Powdery beaches, towering limestone cliffs, stretches of casuarinas and delicate pines; on the south-west coast of Thailand the quiet region of Si Kao is found.
Its uniquely diverse geography makes it a natural haven, yet the area receives far less visitors than its northern neighbour Krabi. There are only a select few hotels in Si Kao, preserving the region’s secluded vibe.The Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park spans 20km of coastline in Si Kao, containing a 5km beach with pure sands set against a backdrop of shady limestone hills and hidden caves. The park acts as home for the endangered dugong, or sea cow, the rare black-necked stork and a whole host of other creatures. With a range of spectacular beaches and vast fauna, it’s surprising that the area does not attract more visitors.
A stay at one of Si Kao’s luxurious hotels grants you access to one of the Andaman coast’s best kept secrets. The resorts are situated within the region’s lush pine forests, allowing guests to experience true solace in an idyllic destination. Si Kao is ideal for honeymooners, families, and visitors who are happy to largely stay within the grounds of their hotel.
Si Kao has a tropical monsoon climate with a short dry season. The warm season lasts from March to June, peaking in April where the average temperature is 29°C. The cool season lasts from November to January. The most popular time to visit Si Kao is between December and May, with January to March seeing the least amount of rainfall on average. The rainy season lasts from May to September, with the monsoon period spanning September to November.