Khao Lak is without a doubt the best place in Thailand as a base for Scuba Diving and Snorkelling trips. Dive sites like the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock are probably the most beautiful in all of Thailand.
More remote Islands like the Surin Islands are home to some amazing Snorkelling. Rakkawan Residence is perfectly situated to access them all.
Whale Sharks are spotted at Richelieu Rock and Manta Rays are regularly seen at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. Yet, even without the bigger things, Khao Lak’s surrounding islands have crystal clear waters, beautiful corals and amazingly diverse marine life.
The Surin Islands are home to lots of wonderful corals in very shallow water making this the ideal location for snorkellers. Other more undiscovered islands like Koh Prating and Koh Kam should also be high on your list of things to visit.
We are walking distance from many of Khao Lak’s biggest tour operators. You can probably see the offices to some of them from your balcony. This gives you a chance to shop around and find the trips that suit you best. If you need any help or advice then please feel free to ask us in reception.