About Khao Lak
Khao Lak is a 20 km stretch of lovely beaches along the Andaman Sea with jungle covered mountains in the background. The region is has a lot of resorts, hotels and bungalow style accommodation.
The name Khao Lak translates as Lak Mountain. The mountain is the center piece of Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. The headland formed as the mountain plunges into the sea near the southern end of the Khao Lak roughly marks the southern boundary of the Khao Lak region.
The attractions of Khao Lak are impressive and many, but they are not flashy. The expanses of lovely uncrowded parks, mountains, roads, and beaches, relatively unspoiled nature, easy access to great diving and snorkelling at the Similan Islands
Compared with a place like Patong, Khao Lak is very quiet, especially during low season (April-November). If exotic nightlife and its associated attractions are the reason you’ve come to Thailand, Khao Lak is probably not the place for you.
For SCUBA diving, Khao Lak is probably the best place to start from. Similan Islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Surin Marine Parks are just a boat ride away and ranked Thailands best diving spots.