Beaches South of Khao Lak:
Thai Muang Beach, Bo Dan Beach and Natai Beach
South of Khao Lak, to Thai Muang and south from there are several exceptional beaches. If you have an opportunity when in the area, you might check out the drives for these areas and visit them. At the top of the page is Thai Muang Beach. South of the town of Thai Muang, you will find BoDan Beach [second photo above]. Bo Dan Beach – just south of Thai Muang
Even farther south, just a few kilometers north of Phuket is Natai Beach (below), home to an upscale residential beach community and a few resorts.
Check these pages out on this website:
Click for information on Resorts South of Khao Lak
Above: Natai Beach near the Hot Springs Resort
If you enjoy exploring beaches where you are often the only person there, these beaches will fit the bill.
Bodan Beach and Natai Beach in particular can often be yours alone, especially in the mornings. The drives to find them are on this website, see the links above. The drives are easy and take you through the real Thailand, small villages and friendly people. The wonder of having one of the great beaches all to yourself is an opportunity not be missed. Check out the are before it becomes popular and has resort up and down the length of the beaches!
The Hotsprings area also have natural hot waters that you can enjoy at the pool there. Even if you are not staying there they will allow you to use the pool for a small fee. Ask at reception to see what the going rate is. It is worth doing!
Go and Enjoy!