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Discover the Undiscovered in Greater Khanom

8 March 2010 9 Comments
 

Greater Khanom area is fast becoming a popular destination for weekending Thai and Scandinavian holiday makers who wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of nearby Koh Samui. The undiscovered beauty of the Greater Khanom Area is located just a 20 minute speedboat ride from the oft-traveled Koh Samui and only 60 minutes from Surat Thani and Nakon Si Thammarat airports. The area’s ideal location and outstanding beauty make the Greater Khanom Area the perfect antidote to the tourist clad beaches of Koh Samui. The coast is full of undiscovered beaches such as Tong Ching and Sichon Bay which provide sun seekers with crystal blue waters and white sands that are reminiscent of 1970’s Thailand. Ideal for a perfect beach getaway, these bays are Khanom’s greatest attractions.

Greater Khanom

Although the area offers traditional and quaint accommodation, high-end resorts and villas are quickly beginning to make their mark, such as Scandinavian-owned Aava Resort in Fall 2009. With 3-4 daily flights to and from Bangkok International Airport, and with Finnair offering direct chartered flights into Nakhon Si Thammarat from Scandinavia, Greater Khanom Area is ideal for those looking for one of the last true Thailand escapes.

Tong Ching Bay is perfect for nature and beauty lovers alike, known for its pink dolphins and unique flora and fauna, this endless stretch of soft white sand is abundant with waterfalls, karsts and caves that will bring out the inner explorer in any visitor.

For those looking for an isolated beach spot, look no further than Sichon Bay, where visitors will be guaranteed their own private stretch of sand. Sichon is a quaint seaside town and the perfect place to sample a few local seafood delicacies that are distinctive to Southern Thai cuisine.

Greater Khanom

For those looking to soak up some Thai culture accompanied with a dramatic view, visit the nearby Wat Khao That Pagoda, which overlooks the entire Greater Khanom area including the tree-tuffted Pra Dit Island and the quaint Don Sak fishing village. Ideally visited at sunset, the views and scenery witnessed at Wat Khao That Pagoda are mesmerizing.

Nature lovers take note: Khao Luang National Park’s breathtaking views of jagged green peaks, tropical rainforest, fruit orchards, lush green forestry and hidden caves is located close by and is perfect for those looking to experience a different side to Thailand. Other National Parks of note in the area include Nam Tok Si Khit National Park just outside Sichon and Hat Khanom Mu Koh Thalae National Park in Khanom.

Surrounded by breathtaking limestone mountains and tucked away on the edge of Khanom Beach lies Aava Resort and Spa, which is at the forefront of luxury development in the area. This resort is focused on providing a relaxing and nature abundant Thai experience like no other. With 28 individual bungalows and distinctively designed to accommodate a variety of tastes, the resorts also boasts an Asian and European fusion inspired restaurant, a bakery and a pizzeria. Further information can be found at aavaresort.com.

Greater Khanom

For those who wish to experience the Thailand of years gone by, the Greater Khanom Area is one of the few unexplored beach destinations that remains pristine. The area offers a Thai experience for everyone, whether you are looking for a spa break, a beach getaway, a culinary adventure or a jungle exploration.

Easily accessible and incredibly beautiful, the Greater Khanom Area is a must for those who love to travel in South East Asia.

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9 Comments »

  • The Travelers Zone said:

    Sounds like an awesome place.I’m totally fascinated with the spectacular beauty of Greater Khanom. Love this place and can’t wait to visit it.It’s like heaven. Awesome photos!Thanks for the post.

  • KohSamuiPeter said:

    This is a great area for outdoor activities. I am staying since 10 years on Koh Samui in Thailand, and everytime when I get the ‘island madness’, I go to the greater Khanom area with it’s natural park and beautiful nature. I can recommend everybody a trip, as it shows how Thailand really is…not like the ‘adventure park’ Koh Samui. Have a nice day.

  • jordan said:

    an awesome place, thank you for sharing !

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    Fantastic place in Greater Khanom.

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    Really nice place for a holiday.

  • accommodation on Gold Coast said:

    Fantastic images. I wish I could go there someday.

  • lucky said:

    I am staying since 10 years on Koh Samui in Thailand, and everytime when I get the ‘island madness’, I go to the greater Khanom area with it’s natural park and beautiful nature.
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