Asia Travel

Travel || Khao Lak Beach

When I was trying to decide how to start my Thailand travel posts, the beach seemed the most natural starting point. It’s where Sam and I spent 99% of our daily time. Sam and I are both massive beach people, so getting some beachy winter sun was a necessity out of our honeymoon. It also seems appropriate to start our honeymoon posts on today, February 7th, our engagement anniversary. We were so keen on not wasting any of our precious time in Thailand that the latest that we ever slept in was 7:30am. Most days were were up pre-7am and we even had a 5am rise or two.

Once we’d nabbed a spot by the beach everyday we were comfortable enough to leave our things there whilst we went for swims and romps. There are miles and miles of beach in the Khao Lak area. Our closest (and it was literally out our front door) was Bang Niang and Nang Thong beaches. The beach was reasonably unspoilt, and even though we were there at the beginning of the busy season, it was relatively uncrowded. Especially South-ish in Khao Lak where we were.

When you wander along the beach you can find little beach huts selling all manner of things; from drinks and food to hour-long Thai massages. (At £5 an hour, I definitely had a massage or two – it was heaven. The masseuse walked on my back and legs and I loved it.)  In the evening,  hotels would take over portions of the beach for screening outdoor movies and people would walk along selling clothing, jewellery and lanterns to tourists. We watched many a lantern be launched into the night sky, but sadly we never did our own. 

We saw so many gorgeous sunsets in Khao Lak, and when I think about the defining moments of our honeymoon, cuddling up and stargazing on the beach will be one of them 

Swimsuits in this post: Swimsuit 1 and Swimsuit 2 || Sunglasses

Are you a beach holiday person? Or do you prefer a bit more adventure? 

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  • nice! actually I got engaged on this day too:) my husband proposed to me on this date a few years ago because it’s the reverse date of our anniversary, the date we became a couple:)

    • An excellent day to get engaged then! I have no idea why Sam chose it- I guess it was just convenient at the time (and was a weekend at the time) xx

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  • This sounds like the perfect chilled out honeymoon! Your photos are beautiful, I love the sunsets and the ones of you getting splashed on the rocks, so fun!
    We went to Walt Disneyworld for our honeymoon – it was really lovely but quite frenetic and busy, in hindsight I’d have added some beach days on to it just to get over the stress from the wedding! xx

    • Thank you so much! Though I really, really love DisneyWorld and want to go back again! ( Ihavn’t been since I was about 11). Luckily, we had about 6 months between our wedding and our honeymoon so wedding stress was but a distant memory! x

  • Miu

    Oooh, such lovely pictures!
    I prefer a good mixture of beach and adventure 😉

    • I am exactly the same way. Sam would be content to be on the beach all day every day but I like to shake things up a bit. Luckily we did a bit of both as a compromise! x

  • These pictures make me so happy! You both look like you had such a wonderful time!!! Ugh, now I need a beach vaca… x

  • Yana Kasekamp

    What a gorgeous place. The sunset is breathtaking. Your photos make me want to go on vacation now! 🙂

  • Gorgeous photos! I don’t know why, but sunset at the beach is always 1000x better than sunset at any other place xx

  • Beautiful photos and looks like it was such an amazing holiday! Awww. I am a total beach (holiday) person but haven’t taken a tropical holiday in aaaages. Trying to scheme right now how I can tack one on to a U.S. trip this summer, but to be honest, I’d much rather go during the winter when one really craves those warm temps and ocean swimming! Was it too tough coming back to reality afterwards?

    • The coming back to winter part was the worst thing about it. Because we were there for two weeks, my body become sort of convinced that it was summer already, and I swear that I am feeling the cold now more than before we went. But it was also super nice to get a break from the cold! x

  • I remember th days I looked good in a bikini, just
    You do look like you had fun

  • Ashley Angle

    Your honeymoon sounds beyond amazing! Pure relaxation. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us!
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle //

    • Thanks Ashley! Glad you enjoyed them- we went to some other places so I still have those photos to share – including the Simiilian islands which were just… jaw droppingly pretty! x

  • Oh wow it looks amazing!! I would love to visit such a beautiful view

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • Oh how lovely a beach holiday sounds right now. What a lovely honeymoon it sounds like you two had. I love that black bathing suit, it looks so adorable on you!

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Ahhh you look so happy!!

  • How cute, it sounds like you had such an idyllic and relaxing honeymoon. The sunset photos are amazing. And all that coconut water – yum!!!

  • The photos of Sam in this post especially are fantastic! I would absolutely love to have some beach time right now, yay for winter sun! Alice xx

    • Winter sun is the best. It’s spoiled me and now I want to get some every year! (We won’t be able to but I can dream, right?!)

      And thank you! I tried to take photos of him instead of being like “here! take a photo of me for my blog!” like usual. xx

  • the place looks beautiful! xx

  • This place looks gorgeous! I’m a massive beach bum too and the idea of waking up to spend the day somewhere like this would be bliss! It looks like you were both having a great time 🙂

  • I’ve only ever gone on one beach holiday and loved it, so would love to go on more! I love all the coconut shots 🙂