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Khao Lak at the end of October

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Khao Lak at the end of October

Hi All,

I want to go away with my partner for a couple of weeks at the end of October. We were looking at spending a few days in Bangkok and then maybe trying to get an island hopping trip for a 3/4 days from Phuket. Finally ending with a week in the Sarojin at Khao Lak. The hotel looks amazing, but we are looking for some sun. Would we be better off going further south to catch better weather or is it all much of a muchness.

Are there any good island trips etc we could do from Khao Lak, I know the Similian islands are closed, would other things we closed as well?

We want to get to Phi Phi and possibly the James Bond islands, although this is def open for debate (I assume the best place to do this is from Phuket). Please let me know of any good tour operators for the island hopping trips as well.

Any recommendations on whether the proposed itinerary is any good would be appreciated. I have been to the Gulf of Thailand side before (Koh Samuai and Koh Tao) so am looking for somewhere new.

Finally my partner does not swim, she is happy to get in the water with life jacket/noodle etc would this mean we cannot go on any of the trips?

Thanks for the help.

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1. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

October on the Andaman seaboard is very much the same - the last month and on average the second wettest month of the Wet Season. So you should expect rain but there should also be sun. Going further south won't improve those prospects.

The Sarojin is an excellent resort with great, but expensive, tour and activity options tailored to the season. Although the Similan and Surin Islands will be closed you can still go north about an hour to the beautiful Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake just an hour further.

See this recent link if you haven't already tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k… and pics at https:/…

You could also enjoy the Little Amazon Tour . See tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

Both the tour companies featured in these links offer other tours, including to Phang Nga Bay, just as accessible from Khao Lak as Phuket, and where you will find that although James Bond Island may be the most famous it is not the most memorable. Combine it with a visit to the Monkey Temple and you have a great day out. See pics at https:/…

You can also go to Phi Phi from Khao Lak. Most local tour operators offer it and in October you should get really competitive prices.

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2. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

thanks very much for all of the info and the links.

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3. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

the Gulf will be at the beginning of its rainy season so the weather will probably be similar.

The end of October could be okay as things usually start to clear up by then. But the weather is of course unpredicctable so there are no guarantees.

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4. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

we too are looking at staying at the Sarojin for last week in October, first week in November. I have just seen in your post that the Similan Islands are closed, I have been searching the internet to find out more but can't find anything about this. We are divers so obviously this would seriusly effect our holiday plans if we were unable to dive. Can you give me some more info on this please?

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5. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

The Koh Similans National Park Authority closes the Similans annually between 1st May and the 1st November annually for maintenance and to allow the corals to recover and due to unfavourable sea conditions - see http://www.similans.net/ So no trips are allowed out to them.

However, there are dive trips to other sites and you should contact the varios Dive Centres to see what is on offer. See this recent thread for links to list of Dive Centres and their websites tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k…

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6. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

I don't want to ruin your plans but if you are a diver and it's important that you can dive during your holiday then I would give Thailand a miss in October/beginning November.

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7. Re: Khao Lak at the end of October

Must disagree with Chrella there ARE dive opportunities from Khao Lak at the period ladybirdseahorse is considering. Better to contact the Dive Centres as previiously advised to obtain the latest informed advice before committing yourself one way or the other.

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