KOH LANTA ACTIVITIES
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
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
A language schools operates 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 2 boxing stadiums on Koh Lanta (Klong Dao & Phra Ae) – see your resort for booking
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 is an 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
Koh Lanta’s golf facilities are sadly lacking, but there are 2 minigolf courses on the east coast of the island. 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 with several established companies on Koh Lanta, and also in several resorts
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
MOTORBIKE / SCOOTER TOURS
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 itself, or Koh Lanta’s eastern islands. Up close and personal with nature. For eastern islands camping check with a longtail operator.
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 places will offer a selection of Thai, oil or foot massage, with some others offering reflexology, Swedish massage and more
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.
TEMPLES & MOSQUES
There are numerous mosques around Koh Lanta, a Buddhist temple just outside Ban Saladan and a Chinese temple in Old Town. For Christians, there is a church in Klong Dao. Don’t miss out on the Buddhist meditation centre up in the hills, just south of Klong Nin beach
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