About Khao Lak
Khao Lak is located just north of Phuket Island, in the Takuapa district of Phang Nga province on the beautiful Andaman Sea coast, and is one of Thailand’s most tranquil holiday destinations.
The local economy is mainly based on tourism, namely hotels and resorts, local shops, restaurants, tailors and the diving industry. Most of the foreign tourists are European, many from Scandinavia, Germany and the United Kingdom, although the last few years has seen an increase in visitors from other areas of South East Asia including Thailand.
This is a positive sign for Khao Lak residents who’s economy was devastated by the Tsunami of December 2004. The wider area produces rubber, palm oil and a small amount of subsistence agriculture. Khao Lak itself became well known as divers
discovered it an ideal starting point to access two of the world’s most popular dive locations, the Similan and Surin Islands.
Khuk Khak Beach
Khao Lak is a holiday destination all year around, no less than five national parks are embraced by the surrounding hills that sweep down to this lovely stretch of coastline with beaches that go on for miles, huge limestone mountains, deep valleys and breathtaking lakes.
With so much to see and to do, Khao Lak appeals to people of every age and offers travellers a wide range of amenities to suit their budget requirements. It is a place to enjoy, relax and have fun. Many people return year after year with some ex pats choosing Khao Lak as their place to live and work.