Koh Lanta, relax on tropical beaches

Koh Lanta is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea with a population of nearly 30,000 inhabitants. Less well-known than its neighbours, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket, you can nevertheless find excellent beaches and beautiful unspoilt open spaces. A quiet and peaceful destination.

Koh Lanta Yai.
Koh Lanta Yai coast

Koh Lanta consists of Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi although most of the tourist attractions, accommodations, diving shops, rental motorcycles and other tourism business are located in Koh Lanta Yai.

Old Town, Koh Lanta Yai.
Old Town, Koh Lanta Yai
Koh Lanta Yai.
Koh Lanta Yai
Koh Lanta Yai.
Koh Lanta Yai

If you take a boat trip along the western coast of Ko Lanta Yai, you will see a series of beaches like the ones shown in the photos.

Near to the beaches, along the road, are settlements with all the necessary services to relax and enjoy the sea.

Koh Lanta coast.
Koh Lanta Yai coast

Its charm goes one step further in that it is very worthwhile organising a trip inland and to several of the neighbouring islands, such as Koh Ngai or Koh Mook.

How to get

Access includes the ferry if you want to drive your own vehicle.

By bus

From Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to Krabi or Trang, the two nearest locations, and then transfer to Koh Lanta.

Koh Lanta National Park.
Koh Lanta National Park

From Krabi by mini-bus or boat travel to Koh Lanta that include fees for ferries and other transfers. It takes between 1 and 2 hours.

Koh Lanta Beach.
Koh Lanta Beach
Koh Lanta Beach.
Koh Lanta Beach
Family of sea gypsies.
Family of sea gypsies

From Trang, daily minivan departs at noon to Koh Lanta; it takes around 02h30 including the ferry crossing.

From Phuket take a bus from Phuket Town to Krabi Town, once there take a minivan or boat.

Maritime Links

» Tiger Line Ferry
» Phuket Ferry
» Chaokoh Group
» Phi Phi Ferry

Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta beach.
Koh Lanta beach.

By train and plane

You can take a bus to transfer to Koh Lanta from the nearest train station in Trang.

» State Railway of Thailand.

The closest airports are Krabi and Trang. See airlines.

Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta

Old Town is a small town on the west side of the island with a harbour that is the departure point for many seafaring excursions.
Today a number of sea gipsy communities live on the shoreline.

The rainy season in Koh Lanta begins in April and ends in November. The driest month is February.

The following short video is a good way to get an idea about the ambience of this beach destination.

Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta
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Koh Lanta, relax on tropical beaches
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Do you travel with friends or 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and look for beaches? to enjoy a quiet holiday? Here you will find great 🏖️ and sea excursions.
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