Khao Lak – Places to Stay

Khao Lak is a wonderful place to stay for anyone visiting Thailand.  Oktavia Dive Center has been established here for over ten years, and we are very keen to promote our home town to our Similan Islands Liveaboard guests who have booked a trip on-board MV Oktavia. 

With the lush green back-drop of Lam Ru National Park behind us and the stunning blue waters of the Andaman Sea to the front, there is a wide choice of top end resorts and hotels to pick from if you plan to spend some time here.

There is also a great choice of more ‘budget friendly’ options for those who are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay for a few nights before or after your Liveaboard Diving Cruise with us.

Here’s a short list of convenient, budget friendly places to stay which achieved high customer feedback ratings in the La On and Bang Niang areas.


Ban La On and Nang Thong, commonly referred to as the center of Khao Lak, is the heart of the area for shops, restaurants, suit tailors and accommodation. It is a bustling little place from just after lunch time to early evening.  These accommodation options are all within a short walking distance from Oktavia Dive Center’s office.

Srichada Hotel

“Fantastic location, great rooms and a wonderful breakfast. On site travel desk helped organise our day trip and transfers. All staff were very helpful and welcoming”


Rakkawan Residence

“Great location in the heart of the city with everything you need with 1-2min walking distance. A very good restaurant is just in front of the hotel. The personnel are very kind and ready to do their best to please their guests.”


To Zleep Hotel

“The hotel owner is nice and friendly. He was extremely helpful and sorted a transfer from the airport for a competitive price. The hostel is well located on the main street and a short 10 minute walk to the beach,,, ”

Fasia House

“This hotel is excellent value for money. Comfortable and clean, well situated within easy reach of shop, restaurants and bars and 10min from beach in quiet location.”


Ban Bang Niang is located just 2kms north of La On.  With it’s slightly more laid-back feel due to businesses being mainly located the smaller beach road, and the addition of a few higher end resorts in recent years, it has become a popular choice for many who visit Khao Lak. 

Here’s the short list of convenient and budget friendly places which achieved high customer feedback ratings in the Bang Niang area.  All are included in our free transfer service for departure and return days for our Similan Islands Liveaboard cruise with MV Oktavia.

Casacool Hotel

“Great stay. Room was clean with a big comfortable bed, full size fridge and a balcony. Breakfast is really good. But the hotel’s best asset is its staff – everyone is so friendly and helpful! We hope to stay again one day.”

Asiana House

“Very friendly and accommodating nothing too much trouble. Large comfy bed, good shower and delicious varied breakfast without time restrictions. Fresh fruit and homemade jam. Well kept gardens and nice terrace.”

Thai O.T. Khao Lak Resort

“lovely small resort very quiet but only a few minutes walk from restaurants and nightlife,very welcoming staff and the owner is so helpful,comfy accommodation nice breakfast would definitely return.”

Thai Life Guesthouse

“The guesthouse was super clean and roomy.   Great restaurants nearby (go to the French one!)   The owner was super nice to let us store our bags when we checked out as well.   Would totally stay again.”