5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 4, 2019
One of those places that you visite and just forget where u came from and u never want to leave
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.
Beaches, Relaxing and Romantic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pick up and drop-off or guests from Ao nang, Klong Muang, Tup Kaek Beach
Verified travelerMar 8, 2019
Koh Lanta is the best love it