I went to Khao Lak.
For those who don’t know Khao Lak… it is heaven. Located in the southern part of Thailand, this coastal Elysium is the gateway to the Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi and the likes. The sands are pristine, the food devilishly delectable and the people wear smiles that would drive steam away from a sauna.
In the aftermath of the 2004 Asian Tsunami, much was lost and many of the resorts had been destroyed. The tourism industry around these parts has taken quite a beating.
However, just shy over ten years on, Khao Lak’s secluded coastal resorts seems to have roared back into action. I can’t speak for how it was before the tragedy struck, but with the exception of a few handful of tsunami evacuation points and signs, there is little to no evidence of the terror that once landed on these beaches.
The German and I stayed at the exquisite JW Marriot, as part of our anniversary celebration.
And what a celebration it was?
The weather was unceasingly glorious and the food…
Enough of my praises, why don’t I just show you the Khao Lak I saw.
So you think you know Pad Thai? Well hop on over to Dao Thong in Phang Nga and see for yourself. We went there for lunch two days in a row. I can’t recommend this place enough.
There are so many waterfalls in and around Khao Lak. Unfortunately the one near Phang Nga was dry as a bone when we got there. Nevertheless it was worth the hike, even if only just to bask in the sights and sounds of the jungle.
I was obsessed with this beautiful sculpture. The hotel had it all down to a fine art, from the mural placed just above the bedsides, to the many ornaments littered around the room, there was a tremendous amount of, “ooing” and “aaahing” coming from the both of us.
If you’re interested and would like to see more, click the video below to watch my vlog on my Khao Lak adventures.