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.
Koh Lanta Yai is 6km wide and over 30-km long, featuring nine golden sand Beaches and 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 Snorkelling and even greater seclusion.
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.
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
The smaller Islands in and around Mu Koh Lanta national park, including Koh Ma, Koh Hai, Koh Rok, Kong Hin Daeng – Kong Hin Muang, and Koh Haa, are typically closed during the monsoon season from May through October.