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Khao Lak in late Oct

Cambridge, United...
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Khao Lak in late Oct

We are thinking of visiting Khao Lak in late October this year but am concerned with both the weather (being wet season) and the amount of things that may be open.

We tend to eat on the beach and small independant places rather than in the hotels...after reading some forums on Thialand they have said that places can be closed in this period (until Nov) although Khao Lak is trying to be an all year round destination?

We usually visit Thailand (have also been to Khao Lak previously) in Feb but I'm interested to hear anyone's views and thoughts on a visit to Khao Lak in late Oct....

I understand the weather is something that no one can predict, and there could be showers at anytime, however if the weather is mostly cloudy and wet it would change my mind on visting at this time. Thanks in advance for any replies :-)

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Khao Lak in late Oct

October is "usually" together with September one of the wettest months of the Wet Season so rain is to be expected albeit it is not usually of the wash out variety and accompanied by plenty sun. The whole of the Wet Season or Low Season has the great attraction of accommodation being offered at up to half that in the Dry/High Season. A number of restaurants do close due to lack of visitors and in particular the beach ones although it will be interesting to see how many are able to survive the rougher seas and beach conditions after being relocated further back from the waves that often threaten them and guests who may try to make their way there. In particular the restaurants adjacent to the JWM on Khuk Khak Beach are set a good distance back and are more substantial structures than previously and should, I would think, remain open all year.

Adelaide, Australia
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2. Re: Khao Lak in late Oct

We usually travel in April but this year we travelled in late October. The weather was great for the most part. There were some heavy downpours but the sunny skies far outweighed the rain.

There was plenty open in both Bang La On and Bang Niang. In fact, we were spoiled for choice. We didn't even try to find a beach restaurant this time we had too many other places to try.

Happy travels!

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Khao Lak in late Oct

We have been in khao lak in October early and late the last 2 years, it's been typical green season weather both times. Beautiful blue skies for the most part, bit of cloud cover at times & the occasional downpour, the downpours could be very heavy but drys up pretty quick. Most restaurant s are open at least by early October & as far as the locals are concerned the high season starts mid oOctober so all would be open by then.

Cheers & enjoy


Sydney Australia
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4. Re: Khao Lak in late Oct

We have visited Khao Lak (Nang Thong Beach) in late October-early November for the past 3 years. Some days you get a short shower in the afternoon, others you get none. Any rain we have experienced has been a short shower and then it dries up in no time. It actually frees up the sun lounges and also gives you time to go in for a coffee. In 3 trips at this time of year we have never noticed a closed restaurant/café. In both Bang La On and Bang Niang you are literally spoilt for food. Go, enjoy, we might just see you there.

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