This Thai resort may be a little quieter than the hotspots of Pattaya and Patong, but it still has an abundance of cool cafes and lively bars to enjoy a tropical cocktail or two. In La On Village you’ll find friendly people and laid-back pubs to spend a chilled out evening, with a touch of live music here and there. Then there’s the relaxed vibe of Bang Niang Beach. its calm and casual atmosphere is the perfect setting to meet and get to know fellow holidaymakers as well as the locals. The beachfront location provides some amazing views, and you can just sit and watch the world go by in rustic-looking shacks serving cheap cocktails and playing great music. If you want an alternative to the standard bars, check out some of Khao Lak’s cabaret shows, you can expect singing, dancing, light-hearted entertainment and a night out that promises to be a whole lot of fun.