The island of Lanta in Thailand

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General information about O. Lanta

Ко Ланта

Lanta island (Koh Lanta) is an island in the Andaman sea in southern Thailand, in Krabi province (Ko Lanta on the map of the province). The population is slightly more than 30 thousand people. The Lanta island includes a group of 52 Islands, the largest of which are Ko Lanta Noi (small Lanta) and Ko Lanta Yai (big Lanta). They are separated by a small channel, and huddled around many tiny Islands, many of which formally uninhabited.

From a tourist point of view the most important Ko Lanta Yai (big Lanta), having a size of 21 to 5 kilometers. Here is the tourist infrastructure, and it is implied when talking about how about Lanta resort.


Koh Lanta is popular among tourists as the place for beach relaxation, great diving and snorkeling. From other tourist spots of Krabi province, including the famous Islands of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta offers tranquility, silence and vastness. Here is where a smaller concentration of noisy bars and discos and very long beaches, which are just a pleasure to walk and admire the scenery. So guests of the island are mostly older people and families with children.

However, this does not mean that you will die from boredom. In fact, nothing of the sort, and on the island there is a full set of infrastructure and facilities for tourists. You can find bars and discos, sport activities and even a simple shopping, you just need to know where to look.

When relaxing beach vacation you get bored on Lanta to do more active sports: diving and snorkeling (but only on nearby islets); rent a kayak or yacht, learning Thai Boxing. The southern part of Lanta is a national Park, where you can go trekking through the jungle on foot or by elephant.


There are several private tourist areas (private beaches) on the West coast, each one different from the other, and you can pick up a place to your taste and wallet (see the beaches and hotels Lanta). Hotels abound, and on some beaches you can stay in bungalows on the shore or rent a house for a long time.

Almost on every beach you can find travel agencies and branches of diving centers. Tickets for transport to other resorts in Thailand can be bought from the tourist offices and at the receptions of most hotels and guesthouses.

Shopping on Lanta is not developed. Necessities and food can be purchased in small shops, 7/11 and Family Mart, which occur at every step, but the major supermarkets such as Big C and Tesco shopping centers, no. ATMs, currency exchange, banks are available.

Weather and tourist seasons

Koh Lanta is a year-round resort. There are two seasons:

High season (dry season) runs from November to April. The peak season – December-January. At this time the most favorable conditions for the rest: almost no rain, always clear, not too hot. But a lot of tourists, prices are high.

Low season (rainy season) from may to October. Despite the more frequent rain and relentless heat, even at this time you can relax. The rains are rare, the sun enough. Yes, plus there are discounts on accommodation in hotels. What is really bad – there are big waves.

Seasons on Lanta months*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

The weather on Koh Lanta and forecast

Useful tips

Guide To Krabi airport, on the tour information you can get free colorful free guide to the island.

Shopping on Lanta. Small shops 7/11 and Family Mart are everywhere, big stores there. The nearest shopping centres are in Krabi town 80 kilometers.

Banks. ATMs are found everywhere, especially along the main road on the West coast. Banks and currency exchange can be found in the village of Ban Saladan, on the beaches of Klong Dao and Long Beach.

The Internet. Free Wifi access is available in nearly all hotels, you come across in cafes and restaurants. There is an Internet cafe with a rate of 1 baht/minute.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 1 Oct, 2016

Hello! Because the island is quite small, from long beach to the South 20-30 minutes on the bike. But on the bike it is just too much, 30 kilometers to go, and even in the heat. I think not everyone will master, but in principle, if breaks and holidays, be sure to stock up on water, it is possible for 3-4 hours to get there, but it's so vskidku. Anyway in my opinion this is a dubious idea, if you consider it from the point of view just to get. It is better to use a motorcycle taxi. If you were a lover go and see this as a trip for pleasure and travel, the high rental would find no problems, everything is there. ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016
Well, what about "to take a motorbike as not knowing how to drive" - IMHO forget it. If at least some experience was, you can. But without prejudice, I understand you girl. I will not impugn your abilities, but in the eyes of the distributors you just "girl", and even then likely to get a divorce you will have a lot more ...
Guest October 1, 2016
Thank you. Hence, it is necessary to select in absentia the most beautiful beach and the hotel next to it, so on the taxi ride :-(
Write something about Phi Phi island and about the island on which it is possible to go with Lanta on a trip. Especially about a desert, a jungle, "where many wild monkeys". There are? How to get how much, can I spend the night on some deserted island? ...
admin 1 Oct, 2016

About Phi Phi, we will have relatively soon complete travel guide. For you to his side do not look, this is not Paradise island, and ravey. Quiet area it can not be called. On other Islands I can not say, went round a few of them along with the tour, there is always the beaches are always Packed, and bring Turikov boat for boat. But try to look at the Islands South of Lanta, there seems to be not so crowded. ...
baronfonvolf 29 September, 2017
good afternoon , tell me where I can catch songthaews to the bus station , I live near the sculpture of the crab ... and also.. with the Chao FA pier to Koh Lanta I will get ? or another pier .. thank you ...and here's the tickets for the ferry to Lanta for the day to actually take and where ? on the pier or in the agencies(there are probably more) and if the bass stern on the bus with tickets ? ...
admin 30 September, 2017

If I remember correctly, the minivans stopped on the street jazz Alley in shopping centre Vogue. This is from the promenade with crab 15 minute walk. There is, in any case, everything is close, within walking distance. About pierce Chao FA not sure what to Lanta leave from there, or rather has always been sure that are not sent unless something has changed. And ferry tickets are not fundamentally where to buy, the difference is not big, and even if the Agency you transfer to will offer, and so will have to get. ...
baronfonvolf October 1, 2017
Thank you ...
Orlandina 18th December, 2019
What places would you recommend for snorkeling with kids 7-10 years in Krabi ?
The distance from Krabi Town does not matter - have a car and are considering a couple of days to rent a house, but the duration of the trip on the boat/the boat I would like to minimize.
Perfect - do not swim if there are reefs close to shore would be ideal. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Yes, like anywhere, there are no snorkeling on the mainland, at least I don't know. In fact there places to stay are limited to those that we have described in the guide, others do not. And the whole snorkeling on the Islands or on boats. ...
admin 18 December, 2019
Easier to just go to AO Nang, and there near the shore can cross-train and then by boat. ...