experiences

experiences

  • local & engaging experiences

    From Haadson Resort, there are numerous places of interest for both full day visits or shorter, half day trips. These attractions range from the natural marvel of the Similan Islands Marine National Parks, and the jungle & rivers of Khao Sok National Park, to cultural aspects of temple visits and architectural tours of nearby Phang-nga and Phuket town.

    Day trips:
    Ao Phang-Nga National Park, Ko Similan National Marine Park, Mu Ko Surin National Park,
    Khao Sok National Park, Cheow Lan Lake (Ratchabrapa Dam), and Phuket Town

    Halfday trips:
    Sri Phang Nga National Park, Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, Takuapa Old Town,
    Nam Khem Fishing Village, and Sai Rung Waterfall

    All trips can be arranged by our Tour Desk

  • day trips
    Below is a selection of day trip attractions available from our Tour Desk

    Ao Phang-Nga National Park, Ko Similan National Marine Park, Mu Ko Surin National Park,
    Khao Sok National Park, Cheow Lan Lake (Ratchabrapa Dam), and Phuket Town

    Ao Phang-Nga National Park: The Bay of Phang-nga, covering 400 sq.km between Phuket island and Krabi mainland, is famous for mangrove gardens & scenic seascapes of sculptural limestone outcrops. Many of the limestone formations contain hidden lagoons, or Hongs, offering boating & sea kayaking exploration tours. Distance: 80 km (1.5 hr by car + 3-5hrs of kayaking).

    Mu Ko Similan (Islands) National Marine Park: Similan Islands is world famous and rated in the top 10 diving sites of the world. Turquoise waters offers great visibility of reefs teeming with marine life. The 11 islands that make up the Similans also boast white sand beaches & impressive boulders. Traveling time: 1 hr by speed boat from Thap Lamu Pier + 4-5 hrs of diving.

    Mu Ko Similan Snorkeling Day Trip: 3,200THB per Adult.

  • day trips
    Below is a selection of day trip attractions available from our Tour Desk

    Mu Ko Surin (Islands) National Park: Comprised of five islands, the Surin Islands provide spectacular shallow reefs. The North & South islands have the most beautiful reefs ideally suitable for snorkeling, and in April, the community of Moken sea gypsies gather here to celebrate Thai New Year. Traveling time: 1 hr by speed boat from Khuraburi Pier + 4-5 hrs of diving.

    Mu Ko Surin Snorkeling Day Trip: 3,400THB per Adult.

    Khao Sok National Park: An immense tropical rainforest of 646 sq.km, the park has many jungle trails for spotting wild animals and birds. The Sok river runs through the park and offers rafting & canoeing. The park trails mainly follow the course of the river and thus provide a number of waterfalls. Distance: 50 km (45 mins. by car + 4-5 hrs for jungle activities).

    Cheow Lan Lake (Ratchabrapa Dam): Khao Sok National Park’s most famous feature, the 28 km long lake harbors abundant bird life, and boast to be Thailand’s Guilin due to idyllic mountain outcrops with tranquil waters. Excursions involve long-tail boat tours with options for swimming. Distance: 80 km (85 mins. by car + 2-3 hrs for boating activities).

    Phuket Town: The town centre has plenty of restaurants and craft shops, many in the old Sino-Portuguese shop houses along Thalang, Yaowarat, Romanee, and Dibuk Road. Distance: 125 km (1.5 hrs. by car + 3-5 hrs for shopping & exploration).

  • Halfday trips
    Below is a selection of short trip attractions that can be arranged by our Tour Desk

    Sri Phang Nga National Park, Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park, Takuapa Old Town,
    Nam Khem Fishing Village, Sai Rung Waterfall

    Sri Phang Nga National Park: This forest reserve area between Takuapa & Kuraburi district is 246 sq. km. The park is the main water source for four water walls, and also contains a natural mangrove rain forest with a number of wild bird species.

    Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park: The 125 sq. km forest offers treks among sea cliffs & fine sandy beaches. The forest is home to abundant wildlife and native birds. Distance: 22 km (20 mins. by car)

    Sai Rung Waterfall: The largest of four water falls in the Khaolak area. Distance: 6 km (5 mins by car)

    Takuapa Old Town: A charming small town, offers Sino-Portuguese architecture, and historical temples & buildings.
    Distance: 25 km (20 mins. by car)

    Nam Khem Fishing Village: Local Fishing community, with a local ferry to Ko Phra Thong. Unfortunately made famous by the 2004 tsunami, the community has built a memorial along the beach. Distance: 8 km (10 mins by car)