Ko Lanta

Travel Guide
Ko Lanta which includes general coastal views and a beach
Home to stunning beaches and mangroves rich with wildlife, this increasingly popular island has managed to maintain a laid-back atmosphere.

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 neighbourhood 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.

Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort
Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort
4.5 out of 5
315 Moo 1 Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
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The price is S$180 per night from 15 Jul to 16 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Ko Lanta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (666 reviews)
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Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort
Pimalai Resort And Spa
Pimalai Resort And Spa
5 out of 5
99 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
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4.9/5 Exceptional! (503 reviews)
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Reviewed on 1 Jun,2022

Pimalai Resort And Spa
Vacation Village Phra Nang Lanta
Vacation Village Phra Nang Lanta
3.5 out of 5
139 Moo 5,T.Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Ko Lanta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (63 reviews)
"Pool and beach both amazing, lical restaurants and bars inviting, staff vary friendly, room was perfect"

Reviewed on 13 May,2022

Vacation Village Phra Nang Lanta
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Alanta Villa
Alanta Villa
4 out of 5
429 Moo 2, Klong Krong Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
The price is S$145 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
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4.9/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"This is a beautiful property. The staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very attentive bringing fresh fruit every day. The beds are comfortable and the showers are great. The property is right next to the beach and many great restaurants however the villa is quiet and peaceful. I would recommend ..."

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2022

Alanta Villa
Long Beach Chalet
Long Beach Chalet
3 out of 5
472 Moo 3, Tambon Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
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4.6/5 Wonderful! (171 reviews)
Picturesque
"Gorgeous resort right on the water. The room was large and airy with a soaking tub on the balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean."

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2020

Long Beach Chalet
Thai Island Dream Estate
Thai Island Dream Estate
3.5 out of 5
356 moo 6, Koh Lanta Yai, Klong Nin, Ko Lanta, Krabi, 81150
Stay at this 3.5-star beach holiday home in Ko Lanta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Great location shame about the A/C
"The location of this property is incredible. The Villa is right on the beach and the view from the pool, outside pagoda and one of the bedrooms is spectacular. However the property states that is has air conditioning but this is only in the bedrooms and not the communal indoor are (kitchen/dinning/living ..."

Reviewed on 21 Apr,2019

Thai Island Dream Estate
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