Khao Lak, in Phang Nga province near Phuket, is a hidden paradise of sun, sea and sand, as well as lush tropical greenery, granite mountains and stunning waterfalls. More low-key than Phuket, it's great place for couples looking to relax or explore the surrounding national parks.
Colourful temples, bustling markets, idyllic islands, challenging golf courses - whatever it is you're after, there is a good chance you will find it in this beautiful corner of Thailand.
Some local highlights include Chong Fah Waterfall - a five-tier waterfall in Lumru National Park, and Similan National Park - one of the most famous diving sites in Thailand.
Khaolak Bhandari Resort is only a 5-minute walk to Nang Thong Beach and a 10-minute walk to Khaolak Center, where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore.