A Spirit House on the beach, keeping the spirits up.
• The region is quiet compared to most of Phuket, easy to reach from Phuket airport and hosts mainly mid-range accommodation.
• The Similan Islands are the destination of choice for serious scuba divers or snorkellers who don’t mind the 2 hour ride to get 50kms offshore.
• A couple of pretty waterfalls with swimming facilities (Chong Fah and Lampi) less than an hour’s drive away make z good day trip, as does Takuapa Old Town with its old colonial architecture, market and riverside restaurants.
• Khao Sok National Park offers rainforest activities including jungle treks and elephant rides, waterfalls, river rafting and canoeing. Khao Sok is an hour’s drive drive northeast of Khao Lak.