Khaolak is located on the west coast of Thailand in the gorgeous Phang-Nga region only an hour away from Phuket. There are various attractions in Khaolak, such as the national parks, serene beaches, green forests, cascading waterfalls and amazing geological landscapes. Khaolak translates to ‘Main Mountain’. This striking mountain is just one of the many natural attractions in Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. Set against these beautiful geologic mountains is its iconic long span of charming beaches along the Andaman Sea coastline.
Being away from the main cities and highways of Thailand has its advantages when it comes to immersing yourself in nature. The surrounding area has plenty of remarkable attractions and wildlife for the nature-lover. Alert visitors may be able to spot macaques and gibbons in the forests and trees of the region. Barking deer, otters, and sambars are also some of the smaller mammals found in Khaolak. At night, adventurers armed with a lamp might be lucky enough to see a slow loris in the trees. and This region is well known all over the world for its adventure and nature activities. You can venture north of Khaolak to Takua Pa where the Little Amazon is waiting to be discovered. One can readily embark on nature exploration and tour the mangroves on a canoe. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as monitor lizards, hornbills, snakes, and more.
The neighbouring Similan islands and Surin islands are only a boat ride away from Khao Lak. In the Similan Islands you can visit the Similan Islands National Park or even go snorkelling and see the vibrant and beautiful marine wildlife. The beaches of the Khaolak area are known to be a breeding ground for sea turtles once a year. But scuba divers and even snorkelers can encounter these gentle creatures throughout the years on the coral reefs and wherever the algae they consume is found.
Khao Lak is one of the most admired tourist destinations and a very relaxing place for families wishing to experience a peaceful vacation surrounded by nature. For young and active holidaymakers who wish to have an adventure, mountain biking, surfing, muay Thai training, snorkelling, and scuba diving are just a few of the choices available. Because of its vibrant, natural, and tranquil scenery coupled with established infrastructure, this region makes travel easygoing, which is why Khao Lak is considered one of Asia’s top tourist destinations. It’s relatively close and accessible to Phuket International Airport, but still far enough away to offer a more natural and uncrowded experience to the visitor.
For tourists who wish to experience authentic Thai culture, there are many tours on offer, such as discovering different temples and visiting nearby islands like Panyee Community and James Bond Island. Seeing Phang Nga’s well-known temples in person will surely enhance your appreciation of Thai culture and history. Some temples have Hindu and Buddhist insights combined with Chinese and Thai influences, with some even offering native herbal medications that are usually made and produced by the local monks.
If you wish to experience all that Khao Lak has to offer, come to Khao Lak Merlin Resort, a beautiful beachfront eco resort where the rainforest has been preserved in pristine condition. We feature three Jungle Explorer activities that will introduce you to the natural wonders in and all around the resort. The activities include the Night Walk, a guided stroll among the gardens and forests of the resort where local night wildlife will be pointed out to our guests with the help of lamps. Get into bird-watching during your stay at Khaolak Merlin Resort. Our staff will provide you with a pair of binoculars and point out some of the local colourful bird species of the area, like Vernal Hanging Parrots or Coppersmith Barbets. Kids will love to join in the Stamp Rally. This is a game where players are given a map of the garden area. They proceed to the areas on the map and collect stamps of different varieties of local wildlife by following the animal information signs posted in the garden. You may even spot some of the animals portrayed on the signs. When you finish collecting all the stamps, you’ll earn a certificate and a souvenir to show friends and family back home.
We offer a range of modern and comfortable rooms amid our four large and stunning swimming pools in the middle of the rainforest. Immerse yourself in a magical jungle where you can hear the call of birds and see various wildlife during your stay on the resort. This resort is sure to bring you the authentic Khao Lak experience.