comprises of many different-sized island, some of which are
surrounded by beautiful coral reefs such as Ko Ha, Ko Rok and Ko Hai.
The main island in the park is Ko Lanta Yai, where both the District
Headquarters and National Park Office are located. The island
itself is generally rugged and mountainous. There are beaches
both gravelly and sandy toward the South. The suitable time to
visit Ko Lanta is from November to April.
Ko Lanta is also home to "Chao Le" or
sea gypsies. They still maintain their old way of life
and have peculiar traditions, such as setting a boat adrift to drive
out evil and bring good luck. This is done during the full
moon in June and in November.
Almost all of attractions located on the west shores of the island.
There is various activities for your favourite choices e.g.
trekking, diving, sea canoeing, swimming, sight-seeing the old town
and the light house at the Southernmost of the island.
Travel to Ko Lanta
Boats depart from downtown Krabi to Ko Lanta Yai daily. The
journey takes 2 and a half hours. Boat tickets are available
at Chaofa Pier.
By car, you can reach Koh Lanta by ferry and road from Ban Hua
Hin(pier) on the mainland across from Koh Lanta Noi, from Ban Baw
Meuang, farther South.
Tourists may take a minibus from Krabi Town to Bo Muang Pier in
Amphoe Khlong Thom, 80 kms. away. Few boats depart from Bo
Muang Pier to Ko Phi Phi daily. The trip take about 45
Contact TAT Krabi Office (Tel: (075) 612740) for current
This is a small town and center of the island, located at
the northern tip of the island. Pier, travel agents, dive
shops, markets, banks, etc. All transportation around
the island starts here. For long staying, you should
buy some food or snack here. Mini-buses are available
to lead you to the accommodation.
Lanta Old Town:
The picturesque old capital town is worth of visiting for a
glimpse into the island's past. The district capital,
Ban Koh Lanta, towards the South of the east coast, boasts a
post office, long pier and fairly solid-looking buildings.
Since 1900, this official office hs been a small blue wooden
building. Even now its function was actually transferred to
Koh Lanta Noi, the building is currently health care center.
Not far from the building, there are concrete bridge and
wooden bridge parallel, at this place you can see Koh Po,
Koh Boom called "Blue Pearl of Koh Lanta". Long-tailed
boats are available for rent.
This spectacular three-kilometer stretch of the white powder
sand was the first beach to be developed. It is the
finest white sand beach on Koh Lanta, and clam waters make
it especially safe for children. Due to its width,
during the peak season, it never gets crowded, and a short
walk will find you a patch without neighbors. The
Southern end of the beach has some rocks in the water, and a
picturesque fleet of local longtail fishing boats use the
natural rock harbor as a base.
Just located on the South of Klong Dao. Along 2 kms of the
beach, it is shaded by coconut trees and pine trees with many
resorts scattering around the area. Not so crowded, the beach
is steeper and the water not as sheltered as at Klong Dao.
Long beach hosts many of Lanta's most popular bars and clubs, with
gib parties organized weekly in season.
Small-sized beach with local small tree called "Lam Jieak"
different from other beach. Sand beach with some small
rocked, suite for swimming, but some parts in the sea are
quite steeper. Not so crowded, and near Laem Tanode
and Tham Khao Mai Kaew.
A great break from the beach is a trip to this complex of
caves in the centre of Koh Lanta Yai. The adventure
begins when you descend through a small, indistinct hole in
the rocks and enter the series of diverse caverns.
Some sections are as large as church halls, others require
you to squeeze through on hands and knees. Sights en route
include impressive stalactites and stalagmites, bats and
even a cavern pool that you can swim in.