Here the final answer to a big question: What to do in Khao Lak, Thailand.
Khao Lak, Thailand is well known for famous Similan island and newly-opened Surin island. These two islands are one of the best islands for snorkeling in Thailand. Yet Khao Lak is also well known as the town surrounded by stunning diving sites like Similan island, Koh Bon, and world-class diving site Richelieu Rock.
However, besides snorkeling and diving, Khao Lak has plenty of beautiful destinations where would keep you busy and active in Khao Lak for days. And to answer the mysterious questions you probably have in mind right now, here are the answers to What To Do and What To See in Khao Lak where you can go easily from Monkey Dive hostel.
Top 5 Sightseeing near Monkey Dive hostel, Khao Lak
#1 Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park.
Khao Lak does not only have nice beaches and beautiful islands but also stunning trekking trail at a small national park. It only takes 10 minutes to get to Khao Lak Lam Ru national park from Monkey Dive hostel. It's the same way to Phuket. Once you go on the road for about 10 minutes, the entrance to a national park would be on the right side.
Tip: From Khao Lak Lam Ru national park, you could either walk to Little white sandy beach or get on your vehicle and ride there without paying for the entrance there again. These two places are connected.
#2 Little White Sandy Beach
Who is a big fan of white soft sand beach in Thailand? Khao Lak has the place called Little white sandy beach to offer for you. There are of course many beautiful beaches in Khao Lak, but this little white sandy beach is the special one. Since this beach is the private beach that you have to pay to get in, you would find the beach clean, nice, and quiet.
Tip: The ticket you buy at the entrance of Khao Lak Lum Ru national park can be used at 3 travel destinations; Khao Lak Lum Ru national park, Little white sandy beach, and Ton Chong Fa waterfall.
#3 Nang Thong Beach
Nang Thong beach is the closest beach to Monkey Dive hostel. You can either walk there for 15 minutes or ride a bike there for 3 minutes. The epic spot at Nang Thong beach is the lighthouse on the rocky beach. In case, you are wondering how clear the water is, it is pretty clean and warm. Just a little warning, you would possibly find yourself spending hours at Nang Thong beach without realizing how fast the time goes by.
Tip: You have to promise me to stay at Nang Thong beach for sunset no matter what.
#4 Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
Ton Chong Fa waterfall would make your day one of the most active days you would ever spend in Khao Lak, Thailand. You would need to walk for 30 minutes to get to the waterfall but on the way up, you could stop by a natural fish spa. It might seem to be a long walk but the second you get there, everything would be worth a walk.
: Do not forget that the ticket you buy from Khao Lak Lam Ru national park or Little white sandy beach can be used at Ton Chong Fa waterfall as well.
: You might want to consider wearing sneakers instead of a flip flop.
#5 Kokulo Beach Club at La Ve La Hotel
Who said you can not find anything fancy in Khao Lak? wait until you make it to Kokulo beach club at La Vela hotel. Kokulo is only 10 minutes from Monkey Dive hostel. Try not to be surprised if you find the price is more reasonable than beach clubs in other big beach clubs at Phuket or Krabi. They serve amazing choices of drinks as well as delicious dishes.
Tip: Happy Hour at Kokulo is from 5P.M. to 7P.M.