Peach-colored beaches, stunning coral reefs, and splendid blue-green seas make Ko Lanta the crown jewel of Krabi Province’s offshore treasury.
The largest of 50 islands in the area, Ko Lanta has fewer of the rocky karst formations that make the Krabi archipelago chain so easily recognized, but travelers on luxury tours of Thailand find the long stretches of pristine beaches more than an adequate replacement. A bicycle is a great way to get a feel for the island, and find the perfect beach spot you’ve been searching for.
With many areas sheltered from development by the Ko Lanta Marine National Park, which protects a total of 15 islands in the Andaman Sea, the island offers travelers on luxury tours of Thailand a good balance between pristine beauty and modern accommodations. Some of the best snorkeling in the world is readily available here, and fresh seafood is a key component to almost every dish.
Ban Ko Lanta (Old Town) was the primary port for the island over the centuries, and today the 100-year-old stilt homes and shops are popular sights on tours of Thailand. The Chao Leh Museum’s traditional bamboo structures offer exhibits detailing the culture and history of one of the most storied islands in Southeast Asia.
Ko Lanta’s beaches are at their best from November to March. Rains from April to October can make the seas choppy.
Resting in the Andaman Sea, Ko Lanta is best reached by private vehicle or boat departing from Krabi Town, which is about 50 miles north from the island.
Ko Lanta is the perfect Thai destination for beach lovers and snorkeling enthusiasts.
Appropriate Attire :
Beach wear is a must while visiting this island paradise off the coast.