Loved by the travellers for its serenity and beautiful beaches, Ko Lanta remains one of the most charming but under-rated islands in Thailand. This tiny Thai coastal retreat boasts some of the finest beaches in the region and offers the best of sun, sand and surf. Klong Dao, Klong Khong, Klong Nin, Nui and Kantiang Bay are few of the top beach attractions on the island. Whether it is discovering Ko Lanta caves or enjoying Thai boxing, there is a lot to do here apart from enjoying the beachside frolics. If you wish to enjoy the nightlife in Ko Lanta, make your way to the East Coast.
Climate and Best Time to VisitDue to its location along the coast, Ko Lanta enjoys a fairly moderate climate year round. Nevertheless, the months from December to February are considered the ideal time to visit the island. Ko Lanta enjoys rainfall from July to October, while March to May is the summer season here.
Eating OutOffering authentic Thai delicacies and other cuisines from all over the world, Ko Lanta is a foodie’s paradise. From fine dining restaurants to the street side eateries, you’ll have all kinds of choices here. Fried Glass Noodles, Papaya Curry and Pad Thai are some of the must try delicacies on the island.
ShoppingWith a collection of exclusive souvenirs, artefacts, antiques and other interesting goods and items, Bean Saladan Village is the place to enjoy a perfect shopping experience on the island. The Village has several departmental stores, shops and markets. You can also hit the weekly bazaars and flea markets that are scattered across the island.
Popular HotelsBe it beachside resorts, luxury hotels, or boutique properties, there’re a host of accommodation options in Ko Lanta. Kaw Kwang Beach Resort, Ocean View Resort, Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Anda Lanta Resort, Rawi Warin Resort & Spa and Costa Lanta Resort are some of the most popular ones here.
Tips and AdviceWith beaches being a major attraction, sunbathing and water sports especially snorkelling, kayaking and diving are expectedly popular on the island. Make sure you follow the instructions of guides properly in order to have a safe and fun time in the waters. Be aware of your surroundings and take basic precautions while roaming around. FCO states that “UK health authorities have classified Thailand as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.”