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Koh Lanta

Southern Thailand
1000 km from Bangkok
Province of Krabi
Population : 20 000


Recomm. stay
3 jours minimum


General Information about Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a still quiet touristic place. It is very popular with backpackers who can find accommodation in very rudimentary bungalows near the beach at incredibly low prices, not crowded beaches with white sand and turquoise warm sea. For lounging, sunbathing, swimming and snorkling far away from the bustle of the other islands is the ideal destination. The nightlife is necessarily less busy and there are not so many activities proposed of course but you can still dive, do some other water activities and go around the island. Koh Lanta is a little piece of paradise not yet completly stained by massive tourism. But it probably will not last.
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Accommodations in Koh Lanta

For those who love living in a Robinson Crusoe way and sleeping in a bamboo hut in rough comfort, Koh Lanta has many cheap accommodation to offer. Of course besides these simple and very basic resorts there are other hotels and more comfortable accommodation. But what we particularly appreciate in Koh lanta is its relaxed atmosphere not as touristy as the other islands in the area. Koh Lanta is still a little wild and has many basic bungalows rooms.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Koh Lanta.

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Practical information about Koh Lanta

Once away from the pier, you have more difficulty to find motorcycle taxis or shared taxis. If you want to explore the island you'd rather rent a scooter. There is an important muslim population in Koh Lanta, so if you are fan of late sleep, check if your hotel is not near a mosque before checking in.

How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Lanta ?

I want to go to Koh Lanta / Yak paï ti Koh Lanta.
Where is Koh Lanta ? / Koh Lanta you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Koh Lanta

Dive at Koh Haa Islands

My opinion :
One of the most popular diving sites in Thailand with underwater caves. The largest one is called the cathedral because of its shape. Koh Haa is actually a set of 5 islands located within the Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. Diving is offered in high season (from October 15 to May 15 in general).

Koh Rok island

My opinion :
This beautiful island (in fact, it is 2 islands) with preserved nature is about 30 kilometers from Koh Lanta. White sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and coral reefs and the junge that surrounds it make Koh Rok the ideal destination for diving or snorkeling. Day trips are offered by all agencies from Koh Lanta or Trang islands.

Weather & climate in Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta has a tropical savannah climate and a six months rainy season between May and November with heavy rainfalls often brief but very regular especially from July to the end of October.

The best time to come to Koh Lanta is from December to March and especially in January-February, the sunniest months of the year here. From July to October the weather is wet, it is betterto avoid this period to come to Koh Lanta. May and June are a little better but not the best time to come here either.

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