5 Great Family-Friendly Things to Do in Khao Lak
A holiday to Khao Lak, Thailand, is all about sun, sea and relaxation. With its unspoilt beaches and beautiful virgin forests, it’s a key destination for those looking to escape their everyday worries and avoid the crowds.
While it largely attracts couples due to its luxurious resorts and get-away-from-it-all vibe, there’s still a great choice of family-friendly activities on offer in this top destination. Below, we’ll reveal just 5 great family-friendly things to do on your Khao Lak getaway.
Spend lazy days at the beach
Khao Lak benefits from over 20km of pristine sandy beaches. One of its best is the beautiful Nang Thong beach. Thanks to its calm waters, this is a great family-friendly beach. Nang Thong allows swimming and paddling in both low and high tides. It is one of the local favourite beaches in Khao Lak, yet it remains remarkably quiet, even in high season. There’s a few restaurants, shops and facilities nearby too.
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Treat the kids to an experience they’ll never forget at the nearby Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. Rescuing elephants which have worked within the tourism and logging industries, the aim of the sanctuary is to release these overtired elephants back into their natural habitat.
You’ll get to help out with the food preparation and feeding of the elephants, walk with them and potentially even help to give them a bath. It’s an experience not to be missed and well worth the day trip.
Play Mini Golf
Mini golf is a popular family activity and Khao Lak has one of the best mini golfing experiences you’ll come across. Its 18-hole quirky course takes on you a journey through ancient ruins and thick jungle vegetation with a variety of challenging obstacles along the way.
As if this fun-packed mini golf course wasn’t enough, opposite you’ll find a Labyrinth and maze complex. Making it one of the best places in Khao Lak for kids.
Take horseback riding lessons
The Khao Lak Horse Club offers spectacular horseback trails on the beach and through the mountains. Can’t ride? Don’t worry, they also offer horseback riding lessons too. The guides are renowned for their friendly and helpful manner, and the experience of riding through the mountains or on the beach is truly unforgettable.
Visit a National Park
If you want to witness some of the most beautiful scenery and nature in Thailand, a trip to the Khao Sok National Park is a must. There’s so much to see and do while you’re here. Including the striking Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the park, trekking through one of the oldest rainforests in Thailand. There is a vast range of outdoor activities the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Where to stay
If you do fancy taking the family on a Khao Lak holiday, we have some extraordinary accommodation options.
The Aspara Beachfront Resort and Villa is one of our best family-friendly options. Benefitting from stunning uninterrupted sea views across the whole hotel. There’s pools for the kids, a breathtaking infinity pool, and a luxurious spa for the adults. The hotel is split into two areas, with one benefitting from contemporary villas – perfect for families. It’s also set right on the beach, just 15km from the centre of Khao Lak.
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