considerably. Many bars and restaurants will close for low season and it’s a time for resorts to do their annual maintenance. There are some Read More …

Join the dive boat and go snorkeling

MV Namsai

Khao Lak snorkelling tour recommendation Update 2017: This tour is no longer running Recently we’ve been recommending that snorkelers who want to explore the reefs at the Similan Islands join a day trip dive boat from Khao Lak rather than join a speedboat tour. We think the dive boat (slow boat) offers a better all round experience and the feedback is reflecting that. Hi Paul Just a quick note to Read More …

Kid friendly tours

Snorkeling in Thailand

Snorkeling tours suitable for kids Kid friendly tours Update Feb 2017 Not all tours are suitable for families with kids and not everyone wants to be on a boat with kids. So here are some kid friendly tours. You can choose to join them or avoid them. Oktavia snorkeling and diving liveaboard is also very family friendly. It offers 25% off for kids up to 12 years old and infants up Read More …

Diving and snorkeling in Thailand

DSD

  Diving and snorkeling in Thailand Normally we offer snorkeling day trips to snorkelers and diving day trips to certified divers but sometimes we get requests for mixed diver and snorkeler couples who would like to join a boat where they can do both. Or snorkelers may like the option to try diving for the first time, just to get an idea what it is like without committing to the Read More …

Khao Lak Hotel Recommendation

Nangthong bay resort

Khao Lak hotel recommendation Khao Lak is the ideal place to stay for snorkeling day trips and liveaboards to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Khao Lak is also close to Phang Nga Bay and Khao Sok national park. Phuket is just 90 minutes drive away. Khao Lak resorts are actually very spread out along the coast. Many resorts say they are in Khao Read More …