Things To Do In Koh Lanta

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1. Kayaking in Koh Lanta

Kayaking in Koh Lanta
4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

A kayaking experience will awaken the adrenaline in you as you explore the caves of Koh Phee. Visitors get to use tires and ropes to traverse the caves. You can hire a guide or go solo; keep in mind that Koh Lanta’s east side is rockier. In addition, visitors can cruise the teal waters of Talabeng and Tung Yee Peng islands and even venture into the rich biosphere of the nearby Mangrove forests!

2. Explore Khao Mai Kaew Cave

Explore Khao Mai Kaew Cave
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Tourists can opt for an elephant ride to explore the tropical rainforest nearby or walk and climb the vines to the cave. Inside the cave is a dark and slippery path with ladders and crevices to crawl through. A tour guide is recommended to navigate the caves better (and avoid the bats and frogs!). However, the stalactites, stalagmites, and the cool climate provide a welcome respite from the humid outdoors!

3. Visit Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Visit Mu Ko Lanta National Park
4.3 /5

21 km
from city center
3 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

This National Park is located on the southern tip of Ko Lanta Yai. It consists of a cloistered rainforest and Tanod Beach where you might not find anyone’s breath. The flora, hills, and the old lighthouse of this place offers a valuable visit for people. Visitors can enter the park for a small entry fee.

4. Beach Hopping in Koh Lanta

Beach Hopping in Koh Lanta
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

The West Coast is dotted with beaches, so tourists can rent a motorbike and ride from beach to beach like Laem Kho Khwang to Bamboo Beach. Laem Kho Kwang features the famous fire show every Wednesday and Sunday night. Long Beach offers soft golden stretches of sand and traditional Thai massages, which are a great way to pamper yourself! You can find beach-side accommodations in Lanta Klong Nin, whereas Bakantiang is home to the must-visit “Why Not Bar”.

5. Marvel at Old Town

Marvel at Old Town
4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
5 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

The Old Town is located in the southeastern part of Koh Lanta and is the original capital. The eastern coast of the stunning island has more of a traditional touch and homes to Chinese, Muslims, and Sea Gypsies. Old Town is also a major port for fishing and long-tail boats for tourists.

6. Snorkelling in Koh Lanta

Snorkelling in Koh Lanta
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Tourists can opt for solo snorkelling trips to ones in larger groups. Some popular tour operators include the Phoenix Divers and Scubafish. Koh Rah, Phi Phi, and Koh Haa Yai are some of the best locations to snorkel near Koh Lanta. Snorkellers will encounter numerous coral reefs, exotic fish species, and other marine animals, from turtles to manta rays. Post-dive, one can unwind on the nearby white-sand beaches!

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7. Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta

Scuba Diving in Koh Lanta
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Swim alongside mantas and barracudas while scuba diving with the help of a professional guide. Some of the most popular dive sites are Hin Muang and Hin Daeng, which have whale shark sightings and varieties of corals, schools of exotic fish, and other marine species. Beginners can opt for the fringing reef dive sites in Koh Ha, while experienced divers can go for a challenging offshore dive (the 50-metre deep dive is one of the deepest in Thailand).

8. Hike to Khlong Chak Waterfall

Hike to Khlong Chak Waterfall
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

If you’re looking for adventure, the hike to the seasonal Khlong Chak Waterfall is the answer! The trail starts beside a stream, winding past local farms and a massive dam. The dense foliage offers a glimpse into the exotic flora and fauna. Finally, the cool waterfall is ideal for splashing around and washing off exhaustion. To top it off, you can detour to the nearby Khlong Chak Cave!

9. Bamboo Bay

Bamboo Bay
4.4 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

A stroll on this beach offers a relaxing getaway with its white sands and turquoise waters, untouched by civilization. It also houses two establishments to dine and drink, Baan Phu Lae and the more elite La Laanta Hideaway Resort.

10. Nui Bay

Nui Bay
4.6 /5

3 km
from city center
10 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Look out for the Nui Beach signpost south of Saladan. It is accessible by walking through the foliage or through Nui Beach Bar. Due to the low footfall, it is almost like having the beach all to yourself. You can also swim in certain parts in the middle of the bay where it isn’t as rocky. November-April is the perfect season to catch beautiful tropical days on this beach.

11. Kantiang Bay

Kantiang Bay
4.5 /5

18 km
from city center
11 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Located on the Southwestern coast of Koh Lanta, Kantiang Bay is regarded as the prettiest beach on the island. The roads in and around the beach are more rustic and narrow with dips and dives, but the bay is easy enough to reach. Besides being an excellent spot for snorkelling, Kantiang Bay also has high-quality resorts, restaurants, and bars catering to tourists throughout the year.

12. Baan Saladan

Baan Saladan
4.3 /5

10,053 km
from city center
12 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

It is one of the towns of Koh Lanta, which tops the itinerary when you decide to visit this place. Acknowledged as the centre of activity, this town attracts people because of the buildings built on stilts over the sea, great restaurants, hotels, cafes, shopping points, nightlife, and a lot more. Know that Baan Saladan is the arrival and departure point for passenger ferries to and from Phi Phi, Krabi, Koh Lipe, and Phuket.

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13. Klong Dao Beach

Klong Dao Beach
4.4 /5

9,898 km
from city center
13 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Located on the Northwestern coast of the island and only three kilometres away from Baan Saladan, this beach is an unrivalled winner of the best sunset views in Thailand. The soft powdery white sand, calm waters, pristine atmosphere and unobtrusive, simple resorts define Klong Dao Beach. Also, the top end of the beach is known as an excellent snorkelling point.

14. Klong Nin Beach

Klong Nin Beach
4.4 /5

14 km
from city center
14 out of 14
things to do in Koh Lanta

Klong Nin is a white sandy beach quite popular for sunbathing and swimming. Tourists usually like this beach for its resorts, bars, and restaurants which are known to offer great hospitality. Klong Nin has also grown in recent years with several shops, supermarkets, gift shops, ATMs, chemists, and a local nurse available within the periphery of the beach.

FAQs on Koh Lanta

How can I commute within Koh lanta?

There are no specific local transportation options available on Koh Lanta Island. Hence, one has two options to get around on the island:

Scooter or bike: You can rent a scooter or a bike to explore the island yourself. The roads are quite well-maintained for the rides. It can cost up to 300 Baht per day during high season and 200 Baht at other times.

Tuk Tuk: Tuk Tuks are readily available on the island to ease your trip. You can either hire a tuk-tuk for an entire day or hire every time you are to head for a location.
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