Ko Lanta

Travel Guide

From isolated beaches and impressive cave systems to exotic marine life and pristine coral reefs, this island in southern Thailand is a true tropical paradise.

Beaches as far as the eye can see, jaw-dropping landscapes and a rainbow of aquatic life await at Ko Lanta. This popular retreat sits just off the coast of Krabi in southern Thailand. It’s a melting pot of cultures, from Buddhist to Thai-Chinese, and where Chao Le (Sea-Gypsy) traditions prevail. Ko Lanta is actually an archipelago of several islands protected by Mu Koh Lanta National Park.

Ko Lanta Yai is the most tourist-friendly island and Ban Saladan is its commercial hub. Here you can arrange inexpensive transport plus activities such as boat tours, snorkelling and trips to dive sites. Go to Ban Ko Lanta (Lanta Old Town), a village home to Buddhist shrines, Chinese temples and handicraft markets. Learn about the intriguing sea gypsies that inhabit the archipelago at Chao Leh Museum.

Discover beaches of soft white sand, crystal-clear water and swaying palm trees along Ko Lanta Yai’s west coast. Among these are Kor Kwang Cape, Klong Dao Beach, Phra Ae (Long Beach), Klong Khong Beach and Kantiang Bay. Enjoy safe swimming, watersports and superb sunsets. Find waterfront restaurants, upscale resorts and simple beach huts.

Be sure to explore Tham Khao Maikaeo, a series of caves and tunnels reached via a jungle hike. Experience the sea-gypsy’s lifestyle at Ban Sang-Ga-U village. Traverse the island’s lush forests on an elephant trek or ride a long-tail boat to the lesser-visited Ko Lanta Nai.

Ko Lanta’s best snorkelling and scuba-diving sites are around the outer-lying islands, all accessible from Ko Lanta Yai. Ko Ha and Ko Rok are great for snorkelling and all levels of divers. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang invite experienced divers to explore an underwater wonderland home to manta rays and whale sharks.

Reach Ko Lanta by taking a ferry from Ao Nang, Krabi or Phuket and then get around via motorcycle taxis, long-tail boats or rented scooter. A paved road connects the beaches of Ko Lanta Yai from north to south. Ko Lanta’s captivating mix of stunning natural beauty, history and adventure make it every bit an idyllic island getaway.

Lanta New Beach Bungalows
Lanta New Beach Bungalows
3 out of 5
122 Moo 2 Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £20 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Ko Lanta resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Khlong Khong Beach, Long Beach and Lanta Animal Welfare. Khlong Toab Beach and Klong Nin ...
3.2/5 (53 reviews)
Comfortable bungalows with a nice beach side pool
"A nice beach side location with a nice pool and a bar to watch the sunset. Rooms are very basic and with a little care could be great as they look a little dated. Staff were friendly and the air conditioned bungalow was comfortable with good wifi. Unfortunately, when staying for 4 days you get to ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Lanta New Beach Bungalows
Pimalai Resort And Spa - SHA Plus
Pimalai Resort And Spa - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
99 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta, Krabi
The price is £244 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Ko Lanta resort is within a 15-minute walk of Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ao Nui Beach and Kantiang Bay. Klong Jark Beach and Mo Ko Lanta ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (500 reviews)
"Due to current conditions, it’s understandable that amenities may not all be available. Next to post what is closed. This may be a factor when booking. Beautiful property, but 1/2 the restaurants as well as Dive Shop were closed. Also, do not think guests should be able to reserve seaside seating ..."

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2020

Pimalai Resort And Spa - SHA Plus
Alanta Villa
Alanta Villa
4 out of 5
429 Moo 2, Klong Krong Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi
The price is £98 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
Situated in Ko Lanta, this beach villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Khlong Khong Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Long Beach and Klong Nin Beach. Klong Dao Beach ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"What a wonderful home base to visit and explore the region! Alanta Villa has a unique setup and a great team available to make your stay comfortable. I really liked the personal concierge service and the room service food options. The on-site scooter rental was really convenient too!"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Alanta Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Alanta Villa
Alanta Villa
4 out of 5
429 Moo 2, Klong Krong Beach, Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi
The price is £98 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
Situated in Ko Lanta, this beach villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Khlong Khong Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Long Beach and Klong Nin Beach. Klong Dao Beach ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"What a wonderful home base to visit and explore the region! Alanta Villa has a unique setup and a great team available to make your stay comfortable. I really liked the personal concierge service and the room service food options. The on-site scooter rental was really convenient too!"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2022

Alanta Villa
Long Beach Chalet
Long Beach Chalet
3 out of 5
472 Moo 3, Tambon Saladan, Ko Lanta, Krabi
Nestled on the beach, this Ko Lanta villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Long Beach, Klong Dao Beach and Lanta Animal Welfare. Khlong Khong Beach and Kawkwang Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (168 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
Baan Puteri Lanta Villa
Baan Puteri Lanta Villa
3.5 out of 5
114 Moo 5 Kantiang Beach, Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta, Krabi
The price is £156 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Ba Kan Tiang Beach and Ba Kan Tieng Bay. Mo Ko Lanta National Park and Klong Hin Beach are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (18 reviews)
Koh Lanta
"Beautiful villa , excellent service and well located. You have to walk down to the beach as the resort is on a small hill. The amenities nearby are handy and massage places too."

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Baan Puteri Lanta Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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