If Koh Lanta is your next holiday destination, it is beneficial to gather some information about the place before going there. This will enable you to plan your holiday so that you can enjoy it to the optimum.
Koh Lanta is a scenic island located in the Andaman sea on the south west of Thailand. It is approximately 27 km long and rises from north to south. It gives a good view of all the islands. This island also has a mountain range with rainforest. It is basically an archipelago comprising over fifty islands. Of these, only Lanta Yai and Lanta Noi are inhabited. Lanta Yai is more popular of the two as a tourist destination. The original inhabitants of this island were Sea Gypsies. They continue to inhabit the island.
Reaching Koh Lanta:
It is a few hours’ drive by car or can be reached by a ferry from Phuket,
Phi Phi, Trang or Krabi islands. There are daily flights from Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Phuket and Krabi airport. There are regular flights from European countries as well to these airports.
There are a number of beautiful beaches, natural bays, National Park, waterfall, etc. Popular tourists activities on Koh Lanta are snorkeling, scuba diving, trekking, kayaking, cave exploring, etc. There is a great coral reef. The marine life on this island is amazing.
Koh Lanta has a number of beaches such as Kaw Kwang, Klong Dao, Long Beach, Klong Khong, Klong Nin, etc. Klong Dao is famous for its white powdery sand, and shallow rock free water.
There is accommodation available for every budget. There are economical accommodations and high-end resorts with swimming pool, spa, etc easily available. The accommodation is available along the beaches. There is also the availability of villas, bungalows and bamboo huts with merge with the lush green flora giving an exotic view.
The main town on this island is Saladan. It is here that ferries or cars drop the tourists. This town is an amalgamation of ethnic and modern cultures. There are glass fronted business houses and traditional markets and fishing stores, etc. This town has convenience stores and is the main spot for any kind of shopping.
It is warm throughout the year.
Koh Lanta is not as commercialized as other Thai islands. It is cheaper than most of them. It is a place with an old world charm. It is calm and quiet. It has a laid back approach. It is a good getaway from the hustle bustle of a big city life.