Loved by holidaymakers for its serenity and beautiful beaches, Koh Lanta remains one of the most charming but under-rated islands in Thailand and is located off the coast of Krabi
. There are so many amazing things to see and do during your holiday to Koh Lanta, including visiting some of the island's beautiful beaches. This tiny Thai coastal retreat boasts some of the finest beaches in the region, including Long Beach, Klong Dao Beach, Klong Khong Beach, Klong Nin Beach, Nui Bay, and Kantiang Bay. Whether you prefer to sunbathe and relax, go for a dip in the sea, or take part in some of the incredible water sports that are on offer, the beaches in Koh Lanta offer something for everyone.
However, there are so many other exciting things to do during your Koh Lanta holiday, including discovering the famous Koh Lanta caves, trying some traditional Thai food, visiting the national park, and even taking a trip to the Koh Lanta waterfall, Klong Chak. Although the nightlife in Koh Lanta is reasonably tame, there are still plenty of great bars where you can enjoy a nice cold drink and dance the night away. Why not stay in Koh Lanta for a few nights during your Thailand Multi Centre holiday and enjoy its beauty before exploring another incredible part of the country.
Climate and Best Time to Visit
During the months of December to February is considered to be the ideal time to visit the island, this is known as the peak season. Throughout these months there is generally less rainfall, and you will experience some of the sunniest days of the year. From mid-April to mid-November there is an increase in rainfall due to the high temperatures, with many businesses closing during this period.
Offering authentic Thai delicacies and other mouth-watering cuisines from all over the world, Koh Lanta is a food lovers paradise. From fine dining restaurants to the street side eateries, you'll have all kinds of choices here. Or, why not enjoy a nice meal at one of the beach side restaurants and take in the spectacular coastal views. Fried Glass Noodles, Papaya Curry and Pad Thai are some of the must try delicacies on the island.
Even though Koh Lanta is only a small island, there are still some markets and stores for holidaymakers to shop for everything from souvenirs and gifts to clothes, meats, and handmade goods. Saladan Village is the place to enjoy a perfect shopping experience on the island as it has a wide range of shops. You can also hit the weekly bazaars and flea markets that are scattered across the island.
Whether you're looking for a beachside hotel, a luxury 5-star resort and spa, or a small boutique property, there are a host of accommodation options in Koh Lanta for you to choose from.
Tips and Advice
With beaches being a major attraction in Koh Lanta, sunbathing and water sports especially snorkelling, kayaking, and diving are very popular on the island. Make sure you follow the instructions of guides properly in order to have a safe and fun time in the water. Be aware of your surroundings and take all the basic precautions while roaming around.