Khuk Khak is a beautiful, unspoiled beach located just 15 minutes away from La On (Khao Lak Center). If you’re looking for a quiet getaway and some peace and relaxation, the Khuk Khak area is for you! While there are a few resorts in the area, Khuk Khak still retains its local charm. You can find delicious seafood and other Thai food restaurants along the beach and highway 4. You can also take a short taxi ride into La On (Khao Lak Center) or Bang Niang for more nightlife options — in Khuk Khak you can have the best of both worlds!
Khuk Khak is the perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are several 4 and 5-star resorts along the beach, as well as more budget-friendly resorts close to highway 4.
Since the Andaman Sea is in the West, all beaches in the Khao Lak area have magnificent evening sunsets — Khuk Khak is no exception — the sunsets here are incredible. Since it’s not as touristy as La On or Bang Niang, you can have those romantic walks on the beach with very few others obstructing your view.
Places to stay in Khuk Khak
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Khuk Khak, here are a few of our recommendations:
The Haven Khao Lak
This 5* luxurious resort is right on the beach and offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea. The surrounding area is very quiet so the beach is practically private to The Haven. The long infinity pool is the highlight of this resort. It’s an adult-only resort with several room types available.
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Khao Lak Orchid Beach Resort
Khao Lak Orchid Beach Resort is a 4* resort on the same beach road as The Haven. This is a great value for money resort with bungalows overlooking Khuk Khak Beach. It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
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Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas
Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas is a 5* resort that features Thai-style villas with private pools, perfect for a romantic getaway. Found by the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and Khao Lak’s stunning sunset beach to the other, this uniquely styled and luxurious resort is enchanting.
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JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
The JW Marriot is a 5* resort, part of a famous international hotel chain. It is quite isolated and far from the main road and town, but it is a perfect place for a rest and away from all the noise. It has a huge endless pool that goes around the internal perimeter, a well-equipped gym, and a nice clean beach.
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Khao Lak Yama Resort
Khao Lak Yama Resort is a 3* resort perfect for those who are looking for a budget Khuk Khak resort. It’s located on the east side of Highway 4 near the local morning market in a very quiet area – you can’t hear any noise from the roads. It’s very simple but clean and has everything you need including a swimming pool, a well-priced restaurant on-site, beautiful trees and flowers, and laundry service. The few staff are exceptionally friendly and will answer to your needs. They have recently constructed a few villas for long-term stays.
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What to do in Khuk Khak?
Since Khuk Khak is a much quieter area compared to La On (Khao Lak Center) and Bang Niang, there are also fewer things to do. The highlight of Khuk Khak would be the local markets.
Local fresh morning market: The local morning market is behind the 7-11 convenience store and the bus station. This market opens at around 6 am and starts to slowly close at around 11 am. Locals and businesses mainly come here for their fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. It’s not meant to be a tourist attraction, so it gives you a real local experience.
View the morning market on our interactive map
Local afternoon-evening market: This market named “Roumjai” is located just North of the petrol/gas station. It’s open between 2 pm and 8 pm. This is a much more lively market with locals and few tourists coming to buy evening snacks such as BBQ seafood, fried chicken, doughnuts, fruit shakes, and a lot more. In the back of the market, they sell vegetables and meats. There are a handful of places where you can sit, have a drink, and enjoy the music while watching the local Thai life pass by.
View the Roumjai afternoon-evening market on our interactive map
Tennis: If you are up for some tennis, there is a local tennis court (see GMaps) with public swimming pool situated just off Highway 4, on the way to the Khuk Khak temple.
Khuk Khak Temple: It’s a beautiful and colourful Thai Buddhist temple (see GMaps). It’s a vast serene site with an abundance of greenery and flowers. If there are no ongoing ceremonies, you are allowed to go inside. Sometimes they organise festivals in the complex, which is the perfect time to get a real snapshot of Thai local life. Look on the calendar for Buddhist festivals, and plan your trip here for a Buddhist experience.
Bang Niang isn’t far: If you choose to stay in Khuk Khak then Bang Niang is your Southern bigger neighbour. Bang Niang has the bustling vibe that Khuk Khak lacks. You can find many bars, a diverse selection of restaurants, souvenir shops, tsunami museums, and even a nightclub. Getting to Bang Niang is fairly easy. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes to get there by taxi or motorbike. Bang Niang Market is a popular attraction among tourists.