If you find yourself in Khao Lak during the low season, the silence may make you feel a little uneasy. With major tourist attractions and even the Similan and Surin Islands closed down, you’ll be left wondering what’s left for you here.
Regardless of the silence, there are actually many things for you to do; you just have to know where to go. There are benefits to visiting Khao Lak during the low season, such as discounted accommodation in luxury hotels and beach resorts.
If you’re looking for tours or generally anything to do, here are a few options for you to consider:
1. The Falls
Usually, waterfalls stay open even during the low season. Waterfalls such as Namtok Thai Muang and Namtok Sri Phang Nga are all accessible. A great thing about going here at this time of year is that you’ll get to enjoy the atmosphere without the bustles of the crowd. You can hire a car for a day to visit the falls and enjoy the wonders of nature in peace.
2. Little Amazon
The Little Amazon in Takuapa is an hour’s boat ride away north of Khao Lak. Start the half-day or even full-day tour by spotting snakes, monkeys, and birds on the San Nea River while traveling to your destination. Once you reach Sri Takuapa, you’ll find the Ban Nam Kem fishing community, a tsunami memorial, and a market (on Sundays).
3. Khao Sok and Phuket
Khao Sok is much more enjoyable during the low season because the water levels are much higher. Head for Ratchaprapa dam and sit back in a floating bungalow, enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Phuket is also reachable in just over an hour by car and is where you should go for a shopping spree or take part in its exciting nightlife. There are many local and international restaurants to satisfy your cravings as well. The Phi Phi islands are accessible from Phuket and are usually part of tours that include transfers from Khao Lak!
4. Phang Nga Bay
It doesn’t matter at what time of the year you decide to visit this bay because it will always be a paradise, and even more so when the place is less crowded. Here, you can go kayaking into the sea caves or sight-see at Koh Panyee, Wat Suhan Kuha, or James Bond Island.
Be Wary of the Weather
Thailand’s weather is next to impossible to predict accurately. You’ll either enjoy sunny days, or ones with a little downpour or even a week of just rain. Because of this, make sure to carry along an umbrella and spare change in case the weather changes unexpectedly. Also, be careful when you swim, as the strong western winds from May onwards will create strong rip currents and waves. Lifeguards don’t patrol the beaches in the low season either, so you’re probably better off enjoying a swim at a resort or hotel.
There are many things to do in Khao Lak even during the low season. You can either ask the locals around for what’s available or satisfy your adventurous inner soul and explore the place by yourself.
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