The town, and district, of Khanom are situated in the northernmost part of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, in Southern Thailand, an hour's drive from the airport at Surat Thani. This is a picturesque, sleepy part of Thailand where development is low key and the beaches are largely untouched by mass tourism. If you want to get away from it all this is the place to come. There are only a few resorts here and local people are relaxed and more intent on earning their livelihood from fishing, farming or rubber plantantions than from tourism.
As well as being home to coconut palms, lush countryside, limestone mountains, unspolit beaches and the odd waterfall - Khanom is most famous for its rare pink dolphins which visitors have a good chance of seeing during the high season (November to April). There are around ten beaches on the coast around Khanom but the most popular is Nadan which offers a nine kilometre stretch of sand and is where a handful of beach resorts are situated.