|The New Resort Area North of Phuket|
It s Quiet, It s Relaxed, It s not Commercial
This new resort area begins at, and stretches North from the tiny but scenic National Park called Khao Lak. It is little over an hour’s drive north of Phuket, and when approaching it the road rises steeply over the mountain headland that is Khao Lak. The road breaks out of the forest on the northern crest of the headland, offering a wide panorama of beach that stretches into the distance. The first resort is right at the bottom of the mountain.
The mountains in the back do offer some adventure: elephant trekking, white water rafting in some seasons, and trekking in the mountains and forest. Khao Sok National Park, a magnificent preserve of rainforest, is little more than an hour’s drive away, and anyone wanting seeking adventure can rent a car and drive the backroads through the mountains. It is possible to make a circular trip from here through Phang Nga’s beautiful mountains. The route is obvious if you can find a good map. (our map of this region will soon show this)
Such adventurous activities are relatively new to the area, are not well developed and the options offered by the resorts here are still few. But things are changing year to year. Ask the reception of the resort. Or do as most visitors to Khao Lak do - just stay in one place and really relax.