Perched atop of the hills, Pa Klok is where you can wake up with the rising sun and relish in a jaw-dropping view of the Phang Nga Bay. With its luxury villas, marinas anchoring splendid yachts and a renowned Mission Hills Golf Course nearby, Pa Klok is a place to spend your exclusive holiday.
PA KLOK STYLE
Pa Klok is a study of contrast. Splendid villas nestled atop of the hills offering the most impeccable services along with the breathtaking views are replaced by the fishermen shacks at the foot of the hills lining the shoreline. During the high tide, Pa Klok is a pleasant place to relish in the beach retreat, swim and lay around on the soft sand. Low tide bares the seabed, making it ideal for the long quiet strolls along the coastline.
The mangrove forest occupies the large part of the Pa Klok. During the low tide, local fishers walk in mud flats to collect crabs shellfish and other edible clams for their supper. When the tide gets higher fishermen go for trawling and usually come back with a good catch. Surrounded by local kids, they put their trawl nets on the seabed to boast catch.
The development of the region has finished with building the wooden catwalk that runs for approximately one kilometre through the mangrove forest and ends at the empty shoreline. Tucked away amidst incredible mangrove, this small bridge is hard to find, but once you discover it, you can indulge in the peaceful and quiet walks through the forest. You can also rent a small canoe, and explore the mangroves at your own pace, paddling through the tiny channels linking small islets covered with trees.
WHAT WE LOVE
Amazing hilltop villas
Splendid mangrove forest
Peace and serenity all around
Friendly local community
Traditional feel of Thailand
PA KLOK LOCATION
Situated towards the east of Phuket International Airport on the north-east of Phuket island, Pa Klok is an ideal base to relish in serenity and explore the naturally beautiful and exotic mangrove forests.
Although it is possible to get to Pa Klok, Phuket over land or water, the best way is to fly:
It can take between 20 minutes to 30 minutes to reach Pa Klok from Phuket International Airport depending on traffic. Ministry of Villas can arrange a chauffeur to greet you upon arrival and escort you to your villa.
Alternatively, there is a taxi desk at the arrival level which arranges one-way fares at a fixed-price. You can opt one of the transfer options – a shared mini van with other travellers or a private taxi.
There are several options, so we’ve ranked them according to our recommendations for first-time travellers:
Ministry of Villas can arrange a private car and chauffeur for you. Depending on which villa you are staying in, the cost for the private vehicle with a driver can vary, so it’s recommended to contact our Ministry of Villas team to get the complete information about the private transfers.
Pa Klok is an ideal place to indulge in the quiet strolls along the beach or through the mangrove forest along the wooden catwalk. The area is small, so you don’t need to bother yourself with searching for transport as most of the sites are within a short walk. If you want to travel further afield and explore other areas, then you might need to rent some vehicle or require a private car with a chauffeur.
There are no motorbike rental shops in Pa Klok, so if you prefer moving around on two wheels, it is recommended to rent a motorbike in the more popular tourist locations. Take into account that you must always have an international drivers license on your person at all times, otherwise, the local police can issue you a ticket with a summons to appear in court. And, of course, make sure you wear a helmet.
If you are planning to explore further afield than renting a car is a good alternative to taxi travel, which is usually overpriced. However, you should take into account that there are no car rental shops in Pa Klok, so it is recommended to rent a car at the more touristic locations or in the Phuket International Airport if you are travelling by plane. There are several car rental offices at the arrival terminal, so you will have numerous options to choose from.
It can be challenging to find a taxi down the street, as Pa Klok still remains rather secluded area not so popular within crowds. Although, you can always ask your villa manager to arrange a taxi for you. We recommend using metered-taxi as it is a far more affordable way to move around Phuket.
PA KLOK VILLAS
There is one Ministry Approved villa in Pa Klok. A splendid five-bedroom Villa Leelawadee can host up to 12 guests, offering a truly palatial retreat at a very reasonable cost of USD $706 per night. Overlooking the fabulous Andaman Sea, Villa Leelawadee is your personal oasis of serenity and seclusion.
Villa Leelawadee has dedicated staff including butlers, chef, 24-hour security personnel, and many other services you won’t find in a hotel. This is why we say “Spend just one night in a villa and you’ll never stay in a hotel again.”
PA KLOK DINING
Pa Klok comprises of a fair number of dining options. There are a few fine-dining mostly located at resorts and several great midrange venues serving the fresh seafood, mouth-watering Thai and Western favourites.
Among the most popular and reasonably priced is Vareeya Cafe that offers a great range of local and international dishes and spectacular vistas. The delicious food, impeccable service and splendid views make this eating establishment one of the most popular within Pa Klok visitors and Thai expats.
If you want to get an authentic dining experience, head to the local restaurant located at the beach, where the daily catch will appear right on your plate along with some of the most typical Thai food including spring rolls for a starter, Pad Thai side dish, and delicious mango sticky rice for the dessert.
PA KLOK NIGHTLIFE
Pa Klok nightlife is as laid-back and quiet as the area itself. With its natural scenery and beautiful rural paths, Pa Klok is an excellent place to walk around relishing in the exotic views of this charming village.
The hidden wooden catwalk attracts adventurous travellers to relish in the romantic strolls through the always verdant mangrove forest dipped in the water. You can sit at the edge and indulge in the serene scenery of the beach stretching to horizon.
Those wanting a more bustling nightlife experience can opt one of the sophisticated bars located within a short drive from Pa Klok. With its seductive white chairs, splendid views of the Andaman Sea, and signature cocktails these drinking venues are well worth a visit.
PA KLOK SHOPPING
Pa Klok is an oasis of serenity and tranquillity catering to travellers wanting to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of other popular tourist destinations. The minimum of tourist facilities makes Pa Klok so attractive for many visitors.
Thus, there are not so many shopping opportunities available in Pa Klok, however, you can still find some necessities and groceries in the minimarts that line the main road.
For more serious shopping head to the renowned Patong area, which is about 30 km away from Pa Klok, where you can immerse into the endless shopping centres, fashion boutiques, local markets and bazaars and find everything from the sun grasses to the exotic local-style housewares.
PA KLOK RELAXATION
Pa Klok caters to travellers wanting to relish in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Immerse into the villa’s private pool or soak in the comfy sun lounges with your favourite book and a cocktail or walk to the beach if you decided to dip into the sea. Pa Klok offers almost endless relaxation opportunities.
If you are a water sports enthusiast, there are a few canoe rentals dotting the beach, where you can rent a small boat and paddle deep into the mangrove forest, but do not venture too far, as you can easily get lost in the beautiful labyrinths of shaded channels shredding the mangrove forest.
Those wanting to soak in serenity would appreciate long strolls along the shoreline. And do not be surprised to see a smiling to you fisherman, Pa Klok’s friendly community is very amicable and cordial.