Khao Lak (เขาหลัก)
Khao Lak, 32 kilometers from Takua Pa, is an interesting destination for travelers. Besides beautiful
beaches it has a magnificent natural jungle which rises to high hills, cut by streams and cascading waterfalls
such as Saeng Thong, Lam Roo and Chong Fa. Here you can try jungle trekking, rafting, jeep safaris
and elephant trekking or simply cool off in the waterfalls' plunge pools.
Khao Lak is the ideal Thailand tourist destination for couples, nature lovers, divers and families alike offering hotel
accommodation of all kinds.
Similan Island (หมู่เกาะสิมิลัน)
The Similan Islands in the heart of the Andaman Sea consist of 9 islands and are unparelled in
their exotic beauty and are rated as one of the top ten dive
sites in the world. Snorkeling and dive spots are scattered
around these nine islands with untouched coral reefs, rock
formations and various fish including whale sharks.
If you stay at hotels or resorts in Khao Lak or Phuket you
can book daytrips to the islands but it is also possible to
stay at one of the basic accommodations at the parks headquarter
if you want to spend more time there.
Mu Ko Surin National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะสุรินทร์)
This group of five islands has been little visited because of its distance from
the coast and the absence of any commercial activity or permanent
population. Other than Scuba gear is by no means necessary to
get a good look at the reefs, a mere snorkel and mask is
sufficient. This makes it the perfect destination for those
who would like to have the experience of diving but have
no time for a scuba course. Accommodation at the National Park
are Spartan, but the modest inconvenience of roughing
it will be amply rewarded by the experience supplied.
Koh Yao (เกาะยาว)
Koh Yao islands are located in the south of Phang Nga Bay, 42 kilometers away from the mainland,
consisting of 44 islands. Of these islands, the two most important
ones are Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai. Koh Yao has many tourist
attractions that still maintain their natural beauty along with
many beautiful beaches. Not far from the coast of Koh Yao are
many exotic islands, which increase the beauty of Koh Yao.
There are a few bungalow operations providing basic but very charming
accommodations. Traveling to Koh Yao Yai is like traveling back in time.
Koh Kho Khao (เกาะคอเขา)
Kho Khao island is blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches and small hills with wonderful waterfalls
and is the home to many species of flowers and birds such the Hornbill. There are some resorts situated
in scenic surroundings offering first class facilities and inviting for relaxed holidays. The island can be reached
easily by a ferry which takes 10 minutes from Nam Khem pier.