Palm Garden Resort Khao Lak

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Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
10 bungalows with private terrace and private bathrooms
Meal Plan: 
Room only
Sports: 
Swimming, diving, yoga and massage

Khao Lak, on the west coast of Thailand, is the best place from which to explore and dive the beautiful Similan Islands and the dive sites of Koh Bon Island, part of the Surin National Marine Park in the Andaman Sea.

 

The intimate Palm Garden Resort Khao Lak, managed by Sea Bees Diving, is just one hour's drive from Phuket Airport and sits at the base of a green and lush tropical mountain, with Khao Lak National Park to the south and Khao Sok National Park to the north.  The ten bungalows nestle among the green tropical gardens and are centred around the large swimming pool with its jacuzzi and waterfall. The bungalows are simply but comfortably furnished. The nearby white sandy beaches are ideal for swimming and relaxing in a tranquil setting. 

The Sea Bees Dive Centre offers full day day diving trips on their substantial day boats, courses for beginners with exercises in the three metre pool and theory lessons in air-conditioned classrooms. They also operate a number of three and six day liveaboards that access the diving in the Similans, Koh Bon Island, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock.

There's loads to do in Khao Lak aside from diving; rent a motorbike and explore the stunning beaches, explore the town and enjoy that gorgeous Thai food. A trip to visit Kao Sok National Park, elephant trekking, the local market and a visit to the Turtle conservation Unit will also entertain you. 

 

Your Accommodation Options

Bungalows
The Bungalows at diver's resort Khao Lak Resort in Thailand
Palm Garden Resort Bungalows in Khao Lak, Thailand
Bungalow for scuba divers at Palm Gardens Resort in Thailand

The ten bungalows are situated around the swimming pool and within easy access to the dive centre. They have either double bed or two single beds and are air-conditioned, with minibar, TV , wifi, charging points and safe. the private bathrooms have hot water showers and each bungalow has a private balcony with sunbed and hammock.  Wifi is also available in the public areas and there is a laundry and dry cleaning service.

Restaurants & Bars

The large open-sided restaurant and bar serves delicious Thai food and also an international cuisine.  Snacks and cocktails are available throughout the day and meals and drinks may be served on the private balconies. 

Activities

Palm Garden Resort Khao Lak Thailand

The white sandy beaches of Khao Lak are a wonderful place to swim. Cars and mopeds are available for hire to explore the surrounding countryside and daily boat trips take divers and snorkellers to the beautiful Similan islands.Two National Parks offer some spectacular walking along nature trails with verdant rainforest, huge cliffs and rock formations and impressive waterfalls.  Activities in Khao Sok National Park also include river rafting and canoeing.

The Thai Navy has been involved in protecting turtles for a number of years and they have a turtle conservation unit at the Navy Base at Tap Lamu which is a 50 minute drive from Khao Lak, you might also like to try elephant trekking or some Thai cookery classes. The choice of activities are diverse and numerous !

If you wish to have a quiet time within the resort, you might like yoga sessions in the gardens or a massage, then a cocktail beside the pool under a large parasol are the perfect way to relax and discuss the activities of the day.

 

 

Diving

Sea Bees Dive boat in Khao Lak Thailand
Scuba diving from Sea Bees dive boat in Khao Lak Thailand in Similans
Scuba Divers on holiday diving the Similan Islands in Thailand

The Dive Centre is well organised and run by the owners of the resort, Sea Bees Diving who have a multilingual team of staff.  They offer a complete range of SSI and PADI courses, from complete beginner to professional instructor. Theory is taught in air-conditioned classrooms and beginners have their first underwater experience in the safe environment of the large swimming pool.  

Full day, two dive trips are offered on comfortable, custom built fast boats with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the journey on the way. These boats visit the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea six days a week and the island of Koh Bon once a week. The Similan islands are known for their dramatic topography of huge boulders above and below the water. This is world class diving with excellent visibility and a wealth of tropical fish, coral gardens and large pelagics.  Koh Bon is part of the Surin National Park and has become reknowned for whalesharks and manta rays.

Sea Bees operate their day trips from the MV Stingray, a large catamaran equipped with telephone, GPS and radar. The boat has a large sundeck, comfortable salon and powerful diesel engines which will take divers to the wonderful Similan Islands in just under two hours. Breakfast and delicious Thai specialities for lunch are prepared on board.  The MV Runaway is a traditional 17 metre teak built boat which takes  a maximum of twelve divers on day trips.  With a beautiful downstairs salon and large covered sundeck, MV Runaway is an elegant craft, equipped with the latest in navigation and handling equipment.  An on-board telephone enables the crew to keep in touch with the dive centre at the resort.  Both the day boats have a medical first aid station and oxygen supply available. 

Nitrox and technical diving courses are available from the dive centre and rebreather diving is also supported.

 

 

 

 

Travel Information

If you are travelling from the UK we can arrange flights to Phuket on either award winning Emirates, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers. Khao Lak is a 1 hour drive by car or minibus from Phuket Airport.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2 - 3

2 nights accommodation at the Palm Garden Resort

Day 4-9

Transfer to Marco Polo liveaboard for 6 nights in the honeymoon Cabin

Day 10 - 15

Transfer to Palm Garden Resort Phuket for 6 nights accommodation including 5 days dive package on Excalibur II 

Day 16

Depart Phuket for International flight to London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur

Day 17

Arrive London Heathrow early in the morning

Guide Prices

2 nights Palm Garden Resort + 6 nights Marco Polo liveaboard + 6 nights Palm Garden Resort with 5 days diving on Excalibur II  from £2022 per person plus GB £403 per person taxes

 

Price includes return economy class flights on Malaysian Airlines from London Heathrow.

For the Palm Garden Resort it includes transfers and a total of 8 nights’ accommodation at the Palm Garden Resort, Phuket, in a double Bungalow.

For the Marco Polo liveaboard it includes return transfers, 6 nights’ accommodation in a double Honeymoon Cabin with full board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, tanks and weights, Nitrox (for certified divers), torches and dive guide. 

For the dive package days on board Excalibur II it includes transfers, 2** dives per day with use of  tanks and weights, dive guide, breakfast, lunch, (dinner on Sunday), fruit, tea, coffee and drinking water (from a water dispenser). 

Excluded: Equipment rental (payable locally), Marine Park Fees (payable locally). 

**For dive days planned where there are more than 2 dives scheduled a local charge will apply for the extra diving.

CONTACT DETAILS

UK OFFICE

Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

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