- BAN SALADAN
Ban Saladan is the furthest northerly point on Koh Lanta. You’ll arrive / depart from here if you’re going to nearby islands of the mainland using the passenger ferry. Its a bit of a harbour town, but not with big noisy barges or anything like that – just the quaint ‘putt putt putt’ of the odd longtail boat passing by. Its known as the capital of Koh Lanta Yai, but dont expect skyscrapers, Burger King and rush hour – just a little bit more action than the beach areas, that’s all.
Ban Saladan is the place on Koh Lanta to go for shopping and seafood. You could also come into town to visit one of the many dive centres that have their office in town. Most of the diving and snorkeling trips from Koh Lanta to nearby islands will start out from here. Its also the place to come if you need to go inside the bank to change some money.
The charm of Ban Saladan is in its size. Its the capital of Koh Lanta, but only 2 streets make up the town, crammed with souvenir shops & stalls, cafes and definitely the highlight are the 20 or more wooden seafood restaurants that are built on stilts over the water, with great views of the beach on Koh Lanta Noi.
If you’re on a shoestring budget, check out some of the many cosy waterfront guesthouses that do good long and short stay deals
There are several guesthouses offering decent fan & aircon rooms at budget prices – these places often have good long stay options. There are also 2 more upmarket hotels here.
Ban Saladan has the most shopping on Koh Lanta, and is a good place to pick up supplies as there are several minimarts and the nearest thing to a supermarket that the island has. Also here are several good art galleries, souvenir and clothes shops.
FOOD & DRINK
Home to the best seafood restaurants on Koh Lanta, the road that runs parallel to the waterfront has more than 20 options for fresh seafood at extremely good prices. There are also a couple of western bakeries here as well as numerous street vendors selling their wares.
DIVING & SNORKELING
Ban Saladan is home to the main offices of most of the dive centres on Koh Lanta. There are around 10 in town, where you can buy equipment and book trips to the local diving and snorkeling sites. For more info on the diving and snorkeling on Koh Lanta see here.
All passenger ferries leave Koh Lanta from Ban Saladan pier to Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lipe. Also close to the town is another pier where car ferries run to Lanta Noi and the mainland. This is the main road route to Krabi/Phuket and Trang.
- 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