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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 minutes.
Contact TAT Krabi Office (Tel: (075) 612740) for current information.
There are many
private operators providing transportation
between the Krabi Airport and Lanta Yai ( mostly
van and join with other travelers ). Travelling
time is around two hours.
By Train Take the train from Bangkok Station to Trang
and get off at Putt Pin Station in Surathani
Province. Get on one of the local van which runs
from Putt Pin Station to Lanta Yai, or simply
ask for private transportation when making a
reservation with our Resort.
The Southern-bound Bus Terminal from Bangkok
provides daily coaches to Krabi. It is
recommended to take the 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. bus
which will arrive Krabi in the morning. From
there, take the local transportation to Lanta
Yai. Time is approximately 2 hours.
From Bangkok, take Route 4 passing Petchaburi;
Prajuab Kirikan; Chumphon; Ranong and Phang-nga
Provinces to Krabi, approximately 946
kilometers. Get on the car ferry at Hua Hin Pier
onto Lanta Yai. Time of ferry is approximately
30 minutes ( 2 crossing ).