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Moving south for another kilometre from Khlong Jak, a steep winding road leads to the jungle-surrounded Ao Mai Pai. This hidden away, beautiful cove is the southernmost beach on Ko Lanta before the beginning of the national park.

Ao Mai Pai has a white-sand beach and a small reef offshore which is quite a good snorkelling spot. The reef does hamper swimming at low tide, so this is a beach where you need to be up on your tidal charts.

The selection of places to stay here is likely to be bolstered eventually, but overall if you're going to travel to the southern tip of Ko Lanta, rest assured you should be in for a relatively quiet stay. On the beach, there’s only one accommodation option, which is of a high standard but well-priced.

Getting to and from this beach poses a problem, but the resort offers a pick up and drop off service from the pier.

Further south from Mai Pai Bay will take you to the entrance of Mu Ko Lanta National Park where an admission fee of 200 baht is payable. If you decide to enter, keep an eye out for monkeys foraging for food. We've heard that when given food these monkeys politely give a little thank you nod.

Eating and drinking options are limited at this end of Lanta, which is definitely more suited to those looking for a sedate holiday rather than an endless choice for eating out and drinking.

The southern point of Ko Lanta, Ta Noad Cape, is famous for its lighthouse.

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Text and/or map last updated on 30th October, 2013.

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