Located just a few hours from Phuket and Krabi by boat, Koh Lanta offers beachgoers and divers the ability to enjoy the Andaman Sea at its finest. While some of the neighboring islands provide a heightened party atmosphere, the draw of Koh Lanta lies in its quiet, serene atmosphere, designed to help you relax and unwind.
Even during the peak travel season, which runs from October to April, Koh Lanta sees significantly fewer travelers than Phuket, Koh Phi Phi or other popular Thai islands. If your goal is to escape the crowds and noise, Koh Lanta should be at the top of your list.The Koh Lanta archipelago is made up of over 50 small islands, though only three are inhabited. The main island of Koh Lanta consists of two distinct islands, with Koh Lanta Noi to the north, and Ko Lanta Yai to the South.Check Dates
Ko Lanta Yai is the part of the island that caters to tourists, and a remarkable 80% of the island remains designated as a national park. This results in over 20 square kilometers of untouched virgin rainforest – a great destination for daily excursions. Just watch out for the wild monkeys, as they’re hungry and known to jump on any bag that might have food! Aside from the laid-back atmosphere, lack of crowds and overall tranquil setting, Koh Lanta is known for its world-class diving, and offers some of the best scuba diving opportunities in all of Thailand. Beneath the surface, an intricate system of reefs, islets and underwater caves await, filled with vibrant sea life that will take your breath away.
There’s lots to do above the surface as well, including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and sailing. And if water sports aren’t your thing, then consider attending a Muay Thai match, taking a Thai cooking class, or hiking through the jungle to the Ko Lanta Waterfall and Cave. A stop by the Ko Lanta Butterfly Farm is a great way to entertain the kids, and for the golfers out there, the Ko Lanta Golf Driving Range allows you to keep your game in shape as you swing against a jungle backdrop. Perhaps the nicest aspect of Koh Lanta truly is its lack of infrastructure. Koh Lanta is not your typical tourist trap, and presents a unique opportunity to unwind and experience a culture unlike any other. Filled with Chinese merchants, original Thai fishing families and an ancient Sea Gypsy community, you’ll find yourself enthralled by this beautiful island community.Request More Information