Ko LantaThailand

4.5/5Top Destination

Get away to relaxing Ko Lanta! Enjoy the beaches, island views, and natural setting.

Ko Lanta is certainly not an off-the-beaten path destination but its long stretches of sand feel quiet and secluded. Steady tourism ensures that the island offers extensive dining and nightlife options, as well as activities ranging from diving to yoga.

Head to Ko Lanta’s east coast to explore Muslim fishing villages, where locals continue to practice their traditional way of life. Quaint Lanta Old Town is particularly wonderful to visit during March, when the neighborhood comes to life with traditional food and entertainment for the Laanta Lanta Festival.

Although it would be tempting to spend every day stretched out under the sun on one of Lanta’s four main beaches, Mu Ko Lanta National Park is well worth leaving the beach for. Hike through the park’s lush jungle, where you can spot monkeys, egrets, snakes and other fascinating wildlife. Don’t miss the romantic old lighthouse resting on the cliff of Ta Noad Cape, a gorgeous lookout point over the park’s two beaches.

Khlong Jak Waterfall offers another rewarding hike through jungle vegetation and rocky cliffs. Cool off in the natural pool found at its base. Kayak or arrange a boat tour around Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, where you can spot fiddler crabs, cranes and sea eagles.

Ko Lanta is one of Thailand’s top yoga destinations, with both full-length classes and relaxed beachside sessions available. Take a class at one of the island’s cooking schools, where you can learn how to make spicy pad thai and sweet mango sticky rice.

Snorkel, scuba dive or kayak to nearby islands, such as Ko Rok and Ko Bida. The waters off Ko Lanta’s coast are also excellent for surfing, boogie boarding, sailing and fishing.

The closest airport is Krabi International, from where Ko Lanta can be reached in a little over an hour by a combination of bus and ferry transport. Tourism in Ko Lanta is highly seasonal, with many local businesses closing during the rainy season from May to October.

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Top Hotels in Ko Lanta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
SriLanta Resort
SriLanta Resort
4 out of 5
111 Mu 6 Klongnin Beach, Koh Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi
$35
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25

Nestled on the beach, this Ko Lanta resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mo Ko Lanta National Park and Klong Nin Beach. Khlong Khong Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (249 reviews)
A fabulous resort to enjoy Koh Lanta

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the SriLanta Resort. The staff were friendly and competent. The bungalow was spacious and had everything one could need. The beach was simply fabulous, and so were the 3x swimming pools. Internet connection was good. Food at the restaurant was delicious... The only ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

SriLanta Resort
Anda Lanta Resort
Anda Lanta Resort
3.5 out of 5
79 Moo 5, Klong Jark Beach, Ko Lanta, Krabi
$78
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31

Nestled on the beach, this Ko Lanta resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ao Nui Beach, Klong Jark Beach, and Kantiang Bay. Ba Kan Tiang Beach and Bamboo Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (147 reviews)

"Fabulous! Quiet and beautiful. Go next door to the The Last Resort for the best beach bar ever and to Same Same but Different for dinner. Resort provides taxi service. Front desk staff speak pretty good English. And there are monkeys!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019

Anda Lanta Resort
Lanta Sand Resort & Spa
Lanta Sand Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
279 Moo 3 Long Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi
$38
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25

Located in Ko Lanta, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Long Beach, Kawkwang Beach, and Lanta Animal Welfare. Khlong Khong ...

4.3/5Excellent! (253 reviews)

"Amazing beach at the back of the property perfect for catching the sunset each evening."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Lanta Sand Resort & Spa

Top activities in Ko Lanta

Island Hopping Day Trip to Phi Phi & Bamboo Island by Singthongchai Speed
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Island Hopping Day Trip to Phi Phi & Bamboo Island by Singthongchai Speed

$62

Witness the majestic Maya Bay, Bamboo Island, Pileh Lagoon and more famous sights of Phi Phi on a day trip by speed boat from Lanta Island. Swim in a hidden natural lagoon paradise of Pileh Lagoon, and travel back in time exploring the Viking Cave where swifts make their nests.

Tin Adventure Sea Tour to Koh Rok from Koh Lanta
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Tin Adventure Sea Tour to Koh Rok from Koh Lanta

$58

Live an unforgettable experience on a snorkeling tour to the picturesque sister islands of Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok with sandy white beaches and a backdrop of palms and jungle.

Full-Day Ko Lanta Island-Hopping Tour by Long-Tail Boat
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Full-Day Ko Lanta Island-Hopping Tour by Long-Tail Boat

$33

The islands of Ko Lanta offer a beautiful setting for a day of relaxation and natural wonder on the sandy beaches and gleaming seas. You can go snorkeling at Ko Chueak and Ko Ma, explore the Emerald Cave on Ko Muk, and dine amid the beautiful scenery on the shores of Ko Ngai.

Phi Phi Islands Snorkeling Excursion with Buffet Lunch from Koh Lanta
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Phi Phi Islands Snorkeling Excursion with Buffet Lunch from Koh Lanta

$62

Travel by speedboat to the stunning Phi Phi Islands on this day trip filled with breathtaking tropical scenery. Snorkel in crystal-clear waters alive with colorful coral and fish, and discover the emerald coves, white-sand beaches, and limestone cliffs that make this small archipelago in the Andaman Sea so renowned.

Lanta Thai Cookery School
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Lanta Thai Cookery School

$54

Learn to cook your favorite Thai dishes with Lanta Thai Cookery School set in a tropical garden in a spacious teakwood house. Experience the exotic herbs and spices that makes Thai cuisine so unique in the world of culinary delights.

Hong Islands by Speed Boat from Krabi
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Hong Islands by Speed Boat from Krabi

$75

Pick up and drop-off or guests from Ao nang, Klong Muang, Tup Kaek Beach

Reviews of Ko Lanta

4.5

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 4, 2019

One of those places that you visite and just forget where u came from and u never want to leave

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 10, 2019

Ko Lanta has a variety of different activities and access to some really beautiful locations. We were pleasantly surprised that we had a 50/50 adventure, relaxing holiday.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2019

Great island with beautiful beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2019

Definitely will be back! We didn't want to leave!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2019

Amazing island, gorgeous beaches, more quiet than the busy Koh PhiPhi, unforgettable must-do boat trip to the 4 islands (Koh Ngai was the prettiest beach we’ve been to EVER). Reasonable but limited choice of restaurants at the south end.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2019

Koh Lanta is the best love it