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Nightlife in Khao Lak

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Nightlife in Khao Lak

Hi everyone,

Heading to Phuket or Khao Lak in Mid Nov. Have two nights in either place before getting on a liveaboard departing from Khao Lak.

Looking for some Nightlife but not sure I want to do Patong. What are the bars/restaurants like in Khao Lak and which hotels are walking distance away? Actually where is the 'main strip' if there is such a thing?

If i'm looking for a buzz should I just avoid K-L and stay in Patong?

Is there a milder alternatiev to Patong, less touristy but with some activity?

travelling with my wife and two friends (30s).

Cheers.

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1. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Khao Lak is not really known for its nighlife.

If you are looking for a "buzz" but don't want the full Monty nightlife of Patong - try Kamala, Karon or Kata Beaches.

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2. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

thanks you're probably right

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3. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Hello,

Have a look at www.khaolaklovers.com you will find maps showing you the different areas of khao lak. Khao Lak strip is at the Nang Thong area and also Bang Niang is very popular as it has a good selection of hotels bars and restaurants.Allthough khao lak is more chilled out in its nightlife it is not a ghost town .If you want nightclubs ect head for phuket but if you are happy with lovely beaches a good choice of some great restaurants and some bars for a drink then give KL a try.

Julie

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4. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Khao Lak is not a Patong - thank goodness, with due respect to my antipodean friends! ;) However, for only a couple of nights the Happy Snapper Bar in Bang La On (the main township of Khao Lak) it has one of the best live bands in Thailand (and probably further afield) - the Snapper Brothers, who play a variety of music from various years but mainly international rock, pop, jazz as well as modern Thai. Other bars with great live music too. It's a great meeting place for the diving fraternity too, who cill out and swap stories over one (or several) of the vast range of cocktails or just beer served there. If you are a musician you can jam with the band too!

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5. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

cool, more opinions..different ones...always good! Presume there must be decent dive shops in Khao Lak too then?

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6. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Essentially Khao Lak's growth as a tourist centre was founded by the diving community, particularly German and Scandinavians because of its proximity to both the Similans and Surins. Although Khao Lak was cruelly devastated by the Tsunami the Sirins and Similans and most of the reefs were mercifully spared which helped tremendously in its regeneration as the divers, their families, then others returned in large numbers.

Have a look at this link to a German website which has a comprehensive list of Dive Centres in Khao Lak with links to their websites, many in English.

mykhaolak.de/dive-center/khao-lak-dive-cente…

There are even more in Bang La On and Bang Niang so you can't go wrong - except being spoiled for choice! :)

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7. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Hi Alan,

How far would the Happy Snapper Bar be from the Amanusa ? We always love to listen to live bands.

Thankyou CJ

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8. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Hi CJ,

It's about 5 - 10 minutes by taxi or a good, but straightforward, walk! One left turn up to the highway - where you might be distracted by the cocktails on offer on the way :) - then right at the 7 11 and it's on your left when you enter Bang La On. Probably about 2 miles. Worth it though. They usually have a different theme for the music either genre or era or jam session with spoecial guests or visitors joining in each night.

The Tarzan Bar a bit further down on the other side and upstairs is great too.

At Bang Niang, when you walk from the 7 11 towards La On, at the last bar on your right (I think it's the last one) is the 813 Degree Bar which has very good mainly Thai pop/rock/traditional as well as international.

Have a look at this German site which shows most of the bars and which have live music

http://mykhaolak.de/bars/khao-lak-bars.html

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9. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

Thankyou Alan there's heaps of them to check out.

CJ

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10. Re: Nightlife in Khao Lak

In addition to the venues already mentioned, there are now additional night life options in Khao Lak. Next to the Dao Thong restaurant in Bang Niang is a nice music bar with both European and Thai music. Opposite this, on the corner of the junction of the beach road there is The Peach Club. This one is not for the faint hearted, with DJ music of the Gatecrasher genre, and open to 3am. Drinks are reasonably priced with cocktails at about 140THB. You will experience a vast cross section of clientelle here!

Seoultrain will certainly find the 'buzz' required here!

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