PRIVATE BOAT HIRE
Koh Lanta, surrounded by numerous islands, is an excellent playground for island hopping, snorkeling, diving, camping, fishing & sailing. Charter your own private longtail or speedboat for a tour run at your own time and pace.
DIVING & SNORKELING
With a good choice of high quality operators and some great diving and snorkeling sites close to the island, Koh Lanta has been a long time diving & snorkeling destination. For diving make sure you visit the operator before booking
Deep sea fishing day trips and night time squid fishing are both available to book. Private trips can be arranged. If you want to organise it yourself, talk to a local Koh Lanta fisherman and he will take you out fishing on his boat for a few hours.
KOH LANTA HOTELS
Mangroves make up an interesting eco system and Koh Lanta has plenty of it. Can be visited by boat or kayak, often in combination with a visit to Koh Talabeng or Koh Bubu.
Currently 2 language schools operate offering group classes or private lessons on Koh Lanta. Weekly, monthly and even yearly programs available
During high season, there are weekly Muay Thai fights held at the 3 boxing stadiums on Koh Lanta (Klong Dao & Phra Ae). Tuesday, Friday & Sunday – see your resort for booking.
Familiarize yourself with the national symbol of Thailand and explore Koh Lanta’s jungle on the back of one of these giants. There are several elephant camps around Koh Lanta. All companies offer a variety of programs, either just elephant trekking or trekking combined with an island tour, visit to the caves, Koh Lanta’s Old Town tour, waterfall.
A few sailing companies offering various sailing tours to the eastern islands or Koh Haa / Phi Phi from Koh Lanta. Some can be arranged as overnight liveaboards, and diving / snorkeling is also possible on some of these trips. If you want to rent a sailing boat to sail around this area, there’s nothing available on Koh Lanta – you need to visit one of the marinas in Phuket.
GYM & FITNESS
In Phra Ae, Koh Lanta, there are 2 air-conditioned gyms with free weights and resistance machines. Or you can keep fit by learning Thai boxing with trained professionals in the ring. Short and long term Thai boxing training programs available. Yoga, massage and a restaurant also available by the gym
Koh Lanta’s golf facilities are sadly lacking, but there is a driving range in Klong Dao road (behind TSP Pools) and 1 minigolf course at Bajen Pizzeria in Phra Ae. For a full sized game go to Pakasai Golf Course on the way to Krabi. For the best courses go to Phuket.
Yoga is available in a few different places on Koh Lanta. Different companies seem to come and go every year, but there are a couple of established places that have been going for several years.Vinyasa, Ashtanga & Yin available
Koh Lanta’s elusive waterfall at Ao Klong Jark (Waterfall Bay). Sometimes it’s there, sometimes not. It all depends how much its been raining. The 1 hour jungle trek is quite interesting anyway, with some caves on the way.
The best way to see Koh Lanta is by self drive car or motorbike – see Motorbike Tours. You can see most of Koh Lanta in a couple of days, taking things at your own pace. Discover the east and west coasts, plus the little visited Koh Lanta Noi
Koh Lanta Yai is mostly forest and jungle. Surprisingly there are no organized treks here. You could always set off on a scooter and look for some yourself, just follow a dirt track and see where it leads!
Take the adventurous route and go camping on Koh Lanta’s eastern islands or Koh Rok. Up close and personal with nature. For eastern islands camping check with a longtail operator, for Koh Rok camping check with a snorkeling company.
MASSAGE & SPA
All the top resorts on Koh Lanta have professional massage and spa treatments by qualified therapists. Also on most beaches there are massage shops – just listen out for ‘hello – massage?’. Most of the beach shops will give a nice relaxing massage, but our recommended place to go on Koh Lanta if you’ve got a problem to fix is Funky Fish Massage (Long Beach), where a Thai-Chinese man offers Chinese, oil & Thai massages plus reflexology and chiropractic massage.
Aside from the local rubber and palm plantations, there are a few organic farms on Koh Lanta – just go and visit and take in the ambience and tranquility. Most have and area where you can buy refreshments, and the owners are always pleased to give you a guided tour. Some of these places you can stay for free for a while, as long as you work as a volunteer helping to build mud bricks, plant crops, trees & plants etc.
Fish spas are becoming increasingly popular in Asia, and now on Koh Lanta there are several places offering this service. Put your feet in the tank and watch as the fish nibble away. Some people find it too ticklish but its actually quite good for you. Benefits include removal of dead skin cells, increased nerve sensation & improved blood circulation as well as being a stress relieving experience. But then again, is being on Koh Lanta that stressful?
TEMPLES & MOSQUES
There are numerous mosques around Koh Lanta, a Buddhist temple just outside Ban Saladan and a Chinese temple in Old Town. For a bit of adventure, see if you can find the old abandoned Chinese temple completely on its own on top of a hill on the west coast of Koh Lanta. For Christians, there is a church in Klong Dao.
Private cars with guide and driver are available for full or half day island tours around Koh Lanta. It’s usually in a pickup truck with seats in the back with a roof /rain shade so about 8 people can fit in. Take in the sights of Koh Lanta’s Old Town, several viewpoints and the stunning southern beaches. Choose your route and off you go.
In the south of the island you can go to Koh Lanta’s National Park Headquarters and Ranger Station. There are beautiful landscaped gardens, two stunning beaches and Koh Lanta’s icon – the lighthouse. You can also go on a 90 minute nature trail which takes you deeper into the jungle. The path is paved and there are information posts along the way. It’s definitely worth the trip down here (the drive itself is amazing) – the small entrance fee charged goes towards the upkeep of the entire Koh Lanta National Park. Its hard to get a tuk tuk to go all the way down here, so better to rent a scooter or car.
- Fast Speedboat Transfers to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nang & Phuket to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Koh Lanta to Krabi Airport, Krabi Town, Ao Nang & Phuket
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Ao Nang Hotels to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Krabi Town to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Phuket Airport to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Phuket Beaches Patong, Karon, Kata to Koh Lanta
- Book Speedboat Transfer From Phuket Town to Koh Lanta
- Taxis To Koh Lanta From Krabi Airport
- Taxis To Koh Lanta from Krabi Airport
- Book Taxi Transfer from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Ao Nang, Krabi to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Krabi Town to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Phuket Airport to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Phuket Beaches to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Phuket Town to Koh Lanta
- Book Taxi Transfer from Trang Airport to Koh Lanta
- Koh Lanta Information
- Koh Lanta – Introduction
- Koh Lanta – Accommodation
- Koh Lanta Restaurants
- How To Get To Koh Lanta
- Koh Lanta – Getting Around
- Koh Lanta Facilities
- Koh Lanta Motorbike Tours
- Koh Lanta – Places To Go
- Koh Lanta Activities
- Koh Lanta – Cheap Thai Food
- Koh Lanta – Visa & Embassy Information
- Koh Lanta – Tsunami Warning Systems
- Chao Ley – Sea Gypsies
- Koh Lanta Area Guide – General
- Koh Lanta Beaches
- Koh Lanta Diving & Snorkeling