When to go
Like most of Thailand, Khanom has a wet and a dry season. Make the most of the sunshine from March to June – Thailand’s designated hot season. Although the rainy season is mostly sunny, when the rain does come, boy does it pour. This eastern coastline sees most rainfall between September and December, even though the monsoon season runs from July to October.
PlanesKhanom is truly off the beaten track when compared to Thailand’s other beach destinations, so a direct flight to Khanom is out of the question. You can, however, fly to a number of nearby airports and then arrange transportation. A 70-minute flight from Bangkok will take you to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST) and you can also whizz to Surat Thani Airport (URT) on a one-hour flight from Bangkok. Check out Air Asia and Thai Airways for their daily flights to both airports from Bangkok, but keep in mind you’ll need to arrange ground transportation to Khanom via bus or car.
BoatsIf you're coming from Koh Samui, it's a 45-minute boat ride from Nathon Pier to Don Sak pier on the mainland.
AutomobilesIf you plan on hiring a scooter or a motorbike, make sure to rent a helmet, too. Thailand is famous for its non-existent road rules and tourist prangs, so be safe and wear decent footwear. If you plan on exploring further inland or up the beach, a car might be a better option. Budget and Avis have plenty of cars for hire from Surat Thani Airport.
TaxisTaxis are a great way to get around, but often don’t have working metres, so make sure you negotiate a price before you go for a ride.