Ko Lanta Travel Guide
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Ko Lanta Travel Guide
If you love diving into the underwater world, Ko Lanta (or Koh Lanta) will never disappoint you. Even you cannot dive, there are diving courses provided.
As Koh Lanta lies just south of the Andaman coast’s prime attractions, namely Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, and Phuket, it has maintained its laid-back atmosphere, even as Koh Lanta has slowly developed to include some of Thailand’s finest beach resorts. Still, Koh Lanta remains an amazing beach destination for families, couples, backpackers, and scuba divers: anyone who is looking for a Thai island that has not succumbed to overdevelopment but still has many options in regards to accommodation and activities.
Ko Lanta is an Island and a district in Krabi province comprising of Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi with an island in the middle of the two islands. Koh Lanta Noi is a place where the District Office of Lanta is located while most tourist attractions, accommodations, diving shops, banks, Internet cafes, rental motorcycles and Souvenir shops are gathered in Koh Lanta Yai. The national Park office is also located in Koh Lanta Yai where visitors can walk through a nature trail of the green rain forests. The white lighthouse is the outstanding building like a signature of Koh Lanta. The main tourist office on Koh Lanta is located at Baan Saladan, where visitors arriving via car-ferry or boat first arrive. Baan Saladan has the highest concentration of banks, dive shops, markets, medical clinics, and motorbike rental services. Koh Lanta’s post office is located in the east coast of Koh Lanta, in Baan Koh Lanta (Lanta Old Town), which serves as the island’s capital.
There are many interesting places to explore such as Aow Nui, Tanod Cape Viewpoint, Hat Kor Kwang, Hat Khlong Dawn, Hat Phra Ae, Tanod Cape, Baan Sriraya, Sea Gypsy House (Baan Sangka U).
Because of being remote from the mainland, Koh Lanta still keeps its beauty and richness of Beaches, clear water, and Amazing underwater world. The beautiful diving points where you can see colorful coral reefs and fish are Hin Muang-Hin Daeang, Koh Rok, Koh Ha Yai. Moreover, visitors can have a diving trip to four islands of Trang province that are Koh Ngai, Koh Chaek, Koh Kradan and Koh Muk.
Located 70 km south of Krabi, Koh Lanta features a pair of large islands so close to the Thai mainland that it not inconceivable that bridges will someday be built to connect them to each other and to the mainland. It may be many years before this happens however, as Koh Lanta is already a popular Thai beach holiday destination, but its still a long way from the development and popularity of nearby Phuket or Koh Phi Phi.
The prime attractions on Koh Lanta are its long beaches, clear water, and laid back atmosphere. Even after a decade of development that has resulted in the construction of a few of the finest beach resorts in Thailand, the sheer size of Koh Lanta’s west coast ensures that there is plenty of space for visitors to enjoy a relaxing holiday even in the height of peak season in late December and early January.
The west coast of Koh Lanta features nine beaches along its 25 km shore, most which are great for swimming and ideal for long, romantic walks and Sunset views. It’s a great place for a family vacation or a romantic escape.
The most developed areas of the island are on the northwest shore, particularly the beaches of Klong Dao and Long Beach (Phra Ae). These beaches feature the highest density of resorts and tourist services, though this is still a relative term as they are well distributed along the beach and up on the main road.
Farther south the beaches become more secluded and the road terminates at a national marine park. In fact, beach hopping from north to south, either by rental car, motorbike, or long-tail Boat is one of the great attractions of Koh Lanta. The island is also a scuba diver’s paradise as there are many coral reefs, limestone outcrops, seamounts, pinnacles, and undersea caves around Koh Lanta and nearby islands.
Koh Lanta Yai is 6km wide and over 30-km long, featuring nine golden sand beaches and a diverse terrain, including mangroves, waterfalls, and forested hills.
A paved road runs from the north to the south of the island, parallel to the coast, and provides access to the headquarters of the Mu Koh Lanta national park and the lighthouse on the southern tip.
Just south of Koh Lanta Yai lay the islands of Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan and Koh Muk, all of which offer equally stunning beaches and snorkeling and even greater seclusion.
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