The Haven Khao Lak

At The Haven Khao Lak, the swimming pool plays a starring role. It’s right by the beach, and at its longest point is a whopping 380 metres! Hot tubs can also be found in the water and a swim-up bar provides ice-cold drinks.

The whole complex has an east-meets-west feel. Traditional materials like thatched roofs and bamboo floors are everywhere, but they’re contrasted by contemporary furnishings and in-room features like 42-inch TVs.

For food, there’s a buffet option with specials made to order. There’s also an open-air a la carte restaurant and a bar that serves café snacks and baked treats. After your evening meal, head to the bar and get a front-row seat for sunset.

Overview of Khao Lak

Khao Lak is one of Thailand’s most peaceful tourist destinations. Three national parks are located here, and in the surrounding hills you’ll be greeted by phenomenal views down to sea. The beaches go on for miles and they’re flanked by luxurious hotels like The Haven Khao Lak. It’s an oasis for relaxation, and you’re bound to leave feeling rested and recharged after the adventure of a lifetime.

The main lure of Khao Lak is the beauty of the natural surroundings. With the Andaman Sea on one side and the natural forests on the other, it’s a great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of larger resorts like Phuket.

If you’re searching for a holiday to Thailand where you can blend relaxation with adventure, make sure Khao Lak is near the top of your list.

Things to do in Khao Lak

With a stay at The Haven Khao Lak, you’ll find a natural lagoon and the honey-coloured sands of the beach right on your doorstep. The beach is a great spot if you’re looking to relax with some privacy, but if you’d like to explore, you can hire a kayak and tour the lagoon.

You’re also only a 10-minute taxi journey away from the resort centre where you’ll find traditional Thai restaurants and beachside bars offering views out to sea.

To explore the best of rural Thailand, the Khao Sok National Park is only 40 kilometres away. The home to dense jungles, limestone formations and a man-made lake, rare species like tigers and gibbons call the park home. You can explore it by hiking, rafting, canoeing or heading on an elephant-back safari.

Experience the sensory delights of Thailand in Khao Lak. Feel the sand between your toes, let your nostrils enjoy the scent of the local cuisine and fill your camera with Instagram-worthy photos. You certainly won’t need any filters here.

Resort Summary

Laid-back and peaceful, the beach resort of Khao Lak lies 95 kilometres north of bustling Phuket City on the west coast of mainland Thailand. Holidays to Khao Lak offer traditional Thai charm coupled with spectacular untouched nature and idyllic beaches.

A lot of effort has been put into retaining the area’s natural beauty, including the prohibition of any buildings taller than a coconut palm, so resort hotels and local businesses often blend quite seamlessly into the existing landscape.

Khao Lak is a very family-friendly destination with relaxed sandy beaches where little ones can play. The nightlife is also geared to quieter, low-key activities with broad appeal, though there’s still plenty of fun.