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Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort
Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort

Family Vacation in Khao Lak

Top 4 Reasons to Family Vacation in Khao Lak

If your children are big fans of the natural world, they are going to love Khao Lak. Here they can splash around in the crystal clear water, scour the sandy beaches for seashells, chase crabs in tidal pools and discover new sports. Khao Lak offers plenty of exotic adventure on land and sea, with an abundance of national and marine parks within access of the town. The whole family can hike on good trails, swim in waterfalls, explore limestone caves and dive in the deep blue sea.

1. Scuba Dive

Did you know that children 10 years old and up can get their scuba diving license? That’s right; children can easily become a PADI Junior Open Water Diver in Khao Lak with many certified schools offering the course. The natural wonderland is bursting with great under-water adventures just waiting to be discovered. There are three nearby dive sites perfect for beginners: Koh Pah, E-Tan Rock and Boonsung wreck.

2. Nature Hike

With an impressive number of national parks within easy striking distance of Khao Lak, the hiking potential here is among the best in the country. The nearest sites are Thai Muang and Khao Lak-Lamru National Parks, with coastal trails and impressive waterfalls. But the mother of all regional parks is Khao Sok, a massive area littered with limestone karsts, sparkling rivers, lakes and virgin tropical forest interlaced with dozens of good hiking trails.

3. Thai Culture

Culturally speaking, Khao Lak is not the most abundant, but there are a few things worth seeing in the area. The temple cave called Wat Suwan Khuha is certainly a unique attraction. There’s also the turtle-breeding site at Thai Muang Beach, but if you really want to see local culture you’ll need to take a day-trip either north to Takuapa or south to Phuket Town. In these spots you can find abundant traditional architecture, temples, markets and historic sites.

4. Resort Activities

Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort prides itself on providing a host of activities for all ages. The entire family will love hanging out at the large beachside pool. Whilst mum and dad go to the state-of-the-art gym or spend some quiet time together, the children can visit Yim Yai Kids Club for kite-flying, baking, sports, arts ‘n’ crafts, sandcastle making and painting. The whole gang can then re-connect for beach volleyball, Thai cooking and Muai Thai boxing amongst other fun activities on offer for all guests. If mum and dad need a little alone time, the kids’ club is the childcare service of your dreams!