Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park
Khlong Thap Liang
Guided hikes along the coast or inland can be arranged through many tour agencies in town, as can long-tail boat trips up the scenic...
Grassroots HRED is in Takua Pa, 25km north of Khao Lak. This human rights organisation strives to help the Burmese people in Thailand,...
Sea Dragon Diver Center
One of the older operations in Khao Lak, Sea Dragon has maintained high standards throughout the years and continues to offer top-notch...
Friendly bartender dispenses post-dive drinks. Located on the ground floor of the ‘big yellow building’ (you can’t miss it).
Mama whips up honest-to-goodness home-cooked meals. Located next to the 7-Eleven in Bang Niang.
Lonely Planet review
The area immediately south of Hat Khao Lak has been incorporated into the vast 125 sq km Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park, a collage of sea cliffs, 1000m-high hills, beaches, estuaries, forested valleys and mangroves. Wildlife includes hornbills, drongos, tapirs, gibbons, monkeys and Asiatic black bears. The visitors centre, just off Hwy 4 between the Km 56 and Km 57 markers, has little in the way of maps or printed information, but there’s a very nice open-air restaurant perched on a shady slope overlooking the sea. From the restaurant you can take a fairly easy 3km round-trip nature trail that heads along the cape and ends at often-deserted Hat Lek beach.